Wim Kieft

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Willem ("Wim") Cornelis Nicolaas Kieft (born 12 November 1962 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a retired Dutch footballer, who obtained 43 caps and eleven goals for the Netherlands national football team (1981-1993).

Kieft played for Ajax Amsterdam, PSV, Pisa and Girondins Bordeaux, and the Netherlands national football team. He came from a school of strikers who played in the De Meer Stadium of Amsterdam (Ajax). His contemporaries were Frank Rijkaard, John van 't Schip, Marco van Basten and Gerald Vanenburg: these youngsters made the 1980s a highly successful decade for the Netherlands, Ajax and PSV. He won Euro 88 in Germany, in which his contribution was the only goal in the game against the Republic of Ireland. Kieft also won the European Cup (later Champions League) with PSV that same year. He is now a football commentator for the television channels Sport1 and RTL.

His son Robbin Kieft plays for FC Groningen.

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Preceded by
Ruud Geels
Dutch Eredivisie Topscorer
1981-1982
Succeeded by
Peter Houtman
Preceded by
Marco van Basten
Dutch Eredivisie Topscorer
1987-1988
Succeeded by
Romário


Flag of Netherlands Netherlands squad - 1990 FIFA World Cup Flag of Netherlands

1 van Breukelen | 2 van Aerle | 3 Rijkaard | 4 R. Koeman | 5 van Tiggelen | 6 Wouters | 7 E. Koeman | 8 Vanenburg | 9 van Basten | 10 Gullit | 11 Witschge | 12 Kieft | 13 Rutjes | 14 van 't Schip | 15 Roy | 16 Hiele | 17 Gillhaus | 18 Fräser | 19 van Loen | 20 Winter | 21 Blind | 22 Menzo | Coach: Beenhakker