Hendrikus Heine Otto, a tall attacking midfielder, was the outstanding player during a mediocre period for Boro in the early Eighties.
A technically gifted player, he became a terrace hero throughout successive relegation battles and managed 139 consecutive appearances between 1982 and his departure in 1985.
After a spell in the gold industry, he began working in the goal industry with Twente Enschede in his native Holland, where he was a midfield replacement for departed star Arnold Muhren.
Otto won several Under-23 caps for his country and won one full cap for a 20-minute substitute appearance against Yugoslavia. Bobby Murdoch brought him to Boro in 1981 and he marked his debut with a goal.
His skilful performances during a difficult period endeared him to the fans and there was much disappointment when he returned to Holland in 1985 to join Den Haag.
He established a Dutch record for consecutive appearances before becoming an executive at the club. He is now part of the famous Ajax youth coaching set-up.