Peter Johannes (Piet) Keizer (born June 14, 1943 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch professional football player. Having played 364 matches from 1961 to 1974, he's the fourth in number of matches played for Ajax Amsterdam. He was a left-wing striker.
Piet Keizer and Johan Cruijff were known as the "royal pair", or "the starter and the finisher". Keizer excelled by his gift of not being noticed, but then striking with uncanny precision. His hallmark moment came in the European Cup final against Internazionale in 1972, when Keizer crossed the ball with a deadly precision and Cruijff only has to tap it in.
Keizer was his whole career in the shades of his famous team member Johan Cruijff, but still some experts say Keizer was a better player then Cruiff was. He had a legendary scissor cut-like-move that wasn't really a scissor cut-move, but was effective nevertheless.
An argument made an end to the combination Keizer/ Cruijff in 1974. Cruiff left for Barcelona but Keizer stayed with Ajax, however he couldn't make a difference anymore. It would turn out to be the final season for Piet Keizer.
For the Dutch national team, Keizer played 34 times, scoring 11 goals. He played for the Dutch team that finished as runner-ups in the 1974 World Cup.