Former midfielder who is widely regarded as one of the finest Dutch soccer players of all time, playing for more than two decades as a member of clubs like Feyenoord and FC Utrecht. He led the Netherlands to a runner-up finish at the FIFA World Cup in 1974.
He played on the Velox SC youth squad before making his senior debut with the club in 1962.
He won the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup titles as the manager of Feyenoord after his playing career.
His son Willem van Hanegem, Jr. produces electronic music as part of the duo W&W. His father, two brothers and sister were killed by the Germans during World War II.
He was teammates with Johan Cruyff on the Dutch team at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.