Gerrie Mühren

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Gerrie Mühren
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Personal information
Full name Gerardus Dominicus Hyacinthus Mühren
Date of birth (1946-02-02)2 February 1946
Place of birth Volendam, Netherlands
Date of death 19 September 2013(2013-09-19) (aged 67)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Volendam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1968 Volendam 52 (7)
1968–1976 Ajax 220 (54)
1976–1979 Real Betis 86 (13)
1979–1980 Volendam 33 (7)
1980–1981 MVV 26 (3)
1981–1982 Seiko ? (?)
1982–1984 DS '79 18 (0)
1984–1985 Volendam 17 (0)
National team
1969–1973 Netherlands 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gerardus ("Gerrie") Dominicus Hyacinthus Mühren[1] (2 February 1946 – 19 September 2013) was a Dutch footballer who played as a midfielder.[2][3]

Mühren was born in Volendam North Holland. He was the older brother of Arnold Mühren, who also played for Netherlands national football team.[2]

Club career[edit]

Mühren started his career at FC Volendam, before moving to play for Ajax between 1968 and 1976. Whilst at Ajax he won three European Cup winners medals.[4][5][6] He scored Ajax' 1000th Eredivisie goal against Telstar and the winning goal of the 1972–73 European Cup semi-final second leg against Real Madrid.[7]

He later played for Real Betis and Seiko in Hong Kong. While at Betis, they won the 1977 Copa del Rey but he was denied a winners medal since foreigners were not allowed to play in the cup competition.[8]

In 1983, he won the Dutch Eerste Divisie title with DS '79,[9] but the club was relegated from the Eredivisie the next year which prompted him to return for a final season to Volendam.[10]

International career[edit]

He was capped by Holland on 10 occasions, his first cap coming against England in November 1969, and his last against Belgium in November 1973.[2]

Retirement and death[edit]

After retiring as a player he worked as a scout for Ajax. He died of Myelodysplastic syndrome, aged 67, in his home town of Volendam.[11]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Netherlands Volendam
Netherlands Ajax
Netherlands DS '79
Hong Kong Seiko

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