Piet Keizer, Dutch footballer, Died at 73


Petrus Johannes “Piet” Keizer was born on June 14, 1943, and died on February 10, 2017.

He was a Dutch professional football player.

He was part of the “Total Football” Ajax Amsterdam team of the 1960s and 1970s, Piet Keizer was particularly notable during the successive managerial tenures of Rinus Michels and Stefan Kovacs (1965-1973).

Piet was widely considered one of the greatest players in Dutch soccer history.

He totaled 490 official matches for Ajax, scoring 189 goals between 1961 and 1974.

He married Jenny Hoorman, on June 13, 1967.

Together the couple had a son.

He died after a long battle with lung cancer.

Piet Keizer passed away at 73 years old.