Former Dutch prof footballer Kelvin Maynard shot dead in Amsterdam


The man shot dead by two men on a motorbike in Amsterdam’s Zuidoost district on Wednesday night was a former professional footballer who spent time playing in Britain and Antwerp, Dutch media said on Thursday.

Kelvin Maynard, 32, was shot as he tried to escape his attackers and drove into the wall of a fire station. He died later from his injuries. Police said on Thursday he may have been chased for up to two kilometres.

Maynard played for Burton Albion for a time and for Antwerp FC as well as Dutch sides Volendam and Emmen. He currently turned out for amateur side Alphense Boys.

The AD reports that Maynard was ‘known to the police’, a euphemism that implies he may have been questioned by police or have a record.

Police do say there is no connection with the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum earlier in the day.

Alphense Boys has placed a message on the club website sending their condolences to his wife and children. Saturday’s match against Hollandia has been cancelled.

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