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Taeke Wiebe Doekes Taekema ( Leiderdorp , January 14 1980 ) is a Dutch field hockey player . He played to date 200 official games (186 goals) for the Dutch field hockey team . His senior international debut defender-cum midfielder on January 28 2000 in the friendly match Egypt-Netherlands (1-4). He participated twice in the Olympics , but won here a total medal .

Taekema played for many years for HC Little Switzerland , but moved in the spring of 2005 at Amsterdam , in exchange for a job at a sports marketing agency in Hilversum and reportedly large fee. That transfer angered HCKZ, which promptly put him outside the selection. Taekema, top scorer in the Dutch league in season 2002/03 (33 goals), the club would be in The Hague have been too late to date and the board have left no choice. The penalty corner gun, started with hockey Leiden , moreover, had missed the entire season, because after theOlympics a world of Athens and made ​​months in Australia and New Zealand stayed.

Highlight of Taekema's career to date was the 2007 European Championships . With sixteen goals, he was top scorer of the tournament. In the semi-final against Belgium , he scored no less than six times. Also Taekema dual champion in Amsterdam in 2011 and 2012.

Since August 2009, he presented the Wannahaves program on RTL 7. Taeke Taekema is a specialist in taking a penalty corner .

International honors edit ]Edit

Year Tournament Place Result
2000 Champions Trophy Amstelveen , Netherlands First
2001 Champions Trophy Rotterdam , Netherlands Third
2002 World Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia Third
Champions Trophy Cologne , Germany First
2003 Champions Trophy Amstelveen , Netherlands First
European Championship Barcelona , Spain Fourth place
2004 Olympics Athens , Greece Second
Champions Trophy Lahore , Pakistan Second
2005 European Championship Leipzig , Germany Second
Champions Trophy Madras , India Second
2006 Champions Trophy Terrassa , Spain First
2007 European Championship Manchester , England First
Champions Trophy Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia Third
2008 Olympics Beijing , China Fourth Place
2010 World New Delhi , India Third Place