René van de Kerkhof

1951 - Today

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Reinier "René" Lambertus van de Kerkhof (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɛiniːr rəˈneː lɑmˈbɛrtʏs fɑn də ˈkɛr(ə)kɦɔf]; born 16 September 1951) is a Dutch former football player, who played as a right winger for FC Twente, PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands national football team. Van de Kerkhof and his twin brother Willy 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, losing to hosts West Germany and Argentina, respectively. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of René van de Kerkhof has received more than 150,237 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). René van de Kerkhof is the 262nd most popular soccer player, the 177th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 195th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, René van de Kerkhof ranks 262 out of 16,923Before him are Teófilo Cubillas, Helmut Haller, Raimundo Orsi, Yoshio Fujiwara, Didier Drogba, and Ken Noritake. After him are Andoni Zubizarreta, Masahiro Hamazaki, Hilderaldo Bellini, Ko Takamoro, Kazuko Hironaka, and Gian Piero Gasperini.

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Among people born in 1951, René van de Kerkhof ranks 44Before him are Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Jaco Pastorius, Olivia Hussey, Salva Kiir Mayardit, Mark Harmon, and Jean-Claude Duvalier. After him are Johnny Rep, Ben Carson, Elio Di Rupo, Willy van de Kerkhof, Kevin Keegan, and Jarmila Kratochvílová.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, René van de Kerkhof ranks 177 out of 1,209Before him are Lidwina (1380), Willem van Aelst (1627), Ferdinand Bol (1616), Lambert of Maastricht (635), Jan Lievens (1607), and Willem de Sitter (1872). After him are Rodolphus Agricola (1443), Maarten Tromp (1598), Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten (1627), Gustav Leonhardt (1928), Johnny Rep (1951), and Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, René van de Kerkhof ranks 11Before him are Edwin van der Sar (1970), Ruud Krol (1949), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Piet Keizer (1943), Arie Haan (1948), and Arjen Robben (1984). After him are Johnny Rep (1951), Willy van de Kerkhof (1951), Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976), Patrick Kluivert (1976), Peter Bosz (1963), and Jan Jongbloed (1940).