SOCCER PLAYER

Willy van de Kerkhof

1951 - Today

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Wilhelmus Antonius "Willy" van de Kerkhof (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋɪlˈɦɛlmʏs ɑnˈtoːnijəs ˈʋɪli vɑn də ˈkɛr(ə)kɦɔf]; born 16 September 1951) is a Dutch former footballer who played as a midfielder. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Willy van de Kerkhof has received more than 133,542 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Willy van de Kerkhof is the 289th most popular soccer player (up from 333rd in 2019), the 188th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 225th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

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Among SOCCER PLAYERS

Among soccer players, Willy van de Kerkhof ranks 289 out of 16,923Before him are Masafumi Hara, Shunichi Kumai, José Santamaría, Sepp Herberger, Takashi Kano, and Antonio Carbajal. After him are Peter Shilton, Robert Lewandowski, Franck Ribéry, David Villa, Kevin Keegan, and Setsu Sawagata.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1951, Willy van de Kerkhof ranks 48Before him are Mark Harmon, Jean-Claude Duvalier, René van de Kerkhof, Johnny Rep, Ben Carson, and Elio Di Rupo. After him are Kevin Keegan, Jarmila Kratochvílová, Gustavo Santaolalla, Joey Ramone, Kim Peek, and Lou Ferrigno.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Willy van de Kerkhof ranks 188 out of 1,209Before him are Johnny Rep (1951), Philip William, Prince of Orange (1554), Antonie Pannekoek (1873), Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856), Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527), and Rachel Ruysch (1664). After him are Johann Weyer (1515), Tjalling Koopmans (1910), Pim Fortuyn (1948), Johann Adam Reincken (1643), Theo van Gogh (1957), and Mariska Veres (1947).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Willy van de Kerkhof ranks 13Before him are Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Piet Keizer (1943), Arie Haan (1948), Arjen Robben (1984), René van de Kerkhof (1951), and Johnny Rep (1951). After him are Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976), Patrick Kluivert (1976), Peter Bosz (1963), Jan Jongbloed (1940), Wim Suurbier (1945), and Erwin Koeman (1961).