Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #3 Luc Nijholt
Name: Luc Nijholt
In his 1990s prime for: Swindon Town
Lowdown: Swindon Town’s 1993/94 Premier League squad is rich pickings for random 1990s footballers. OTP will undoubtedly revisit the squad in the future, but we’ve plumped for Dutch star Luc Nijholt as our first pick. The side is famous for its top-flight ineptitude, but Nijholt at least managed one of the team’s season highlights. His deflected striker from outside the area helped the Robins to a 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United. Nijholt had joined the club from Motherwell after their promotion in a £175,000 deal. He stayed at Swindon for a second season before seeing out his career in his homeland with Volendam. He also looked a bit like the missing brother from Bros (the one who was locked in the basement).
Now: Nijholt is a member of the Qatar national team’s coaching staff, working alongside compatriot Co Adriaanse. He has publicly admitted that he has unsuccessfully applied to manage both his former clubs in Britain. His 20-year-old son Gianluca plays for FC Utrecht.
You can see Nijholt’s finest hour (along with some tasty tackles on Roy Keane and Paul Parker, Mark Hughes punching a fan and Eric Cantona stamping on John Moncur) after the jump.