Johnny Dusbaba

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Johnny Dusbaba
Johnny Dusbaba (1975).jpg
Dusbaba in 1975
Personal information
Date of birth (1956-03-14) 14 March 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth The Hague, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1974 ADO Den Haag 33 (0)
1974–1977 Ajax 93 (2)
1977–1981 Anderlecht 117 (1)
1981–1982 Standard Liège 16 (0)
1982–1984 NAC 36 (2)
1984–1986 Sint-Niklaas 31 (0)
Total 326 (5)
National team
1977–1978 Netherlands 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Johnny Dusbaba (born 14 March 1956 in The Hague) is a retired Dutch football player who played for Ajax and Anderlecht among others, as well as the Dutch national side.

Club career[edit]

He started his career at hometown club ADO Den Haag, before joining Hans Kraay-coached Dutch giants Ajax in 1974. A tough, but somewhat careless defender, he moved abroad to play in Belgium for Anderlecht alongside compatriots Peter Ressel, Arie Haan and Rob Rensenbrink and later for Standard Liège. After spending time at NAC, he finished his career at Sint-Niklaas.[1]

International career[edit]

Dusbaba made his debut for the Netherlands in an August 1977 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Iceland and earned a total of 4 caps, scoring no goals. His final international was an October 1978 UEFA Euro qualification match against Switzerland,[2] he was called-up for the 1978 FIFA World Cup, but somehow didn't join the squad who went to reach the final in Argentina.[1] His replacement Ernie Brandts became one of Holland's heroes during the tournament.

Personal life[edit]

Dusbaba was known for doing all kinds of dubious business during his playing career, selling fur coats, video recorders and TV's from the trunk of his car,[3] he later ran his own clothing shop in Belgium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Column 'vergeten' voetbalhelden: Johnny Dusbaba - NH Nieuws (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Intl career stats - EU Football
  3. ^ De zakenman Dusbaba - Nieuwsblad (in Dutch)

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