And finally, by popular demand, a brief "Where are they Now?" section:
After a distinguished career with DWS and FC Amsterdam,
Jan Jongbloed went on to play for Roda JC, then Vitesse and finally Go Ahead Eagles,
where an eye problem ended his career at the youthful age of 45.
He became assistant coach at Haarlem, and last I heard was goalkeepers' coach at Vitesse.
Wim Suurbier left Ajax for German club Shalke '04 in 1987,
then moved on to Metz in France,
then the Los Angeles Aztecs in America and Seiko in Hong Kong.
He did a spell of coaching in America,
and apparently worked for a German sports firm, but seems to be out of the game altogether now.
Captain of club and country,
Ruud Krol was the last Ajax player to leave home, which he delayed until 1980.
He had a year in Canada with the Vancouver Whitecaps,
then three seasons with Napoli in Italy, and finally went to Cannes,
where a knee injury forced him to retire in 1987.
His management career has taken him far and wide: Belgium, Switzerland, Egypt,
the United Arab Emirates
and more recently the Dutch international coaching staff.
His long-standing record number of Dutch caps, 83, was only relinquished
to Aron Winter during Euro 2000.
He was until recently assistant to national coach Louis van Gaal.
Arie Haan played for Anderlecht for six years.
He and Rensenbrink appeared in three consecutive Cup-Winners' Cup Finals for the Belgian club
between 1976 and 1978, winning two of them.
He then moved onto Standard Liege and PSV.
Coaching jobs in Belgium followed,
and then he took over at VfB Stuttgart
whom he led to the UEFA Cup Final in 1989, and later Nürnburg, PAOK Saloniki (twice)
He operated as assistant to Michels with the Dutch national side in 1988.
Also seems to be between jobs now.
Wim Rijsbergen spent a year at Bastia, then five at the New York Cosmos,
alongside Franz Beckenbauer.
He also played for Helmond Sport and Utrecht,
until an ankle injury forced him out of the game.
The inevitable coaching career has seen him at DS '79, Rodenburg, Groningen, Volendam and NAC;
in recent years he has found himself at Universidad de Catolica in Chile.
Wim Jansen left Feyenoord for the Washington Diplomats in 1980.
Three years later, he moved to Ajax.
He has held coaching positions at Lokeren, SVV, Feyenoord and in Saudi Arabia and Japan.
Most famously, he won the 1998 Scottish championship with Celtic,
but departed acrimoniously soon after. Presently, he is thought to be considering offers.
Johan Neeskens's eventual departure from Barcelona, for the New York Cosmos,
was the cause of great unrest at the Spanish club,
almost bringing about the downfall of the President.
After some years, he briefly returned to Europe, to play for Groningen,
but ended his career in America.
He did some low-key trainers jobs in Switzerland, then in 1996 became Frank Rijkaard's
assistant as coach
of the Dutch national team, in which capacity he famously had the pleasure of wishing
Daniel Passarella a pleasant journey home after the Dutch
Quarter-Final win in the 1998 World Cup.
After the resignation of Rijkaard in summer 2000,
he was appointed coach of Dutch Premier Division club NEC Nijmegen.
Wim van Hanegem left Feyenoord for AZ '67 in 1976. Like Cruyff, he decided not to
to take part in the 1978 World Cup, the only other member of this great team
to decline an encore.
His playing career took him to the Chicago Stings, Feyenoord again, and finally Utrecht,
where he became assistant coach. He coached Feyenoord to the Dutch Cup three times,
and the championship in 1993, and has also done the coaching job at AZ '67,
as well as commentating for the television company Canal+.
When Dick Advocaat was appointed Dutch national coach,
Van Hanegem became the latest in a long line of 1974 players to become assistant.
Johnny Rep played for Valencia, then Bastia and St Etienne,
before returning to Holland with a club called PEC Zwolle.
He has also worked for Feyenoord and Haarlem, and currently coaches Sporting Flevoland.
Rob Rensenbrink stayed at Anderlecht until 1980,
whence he departed for Portland Timbers.
By then, however, the NASL was not the success story it had been,
and the club closed down, although Rensenbrink apparently received much compensation.
He also played briefly and lucratively for Toulouse, but now seems to be lost to the game.
After becoming more famous for not
taking over as coach of the Dutch 1994 World Cup team
than he would done had they won the competition,
and falling victim to a power struggle with Barcelona in 1996,
he seems to have settled down as a wide-ranging commentator, consultant
and general éminence grise of Dutch football,
organising the Holland "Team of the Century" game to keep himself amused during 1999.
He has of course had heart by-pass operations in recent years,
but it would be nice to think the competitive game has not heard the last of him.
Time will tell.
Thanks to Koos for help with the above.
Hopefully this is correct as at early 2002 - please e-mail me if you have more
up to date information!