Johnny Rep

Johnny Rep
Johnny Rep
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Personal information
Full name John Nicholaas Rep
Date of birth 25 November 1951 (1951-11-25) (age 59)
Place of birth Zaandam, Netherlands
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
ZFC Zaandam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1975 Ajax 97 (41)
1975–1977 Valencia 55 (22)
1977–1979 Bastia 65 (33)
1979–1983 Saint-Étienne 131 (44)
1983–1984 PEC Zwolle 32 (5)
1984–1986 Feyenoord 43 (5)
1986–1987 Haarlem 5 (0)
Total 428 (150)
National team
1973–1981 Netherlands 42 (12)
Teams managed
1994–1996 De Zwarte Schapen
1996–2001 Omniworld
2002–2005 Texel'94
2005–2007 Omniworld (scout)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Nicholaas "Johnny" Rep (born 25 November 1951 in Zaandam, North Holland) is a former Dutch footballer. He currently holds the all time record for FIFA World Cup goals for the Netherlands with 7.


Playing career

He played as a right-sided forward in the Dutch World Cup teams of 1974 (West Germany) and 1978 (Argentina). Rep scored the winning goal for Ajax Amsterdam against Juventus in the 1973 European Cup final in Belgrade. He also helped SC Bastia reach the finals of the 1978 UEFA Cup.

After his time in Bastia, Rep joined St-Etienne and was part of a side that included Michel Platini



Rep is included in the 'Classic Netherlands' team in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 6 under the name of 'Rak'.