While the Dutch national team visits Beatrix after the championship in 1988, Hendrie Krüzen sits behind the counter of the Almelo club La Premiera where it all began for him. On TV, his teammates shake hands with the Queen, and he is also invited. "I have nothing to do with that," he says. This is characteristic of Hendrie's life amid all the chaos, hectic moments, and egos. He reflects on his father who had to get up at six o'clock every day, worked hard all day, and came home tired in the evening.
In Hendrie's success story, we see the narrative of someone fighting against egos and the madness of a million-dollar industry that continues to evolve precisely because of his down-to-earth nature.
UIT HET NIETS KAMPIOEN
The 1984-1985 season was arguably the most peculiar in the history of Heracles Almelo. While gas and electricity were on the verge of being cut off multiple times, players sometimes had to wait months for their salaries, and the management and sponsors were constantly at odds, Heracles achieved the impossible on the field: it became the champion of the Eerste Divisie and was promoted to the Eredivisie.
In this FOX Sports documentary, titled 'Uit niets kampioen' (Champion from Nothing), we hear the stories of fans and players from that era.