Next Sunday the crucial Holland Casino Premier League fixture PSV-Ajax is scheduled. Every day this week we will portray players that have been both in PSV and Ajax service
On Sunday the crucial Holland Casino premier League tie PSV-Ajax is scheduled. This week we will portray players that have been both in Ajax and PSV service.
Today, In part 5, the final part, we will portray some players who did not go straight from Ajax to PSV or the other way around. It concerns nine players: Arie Haan, Frank Arnesen, Sören Lerby, Jan Wouters, Wim Kieft, Johnny Bosman, John Veldman and Marciano Vink.
Arie Haan was born in Winschoten on 16 November 1948. In 1962 he joined a local amateur club, called W.V.V. Six years later he closed a deal with Ajax, where he played for eight seasons altogether. After spells with the Belgian sides RSC Anderlecht and Standard Liege Arie Haan found a new challenge in PSV in 1983. It was not to be a long-lived adventure: at the age of 35 he did not even last one season. In February 1984 he left for the Far East and joined the Hong Kong side Seiko. Arie Haan has won 35 full caps and scored six goals. He was handed his debut on 30 August 1972 in the Check Republic - Holland tie (1-2).
Frank Arnesen, the current Manager of Technical Affairs at PSV, was born in the Danish capital Copenhagen on 30 September 1956. He started his career at Frenad Amager. At the end of the 1975 Danish football season, he was approached by Ajax. He remained faithful to the Amsterdam club for six seasons and a half, after which he started a Spanish adventure with Valencia. He played in Spain for two seasons and then he was transferred to the Belgian side RSC Anderlecht. In November 1985 PSV offered him a contract. In December 19888 he was forced to stop playing football on account of a serious injury.
Frank Arnesen was called up for the Danish national team 52 times and he netted 14 goals in those 52 games. He served his country for the first time on 5 October, when Sweden beat Denmark 1-0.
<b>Sören Lerby </b>
Sören Lerby is also of Danish origin. He was also born in Copenhagen on 1 February 1958. Like Arnesen his career has been very impressive. His breakthrough came in December 1975, when he closed a deal with Ajax. After having been with the Amsterdam side for eight seasons and a half, he had spells at Bayern Munich and AS Monaco. In 1987 he joined PSV, where the never tiring midfield player became one of the key players in the successful 1988 side. PSV won the treble in that year. PSV was his last club.
Sören Lerby won 67 caps. He scored ten goals and he made his debut on 24 May 1978 when the national teams of Denmark and the Irish republic drew 3-3in a spectacular game.
Jan Wouters was born in Utrecht on 17 July 1960. After having been with FC Utrecht, he joined Ajax in 1986. He had a brief spell at Bayern Munich before he settled in Eindhoven in December 1993. He ended his career at PSV at the end of the 1996 season. Jan Wouters was called up 70 times for the national team and he scored four goals. He played his first match for the Dutch national team on 20 November 1982 when France beat Holland by 1-2.
Wim Kieft was born in Amsterdam on 12 November 1962. Kieft wore red-white Ajax shirts for nine seasons, before he started an adventure in Italy, where he played for Pisa and Torino. After his Italian adventure he returned to Holland and in 1987 he signed a contract with PSV for the first time. After three seasons he tried his luck at the French side Bordeaux, but after one season he came back to Eindhoven, where he ended his career at the end of the 1993-1994 season. Kieft has won 43 full caps and scored eleven goals. On 1 September he played his first match for the Dutch national team, when Holland slipped to defeat away at Switzerland (2-1).
Johnny Bosman was born in Bovenkerk on 1 February 1965. In 1982 he closed a deal with Ajax, where he stayed until 1988. After a successful spell at the Belgian side KV Mechelen, he joined PSV in 1990. He stayed in Eindhoven for one year, after which he tried his luck at RSC Anderlecht. After having been at FC Twente, he ended his career at AZ Alkmaar. John Bosman played 30 games for the Dutch national team, in which he scored seventeen goals. He was handed his debut on 29 April 1986 when the match Holland-Scotland ended in a goalless draw.
<b>Wim Jonk</b>, <b>John Veldman</b> and <b>Marciano Vink</b> also played both for Ajax and PSV.
Wim Jonk, who played 49 games for the Dutch national team, was in PSV service from 1995 until 1998. John Veldman stayed with PSV from 1986 until 1991 and Marciano Vink from 1994 until 1999.