The former Dutch football agent Apollonius (‘Ploon’) Konijnenburg died on Thursday, June 22, near Venice at the age of 84. He was one of the most prominent agents in international football in the 80s, bringing star players such as Ruud Krol, Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten to Italian clubs and was also the agent of Rino Gattuso at the start of this century. 

He was a resident in Monaco between 1988 and 2006 and owned the Ariston Bar on ave. Princesse Grace, which during those years became one of Larvotto’s hotspots. He was also a painter and had a number of exhibitions in Monaco, but also stood out for his striking appearance in public life in Monaco, very tall and with a ponytail before it became fashionable.