Johan Neeskens

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Birthday
15, 1951
Birthplace
Netherlands
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Netherlands

About

One of the best European players of his time, he won multiple league titles with Ajax and led the Dutch national team to the World Cup finals in both 1974 and 1978.

Before Fame

He played with RCH Heemstede for several seasons, before signing with Ajax in 1970.

Trivia

Two soccer players from later generations were named after him: Neeskens Kebano of Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and John Neeskens Ramirez of Villarreal CF.

Family Life

He grew up in Heemstede, Netherlands.

Associated With

He was nicknamed "Johan the Second," the first one being the great Johan Cruyff.