It has been coming forward that professional Dutch football player Wim Jansen has died. The news was shared by the Eredivisie Club on Tuesday, January 25. The club released a statement where they stated that with great sadness, they are announcing the death of Wim Jansen, club icon. The club addressed the player as one of the greatest footballers to ever have played for Feyenoord. It was stated that Jansen had served the club as a youth assistant, head coach, advisor, technical director and youth player. Undoubtedly, Wim Jansen was the most important part of the Feyenoord team.
As the news came to light, all the footballer’s fans started paying him sincere tributes. Amidst this, fans also seem to search for Wim Jansen cause of death. However, it has not been revealed yet. No source seems to clarify what happened to the Dutch player that passed away this soon. Talking about Wim Jansen, he was born on October 28, 1946, in the Netherlands. Apart from being a football player, he was also a manager. Jansen spent most of his career playing at Feyenoord, a professional football club.
The player was even honoured with the European Cup which he received in 1970. Throughout his sport’s career in the Dutch national team, Wim Jansen won almost 65 international caps. With his participation and impressive performance, the team even reached the FIFA World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978 respectively. That time, Jansen went ahead to serve different roles in the team and came out winning the KNVB Cup in back to back seasons in the 1990s when he was serving as a manager.
In 1997-98, he even managed to win the Scottish Premier Division held at Celtic. Between 1965 and 1980, Jansen spent most of his sports career in Feyenoord. In the aforementioned football club, the player won as many as four League Championships including the European Cup that he won in 1970, Dutch Cup that he secured in 1974. He was also made the captain of his team in 1974 when his team has managed to beat the rival team Tottenham Hotspur with an impressive scoreline of 4-2.
Wim secured his first international cup on October 4, 1967, for the Netherlands. This great player is now reported to have died. Although not many sources clear his death cause, it is coming forward that Jansen died of health complications that he was facing from dementia on Jan 25. He was 75 at the time of his unfortunate death. We pray for his family and friends.