Football legend Moulijn dies at 73

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Former Dutch footballer Coen Moulijn has died at the age of 73. The legendary Feyenoord left-winger died of a brain haemorrhage on Saturday night.

Moulijn took ill on New Year's Eve and was admitted to hospital.

Moulijn played in the 1950s and 1960s as left-winger for the Rotterdam club Feyenoord. The legendary player was in the squad when the team won both the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup in 1970.

Moulijn was due to co-present the Silver Ball to the winner of an annual derby between Rotterdam clubs Feyenoord and Sparta. Now a minute's silence will be held before kick-off. Feyenoord players will also wear mourning bands.

The club's New Year's reception will go ahead albeit in a more sober form. Feyenoord manager Eric Gudde will pay his respects to the club icon.



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  • Camjo posted:

    on 4th January 2011, 13:11:37 - Reply

    The Rotterdam Legend:‘mr-feyenoord’-dies

    (if you don't know Coen Moulijn, watch and find out why he is a legend!)