Ajax are in mourning for club legend Gerrie Muhren, who passed away aged 67, following a long battle with illness. 

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muhrenThe classy midfielder was part of the golden generation of Ajax, who won three European cups between 1971, and 73, before going on to represent Real Betis, and his home town Volendam.

Muhren was best known for playing keepy-ups in the 1-0 European cup Semi final win over Real Madrid, in a game he also scored the winner.

The midfielder was capped 10 times by Netherlands, but missed the 1974 World Cup in which the country reached the final, due to his son being ill.

After retirement, Muhren went on to work as a scout for Ajax, while his younger brother Arnie, was part of the Dutch squad that won the 1988 European Championships.

Suffering from myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), which is a bone marrow disease, Muhren passed away in his home town of Volendam, with Ajax issuing the following statement on Thursday:

“Ajax wishes the ones he left behind a lot of strength as they deal with this loss,”

Ajax plan to pay final respects to their club legend in next week’s KNVB Dutch cup match against Volendam, which takes place on Wednesday.

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