NEESKENS Johannes( football player)
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Biography NEESKENS Johannes
Born September 15, 1951.
Clubs: Haarlem RK (1970), Ajax Amsterdam (both Netherlands) (1970-1974), Barcelona (Spain) (1974-1979), New York Cosmos (USA) (1980-1983), Groningen (Netherlands) (1984) , Kansas City (USA) (1985-1987).
. Team 1970-1981: 49 matches, 17 goals
. Honors: Vice-champion 1974, . 1978, . 3rd prizewinner of European Championship 1976, . Champions Cup Winner 1971, . 1972, . 1973, . The winner of the Cup Winners Cup 1979, . Intercontinental Cup 1972, . 1972 European Super Cup, . 1973, . Champion Holland 1970, . 1972, . 1973, . Champion of the 1978, . Champion USA 1980, . Dutch Cup 1970, . 1971, . 1972,
Johan Neeskens (Johann Neeskens) was born in Heemstede, and began his career at local club RCH, but was soon transferred to Ajax, where he became one of the best players in Europe. Soon, like any star, he came up with the nickname "Johann - seconds" ( "Johann the second"), he was one of the most major players celebrated the team "total football" - Dutch team. Together with its Tesco - Johan Kruifom, they played a crucial role in club football (both played in Ajax), and in team. Neeskens made his debut for the Dutch team in 1970 and took up a position in the midline and did not change their position throughout the game for his team. In 1974, he was not able to hold, as the Netherlands play with any team that stood in their way to the finals, yet, unfortunately, West Germany's national team defeated the Dutch 2-1.
. Neeskens had a very good performance at the World Championship - 5 goals, including a magnificent goal against Brazil team, and implemented penalties in the second minute of added time
. He left Ajax after the World Cup and moved to Barcelona in. In the Catalan club he spent five successful seasons, and won the European Cup. In 1978, Holland again reached the quarter-finals. Neeskens was again a key player, though scoring is not so much as in 1974. Although he failed to score in six games in the championship, but his game in the middle line is very much helped team. Like the rest of the stars of the seventies Neeskens moved to America to play in the NASL in this league and to finish his career as a footballer. He played in a team New York Cosmos six seasons has not gone to his homeland. He retired from football in 1986, having experienced many of the finest hours of Dutch football, including three wins in three European Championship finals, the title of best club of the world with a team of Ajax and two World Cup finals with the Dutch team. Few years back Neeskens worked as an assistant national team coach Holland.