Leo Ehlen, Dutch footballer, Died at 62


Leo Ehlen was born on May 20, 1953, and died on February 10, 2016.

He was a Dutch football player.

Leo was a tough-tackling defender/defensive midfielder.

He began his professional career with Fortuna SC and joined Roda JC in 1975, where he played alongside Dick Nanninga, Pierre Vermeulen and Theo de Jong.

He was nicknamed the Neeskens of Roda after Holland hard man Johan Neeskens, Leo scored 6 goals in 233 official matches for the club and left them after nine years for a spell with Belgian side Waterschei.

Leo then later played for amateur team EHC.

Following retiring, he owned a bar in Broeksittard.

He left behind his wife and son.

And a minute silence was observed in his memory before kick-off of Roda’s home game against FC Twente three days later.

Leo Ehlen passed away at 62 yrs old due to kidney disease.