Cor van der Gijp, Feyenoord’s top scorer, has died at the age of 91.

Feyenoord legend and top scorer Cor van der Gijp has died at the age of 91.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Van der Gijp formed a feared forward with Coen Moulijn and Henk Schouten at the Rotterdam club, where he played from 1956-63. The fast attacker won titles with Feyenoord in 1961 and 1962.

Born in Dordrecht, Van der Gijp played with his brothers Wim (father of former football analyst/TV personality René van der Gijp), Janus and Freek at his hometown Emma’s before being sold to Feyenoord for 18,000 guilds. There he scored 177 goals in 233 matches, making him the most accurate Feyenoord player of the professional era.

thirteen international

Also wearing the jersey of the Netherlands national team, the player managed to score six goals in thirteen international matches. After leaving De Kuip, he played for Blauw-Wit for three more years.

He was then still active as a coach at Veendam and FC Dordrecht. He has coached Van der Gijp, Feyenoord and FC Eindhoven.

Source: NOS

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