Johnny Rep

John Nicholaas Rep (born 25 November 1951) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a right winger. He holds the all-time record for FIFA World Cup goals for the Netherlands with 7.

Johnny Rep
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Johnny Rep in 2006
Personal information
Full name John Nicholaas Rep
Date of birth (1951-11-25) 25 November 1951 (age 69)
Place of birth Zaandam, Netherlands
Position(s) Right winger
Youth career
ZFC Zaandam
Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1975 Ajax 97 (41)
1975–1977 Valencia 55 (22)
1977–1979 Bastia 65 (33)
1979–1983 Saint-Étienne 131 (44)
1983–1984 PEC Zwolle 32 (5)
1984–1986 Feyenoord 43 (5)
1986–1987 Haarlem 5 (0)
Total 428 (150)
National team
1973–1981 Netherlands 42 (12)
Teams managed
1994–1996 De Zwarte Schapen
1996–2001 Omniworld
2002–2005 Texel'94
2005–2007 Omniworld (scout)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Rep played as a right-footed striker in the Dutch World Cup teams of 1974 (West Germany) and 1978 (Argentina). He scored the winning goal for Ajax Amsterdam against Juventus in the 1973 European Cup final in Belgrade, and also helped SC Bastia reach the finals of the 1978 UEFA Cup.

After his time in Bastia, Rep joined AS Saint-Étienne[1] and was part of a side that included Michel Platini.

HonoursEdit

Ajax

Bastia

Saint-Étienne

Netherlands

Individual

TriviaEdit

Rep is included in the 'Classic Netherlands' team in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 6 under the name of 'Rak'.

Rep is the namesake of a Cork, Ireland indie-pop band, Jonny Rep. He also has a song in his honour, written by French rock band, Mickey 3D, who hail from Saint Etienne.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://frenchfootballweekly.com/2011/06/21/johnny-rep-les-verts-and-oranje-legend/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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