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Willy van de Kerkhof

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Full nameWilhelmus Antonius van de Kerkhof
Date of birth16 September 1951(age 65)
Place of birthHelmond, Netherlands
Playing positionMidfielder

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Wilhelmus "Willy" Antonius van de Kerkhof (-nlˈʋɪl.ɦɛl.mʏs ˈwɪli ɑn.ˈtoː.niʏs vɐn də ˈkɛrk.ɦɔf) (born 16 September 1951 in Helmond, Noord-Brabant), known as Willy, is a former Dutch footballer.

van de Kerkhof 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, van de Kerkhof appeared 63 times for his country, scoring five goals.

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

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