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Johnny Rep
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Personal information
Full name John Nicholaas Rep
Date of birth 25 November 1951 (1951-11-25) (age 58)
Place of birth    Zaandam, Netherlands
Playing position right wing attacker
Club information
Current club retired
Youth career
ZFC Zaandam
Ajax Amsterdam
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1971-1975
1975-1977
1977-1979
1979-1983
1983-1984
1984-1986
1986-1987
1971-1987
Ajax Amsterdam
Valencia CF
SC Bastia
AS Saint-Etienne
PEC Zwolle
Feyenoord Rotterdam
HFC Haarlem
Total
97 (41)
55 (22)
65 (33)
131 (44)
32 (5)
43 (5)
5 (0)
428 (150)   
National team2
1973-1981 Netherlands 42 (12)
Teams managed
1994-1996
1996-2001
2002-2005
2005-2007
Zwarte Schapen
FC Omniworld
Texel'94
FC Omniworld (scout)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 6 June 2007.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 6 June 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

John Nicholaas "Johnny" Rep (born 25 November 1951 in Zaandam, Noord-Holland) is a former Dutch football striker. He currently holds the all time record for FIFA World Cup goals for the Netherlands with 7.

Playing career

He played as a right-sided forward in the Dutch World Cup teams of 1974 (West Germany) and 1978 (Argentina). Rep scored the winning goal for Ajax Amsterdam against Juventus in the 1973 European Cup final in Belgrade. He also helped SC Bastia reach the finals of the 1978 UEFA Cup.

Trivia

Rep is included in the 'Classic Netherlands' team in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 6 under the name of 'Rak'.

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Simple English

Johnny Rep
Personal information
Full name John Nicholaas Rep
Date of birth 25 November 1951 (1951-11-25) (age 59)
Place of birth    Zaandam, Netherlands
Playing position right wing attacker
Club information
Current club retired
Youth clubs
ZFC Zaandam
Ajax Amsterdam
Senior clubs
Years Club
1971-1975
1975-1977
1977-1979
1979-1983
1983-1984
1984-1986
1986-1987
1971-1987
Ajax Amsterdam
Valencia CF
SC Bastia
AS Saint-Etienne
PEC Zwolle
Feyenoord Rotterdam
HFC Haarlem
Total
National team
1973-1981 Netherlands
Teams managed
1994-1996
1996-2001
2002-2005
2005-2007
Zwarte Schapen
FC Omniworld
Texel'94
FC Omniworld (scout)

John Nicholaas "Johnny" Rep (born 25 November 1951 in Zaandam, Noord-Holland) is a former Dutch football striker. He currently holds the all time record for FIFA World Cup goals for the Netherlands with 7. He played two European Cup I finals and two World Championship finals for The Netherlands (1974 and 1978).

Rep made his debut for Ajax on 29 August 1971. He earned his nickname 'Goudhaantje (Goldcrest)' due to his ability to score decisive goals. During the return match for the Intercontinental Cup against Independiente in 1972 he scored two of the three Ajax goals. In 1973 he scored the decisive 1-0 in the European Cup I final against Italian Juventus.

In 1975 Rep left Ajax for the Spanish club Valencia CF and was superseded by Tscheu La Ling. He played two seasons at Valencia during which he scored 22 goals. The next step in his career took Rep to France where he played two seasons SC Bastia (33 goals) and four seasons for AS Saint-Etienne (44 goals). He returned to the Dutch league in 1983 to play for PEC Zwolle, Feyenoord before ending his professional player career at HFC Haarlem.


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