Ajax icon and former international of the Dutch national team Wim Suurbier has been admitted to intensive care at the VU medical center in Amsterdam. The 75-year-old Brabander was affected by a cerebral hemorrhage on April 25, report Veronica Inside and De Telegraaf .
De Telegraaf writes on Monday that Suurbier's daughter Melissa and ex-wife Maja Verkaart have confirmed the news to the newspaper. He would fight for his life since the incident.
Johan Derksen also told Veronica Inside that the situation is quite serious. "At one point they lost him completely, because he stopped answering his phone. His ex-wife was bothered and they went to watch," he said at the table.
"They don't know how long he was there, but he was completely out of the world. He was transported to the VU and it just doesn't look good. He is in intensive care and only his daughter and ex-wife Maja, who still takes care of him, can join in. For the rest we have to wait and see. "
Suurbier experienced the glory days of Ajax
Suurbier was one of the strongholds of Ajax in the heyday of the Amsterdammers in the seventies of the last century. He played 392 official matches for Ajax between 1964 and 1977, during which time he won the European Cup 1 three times, the World Cup for clubs and the league title seven times.
The striking right back came to sixty international matches for the Dutch national team, with which he is in 37th place in the eternal rankings. He participated in the lost World Cup final against West Germany (1-2) and Argentina (1-3) in 1974 and 1978.
In 1977 Suurbier exchanged Ajax for Schalke 04 and afterwards also wore the shirt of FC Metz, Los Angeles Aztecs, Sparta Rotterdam, San Jose Earthquakes, Golden Bay Eartgquakes and Tampa Bay Rowdies. He ended his professional career at the latter club in 1987 at the age of only 42.