Billy Bakker facts for kids
Bakker in 2015
|Full name||Billy Pierre Bakker|
23 November 1988 |
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Forward|
Bakker scored a total of 65 goals in 236 appearances for the national team from 2009 until 2021.
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.
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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