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Willy van de Kerkhof

Wilhelmus "Willy" Antonius van de Kerkhof (Dutch pronunciation: ;[1] born 16 September 1951) is a former Dutch footballer.

Van de Kerkhof and his twin brother René were squad members of the Dutch national team that made the World Cup final in 1974 and became key players in the team that made the 1978 final. He also played for the Netherlands at the Euro 1980. Overall, Van de Kerkhof appeared 63 times for his country, scoring five goals.[2]

He was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.[3]

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
1970–71 Twente Eredivisie 27 6
1971–72 32 6
1972–73 34 2
1973–74 PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 31 10
1974–75 32 7
1975–76 33 6
1976–77 31 1
1977–78 32 5
1978–79 30 3
1979–80 30 2
1980–81 27 4
1981–82 29 8
1982–83 26 2
1983–84 23 3
1984–85 33 2
1985–86 29 0
1986–87 19 3
1987–88 12 1
Total Netherlands 510 71
Career total 510 71



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