BOBBY HAARMS 08-03-1934 - 06-06-2009 †
Last friday night, BOBBY HAARMS has deceased at the age of 75.
Bobby is one of the most important icons of my favorite football club A.F.C. AJAX (Amsterdam - Holland).
He was born on the Middenweg in Amsterdam in 1934, in front of the then being constructed DE MEER Stadium. At the age of thirteen his dream became truth and he became member of AJAX, playing his first match on september 28 1952 against the S.C.Heracles. After his players' carreer, Bobby became assistant trainer of AJAX from 1967 until 2000, with just a small gap from 1981 until 1986. Haarms was especially active with the recuperation of injured players who nicknamed him, once recovered after a voyage through hell "THE GOOD EXECUTIONER", due to his human character but hard methods. It was a man in the shadow of stars and trainer, but who has always done an indispensable job.
Bobby Haarms is one of the most beloved people of AJAX's over 100 years history by the clubs' supporters.
He is the only person who has been sitting in the dug-out during all finals AJAX played during the years he was active in the club (not to forget SJAKIE WOLFS, the material carer, who started in 1975).
With Bobby Haarms a part of Amsterdam has died.
LOVE FOR THE COLORS OF A CLUB CANNOT BETTER BE SUMMED UP IN TWO WORDS: "BOBBY HAARMS"
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