Henk Nienhuis, Dutch football player and manager, Died at 75

Henk Nienhuis was born on August 11, 1941, and died on February 18, 2017.

He was a Dutch footballer and manager.

Henk spent the major part of his career at BV Veendam, hence his nickname Mister Veendam.

From 1963 to 1973, he played in midfield for BV Veendam after joining them from hometown amateur side Nieuw Buinen.

Nienhuis made his debut for Veendam on 25 August 1963 against Excelsior.

Nienhuis attracted interest from Feyenoord and was called up for Netherlands U-21 in November 1964, only for a severe injury to spoil his chances.

He managed Veendam during the second half of the eighties, clinching promotion with them to the Eredivisie twice.

Later, he worked as a director at the club, as he did at FC Groningen.

He was honoured as a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2000 for his services to football in the Netherlands.

Nienhuis son Evert-Jan also played for Veendam.

He died due prostate cancer.