Anton “Ton” Pronk was born on May 21, 1941, and died on August 26, 2016.
He was a Dutch football defender.
Pronk played for Ajax in the 1960s and for FC Utrecht in the early 1970s.
He came through the Ajax youth system and made his senior debut for the club on 4 September 1960 against PSV.
Anton played in 337 official matches for them during the 1960s, winning 4 league titles and 3 KNVB Cups.
Pronk was on their losing side in the 1969 European Cup Final and was released by Ajax before the club won the Champions’s Cup for three successive years in the beginning of the 1970s.
Anton Pronk joined the newly-formed FC Utrecht at the end of 1970 and finished his career with them.
Pronk made his debut for the Netherlands in a May 1961 FIFA World Cup qualification match against East Germany and earned a total of 19 caps, scoring no goals.
Pronk’s final international was a May 1969 World Cup qualification against Poland.
Following retiring as a player, he was appointed as scout at Ajax and Louis van Gaal named him chief scout in 1991 until he retired in 2007
He married Marjan Meier in 1969.
Anton Pronk passed away at 75 years old.