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 Rob DE WIT 1983-1986 
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Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:06 am
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Name: Robert Hubert Maria de Wit


Country: :NET: Holland
Club: Utrecht (1983-1984), Ajax (1984-1986)
Position: *WF, SMF
Side: LF/LS
Age: 20-23 (08/09/1963)

Height: 187 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Attack: 81
Defence: 46
Balance: 82
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 88
Acceleration: 90
Response: 78
Agility: 86
Dribble Accuracy: 88
Dribble Speed: 92
Short Pass Accuracy: 79
Short Pass Speed: 77
Long Pass Accuracy: 81
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 82
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 82
Free Kick Accuracy: 74
Curling: 83
Header: 77
Jump: 78
Technique: 85
Aggression: 85
Mentality: 77
Keeper Skills: 50
Teamwork: 78

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Growth Type: Early Peak

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Dribbling - 1-on-1 Scoring - Side - Outside

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded

After the 1970's the Dutch had a second great generation of players in the 80's... Gullit, Van Basten, Rijkaard, Koeman, Vanenburg & Wouters. But one player from that generation was lost to time. De Wit made his debut for FC Utrecht in the 1982-83 season. He was transferred to Ajax Amsterdam two seasons later, July 1984, as successor of left wing attacker Jesper Olsen, who left to Manchester United. At Ajax, he quickly became a crowd favourite, and played nearly all of the matches, the 1984-1985 and 1985-1986 seasons. On 1985-05-01, still in his first season at Ajax, De Wit made his debut for the Dutch national team in a World Cup qualifier against Austria. Nearly two weeks later, De Wit scored the winning goal against Hungary (0-1 away win), which won the Netherlands a play-off match against Belgium for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

De Wit's career came to an abrupt end in 1986, due to a cerebral hemorrhage while on holiday in Spain. At first, the consequences didn't seem to be all that bad. De Wit's team mates at Ajax sent him a 'get well soon'-card with the words: "We didn't even know you had brains." After an unsuccessful treatment in Sweden, it became clear that Rob de Wit would never play professional football again. He sustained two more cerebral hemorrhages later in life: one in 1993 and one in January 2005.

De Wit played 103 matches in four seasons, scoring 23 goals.

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