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Willy van de Kerkhof
Personal information
Full name Wilhelmus Antonius van de Kerkhof
Date of birth September 16, 1951 (1951-09-16) (age 58)
Place of birth    Helmond, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club retired
Youth career
FC Twente
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1970–1973
1973–1988
1970–1988
FC Twente
PSV
Total
093 (14)
418 (57)
511 (71)   
National team2
1973–1986 Netherlands 063 0(5)

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)

Wilhelmus "Willy" Antonius van de Kerkhof (born September 16, 1951 in Helmond, Noord-Brabant), known as Willy, is a former Dutch football player.

Willy 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. Overall, Willy appeared 63 times for his country, scoring five goals.[1]

He was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.[2]

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 27 6
1971-72 32 6
1972-73 34 2
1973-74 PSV Eindhoven Eredivisie 31 10
1974-75 32 7
1975-76 33 6
1976-77 31 1
1977-78 32 5
1978-79 30 3
1979-80 30 2
1980-81 27 4
1981-82 29 8
1982-83 26 2
1983-84 23 3
1984-85 33 2
1985-86 29 0
1986-87 19 3
1987-88 12 1
Total Netherlands 510 71
Career Total 510 71

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