Rob Rensenbrink

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Rob Rensenbrink
Rob Rensenbrink (1978).jpg
Rensenbrink in 1978
Personal information
Full name Pieter Robert Rensenbrink
Date of birth (1947-07-03)3 July 1947
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of death 24 January 2020(2020-01-24) (aged 72)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left winger, Forward
Youth career
DWS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1969 DWS 120 (34)
1969–1971 Club Brugge 55 (24)
1971–1980 Anderlecht 262 (143)
1980 Portland Timbers 18 (6)
1981–1982 Toulouse 12 (1)
Total 467 (208)
National team
1968–1979 Netherlands 46 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Pieter Robert ("Rob") Rensenbrink (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈpitər ˈroːbərt (ˈrɔp) ˈrɛnsə(m)ˌbrɪŋk]; 3 July 1947 – 24 January 2020) was a Dutch footballer. He was a member of the Dutch national football team. He reached two World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978. He was also the first winner of the Onze d'Or.

In 2015, Rensenbrink was diagnosed with progressive muscular atrophy.[1] He died on 24 January 2020 from the disease, aged 72.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rob Rensenbrink lijdt aan afgeleide van spierziekte ALS - Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch)
  2. Press, Associated (26 January 2020). "Netherlands forward Rob Rensenbrink dies at age 72".

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