PSV honour ´golden´ 1988 squad

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PSV honour ´golden´ 1988 squad

Members of the ´golden´ 1988 PSV squad have been invited to attend tonight’s Europa League quarter-final second leg between PSV and Benfica. In 1988, PSV won the treble (Dutch title, Dutch Cup and European Cup I). Coach Guus Hiddink, who led PSV to its first ever European Cup triumph in 1988, will also be present tonight. The team will do a lap of honour during half-time, while a fine clip will be shown on the large video walls in the stadium.

Members of the ´golden´ 1988 PSV squad have been invited to attend tonight’s Europa League quarter-final second leg between PSV and Benfica. In 1988, PSV won the treble (Dutch title, Dutch Cup and European Cup I). Coach Guus Hiddink, who led PSV to its first ever European Cup triumph in 1988, will also be present tonight. The team will do a lap of honour during half-time, while a fine clip will be shown on the large video walls in the stadium.

Willy van de Kerkhof and Edward Linskens with the European Cup I. Willy van de Kerkhof and Edward Linskens with the European Cup I.

Guus Hiddink´s team

Berry van Aerle, Frank Arnesen, Hans van Breukelen, Hans Gillhaus, Anton Janssen, Willy van de Kerkhof, Ronald Koeman, Adick Koot, Søren Lerby, Edward Linskens, Patrick Lodewijks, Gerald Vanenburg, Jan Heintze, coach Guus Hiddink and team manager Jacques van de Ven will all be at the match tonight, while Erik Gerets, Wim Kieft, Ivan Nielsen and Eric Viscaal are unfortunately not able to attend the reunion. Guus Hiddink´s team beat Benfica 6-5 on penalties to win the 1987/88 European Cup I in Stuttgart, Hans van Breukelen saving the decisive spot kick.

Unprecedented treble in 1988

PSV completed an unprecedented treble in 1988, winning the Dutch title, the Dutch Cup and the European Cup I. It was an epochal year for five players in the PSV ranks. Van Aerle, Van Breukelen, Kieft, Koeman and Vanenburg all went on to be part of Netherlands´ Euro 1988- winning squad one month after completing the treble.

The ‘golden’  team was honoured on the steps of the town hall in Eindhoven. The ‘golden’ team was honoured on the steps of the town hall in Eindhoven.

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