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René van de Kerkhof
Personal information
Full name Reinier Lambertus van de Kerkhof
Date of birth September 16, 1951 (1951-09-16) (age 58)
Place of birth Helmond, Netherlands
Playing position Right Winger
Youth career
FC Twente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1973 FC Twente 099 0(34)
1973–1983 PSV 278 0(85)
1983–1984 Apollon Smyrnis 023 00(3)
1984–1985 Seiko
1985–1988 Helmond Sport 061 00(8)
1988–1989 FC Eindhoven 030 00(3)
Total 491 (133)
National team
1973–1982 Netherlands 047 00(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Reinier "René" Lambertus van de Kerkhof (born 16 September 1951 in Helmond, Noord-Brabant) is a former Dutch football player, who played for FC Twente and PSV Eindhoven.

René 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. Overall, René appeared 47 times for his country, scoring five goals.

He is well remembered due to the incident before the 1978 World Cup final, when the opponent Argentinians objected to the bandage he wore on his injured forearm. Despite the bandage had been passed by FIFA and worn in previous matches, the referee, Italian Sergio Gonella vacillated, while the Dutch players threatened to walk off the field. Finally an extra layer of padding was applied to the bandage as a solution, and the match could start. [1]

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

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 33 12
1971-72 32 10
1972-73 34 12
1973-74 PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 31 20
1974-75 30 9
1975-76 34 8
1976-77 28 9
1977-78 29 10
1978-79 27 8
1979-80 29 3
1980-81 18 1
1981-82 29 9
1982-83 23 8
Greece League Greek Football Cup Greek League Cup Europe Total
1983-84 Apollon Smyrnis Alpha Ethniki 23 3
Hong Kong League FA Cup & Shield League Cup Asia Total
1984-85 Seiko First Division
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
1985-86 Helmond Sport 14 4
1986-87 23 3
1987-88 24 1
1987-88 FC Eindhoven 11 1
1988-89 19 2
Total Netherlands 468 130
Greece 23 3
Hong Kong
Career Total

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