Gerrie Mühren | 1971-1973

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Gerrie Mühren | 1971-1973

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He was a talented midfield player who won three European Cup titles with Ajax Amsterdam in the early 1970s, after having started his career at FC Volendam. He played for Ajax Amsterdam between 1968 and 1976. He later played for Real Betis and Seiko in Hong Kong. He was capped by Holland for 10 games. According to David Winner, author of ‘Brilliant Orange’ the greatest moment of Ajax’s ‘Golden Age’ was not a goal or a great save. It was a simple piece of juggling by a player who had idolised the legends which had graced the turf of the Bernabeu before him. Gerrie Muhren had the 110,000 fans applauding, rather than the customary white handkerchiefs away teams were used to. It was said to be the moment Ajax took over from Real Madrid as the true Kings of Europe. Having already won the two previous European cups, Ajax strolled to their third successive European Cup victory, having raised the Bernabeu to applaud the brilliance of totaalvoetbal.
His younger brother, Arnold Mühren, was also a notable football player for Holland, Ipswich Town, Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam.
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Re: Gerrie MUHREN | 1971-1973

Postby mcmattie » 2010 Jun 05, 13:16

I believe he also played on the left side.
See an image of the Ajax formation against Panathinaikos in '71 on this site where he played as a LMF: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geschiedenis_van_AFC_Ajax
(Btw, could you post Nico Rijnders too? He played CM that match.)

And a very famous piece of action of his in another match, keepie-uppies on the left side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai8VpY0rszE
Actually are you sure his foot is R? Because in this part his first touch is with his left, he passes the ball with his left and I think he scored that goal with his left.
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Re: Gerrie MUHREN | 1971-1973

Postby electric_trigger » 2010 Jun 13, 17:35

a truly outstanding player! It's hard to imagine but he was a shoe in for the 1974 World Cup along with Barry Hulshoff who also missed out. ;)
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Re: Gerrie MUHREN | 1971-1973

Postby mcmattie » 2013 Sep 19, 11:21

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Re: Gerrie MUHREN | 1971-1973

Postby frontrunner » 2014 Jun 09, 10:06

Together with Bergkamp, popably the technically most gifted player Holland has ever had. Still, only rated 90 in technique.. Indeed too bad he never got to show what he was capable of in the World cup. As a junior, had him once at a training clinic an couldn't believe my eyes when he showed his trapping- and dribbling- skills.
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Re: Gerrie MUHREN | 1971-1973

Postby mcmattie » 2014 Nov 12, 11:33

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Re: Gerrie MUHREN | 1971-1973

Postby frontrunner » 2014 Dec 19, 19:59

Thnx that was great to watch. didn't notice this one before. Just a down to earth guy who loved to play football, no attitude at all. but in Spain, even after his glory years with Ajax, he was once voted best foreigner of the year while playing for a modest club like Betis Sevilla.

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