Kelvin Maynard (right) was only 32 years old.
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In Amsterdam, a man is shot in a moving car. The victim saves himself in a fire station. His life can no longer be saved. It turns out: It is a former professional footballer.
Former Dutch professional footballer Kelvin Maynard was shot dead in Amsterdam. Two men on a motor scooter had opened the fire on Wednesday night at about 20.30 clock on the moving car of the 32 -year-old, the police said in the night of Thursday. The perpetrators had fled. There was initially no information about a subject. Maynard had played for the Dutch clubs FC Volendam and FC Emmen. He was also at the Belgian first division FC Antwerp and the English club Burton Albion under contract. Maynard was still badly injured with his car from the scene and apparently tried to save himself in a fire station. There, the seriously injured man crashed his car into the wall of the building. However, the firefighters present were no longer able to save Maynard's life and the former football pro died on the spot. A few hours earlier, the Netherlands had been alarmed by the murder of a lawyer who had defended the leniency in a major murder trial against an organized criminal gang. He, too, had been shot in the street. But the investigators do not initially assume that there is a reference to the attack on the former footballer, said a spokeswoman for the prosecutor. The investigation into the death of the footballer ran at full speed, said a police spokesman. Maynard rose in 2008 with the Volendam in the Eredivisie, the highest division in the Netherlands, and came there to four missions. Thereafter, the Surinam-born defender went on a sporting tour of Europe and was under contract with clubs in Portugal, Hungary, England and Belgium. Maynard most recently played for the Alphense Boys, an amateur club near the Dutch city of Utrecht. Maynard leaves wife and children.