|Name:||Willem van Hanegem|
|Birth Day:||February 20, 1944|
Former midfielder who is widely regarded as one of the finest Dutch soccer players of all time, playing for more than two decades as a member of clubs like Feyenoord and FC Utrecht. Willem van Hanegem led the Netherlands to a runner-up finish at the FIFA World Cup in 1974.
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Willem van Hanegem played on the Velox SC youth squad before making his senior debut with the club in 1962.
After retiring as a player, Van Hanegem joined Feyenoord as assistant manager in 1983 and stayed in the post until 1986. He then joined FC Utrecht as assistant, before moving to FC Wageningen. He returned to Feyenoord as manager in 1992, winning the league in 1993 and the Dutch Cup in 1994 and 1995.
In 1995, he had a spell as manager with Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, then took the post at AZ'67 in 1997. He joined Sparta Rotterdam in 2001. His stay was short-lived, and afterwards he became assistant manager of the Dutch national side. He was appointed manager of FC Utrecht in July 2007 and was fired on 23 December 2008.
Currently, Willem van Hanegem is 79 years, 1 months and 3 days old. Willem van Hanegem will celebrate 80th birthday on a Tuesday 20th of February 2024.
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