|Date of birth||7 August 1952|
|Place of birth||Steenwijk, Netherlands|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Kist obtained 21 caps for his national team, in which he scored four goals, in the years 1975–1980.
He played for SC Heerenveen (1970–1972), AZ '67 (1972–1982), winning the Dutch title in 1981, Paris Saint-Germain (1982–1983), FC Mulhouse (1983–1984), AZ (1984–1986), and returned for his last season to SC Heerenveen.
Kist scored 259 goals in 441 games for AZ. He made 212 of these goals while AZ Alkmaar was in the highest division (eredivisie), which puts him in fourth place on the all-time leaders list, behind Willy van der Kuijlen, Ruud Geels and Johan Cruijff.