Dutch football legend Piet Keizer has passed away at the age of 73 after a short battle with lung cancer.

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A statement on the Ajax website revealed that Keizer had passed away on Saturday evening in the presence of his loved ones and family.

The former left winger made his debut for Ajax in 1961 and was instrumental to the side that lifted the European Cup three times, forming a deadly attack with Johan Cruyff and Sjaak Swart.

Keizer made 490 official appearances for Ajax and scored 189 times. He also made 34 appearances for the Netherlands, scoring eleven times. He retired in 1974 after finishing second with the Oranje squad at the World Cup and later worked with Ajax as a scout, technical director and an advisor.

Ajax will pay tribute to one of their favourite sons on Sunday when they host Sparta Rotterdam.




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