Focus On; Johan Neeskens

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ohannes Jacobus Neeskens, is a Dutch football manager and former player. A midfielder, he was an important member of the Netherlands national team that finished as runners-up in the 1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cups and is considered one of the greatest midfielders of all time. In 2004, he was named one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony, While in 2017 he has been included in the FourFourTwo list of the 100 all-time greatest players, at the 64th position.

After his retirement in 1991, Neeskens was the assistant coach to Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona but was sacked along with Rijkaard at the end of the 2007–08 season. He later became head coach of the Netherlands B national team until June 2009, at which date he has been appointed as the assistant coach to Frank Rijkaard at Galatasaray.


  • Full Name: Johannes Jacubus Neeskens
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of Birth: 15.09.1951
  • Birthplace: Heemstede
  • Nation: Holland
    • Full Caps: 49
  • Major League Career
    • 1971-83, Ajax (124/33)
    • 1974-79, Barcelona (140/35)
  • NASL
    • 1979-84, New York Cosmos (94/17)
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