Rinus Israël

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Rinus Israël
Rinus Israel 1968.jpg
Personal information
Full name Marinus David Israël
Date of birth (1942-03-19) 19 March 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1966 DWS 88 (1)
1966–1974 Feijenoord 219 (21)
1974–1975 Excelsior Rotterdam 32 (2)
1975–1982 PEC Zwolle 198 (16)
National team
1964–1974[1] Netherlands 47 (3)
Teams managed
1982–1984 PEC Zwolle (assistant)
1984–1986 FC Den Bosch
1986–1988 Feyenoord Rotterdam
1988–1989 PAOK FC
1989–1990 FC Den Bosch
1991–1992 Dinamo Bucureşti
1992–1997 Netherlands U21
1997–1998 Ghana
1998–1999 Al-Jazira Club
1999–2000 Al-Shabab
2000–2001 Al-Wahda FC
2001–2003 ADO Den Haag
2003–2004 Al-Wahda FC
2006–2010 Feyenoord Rotterdam (scout)
2010–2012 VV Young Boys

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Marinus ("Rinus") David Israël (born 19 March 1942[2] in Amsterdam, North Holland) is a former Dutch football player, manager and currently scout. Nicknamed IJzeren Rinus (Iron Rinus) he formed a solid defence line at Feyenoord with Theo Laseroms.

Club career

During his career he played for DWS (1962–66), Feyenoord Rotterdam (1966–74), Excelsior Rotterdam (1974–75) and PEC Zwolle (1975–82). Israël achieved his greatest success at club level with Feyenoord, where he won three Eredivisie titles, a KNVB Cup, a European Cup and a UEFA Cup. He scored one of the two Rotterdam goals in the 1970 European Cup final against Celtic F.C.

International career

He also played 47 matches and scored 3 goals for the Netherlands national football team from 1964 to 1974, and he played three matches for Holland in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, including the Second round victories against Brazil and Argentina.[2]


As a player

As a manager

Individual Honours

As a player


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