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Willy van der Kuijlen

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Willy van der Kuijlen
Van der Kuijlen in 1968
Personal information
Full name Wilhelmus Martinus Leonardus
Johannes van der Kuijlen[1]
Date of birth (1946-12-06)6 December 1946[1]
Place of birth Helmond, Netherlands
Date of death 19 April 2021(2021-04-19) (aged 74)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder, forward
Youth career
1953–1964 HVV Helmond[3]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1981 PSV 528 (308)
1981–1982 MVV 16 (3)
Total 544 (311)
National team
1966–1977 Netherlands 22 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wilhelmus Martinus Leonardus Johannes "Willy" van der Kuijlen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈwili vɑn dɛr ˈkœy̯lə(n)]; 6 December 1946 – 19 April 2021) was a Dutch football player and a scout for PSV Eindhoven.

Van der Kuijlen was born in Helmond. After his playing career, Van der Kuijlen returned to PSV as assistant manager, first team coach, youth coach and scout. He also briefly served as assistant manager at Roda JC.

Van der Kuijlen played 528 league games and scored 308 times for PSV, both being all-time club records. With 311 career goals in total, Van der Kuijlen also holds the all-time Eredivisie goal record. He won 22 caps and scored seven goals for the Dutch national team in the 1960s and 1970s.

Van der Kuijlen later suffered from Alzheimer's disease. He died on 19 April 2021 at the age of 74.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cv Willy van der Kuijlen". Voetbalfocus. Archived from the original on 26 September 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. "Willy van der Kuijlen". Enciclopedia Football. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. "4. Willy van der Kuylen". PSVZuipsite.nl. Archived from the original on 25 April 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  4. PSV-icoon Willy van der Kuijlen (74) overleden - AD (in Dutch)