Sunday, September 25, 2016

Qualification Phase, Part Four (Holland 1988 UEFA European Championship Qualifiers)


Holland had failed to qualify for the Finals of a major Tournament in almost a decade when it started its 1988 Euros qualifiers in the Fall of 1986.
They had missed out on the two last World Cups (1982 and 1986), as well as the last Euros (1984).
Its last participation to any Finals had been the 1980 Euros which had signaled the end of the 70s glorious generation.
However, resurgence was on the horizon symbolized by two stars that many were tipping to be future greats.
Ajax striker Marco van Basten and PSV Eindhoven’s Ruud Gullit were the leaders of a young generation on the rise that included the likes of Frank Rijkaard (a childhood friend of Gullit), as well as Ronald Koeman and Gerald vanenburg.
In the previous year, former Legend Johann Cruyff had returned to Ajax and had instilled greater ambition on van Basten and his Ajax teammates.
Ruud Gullit had joined PSV Eindhoven the previous year from Feyenoord and had led them to the League Title.
The two clubs would form the nucleus of this new Holland that was to be managed by former 70s Manager Rinus Michels (who returned to the helm after an interim by Leo Beenhakker following Michels’ Medical issues).
As the season (1986/87) would progress the Gullit/van Basten duo would be linked with Serie A’s AC Milan and would join them for the following season.
Holland’s qualifiers started on October 15th, 1986 at Budapest. The other teams in the Group were Hungary, Poland, Greece and Luxembourg. 
Hungary were still shell-shocked from the (0-6) drubbing at the hands of the Soviet Union during the World Cup and would struggle for decades.

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, October 15, 1986, EC Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)

In the end the Dutch won through a van Basten strike in the second half after a combination play by Jan Wouters and Gullit had drawn the goalkeeper out for van Basten to tap into an empty net.

Photo From: Футбол-Хоккей, №42, 19.10.86
(Marco van Basten, October 15, 1986, EC Qualifier, Hungary 0-Holland 1)

The score could have been higher as Holland were clearly dominant. Another goal by van Basten was ruled out due to an infraction.
Holland had started well winning away from home and looked forward for its next match at home vs. a declining Poland side that included veteran Zbigniew Boniek.

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
 (Holland squad, November 19, 1986, EC Qualifier, Holland 0-Poland 0)


Photo From: Foot Magazine , Issue 63, December 1986
(Ruud Gullit and Pawlak, November 19, 1986, EC Qualifier, Holland 0-Poland 0)


Photo From: Onze, Issue 133, January 1987
(Ruud Gullit, November 19, 1986, EC Qualifier, Holland 0-Poland 0)

Leading up to the match, Ajax Manager Cruyff had been critical of Michels for using so many of his players for National Team duty to the detriment of his own club’s interests. Ajax were the team on the rise with many technical players and it made sense that most would be selected from there as opposed to PSV that relied on foreign players such as Belgium’s Eric Gerets and Denmark’s Ivan Nielsen and Frank Arnesen.


Photo From: Foot Magazine , Issue 63, December 1986
(November 19, 1986, EC Qualifier, Holland 0-Poland 0)

Photo From: Foot Magazine , Issue 63, December 1986
(Marco van Basten, November 19, 1986, EC Qualifier, Holland 0-Poland 0)

In any case, the Dutch failed to capitalize on their dominance against the Poles and came away dissatisfied with a scoreless tie at home.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 139, July 1987
(Ruud Gullit, November 19, 1986, EC Qualifier, Holland 0-Poland 0)


Photo From: Foot Magazine , Issue 63, December 1986
(November 19, 1986, EC Qualifier, Holland 0-Poland 0)

Photo From: Foot Magazine , Issue 63, December 1986
(November 19, 1986, EC Qualifier, Holland 0-Poland 0)

The next match, on December 21st, was away at Cyprus and nothing less than a victory was expected.
Michels recalled Ajax veteran Arnold Muhren to the National Team and he would remain a vital element of the team. The former Ipswich and Manchester United midfielder, now in his late 30s, had found a new lease on life at Cruyff’s Ajax. He was the experienced member in an otherwise young Ajax side.
Gullit gave the Dutch the lead, heading in a free kick taken by Adri van Tiggelen. Ajax striker Johnny Bosman, who was deputizing for the injured clubmate van Basten, scored the second with another header from a cross by Gullit from the right side.
This match was veteran Simon Tahamta’s last match for Holland.

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, December 21, 1986, EC Qualifier, Cyprus 0-Holland 2)


Holland’s next qualifier was in the new year (1987) on March 25th vs. Greece at Rotterdam.
By now Gullit and van Basten’s impending transfers to AC Milan had been confirmed.  Gullit’s transfer was especially a topic of discussion due to its record fee.
The Ajax and PSV dominance was exemplified in Holland’s starting lineup that featured players from the two teams only (7 Ajax+4 PSV).
The Dutch were heavily favored at home vs. the Greeks. However, the Greeks came away with a point. They scored early in the game after Dimitris Saravakos had lobbed over van Breukelen from outside of the box after being sent clear.

Photo From: Футбол - Футбол-Хоккей,  №13---29.03.87
(Ruud Gullit, March 25, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 1-Greece 1)


Marco van Basten tied up the score in the second half by volleying from close range after a corner by Muhren from the right had been headed across by Spelbos.
This match also marked Aron Winter’s debut for Holland who came in the closing stages of the match. Despite never really being a full starter, he would remain a feature in the Dutch National Team for over a decade.

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, March 25, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 1-Greece 1)

The other noteworthy feature of this match was Michels’ positioning of Ronald Koeman who was developing into one of Europe’s best players. This was the first qualifier that he was positioned as sweeper (switching from the midfield). He would become one of the best Liberos of the game.
The Dutch bounced back for their next qualifier at home vs. Hungary on April 29th. The Dutch produced a positive display to erase the disappointment of the Greece match. By this point, Dutch Football was very much in trend with Ajax having qualified for the Cup Winners Cup Final (they would defeat Lokomotiv Leipzig in May to lift the trophy).
Starting goalkeeper Hans van Breuekelen was dropped for this match in favor of Joop Hiele, perhaps as a warning to shape up.

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, April 29, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 2-Hungary 0)



Photo From: France Football, Issue 2143, May 5, 1987
(April 29, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 2-Hungary 0)

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2143, May 5, 1987
(April 29, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 2-Hungary 0)


Ruud Gullit gave Holland the lead in the 37th minute by heading in a cross from John van’t Schip from the left side.
Just a few minutes later, Ajax veteran Arnold Muhren doubled the lead by with a volley from the edge of the box after the Hungarian defense had cleared a Gerald vanenburg cross. The Dutch had been absolutely dominant with Gullit, van Basten and Frank Rijkaard at the top of their game.


Photo From: World Soccer, October 1989
(Holland squad, April 29, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 2-Hungary 0)


Photo From: Mondial, new series, Issue 88, July 1987
(April 29, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 2-Hungary 0)

Photo From: France Football, Issue 2143, May 5, 1987
(Gerald Vanenburg, April 29, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 2-Hungary 0)

Holland’s next qualifier was almost six months later on October 14, 1987, away at Poland,
A number of developments had taken place in the intervening months.
Ruud Gullit had taken to the Serie A with delight and had adapted better than most would have imagined.
In contrast, Frank Rijkaard had a tumultuous summer, which would force him to miss the Fall qualifiers. He was in a contract dispute with Ajax and had even signed two valid contracts with both Ajax and PSV Eindhoven. In the end, the authorities ruled that he had to stay at Ajax, but the club would have to pay PSV compensation. This affected his season and he quarreled with Manager Johann Cruyff (Rijkaard eventually left the club by midseason).
PSV Eindhoven were in irresistible form in the Dutch League and abroad and Berry van Aerle benefited from the team’s fortunes to earn his first cap vs. Poland (and remain as a starter).
Strangely Gullit started with a jersey numbered 8 (he usually played as number 10) with Muhren taking the number 10 jersey.
Ruud Gullit, in excellent form, scored two near identical goals minutes apart to enhance his growing stature (His excellent from would earn him the Ballon d’Or on December).
Both goals came from crosses from the right side. For the first one, Gullit scored with a diving header from vanenburg’s cross. For the second, Debutant van Aerle supplied the cross from the right and this time Gullit scored with his feet.


Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, October 14, 1987, EC Qualifier, Poland 0-Holland 2)

Photo from: Bialo Czerwoni 1921-2001, Author Andrzej Gowarzewski
(Poland squad, October 14, 1987, EC Qualifier, Poland 0-Holland 2)

Two weeks later, the Dutch took on Cyprus; in a match that was seen as nothing more than a formality but events took a dramatic turn that could have derailed Holland’s qualification prospects.
First Holland had to deal with the long-term injury of Marco van Basten. He would miss the majority of the season. This gave an opportunity to his former Ajax teammate Johnny Bosman to step into the breach.


Photo From: Onze, Issue 144, December 1987
(October 28, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 8-Cyprus 0)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 144, December 1987
(October 28, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 8-Cyprus 0)


Then in the match itself, a flare from the stands struck Cypriot goalkeeper Andros Charitou in the early stages of the match. Antonis Kleftis substituted him in the third minute.

Photo From: Onze, Issue 150, June 1988
 (Ronald Koeman, October 28, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 8-Cyprus 0)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 150, June 1988
 (Johnny Bosman, October 28, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 8-Cyprus 0)


The Cyprus squad left the field in protest and returned only after the Dutch and UEFA Officials convinced them.
The Dutch unsurprisingly won (8-0) with Johnny Bosman scoring five goals in the process.

Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, October 28, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 8-Cyprus 0)

On November 12th, 1987, UEFA awarded Cyprus 3-0 win over Holland due to the incident. After the Dutch appealed, it was decided to replay the match in an empty stadium.
PSV Eindhoven’s Hans Gillhaus earned his first cap in this match (that was nullified). Ajax defender Ronald Spelbos also played his last match for Holland (that was nullified, so his last ‘Official’ match was the previous encounter vs. Poland).


Photo From: Onze, Issue 150, June 1988
(Ruud Gullit, December 9, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 4-Cyprus 0)

Photo From: Foot Magazine , Issue 79, May 1988
(Ruud Gullit, December 9, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 4-Cyprus 0)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 145, January 1988
(December 9, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 4-Cyprus 0)

The replay vs. Cyprus took place on December 9th behind closed doors at De Meer at Amsterdam. This time Bosman scored three goals on their route for a comfortable (4-0) win.


Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, December 9, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 4-Cyprus 0)


Photo From: Onze, Issue 150, June 1988
(Holland squad, December 9, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 4-Cyprus 0)

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 76, February 1988
(December 9, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 4-Cyprus 0)


Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 94, January 1988
(Gerald Vanenburg, December 9, 1987, EC Qualifier, Holland 4-Cyprus 0)


The Dutch already qualified took the opportunity to experiment for their Final qualifier vs. Greece on the following week.
Joop Lankhaar and Hendrie Krüzen earned their first caps as did John de Wolf in the second half. Feyenoord defender Sjaak Troost also earned a rare start in this experimental squad, where the recently capped PSV striker Hans Gillhaus scored twice in Holland’s (3-0) away win.

Photo From: de Internationals, de Historie van Oranje, Authors Matty Verkamman, Henri van der Steen, John Volkers
(Joop Lankhaar, December 16, 1987, EC Qualifier, Greece 0-Holland 3)


Photo From: Het Nederlands Elftal, De Histoire van Oranje, 1905-1989
(Holland squad, December 16, 1987, EC Qualifier, Greece 0-Holland 3)

The Dutch qualified from their Group unbeaten having won six matches and drawn two with one of the best records of the qualifiers.
By the time of the 1988 Euros, Ronald Koeman’s brother Erwin would also make a return for the National Team after a solid season with Belgian side Mechelen, as would striker Wim Kieft who was in sensational form with PSV Eindhoven after returning from the Serie A.
More importantly Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten would also make their return to the National Team and the rest is history.


1988 UEFA European Chanpionship Qualifiers- Group 5


October 15, 1986
Hungary 0-Holland 1
Venue: Budapest - Nepstadion
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Yury Savchenko (USSR)
Goalscorers:
(Hungary): None
(Holland): Marco van Basten 68
Lineups:
Hungary:
1-Joszef  Szendrei (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club- Budapest)
2-Sandor Sallai (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)
3-Attila Pinter (Ferencvárosi Torna Club- Budapest)
4-Tamas Preszeller(Raba Eto Gyor)  
5-Jozsef Kardos (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club- Budapest)
6-Imre Garaba (captain) (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)
7-Kalman Kovacs (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)
8-Antal Roth (Pécsi Munkás Sport Club)  (12-Joszef Keller (Ferencvárosi Torna Club- Budapest) 46th)
9-Imre Boda (MTK (Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre )-VM (Voros Meteor) -Budapest) (14-Jozsef Szekeres (Békéscsabai Elöre Spartacus Sport Club) 65th)
10-Lajos Detari (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)
11-Marton Esterhazy (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)- Athina / Greece)

Coach: Imre Komora

Holland:
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
4-Franklin Edmundo ‘Frank’ Rijkaard (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
2-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
Ronald Spelbos (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
5-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht / Belgium) 
6-Jan Jacobus Wouters (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
8-Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
7-Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
11-Simon Melkianus Tahamata (Feyenoord Rotterdam) (13-Wilbert Johan Suvrijn (Roda JC (Juliana Combinatie) Kerkrade) 88th)
10-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (captain) (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
9-Marcel ‘Marco’ van Basten (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)

Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels
Booked: Spelbos 12, van't Schip

Other Substitutes:
Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)  
Erwin Koeman (Koninklijke Voetbalclub Mechelen / Belgium)
Jacob ‘Sjaak’ Troost  (Feyenoord Rotterdam)



October 15, 1986  (Poland 2-Greece 1)


Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Poland
1
1
0
0
2
1
1
2
2
Holland
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
2
3
Hungary
1
0
0
1
0
1
-1
0
4
Greece
1
0
0
1
1
2
-1
0
5
Cyprus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


November 12, 1986  (Greece 2-Hungary 1)


November 19, 1986
Holland 0-Poland 0
Venue: Amsterdam -Olimpisch-Stadion
Attendance: 52,750
Referee: Joel Quiniou (France)
Goalscorers:
(Holland): None
(Poland): None
Lineups:
Holland:
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
4-Franklin Edmundo ‘Frank’ Rijkaard (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
2-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
3-Ronald Spelbos (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
5-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht / Belgium) 
6-Jan Jacobus Wouters (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
8-Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) (14-Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) 46th)
7-Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
11-Simon Melkianus Tahamata (Feyenoord Rotterdam)  (15-René van der Gijp (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) 74th)
10-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (captain) (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) 
9-Marcel ‘Marco’ van Basten (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)

Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels

Other Substitutes:
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
Wilbert Johan Suvrijn (Roda JC (Juliana Combinatie) Kerkrade
Jacob ‘Sjaak’ Troost  (Feyenoord Rotterdam)

Poland:
1-Jacek Kazimierski (Centralny Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa) 
Krzysztof Pawlak (Kolejowy Klub Sportowy Lech  Poznán)     
5-Roman Wójcicki (Fußball-Club 08 Homburg-Saar e.V. / West Germany
Paweł Król (Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław)   
4-Dariusz Wdowczyk (Centralny Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa) 
8-Waldemar Prusik (Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław)   
Andrzej Rudy (Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław)    (14-Ryszard Tarasiewicz (Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław)  46th)
Jan Karaś (captain) (Centralny Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa) 
9-Zbigniew Boniek (captain) (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy)
10-Dariusz Dziekanowski (Centralny Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)  (16-Jan Urban (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze) 66th)
Włodzimierz Smolarek (Eintracht Frankfurt e.V. / West Germany)

Coach: Wojciech Lazarek
Booked: Pawel Król

Other Substitutes:
Jan Furtok (Górniczy Klub Sportowy Katowice) 
Marek Koniarek (Górniczy Klub Sportowy Katowice) 
Waldemar Matysik (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze)       
Kazimierz Przybyś (Robotnicze Towarzystwo Sportowe Widzew Łódź)  

Józef Wandzik (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze)       



Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Poland
2
1
1
0
2
1
1
3
2
Holland
2
1
1
0
1
0
1
3
3
Greece
2
1
0
1
3
3
0
2
4
Hungary
2
0
0
2
1
3
-2
0
5
Cyprus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


December 3, 1986  (Cyprus 2-Greece 4)


December 21, 1986
Cyprus 0-Holland 2
Venue: Limassol-Tsíreio Stádio (Tsirion Stadium)
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ioan Igna (Romania)
Goalscorers:
(Cyprus): None
(Holland): Ruud Gullit 19, Johnny Bosman 73
Lineups:
Cyprus:
1-Andros Charitou (Athlitikos Sillogos Omónoia Leukosías-Lefkosia (Nicosia)
2-Sotiris Tsikkos (Athlitikos Sillogos Omónoia Leukosías-Lefkosia (Nicosia)
3-Costas Miamiliotis (APOEL (Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinos Levkosías) Lefkosia (Nicosia)
4-Demetris Misos (APOEL (Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinos Levkosías) Lefkosia (Nicosia)
5-Avraam Socratous (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol)
6-Yiannakis Yiangoudakis (Apollonas Lemesou- Lemessos (Limassol
8-Panayiotis Marangos (APOEL (Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinos Levkosías) Lefkosia (Nicosia) [15-Floros Nicolaou (Athlitiko Somateio Nea Salamina- Ammochostos (Famagusta) 84]
7-Pavlos Savva (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol)
10-Yiannos Ioannou (APOEL (Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinos Levkosías) Lefkosia (Nicosia) [16-Loizos Mavroudes (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol) 46]
9-Georghios Savvides (Athlitikos Sillogos Omónoia Leukosías-Lefkosia (Nicosia)
11-Evagoras Christofi (Athlitikos Sillogos Omónoia Leukosías-Lefkosia (Nicosia)

Coach: Panikos Iacovou

Holland:
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
4-Franklin Edmundo ‘Frank’ Rijkaard (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  (12-Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) 66th)
2-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht / Belgium) 
3-Ronald Spelbos (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
5-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
6-Jan Jacobus Wouters (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
8-Arnoldus Johannes Hyacinthus ‘Arnold’ Mühren (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
7-René van der Gijp (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
11-Simon Melkianus Tahamata (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
10-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (captain) (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
9-Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  

Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels

Other Substitutes:
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)  
Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
Wilbert Johan Suvrijn (Roda JC (Juliana Combinatie) Kerkrade

Jacob ‘Sjaak’ Troost  (Feyenoord Rotterdam)



Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Holland
3
2
1
0
3
0
3
5
2
Greece
3
2
0
1
7
5
2
4
3
Poland
2
1
1
0
2
1
1
3
4
Hungary
2
0
0
2
1
3
-2
0
5
Cyprus
2
0
0
2
2
6
-4
0


January 14, 1987  (Greece 3-Cyprus 1)
February 8, 1987  (Cyprus 0-Hungary 1)



March 25, 1987
Holland 1-Greece 1
Venue: Rotterdam-De Kuip-Feyenoord Stadion
Attendance: 43,841
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)
Goalscorers:
(Holland): Marco van Basten 55
(Greece): Dimitris Saravakos 6
Lineups:
Holland:
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
5-Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) (14-Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) 72nd)
6-Jan Jacobus Wouters (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
3-Ronald Spelbos (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
2-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
4-Franklin Edmundo ‘Frank’ Rijkaard (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
8-Arnoldus Johannes Hyacinthus ‘Arnold’ Mühren (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam 
7-René van der Gijp (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) (15-Aron Mohamed Winter (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) 83rd)
10-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (captain) (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) 
9-Marcel ‘Marco’ van Basten (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
11-Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
         
Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels
Booked: Marco van Basten

Other Substitutes:
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)  
Wilbert Johan Suvrijn (Roda JC (Juliana Combinatie) Kerkrade
Jacob ‘Sjaak’ Troost  (Feyenoord Rotterdam)

Greece:
1-Theologos Papadopoulos (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina)
2-Efstratios Apostolakis (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)  (12-Petros Xanthopoulos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas) 68th)
3-Nikolaos Vamvakulas (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas
4-Stylianos Manolas (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina)
5-Petros Mihos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
6-Andreas Bonovas (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas) (13-Yorgios Skartados (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki) 83rd)
7-Dimitrios Saravakos (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas
8-Kostandinos Antoniou (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas
9-Nikolaos Anastopoulos (captain) (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
10-Anastassios Mitropoulos (Olympiakos Syndesmos Filathlon Pirea-Pireas)
11-Sevastianos Kofidis (Gymnasticós Sillegós Iraklis- Thessaloniki)  

Coach: Miltos Papapostolou
Booked: Tasos Mitropoulos


Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Greece
5
3
1
1
11
7
4
7
2
Holland
4
2
2
0
4
1
3
6
3
Poland
2
1
1
0
2
1
1
3
4
Hungary
3
1
0
2
2
3
-1
2
5
Cyprus
4
0
0
4
3
19
-16
0


April 12, 1987  (Poland 0-Cyprus 0)
April 29, 1987  (Greece 1-Poland 0)


April 29, 1987
Holland 2-Hungary 0
Venue: Rotterdam-De Kuip-Feyenoord Stadion
Attendance: 53,035
Referee: George Courtney (England)
Goalscorers:
(Holland): Ruud Gullit 37, Arnold Muhren 40
(Hungary): None
Lineups:
Holland:
1-Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
2-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht / Belgium) 
3-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
4-Franklin Edmundo ‘Frank’ Rijkaard (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
5-Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
6-Jan Jacobus Wouters (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
7-Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
8-Arnoldus Johannes Hyacinthus ‘Arnold’ Mühren (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam 
9-Marcel ‘Marco’ van Basten (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
10-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (captain) (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
11-Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  (15-René van der Gijp (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) 79th)

Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels

Other Substitutes:
Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Wilbert Johan Suvrijn (Roda JC (Juliana Combinatie) Kerkrade
Aron Mohamed Winter (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)

Hungary:
1-Joszef  Szendrei (captain) (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club- Budapest)
2-Sandor Sallai (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület) (14-Tibor Vegh (Videoton Sport Club- Székesfehérvári) 40)
3-Gabor Hires (MTK (Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre )-VM (Voros Meteor) -Budapest)
6-Imre Garaba (captain) (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)   
4-Tamas Preszeller(Raba Eto Gyor)  
11-Zoltan Peter (Zalaegerszegi Torna Egylet)    (12-Gyozo Burcsa (Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise / France) 70)
10-Lajos Detari (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)   
8-Joszef Kardos (Újpesti Dózsa Sport Club- Budapest)
5-Peter Hannich (Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine / France)
7-Jozsef  Kiprich (Tatabányai Bányász Sport Club)   
9-Kalman Kovacs (Budapesti Honvéd Sport Egyesület)   


Coach: Jozsef Verebes


Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Greece
6
4
1
1
12
7
5
9
2
Holland
5
3
2
0
6
1
5
8
3
Poland
4
1
2
1
2
2
0
4
4
Hungary
4
1
0
3
2
5
-3
2
5
Cyprus
5
0
1
4
3
19
-16
1


May 17, 1987 (Hungary 5-Poland 3)
September 23, 1987  (Poland 3-Hungary 2)
October 14, 1987 (Hungary 3-Greece 0)


October 14, 1987
Poland 0-Holland 2
Venue: Zabrze, Stadion Sportowy KS Górnik   
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Robert Valentine (Scotland)
Goalscorers:
(Poland): None
(Holland): Ruud Gullit 30,38
Lineups:
Poland:
1-Marek Szczech (Morski Klub Sportowy Pogon- Szczecin)  
2-Kazimierz Przybyś (Robotnicze Towarzystwo Sportowe Widzew Łódź)    
3-Paweł Król (Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław)    
5-Waldemar Prusik (captain) (Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław)     
4-Marek Kostrzewa (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze)        
8-Jan Karaś (Centralny Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)  (13-Czesław Jakołcewicz (Kolejowy Klub Sportowy Lech  Poznán)  46th)
7-Ryszard Tarasiewicz (Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław)    
9-Andrzej Iwan (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze)        
6-Jan Urban (Klub Sportowy Górnik Zabrze)        
10-Dariusz Dziekanowski (Centralny Wojskowy Klub Sportowy Legia Warszawa)  
11-Jarosław Araszkiewicz (Kolejowy Klub Sportowy Lech  Poznán)   (15-Ryszard Robakiewicz (LKS (Lodzki Klub Sportowy)-Lodz)  68th)

Coach: Wojciech Lazarek

Other Substitutes:
16-Wiesław Cisek (Robotnicze Towarzystwo Sportowe Widzew Łódź)    
Ryszard Jankowski (Kolejowy Klub Sportowy Lech  Poznán)     
12-Janusz Jedynak (Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław)    
Krzysztof Warzycha (Klub Sportowy Ruch Chorzów)
14-Witold Wenclewski (LKS (Lodzki Klub Sportowy)-Lodz)    
Jacek Ziober (LKS (Lodzki Klub Sportowy)-Lodz)    

Holland:
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
4-Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
2-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht / Belgium) 
3-Ronald Spelbos (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
5-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Matra Racing de Paris / France
6-Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus ‘Berry’ van Aerle (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
10-Arnoldus Johannes Hyacinthus ‘Arnold’ Mühren (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam 
7-Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
11-Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
8-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (captain) (Associazione Calcio Milan / Italy)
9-Marcel ‘Marco’ van Basten (Associazione Calcio Milan / Italy) (13-Aron Mohamed Winter (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) 80th)

Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels

Other Substitutes:
14-Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
16-Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)  
15-Hennie Ingemar Meijer (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax)  

12-Jacob ‘Sjaak’ Troost  (Feyenoord Rotterdam)


Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Holland
6
4
2
0
8
1
7
10
2
Greece
7
4
1
2
12
10
2
9
3
Hungary
7
3
0
4
12
11
1
6
4
Poland
7
2
2
3
8
11
-3
6
5
Cyprus
5
0
1
4
3
19
-16
1



October 28, 1987
Holland 8-Cyprus 0  (****Result was Nullified due to crowd violence***)
Venue: Rotterdam-De Kuip-Feyenoord Stadion
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Roger Philippi (Luxemburg)
Goalscorers:
(Holland): Johnny Bosman 1, 38, 53, 60, 67, Ruud Gullit 20, Ronald Spelbos 42, John van't Schip 47
(Cyprus): None
Lineups:
Holland:
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
4-Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
2-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht / Belgium) 
3-Ronald Spelbos (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
5-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Matra Racing de Paris / France
6-Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus ‘Berry’ van Aerle (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
8-Arnoldus Johannes Hyacinthus ‘Arnold’ Mühren (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam 
7-Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
11-Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
10-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (captain) (Associazione Calcio Milan / Italy) (14-Johannes Paulus ‘Hans’ Gillhaus (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) 74th)
9-Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  

Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels

Other Substitutes:
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)  
Hennie Ingemar Meijer (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax)  
Jacob ‘Sjaak’ Troost  (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
Aron Mohamed Winter (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  

Cyprus:
1-Andros Charitou (Athlitikos Sillogos Omónoia Leukosías-Lefkosia (Nicosia)  (12-Antonis Kleftis (Enosi Neon Paralimniou-Paralimni)  3rd )
3-Costas Miamiliotis (APOEL (Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinos Levkosías) Lefkosia (Nicosia) (16-Nicos Pantziaras (APOEL (Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinos Levkosías) Lefkosia (Nicosia) 72nd)
Charalambos Pittas (Apollonas Lemesou- Lemessos (Limassol
Demetris Misos (APOEL (Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinos Levkosías) Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Avraam Socratous (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol)
Yiannakis Yiangoudakis (Apollonas Lemesou- Lemessos (Limassol
Pavlos Savva (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol)
Christakis Christoforou (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol)
Georghios Mavroudes (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol)
Georghios Savvides (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina / Greece)
Evagoras Christofi (Athlitikos Sillogos Omónoia Leukosías-Lefkosia (Nicosia)

Coach: Panikos Iacovou



November 11, 1987 (Cyprus 0-Poland 1)
December 2, 1987 (Hunagry 1-Cyprus 0)


December 9, 1987
Holland 4-Cyprus 0  (****Match behind closed doors***)
Venue: Amsterdam-De Meer (Ajax)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ivan Gregr (Czechoslovakia)
Goalscorers:
(Holland): Johnny Bosman 35, 44, 66, Ronald Koeman 63 pen
(Cyprus): None
Lineups:
Holland:
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
4-Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
3-Aron Mohamed Winter (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
2-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht / Belgium) 
5-Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Matra Racing de Paris / France)
6-Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus ‘Berry’ van Aerle (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
8-Arnoldus Johannes Hyacinthus ‘Arnold’ Mühren (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam 
7-Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
11-Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
10-Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (captain) (Associazione Calcio Milan / Italy)
9-Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  

Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels
Booked: John Bosman 73'

Other Substitutes:
Johannes Paulus ‘Hans’ Gillhaus (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Willem Cornelis Nicolaas ‘Wim’ Kieft (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Erwin Koeman (Koninklijke Voetbalclub Mechelen / Belgium)
Jacob ‘Joop’ Lankhaar (Football Club Den Haag)
Stanley Purl Menzo (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax)  

Cyprus:
1-Georghios Pantziaras (Apollonas Lemesou- Lemessos (Limassol
2-Antonis Elia Andrellis (Apollonas Lemesou- Lemessos (Limassol
4-Demetris Misos (APOEL (Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinos Levkosías) Lefkosia (Nicosia)
5-Avraam Socratous (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol)
3-Charalambos Pittas (Apollonas Lemesou- Lemessos (Limassol
9-Floros Nicolaou (Athlitiko Somateio Nea Salamina- Ammochostos (Famagusta)
8-Georghios Christodoulou (Athlitikos Sillogos Omónoia Leukosías-Lefkosia (Nicosia)
7-Pavlos Savva (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol)
6-Yiannakis Yiangoudakis (Apollonas Lemesou- Lemessos (Limassol)  [13-Ara Petrosian (APOEL (Athlitikos Podosfairikos Omilos Ellinos Levkosías) Lefkosia (Nicosia) 59]
10-Loizos Mavroudes (AEL (Athlitikí Énosi Lemésou) –Lemesos (Limassol)
11-Marios Tsingis (Aris Lemessos (Aris Football Club- Limassol) [14-Georghios Savva (Enosi Neon Paralimniou-Paralimni)   88]

Coach: Christos Charalambous
Booked: Loizos Mavroudes 21, Georghios Pantziaras 63



December 16, 1987
Greece 0-Holland 3
Venue: Rhodos - Ethniko Stadio
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Keith Hackett (England)
Goalscorers:
(Greece): None
(Holland): Ronald Koeman 19, Hans Gillhaus 75, 81
Lineups:
Greece:
 1-Christos Michail (Athlitiki Enosi Larisa)
Lyssandros Georgamlis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas
Georgios Mitsimbonas (captain) (Athlitiki Enosi Larisa)
 Ioannis Kalitzakis (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas)   (12-Theodoros Pachatouridis (Gymnasticós Sillegós Drámas Dóxa) 32nd)
Ioakovos Chatziathanasiou (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas
Pagonis Vakalopoulos (Gymnasticós Sillegós Iraklis- Thessaloniki)  
Theodoros Kanaras (Panionios Gymnasticós Sillegós Smyrnis-Athinas)
Vaggelis Vlachos (Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos-Athinas
9-Pavlos Papaioannou (AEK (Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupolis)-Athina) (16-Sotiris Mavromatis (PAOK (Panthessalonikio Athlitiko Omilo Konstantinoupolis)- Thessaloniki) 11th)
Michalis Ziogas (Athlitiki Enosi Larisa)
Ioannis Samaras (OFI (Ómilos Filathlós Iráklion)-Kriti)

Coach : Miltos Papapostolou

Holland:
1-Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
4-Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
2-Jacob ‘Joop’ Lankhaar (Football Club Den Haag)
5-Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht / Belgium) 
3-Jacob ‘Sjaak’ Troost  (Feyenoord Rotterdam)  (13-Johannes Hildebrand ‘John’ de Wolf (Football Club Groningen) 65th)
6-Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus ‘Berry’ van Aerle (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  (12-Johannes Paulus ‘Hans’ Gillhaus (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) 65th)
8-Hendrik ‘Hendrie’ Krüzen (Den Bosch 67 Football Club- 's-Hertogenbosch)
7-Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
10-Aron Mohamed Winter (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
9-Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
11-Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  

Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels

Other Substitutes:
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)



Table

P
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
Holland
8
6
2
0
15
1
14
14
2
Greece
8
4
1
3
12
13
-1
9
3
Hungary
8
4
0
4
13
11
2
8
4
Poland
8
3
2
3
9
11
-2
8
5
Cyprus
8
0
1
7
3
25
-22
1

P-Played, W-Win, D-Draw, L-Loss, GF-Goals For, GA-Goals Against, GD-Goal Difference, Pts-Points



Holland players during the qualification matches

Goalkeeper:
Johannes Franciscus ‘Hans’ van Breukelen (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)  
Johannes Frederik ‘Joop’ Hiele (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
Stanley Purl Menzo (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax) (did not play in any of the matches)

Defenders:
Franklin Edmundo ‘Frank’ Rijkaard (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
Jan Jacobus ‘Sonny’ Silooy (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) and from 1987/88: (Matra Racing Paris / France)
Ronald Spelbos (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
Adrianus Andreas ‘Adri’ van Tiggelen (Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht / Belgium) 
Wilbert Johan Suvrijn (Roda JC (Juliana Combinatie) Kerkrade)
Hubertus Aegidius Hermanus ‘Berry’ van Aerle (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Jacob ‘Joop’ Lankhaar (Football Club Den Haag)
Jacob ‘Sjaak’ Troost  (Feyenoord Rotterdam
Johannes Hildebrand ‘John’ de Wolf (Football Club Groningen)

Midfielders/Forwards:
Arnoldus Johannes Hyacinthus ‘Arnold’ Mühren (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
Jan Jacobus Wouters (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
Ronald Koeman (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Johannes Nicolaas ‘John’ van't Schip (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)  
Simon Melkianus Tahamata (Feyenoord Rotterdam)
Rudi Dil ‘Ruud’ Gullit (captain) (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) and from 1987/88: (Associazione Calcio Milan / Italy)
Marcel ‘Marco’ van Basten (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam) and from 1987/88: (Associazione Calcio Milan / Italy)
Johannes Jacobus ’John’  Bosman (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
René van der Gijp (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Aron Mohamed Winter (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax-Amsterdam)
Johannes Paulus ‘Hans’ Gillhaus (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven)
Hendrik ‘Hendrie’ Krüzen (Den Bosch 67 Football Club- 's-Hertogenbosch)
Willem Cornelis Nicolaas ‘Wim’ Kieft (Philips Sports Vereniging Eindhoven) (did not play in any of the matches)
Erwin Koeman (Koninklijke Voetbalclub Mechelen / Belgium) (did not play in any of the matches)
Hennie Ingemar Meijer (Amsterdamse Football Club Ajax)  (did not play in any of the matches)


Coach: Marinus Jacobus Hendricus ‘Rinus’ Michels

2 comments:

  1. The replay vs. Cyprus on 9th Dec. 1987 was not played in Rotterdam, but in Amsterdam (Ajax Stadium).

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