Former international Rob Rensenbrink, one of the best Dutch footballers of all time, died on Saturday at the age of 72. Read all the reactions to his death in our live blog.
Death of Rob Rensenbrink · a few seconds ago
Rob Rensenbrink was nicknamed 'the Serpent Man' as a player. Rensenbrink was a graceful left winger, who lashed his direct opponent with his dribbles, passing movements and speed. Perhaps his high point was the 1978 World Cup, at which he was accurate five times, in the absence of Johan Cruijff.
Death Rob Rensenbrink · 5 minutes ago
Rensenbrink a big gentleman at Anderlecht
At Anderlecht, Rensenbrink was crowned top scorer and Footballer of the Year. He also won the European Cup II twice with the Belgian club. Rensenbrink was twice accurate in both finals.
Death Rob Rensenbrink · 8 minutes ago
Rensenbrink only played at DWS in the Netherlands
Rensenbrink started his professional career in 1965 as an eighteen year old at DWS in Amsterdam, where after four seasons he earned a contract with the Belgian Club Brugge. He never played at a Dutch club again and became a star in Belgium, especially with Anderlecht. He served the Belgian record champion from 1971 to 1980.
Death Rob Rensenbrink · 16 minutes ago
"Rob Rensenbrink (72) died of muscle disease"
Former international Rob Rensenbrink died on Friday at the age of 72 from the muscle disease PSMA, reports Sporza . Rensenbrink caused a furore in the seventies as left winger at Anderlecht and the Dutch national team. He came to 46 international matches, in which he scored fourteen times. Rensenbrink also gained national fame with his shot on the post in the injury time of the 1978 World Cup final against Argentina, which the Orange lost after an extension.