Edwin Grünholz (1969)

Edwin Grünholz (August 15, 1969) is one of the best Dutch futsal players ever. He also played on the field several times, the king of technology played more than ten years for ADO / FC Den Haag, Roda JC and RBC.

This sometimes misunderstood ball wizard, nicknamed 'the magician', comes from a family of thirteen children and learned to play football on the streets of his hometown The Hague. He did this by shooting a garage door a thousand times in succession with left, right, outside and inside. When he was about nineteen or twenty, he even brought his own cameraman. Then that same evening he looked at what he had done wrong and what needed improvement.

Grünholz was a talented football player in the youth academy of FC Den Haag, in the 1987/88 season he was even named best player of the Dutch A-class. Yet he mainly excelled as a futsal player. He achieved successes with the Tilburg indoor football club Bunga Melati, Grünholz was usually the attraction and pivot of the team in his teams. This together with buddy John de Bever. He played with the Dutch indoor soccer team at the 1996, 1999 and 2005 European Championships. He also played with the Orange at the Indoor Football World Cup in 1996.

On the field, his career was less successful. He did well at The Hague, Roda and RBC, but he could not really distinguish himself as in the hall. Grünholz played 101 games in the first and premier league in which he scored 14 times.

After his professional field football career, Edwin Grünholz played among other things with the amateurs of TONEGIDO (Tot Ons Nut En Genoegen Is This Founded). He concluded his indoor career in 2006 at the Belgian Malle.

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The following videos illustrate his nickname as 'the magician':

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