Walter Waalderbos was one of the figureheads of FC Groningen in the late 1970s, early 1980s, in which the club transformed from a gray First Division mid-engine to a rural sub-topper.
On Wednesday 8 April, the football world was rocked by the death of Vitesse clubman Bosko Bursac (74). The Serb was a high-scoring striker with the Arnhem mers in the 1970s.
Romário is still incredibly popular in the Netherlands. This was evident during the carnival weekend that the Brazilian celebrated in Eindhoven on the initiative of main sponsor Energiedirect.nl. Very football-loving Netherlands enjoyed it. Sponsor manager Jeroen Galiart: "This has surpassed our wildest dreams."
Koos Knoef (August 5, 1946) was blessed with a beautiful football name, but his football career was less happy. Due to a reluctant knee, he had to end his career at the age of 24.