AMSTERDAM (HOLLAND) – Dutch football is mourning the death of Rob Rensenbrink, star of Johan Cruijff's Orange National Team, at 72 years of age . He was seriously ill since 2015, fighting against progressive muscle atrophy, very similar to Sla.
Left wing with remarkable technical and athletic qualities, it was part of the famous Dutch national football team of the seventies that revolutionized football by practicing the so-called total football while being defeated in the finals of the world championship in 1974 and 1978.
As Wikipedia writes, he is a goal scorer (33) with the Anderlecht shirt in UEFA club competitions.
Rob Rensenbrink is dead, he was a star of the Dutch national football team.
Rensenbrink made his international debut in 1968 against Scotland. He was among the 22 who participated in the 1974 world championship in West Germany. During this competition he stood out as one of the best among the "tulips", although in the final, against the German hosts, he was deployed by CT Michels in precarious physical conditions, so much so that he was replaced in the second half.
As Wikipedia continues, four years later, in Argentina, Rensenbrink was among the most important players in Holland who reached the final, despite the absence of Johan Cruijff. Against Scotland Rensenbrink signs a historic goal, the number 1000 in the history of the World Cup.
In the dramatic and hard-fought final against Argentina hostess, at the last minute on the 1-1 score, Rensenbrink hit the right post of the goal defended by the Argentine goalkeeper Fillol. After this sensational scoring opportunity by the Dutch player, the progress of the match in overtime turned in favor of the home team; the South Americans will score twice by winning their first World Cup 3-1.
Rensenbrink, however, never complained about the unfortunately missed opportunity at the last minute that could have assigned the victory to Holland; he believes that, given the extremely angled position from which I launched the shot that hit the pole of the Argentine goal, it was practically impossible to score . In his own words: er was geen kans , [that ball] "could never have entered . "
Rensenbrink played his last game with the Netherlands in 1979 (for a total of 49 appearances) (sources, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Wikipedia).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano