Gerrie Mühren

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

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)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
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 20 (2)
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

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

Club careerEdit

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 also scored in back-to-back KNVB Cup final wins for Ajax in 1971 and 1972. 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 in Spain, and Seiko in Hong Kong. Whilst he was at Betis they won the 1977 Copa del Rey but he was denied a winners' medal, for 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 careerEdit

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 deathEdit

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]







  1. ^ "Mühren: Gerardus Demonicus Hyacinthus Mühren". BDFutbol. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Gerrit 'Gerrie' Mühren - International Appearances".
  3. ^ "Gerrie Mühren (67) overleden".
  4. ^ "European Competitions 1970-71".
  5. ^ "European Competitions 1971-72".
  6. ^ "European Competitions 1972-73".
  7. ^ Gerrie Mühren (67) overleden - Ajax (in Dutch)
  8. ^ El Real Betis guardará un minuto de silencio ante el Olympique Lyonnais en memoria de Gerrie Mühren[permanent dead link] - Real Betis (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Een historische dag - FC Dordrecht (in Dutch)
  10. ^ Oud DS-speler Gerrie Mühren overleden Archived 2013-09-21 at the Wayback Machine - FC Dordrecht (in Dutch)
  11. ^ Oud-voetballer Gerrie Mühren (67) overleden - RTV Noord Holland (in Dutch)

External linksEdit

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