René van de Kerkhof was born in Helmond, Netherlands on Sep. 16, 1951. As a Netherlandish former footballer, he was known for extraordinary talents on football and unremitting efforts. Throughout whole international career of René van de Kerkhof, he has won five goals at 47 matches. He left a deep impression to people for an incident prior to World Cup final in 1978.
In 1978, he experienced his prime career, winning the second place of the UEFA Cup, Netherlands champion and KNVB Beker. For unique technique, consistency, enthusiasm and dynamic energy, he won respects, supports and great accolades for his team. He has won anything as much as possible, such as titles, the Dutch Cup, the UEFA cup. Not only won he unprecedented honors and titles, but also he won competent team mates during this process. As long as pulling on Netherlands football kits, he will be refreshed and lighten up by the bright aspiration for the country. In 2004, he became a member of the top 125 greatest living footballers.