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Marco van Basten

Dutch association football player and manager

Marcel "Marco" van Basten (born October 31, 1964 in Utrecht, Netherlands) is a former Dutch footballer. He was most recently the manager of the Netherlands national football team. He had to quit playing football early because of an injury that kept him from playing for more than a year.

Marco van Basten
Marco van Basten (2).jpg
Personal information
Full name Marcel van Basten
Date of birth (1964-10-31) 31 October 1964 (age 54)
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Youth career
1981-1982 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982-1987
1987-1993
Ajax
Milan
133
147
(128
90)
National team
1983-1992 Netherlands 58 (24)
Teams managed
2003-2004
2004-2008
2008-2009
2012-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
Jong Ajax
Netherlands
Ajax
Heerenveen
AZ
Netherlands
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Van Basten was known for his strength on the ball, his tactical awareness and spectacular strikes and volleys. He is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time[1][2].

AwardsEdit

Van Basten was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992 and won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1988, 1989 and 1992. He was named "UEFA best Player of the Year" three times (1989, 1990 and 1992) and "FIFA World Player of the Year" in 1992. In a French magazine named France Football, he was voted as one of the eight best Football Players of the Century. In 1999, he was ranked sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll.

Club career statisticsEdit

Club performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup EuropeTotal
1981/82 Ajax Eredivisie 1 1 1 0 - 2 1
1982/83 20 9 5 4 - 25 13
1983/84 26 28 4 1 2 0 32 29
1984/85 33 22 4 2 4 5 41 29
1985/86 26 37 1 0 2 0 29 37
1986/87 27 31 7 6 9 6 43 43
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
1987/88 Milan Serie A 11 3 5 5 3 0 19 8
1988/89 33 19 4 3 9 10 46 32
1989/90 26 19 4 1 7 3 37 23
1990/91 31 11 1 0 2 0 34 11
1991/92 31 25 7 4 - 38 29
1992/93 15 13 1 0 5 6 21 19
Country Netherlands 133 128 22 13 17 11 172 152
Italy 147 90 22 13 26 19 195 122
Total 280 218 44 26 43 30 367 274

International career statisticsEdit

[3]

Netherlands national team
YearAppsGoals
1983 3 2
1984 3 0
1985 4 1
1986 4 2
1987 4 1
1988 9 5
1989 5 2
1990 11 8
1991 5 2
1992 10 1
Total 58 24

HonoursEdit

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InternationalEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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  3. "Marco van Basten - Goals in International Matches". www.rsssf.com.