Taeke Taekema

Taeke Wiebe Doekes Taekema (born 14 January 1980) is a Dutch field hockey player and drag flicker (penalty corner specialist) who won the silver medal with the national squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Born in Leiderdorp, he made his debut on 28 January 2000 in a friendly match in and against Egypt and has played in over two hundred international matches for the Dutch.

Taeke Taekema
Personal information
Full name Taeke Wiebe Doekes Taekema
Born (1980-01-14) 14 January 1980 (age 41)
Leiderdorp, Netherlands
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2005 Klein Zwitserland
2005–2013 Amsterdam
2013–2014 Schaerweijde
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2011 Netherlands 242 (221)

During the 2007 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship, Taekema struck a record 16 goals, including a double hat trick against Belgium in the semi-finals. Sportswear maker Adidas introduced its limited edition TT10 hockey stick, which incorporated Taekema's initials and jersey number.

He was the top scorer in the 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup held in New Delhi with 8 goals along with Luke Doerner.