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    Johan Neeskens

    Full name: Johannes ("Johan") Jacobus Neeskens




    A manager and a former FC Barcelona midfielder as a player, he was an important member of the Dutch national team that finished as runner-ups in the 1974 and 1978 FIFA World Cups.

    He was the assistant coach to Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona. He is currently the head coach of the Dutch B national team.

    He played for Barca several seasons (1974-1979) in which he played a total of 230 games, he scored 56 goals and won 1 Recopa in 78'-79' and one king's cup in 77'-78', and those are his stats as a player.

    Johan was born in (Heemstede, Holland, 1951) And he arrived in FC Barcelona in 1974, where he joined up with his fellow Ajax team-mate Cruyff.

    Here are a list of the teams he managed:

    1991–1993 FC Zug
    1993–1995 FC Stäfa
    1995–1996 FC Singen
    1995–2000 Netherlands (assistant manager)
    2000–2004 NEC Nijmegen
    2005–2006 Australia (assistant manager)
    2006–2008 FC Barcelona (assistant manager)
    2008– Netherlands B

    Another guy who's done so much for our club.
    “Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains”

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    Re: Johan Neeskens

    Unfortunately he wasn`t anywhere near good as Henk the Cate, in his role of assistant manager

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    Re: Johan Neeskens

    I have a soft spot for him, working with Australia and all <3. I wished he was our Nat team manager.

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    Re: Johan Neeskens

    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan
    Unfortunately he wasn`t anywhere near good as Henk the Cate, in his role of assistant manager
    Cate was the great mate. He helped Rijkaard so much
    Cruyff:" El futbol es un juego al que se juega con el cerebro . "

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    Re: Johan Neeskens

    Never liked this guy. He seemed clueless. We really needed a stronger type to partner Frank

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    Always second fiddle to Cruyff although he was still amazing according to my grandpa.


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