Rinus Israël

Marinus "Rinus" David Israël (born 19 March 1942[2] in Amsterdam) is a former Dutch football player, manager and currently scout. Nicknamed "Iron Rinus" he formed a solid defence line at Feyenoord with Theo Laseroms.

Rinus Israël
Personal information
Full name Marinus David Israël
Date of birth (1942-03-19) 19 March 1942
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1966 DWS 88 (1)
1966–1974 Feijenoord 219 (21)
1974–1975 Excelsior 32 (2)
1975–1982 PEC Zwolle 198 (16)
Total 537 (40)
National team
1964–1974[1] Netherlands 47 (3)
Teams managed
1982–1984 PEC Zwolle (assistant)
1984–1986 FC Den Bosch
1986–1988 Feyenoord
1988–1989 PAOK FC
1989–1990 FC Den Bosch
1991–1992 Dinamo București (Technical director)
1992–1997 Netherlands U21
1997–1998 Ghana
1998–1999 Al-Jazira Club
1999–2000 Al-Shabab
2000–2001 Al-Wahda FC
2001–2003 ADO Den Haag
2003–2004 Al-Wahda FC
2006–2010 Feyenoord (scout)
2010–2012 VV Young Boys
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

During his career he played for DWS (1962–66), Feyenoord Rotterdam (1966–74), Excelsior Rotterdam (1974–75) and PEC Zwolle (1975–82).[3] Israël achieved his greatest success at club level with Feyenoord, where he won three Eredivisie titles, a KNVB Cup, a European Cup and a UEFA Cup. He scored one of the two Rotterdam goals in the 1970 European Cup final against Celtic F.C.[4]

International career

He also played 47 matches and scored 3 goals for the Netherlands national football team from 1964 to 1974, and he played three matches for Holland in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, including the Second round victories against Brazil and Argentina.[2]






Dinamo București
Al-Wahda FC
ADO Den Haag


  1. "Rinus Israel - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. FIFA profile
  3. Rinus Israël at WorldFootball.net
  4. "Feyenoord vs. Celtic 2-1". 11v11. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  5. "Rinus Israël". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  6. "Limburgsch dagblad". Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  7. "Limburgsch dagblad". Retrieved 6 April 2015.
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