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Billy Bakker
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Bakker in 2015
Personal information
Full name Billy Pierre Bakker
Born (1988-11-23) 23 November 1988 (age 34)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Youth career
1995–1999 Randwijck
1999–2007 Amsterdam
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2021 Amsterdam
2017 Kalinga Lancers
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2021 Netherlands 236 (65)
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Silver 2012 London Team
World Cup
Silver 2014 The Hague
Silver 2018 Bhubaneswar
Bronze 2010 New Delhi
EuroHockey Championship
Gold 2015 London
Gold 2017 Amstelveen
Gold 2021 Amstelveen
Silver 2011 Mönchengladbach
Bronze 2013 Boom
Bronze 2019 Antwerp
Champions Trophy
Silver 2012 Melbourne
Bronze 2010 Mönchengladbach
Bronze 2011 Auckland
Hockey World League
Gold 2012–13 New Delhi Team

Billy Pierre Bakker (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɪli bɑkər]; born 23 November 1988) is a Dutch former field hockey player who played as a midfielder or forward for the Dutch national team.

Bakker scored a total of 65 goals in 236 appearances for the national team from 2009 until 2021.

Club career

Bakker started playing hockey at age six at Randwijck. When he was 10 years old he moved to Amsterdam, where he made his debut in the first senior team in 2007. In 2012 he became the captain of the team. He won the Dutch national title in 2010–11 and 2011–12. In 2017 he played a season in the Hockey India League for the Kalinga Lancers, where they won the title.

International career

Bakker made his debut for the national team on 28 November 2009 at the 2009 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed for the national team in the men's tournament, winning a silver medal. He was the captain of the Dutch national team at the 2018 World Cup, where they won the silver medal. In 2017 and 2018, Bakker was nominated for the FIH Player of the Year Award. After the 2020 Summer Olympics he announced his retirement from the national team.



  • Hoofdklasse: 2010–11, 2011–12
  • Gold Cup: 2018–19
Kalinga Lancers
  • Hockey India League: 2017


  • EuroHockey Championship: 2015, 2017, 2021
  • Hockey World League: 2012–13
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