On at the present time in 1957: ‘Hahaha! Take a look! Rinus is standing with a …

Jayne Mansfield and Rinus Terlouw.

Jayne Mansfield and Rinus Terlouw.© Picture ANP / Spaarnestad Picture

Milo Lambers

On this part; we glance again at a historic sporting occasion that’s celebrating its ‘birthday’ as we speak. At the moment: the legendary go to of the American movie star Jayne Mansfield to Sparta. Mansfield kicked off at Sparta-DOS and impressed spectators and gamers.

The rock

Rinus Terlouw was probably the greatest defenders within the nation within the fifties. He’s captain of Sparta; then one of many high golf equipment within the Netherlands. Terlouw turned division champion with Sparta in 1953 and 1956. The Fortress Membership additionally qualifies for the newly established Eredivisie through the latter title. Terlouw can be worldwide. In complete he makes 34 appearances for the Dutch nationwide staff. His nickname is De Rots; as a result of the left-footed defender is a rock within the surf.

Movie star

But there seems to be one thing that may upset the robust defender from Capelle aan den IJssel: a blond movie star from the USA.

Jayne Mansfield is a well-known look on the time. She has starred in a number of movies and has made headlines by displaying her breasts ‘on objective accidentally’ in public locations.

On October 13; 1957 she is in Rotterdam to advertise the movie The Lady Cannot Assist It. It performs within the Princess Theater; not removed from Het Kasteel; the place Sparta performs towards DOS. Does not she wish to kick off?

Curse and a win

Audiences and gamers alike are deeply impressed by Mansfield’s look; together with her stiletto heels and blue pencil skirt. The individuals of Rotterdam solely know her from the photographs you get with a pack of chewing gum. Earlier than kick-off; Jayne chats with the captains. Each get a giant fats pack on the mouth. Goalkeeper Frans de Munck then performs the sport of his life; however Terlouw does not hit the ball. He and the opposite Spartans are so impressed by the American that they’re crushed 1-7 by the guests from Utrecht. Terlouw’s direct opponent has a simple afternoon. Tonny van der Linden scores at least 3 times.

Jules Deelder

The chat between Mansfield and Terlouw is turning into a basic amongst followers of Sparta. The then 13-year-old Jules Deelder will always remember it. He writes about it in his 1988 assortment Busy Days. ‘Hahaha! Take a look! Rinus is standing with a pole in his pants’; the boys’ tribune sniffed; ‘now let’s discover the ball!’


After that memorable day in Rotterdam; ‘De Rots’ slowly falls over. Terlouw stops taking part in soccer after that season and focuses on a profession throughout the church. Mansfield’s fame can be quickly declining. She is not requested for essential roles and turns to drink. She died in a visitors accident in 1967.

little bit again

On this part; we glance again at a historic sporting occasion that celebrates its “birthday” this week.


Sparta Rotterdam – DOS


October 13; 1957



News of Eredivisie membership about Sparta Rotterdam Journaltime.org

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