13 Facts About Rob Rensenbrink


Rob Rensenbrink was a Dutch footballer and member of the Netherlands national team that reached two World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978.


Rob Rensenbrink is the UEFA Cup Winners Cup's all-time top scorer, with 25 goals.


Rob Rensenbrink was the first winner of the Onze d'Or.


Rob Rensenbrink scored two goals, one from the penalty spot and set up Francois Van der Elst for the fourth goal.


Rob Rensenbrink made his international debut for the Netherlands national football team against Scotland in 1968, but picked up relatively few caps due to competition for the forward positions with Johan Cruijff and Piet Keizer.


Rob Rensenbrink's preferred position was up front on the left, but that position was already Johan Cruijff's domain, so he played on the left-wing position in midfield, taking over from Ajax player Piet Keizer.


Rob Rensenbrink missed one game in the tournament and was only half-fit for the final after picking up an injury during the semi-final against Brazil.


Rob Rensenbrink's performances saw him named to the team of the tournament and he was sought by Ajax as a replacement for Keizer.


Rob Rensenbrink stayed in the Netherlands national team during the qualifiers and finals of the 1976 European Football Championship.


Out of the shadow of Cruijff, Rob Rensenbrink found more room to showcase his own considerable talent, playing on the left-hand side of a front three alongside Johnny Rep and Rene van de Kerkhof.


Rob Rensenbrink played some of the qualifiers for Euro 80, but after earning his 46th cap in 1979, he retired from international football at the age of 32, having scored 14 times for his country.


Rob Rensenbrink was named by Pele as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004.


Rob Rensenbrink was named Anderlecht's greatest ever foreign player in 2008.