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 Kees RIJVERS 1950-1957 
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Name: Cornelius Kees Rijvers

Nickname: "The Dutch Kopa"


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Country: :NET: Netherlands
Clubs: AS Saint-Étienne (1950-1953, 1955-1957), Stade Français Football (1953-1955)
Position: *AMF, SS, WF
Side: RF/LS
Age: 24-31 years (27/05/1926)

Height: 165 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Attack: 84
Defence: 41
Balance: 75
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 86
Response: 78
Agility: 91
Dribble Accuracy: 90
Dribble Speed: 86
Short Pass Accuracy: 90
Short Pass Speed: 81
Long Pass Accuracy: 87
Long Pass Speed: 80
Shot Accuracy: 82
Shot Power: 80
Shot Technique: 83
Free Kick Accuracy: 75
Curling: 81
Header: 70
Jump: 73
Technique: 92
Aggression: 82
Mentality: 79
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 84

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Growth Type: Early Lasting


CARDS:
P07: Mazing Run
P16: Dummy Runner
P20: Talisman
S01: Reaction
S02: Passer
S05: 1-touch Play

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - Reaction - Passing - Tactical Dribble - Playmaking - 1 touch Pass

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


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One of the best ever Dutch players. Rijvers was small maestro with outstanding technique and ball control, very intelligent player capable of making lethal last passes and well timed runs in the box, had marvellous leg movements and great tactical awareness, good speed which allowed him to play also as left winger, and he was also remembered as Dutch version of Fritz Walter, since he played especially good on rainy weather. Rijvers, as a player who grew up in the white and green of Breda NAC, was professional in France at the professional club AS Saint-Étienne. Valencia showed interest on Rijvers, but precisely at that moment he was hit by mumps. Rijvers advised the Spaniards to Faas Wilkes to attract a recommendation that was followed. In 1953 he was one of the players who participated on behalf of the Dutch professionals in the Flood Competition in Paris against the national team of France. Rijvers later came out to Feyenoord and then returned to France. He finished his active career in 1963 off at NAC. In April 1963 he scored his last goal in the Premier League in an away match against AFC Ajax. The match was won 3-1 by NAC. Rijvers played a total of 33 games for the Dutch football team. He made his debut on October 3, 1946 in an away match won 6-2 against Luxembourg. His last game was on March 7, 1960, when he was in an away match against the Surinamese team in the 58th minute was substituted for Cees Groot. Netherlands went on to win 4-3. Immediately after finishing his football career Rijvers signed a contract as coach of the amateur TSC from London. From 1964 he was assistant coach Jaap van der Leck in the service of William II. In January 1966 he passed the qualification-A coach. A few months later he announced that at 1 June 1966 was appointed head coach of FC Twente, where he succeeded Friedrich Donenfeld. Rijvers stayed six years at Twente. He carried a drastic rejuvenation by the team. So he left the teens in January Jeuring, Theo Pahlplatz and René Notten debut and took his talents as Epi Drost, Kick van der Vall, Dick van Dijk and Piet Schrijvers to Enschede. In season 1968/69 FC Twente last long fought for the championship and was eventually the third. This was the beginning of a long period of Twente developed into a stable top performers in the Premier League and that it regularly qualified for European football. Rijvers moved to PSV in 1972 and was succeeded by his assistant at Twente Spitz Kohn. PSV, he led in 1975 to the first national title since 1963. In the seasons 1975/76 and 1977/78 was the team champion. Furthermore won Rijvers and PSV in 1974 and 1976 the Asian Cup and the UEFA Cup in 1978 was dragged. In two games, the French SC Bastia in the final reports. After the results were disappointing 1979-1980 season, was Rijvers in January 1980 stated that his contract at the end of the season would be broken. PSV was currently fourth in the league and was in the UEFA Cup in the second round by AS Saint-Étienne. After a defeat in the competition against FC Utrecht on January 24, 1980 Rijvers decided immediately to leave. He was succeeded by his assistant Jan Reker. In May 1980 Rijvers signed a contract with FC Beringen in Belgium. He relegated the team from the Belgian first division. The degradation was later reversed after Beerschot, was involved in a fraud scandal, was put back. Rijvers however, had already left the club and was coach of the Dutch soccer team has become. In February 1981 he was by the Royal Dutch Football Association approached in January after his predecessor had left his job Zwartkruis. Officially went into effect on July 1, 1981 contract, but in the three matches that were played were in the meantime by interim coach Rob Baan Rijvers been strongly involved in the national team. Remarkably Rijvers directly fighting for a return of the then 33-year-old Johan Cruyff. When Cruyff was included in the selection for a match against France in March 1981, however, he thanked at the last minute because of business interests because he was not in a shirt sponsor Adidas KNVB wanted to play. Although Rijvers initially took a number of veterans back, including Johan Neeskens and Piet Schrijvers, he is known as one who rejuvenated Orange. Of the team in 1988 led by Rinus Michels European champion, had Rijvers eight players debut, namely Ronald Koeman, Frank Rijkaard, Adri van Tiggelen, Erwin Koeman, Jan Wouters, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Gerald Vanenburg. Under Rijvers was just missed World Cup 1982 after a 0-2 defeat to France. The European Championship in 1984 was not achieved, partly because Spain, 12-1 win in Malta and the Netherlands so narrowly on goal difference remained for. In October 1984, Rijvers himself after a 1-2 home defeat against Hungary dismissal. A lobby group of trainers led by Leo Beenhakker FC Volendam was also the basis for the departure of Rijvers. In 1986 came back to Rijvers FC head coach and technical director with Theo Spark among themselves, and three years later he became technical coordinator at PSV.

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