Willem van Hanegem & Eddy van der Ley
20 Apr 2021
  • Date:20 Apr 2021
  • Doors open:19:00 hour
  • Start:20:00 hour

In February 2019, football legend Willem van Hanegem celebrated his 75th birthday. A year later, "de Kromme" gave a theater lecture in Schouwburg Cuijk. It became an exclusive and special evening with one of the best and most striking football players that the Netherlands has produced. A sequel could therefore not be left behind.

Interviewer Eddy van der Ley took Van Hanegem on the basis of unique (match) images on an adventurous journey through his rich football life, including attention for the total football of Orange and the 1974 World Cup in West Germany. But 'de Kromme', still extremely popular because of his completely own view on life and football, also spoke extensively about his youth, his relationship with Feyenoord, his view on East Brabant football, his love for the game and the current events of the moment.

Presenter Eddy van der Ley was delighted with the arrival of the iconic ex-top football player to Cuijk. "For a whole generation of football fans from the region, this is the chance to see and possibly meet Willem van Hanegem live in action," he said. "They will experience the Kromme as it is in all its purity: critical, involved, with its own, unique and sometimes somewhat transverse view on football and life."

Willem van Hanegem broke through as a professional footballer at a relatively late age, but would grow into one of the best players in the history of Dutch football. Most football experts rank him in the eternal rankings in third place, behind Johan Cruijff and Marco van Basten. Van Hanegem caused a furore in the shirt of Feyenoord. With the team from Rotterdam, he became national champion three times and, in addition to the UEFA Cup, he was the first Dutch club to win the European Cup I and the World Cup. The midfielder played 52 times for the Dutch national team, reaching the final of the 1974 World Cup in West Germany.

He started his professional football career in 1962 with Velox and later played for two more years in Utrecht with the local FC (from 1979 to 1981). Later he became trainer of, among others, Feyenoord (championship in 1993), AZ and assistant national coach of Orange. His last position was that of head coach at FC Utrecht, where he retired in 2008. Prostate cancer was diagnosed at Van Hanegem in 2017, which led to massive statements of acceptance throughout professional football and beyond. After 35 treatments he was declared cured.

Please note: the price does not include € 2.85 transaction costs.

This show is a production of Cultuurstad Theaters.

Willem van Hanegem & Eddy van der Ley

20 Apr 2021

In February 2019, football legend Willem van Hanegem celebrated his 75th birthday. A year later, "de Kromme" gave a theater lecture in Schouwburg Cuijk. It became an exclusive and special evening with one of the best and most striking football players that the Netherlands has produced. A sequel could therefore not be left behind.

Interviewer Eddy van der Ley took Van Hanegem on the basis of unique (match) images on an adventurous journey through his rich football life, including attention for the total football of Orange and the 1974 World Cup in West Germany. But 'de Kromme', still extremely popular because of his completely own view on life and football, also spoke extensively about his youth, his relationship with Feyenoord, his view on East Brabant football, his love for the game and the current events of the moment.

Presenter Eddy van der Ley was delighted with the arrival of the iconic ex-top football player to Cuijk. "For a whole generation of football fans from the region, this is the chance to see and possibly meet Willem van Hanegem live in action," he said. "They will experience the Kromme as it is in all its purity: critical, involved, with its own, unique and sometimes somewhat transverse view on football and life."

Willem van Hanegem broke through as a professional footballer at a relatively late age, but would grow into one of the best players in the history of Dutch football. Most football experts rank him in the eternal rankings in third place, behind Johan Cruijff and Marco van Basten. Van Hanegem caused a furore in the shirt of Feyenoord. With the team from Rotterdam, he became national champion three times and, in addition to the UEFA Cup, he was the first Dutch club to win the European Cup I and the World Cup. The midfielder played 52 times for the Dutch national team, reaching the final of the 1974 World Cup in West Germany.

He started his professional football career in 1962 with Velox and later played for two more years in Utrecht with the local FC (from 1979 to 1981). Later he became trainer of, among others, Feyenoord (championship in 1993), AZ and assistant national coach of Orange. His last position was that of head coach at FC Utrecht, where he retired in 2008. Prostate cancer was diagnosed at Van Hanegem in 2017, which led to massive statements of acceptance throughout professional football and beyond. After 35 treatments he was declared cured.

Please note: the price does not include € 2.85 transaction costs.

This show is a production of Cultuurstad Theaters.

  • Date:20 Apr 2021
  • Doors open:19:00 hour
  • Start:20:00 hour

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