Johan Neeskens

 

 

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FC Barcelona 1979 UEFA Europena Cup Winners Cup shirt

Johan Neeskens joined Barcelona from Ajax, in 1974, the season after fellow Dutchman Johan Cruyff. A Copa del Rey victory in 1978 set Barcelona on the path to winning the 1979 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup, with an epic, 4-3, extra-time, win against Fortuna Dusseldorf in the final in Basle. Goals scored by Sanchez, Asensi, Rexach and Krankel won the cup for Barcelona, and Johan Neeskens played in every single one of Barcelona’s 9 European Cup Winners Cup match’s along the way. Between 1974 and 1979 Neeskens made 230 appearances and scored 56 goals for Barcelona.

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