Willem van Hanegem

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Birthday
20, 1944
Birthplace
Netherlands
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
Netherlands

About

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.

Before Fame

He played on the Velox SC youth squad before making his senior debut with the club in 1962.

Trivia

He won the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup titles as the manager of Feyenoord after his playing career.

Family Life

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.

Associated With

He was teammates with Johan Cruyff on the Dutch team at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.