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Encyclopedia > Marco van Basten
Marco van Basten
Marco van Basten © Paul Blank
Personal information
Full name Marcel van Basten
Date of birth October 31, 1964 (1964-10-31) (age 43)
Place of birth    Utrecht, Netherlands
Playing position Manager
(former Striker)
Club information
Current club Netherlands
Youth clubs
1981-1982 Ajax
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1982-1987
1987-1993
Ajax
AC Milan
133 (128)
147 (128)   
National team
1983-1992 Netherlands 58 (24)
Teams managed
2003-2004
2004-
Ajax B
Netherlands

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
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Marcel "Marco" van Basten (October 31, 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager, currently in charge of the Dutch national team. Previously, he was a football player who played for Ajax Amsterdam and A.C. Milan in the 1980s and early 1990s. He is regarded as one of the finest strikers of all time and scored 276 goals in a career cut short by injury. Known for his strength on the ball, his tactical awareness and spectacular strikes and volleys, Van Basten was named European Footballer of the Year three times (1988, '89 and '92) and FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992. He was elected the tenth-best footballer of the 20th century in a poll by the IFFHS. Van Basten was voted eighth in a poll organised by the French weekly magazine France Football consulting their former Ballon D'Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century [1] is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Oog in Al is a residential area in the west of the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. ... Utrecht ( (help· info)) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Biggest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Finland (Solna, Sweden; 4 July 1912) Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Biggest defeat England Amateur 12 - 2 Netherlands (Darlington, England; 21 December 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax also referred to as AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Associazione Calcio Milan is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Look up goal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ... Arguably the best volleyer in the game now, Tim Henman is well-known around the tennis community for his exellent touch. A volley in tennis is a shot that is hit before the ball bounces on the ground. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ... The FIFA World Player of the Year is a football award given annually to the male and female player who are thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams. ... The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) is an organisation that chronicles the history of football. ... France Football is a French bi-weekly magazine containing football news from all over the world. ... Andriy Shevchenko with Golden Ball The Ballon dor (from French, English translation is Golden Ball) is a football award, created in 1956 by the French football magazine France Football. ...


There have been reports that he is to take over as manager of Chelsea FC [2]. Chelsea Football Club (also known as the Blues, previously also known as the Pensioners), founded in 1905, is a Premier League football team that plays at Stamford Bridge football ground in west London. ...

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Playing career

Marco van Basten was born on 31 October 1964 in Utrecht, where he started his football career at the age of seven. Van Basten's first club was a local team, EDO. After one year, he went to UVV Utrecht. After spending ten years there, he moved to another club from Utrecht, Elinkwijk, where he played very briefly, just before Ajax signed him. He played his first game for Ajax in April 1982, scoring at his debut in the 5-0 victory over NEC Nijmegen. In that game, he entered the match as a substitute for the only man he could not rival in terms of fame in Dutch football: Johan Cruijff. Utrecht refers to various cities and areas: Utrecht (province), of the Netherlands Utrecht (city), Netherlands, and capital of the province of the same name Utrecht (municipality), includes the city of Utrecht and two neighbouring villages (Vleuten / de Meern) Utrecht (agglomeration), in the Netherlands, includes the city of Utrecht Diocese of... FC Utrecht is a Dutch football club founded on July 1, 1970. ... N.E.C. is a Dutch football club founded in November 15, 1900. ... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player. ...


Van Basten became a prolific goalscorer while at Ajax and displayed a brilliant technique. During the 1982-83 season he had European top scorer, Wim Kieft, as his main rival for Ajax's striker position, which caused him to play only 20 games, scoring 9 goals. However, Kieft was sold to Serie A club Pisa the next season, and Ajax continued the mid-eighties with the teenage forward. In football, the European Golden Boot has been awarded to the highest goalscorer in all the top European divisions each season since 1967/68. ... Wim Kieft played for Ajax Amsterdam, PSV, Pisa and the National team of the Netherlands. ... Pisa Calcio is an Italian football club, based in Pisa, Tuscany. ...


He became top scorer in the following four seasons (1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987), scoring 117 goals in 112 matches. A highlight of this run was the season 1985-86, when he made 37 goals in 26 matches (including six against Sparta and five against Heracles) in the Eredivisie, making him the winner of the European Golden Boot that year. In the 1986-87 season, Van Basten scored the winning goal in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final against FC Lokomotive Leipzig. Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. ... Heracles Almelo is a football club from Almelo, Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The season 1986-87 of the European Cup Winners Cup was won by Ajax Amsterdam in the final against 1. ... Club Crest FC Lokomotive Leipzig is a football club from Leipzig, Germany, earlier known as VfB Leipzig. ...


In 1987, Silvio Berlusconi brought Van Basten to Milan, with fellow countrymen Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard joining him in 1988. In his first season Milan won their first scudetto (league championship) in eight years, but Van Basten played only eleven games and was constantly troubled by an ankle injury. Despite this, Van Basten scored five goals in Euro 88: a hat-trick against England, the winning goal in the semi-final against West Germany, and a spectacular volley in the final against the Soviet Union, as the Dutch national team won the European Championship.   (born September 29, 1936) is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, and media proprietor. ...   (born September 1, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football coach and former player, who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... Serie A is the top division of the Italian Football League, the highest football league in Italy. ... Ruud Gullit lifts the trophy after winning the cup with the Netherlands The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 88) final tournament was held in West Germany. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...


Helped by his form in international competition, Van Basten had an excellent season in 1988-89, winning European Footballer of the Year and scoring nineteen goals in Serie A as well as helping Milan demolish Steaua Bucharest by scoring twice to win the European Cup. In 1989-90 he was Capocannoniere (Serie A's leading goal scorer) and Milan defended their European Cup successfully against Benfica. The Dutch national side had a poor World Cup in 1990, finally going out to West Germany in the second round. The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... FC Steaua BucureÅŸti is a Romanian football club based at Ghencea Stadium, Bucharest, Romania. ... European Cup redirects here. ... Benfica redirects here. ... First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Biggest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Finland (Solna, Sweden; 4 July 1912) Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Biggest defeat England Amateur 12 - 2 Netherlands (Darlington, England; 21 December 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934... The 1990 Football World Cup was designated by FIFA in 1984 to be held in Italy, making it the second country to host the event two times. ...


Domestically Milan's 1990-91 season was disappointing as Sampdoria won the scudetto. Van Basten fell out with Milan's manager Arrigo Sacchi and Berlusconi sacked Sacchi to placate him. Managed by Fabio Capello the following season, Milan did not lose a single game in the league and won the championship, van Basten scoring 25 goals and becoming Capocannoniere again. Internationally, the Netherlands reached the semi-final of Euro 92 where they lost to Denmark in a penalty shootout, van Basten having his penalty saved by Peter Schmeichel. Unione Calcio Sampdoria (commonly nicknamed Blucerchiati, blue-ringed) is a football club based in Genoa, Italy. ... Arrigo Sacchi (born 1 April 1946 at Fusignano) is a former manager of the Italy national football team (1991 - 1996), and twice manager of A.C. Milan (1987 - 1990, 1996 - 1997). ... Fabio Capello (born June 18, 1946 in San Canzian dIsonzo, Gorizia) is an Italian football manager and former professional player who most recently coached Real Madrid. ... The 1992 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 92) final tournament was hosted by Sweden. ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... Peter Bolesław Schmeichel MBE (IPA: , born 18 November 1963 in Gladsaxe, Denmark) is a retired Danish professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper, and was voted the Worlds Best Goalkeeper in 1992 and 1993. ...


Milan stretched their unbeaten run into the 1992-93 season, going 58 matches in total before they lost a game. Van Basten played exceptionally well in the early part of the season and was voted European Player of the Year for a third time before his troublesome ankle injury recurred in a game against Ancona. Van Basten underwent another series of operations and returned to Milan for the final few domestic games before they lost the Champions League final to Marseille. The final was Van Basten's final game for Milan; despite enormous effort, he was unable to recover from his injuries. Associazione Calcio Ancona is an Italian football club, based in Ancona, Marche. ... The 1993 UEFA Champions League final was a football match between French club Olympique de Marseille and Italys AC Milan, played on May 18, 1993 at the Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany. ... Olympique de Marseille (also known as lOM or Marseille) is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. ...


He did come back for Demetrio Albertini's testimonial match at San Siro however (December 2005), and scored a goal (from a header) before being substituted early in the first half. Demetrio Albertini (born August 23, 1971 in Besana) is an Italian football (soccer) midfielder, who currently is without team,(as August 31) after play for FC Barcelona of the Spanish Liga but spent most of his career with AC Milan of Serie A. Albertini was at Milan from 1988 to... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan,Italy. ...


On the July 22, 2006 he again returned for testimonial football to celebrate the 11-year Arsenal playing career of Dennis Bergkamp, in the first game at Arsenal's new Emirates Stadium. He played a fair part of the second half for the AFC Ajax legends team, appearing as part of a double substitution that also introduced Johan Cruijff. Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. ... The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium located on Ashburton Grove in Holloway, north London, and the home of Arsenal Football Club since it opened in July 2006. ... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player. ...


During March 2007, Sky Sports named Marco Van Basten the number 1 on their list of the great players who had their career cut short [3] Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ...


Honors

Club

International Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax also referred to as AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... The history of the European Cup and Champions League is long and remarkable, with fifty years of competition finding winners and losers from all parts of the continent. ... European Cup redirects here. ... 1980-2004 Logo The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Champions League and the South American Copa Libertadores in a match played each year, from 1980... The European Super Cup is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... It has been suggested that Italian_Super_Cup be merged into this article or section. ...

Individual Ruud Gullit lifts the trophy after winning the cup with the Netherlands The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 88) final tournament was held in West Germany. ...

The FIFA World Player of the Year is a football award given annually to the male and female player who are thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams. ... Since 1982, the magazine World Soccer has its readers select winners for awards in three categories: Player of the Year, Manager of the Year, and Team of the Year. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ... In football, the European Golden Boot has been awarded to the highest goalscorer in all the top European divisions each season since 1967/68. ... Ruud Gullit lifts the trophy after winning the cup with the Netherlands The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 88) final tournament was held in West Germany. ... This article is about the Italian football league. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ...

Managing career

Van Basten officially left Milan in 1995 and retired from football, stating he would never try management. However, he changed his mind and took a course with the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB). His first stint as a manager was as an assistant to his former teammate John van 't Schip with the second team of Ajax in 2003-04. On 29 July 2004, Van Basten was named as the new manager of the Dutch national team, with van 't Schip as his assistant. First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Largest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Worst defeat Netherlands 2 - 12 England Amateur (The Hague, Netherlands; 1 April 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934) Best result Runners-up, 1974 and 1978 European... Johannes Nicolaas John van t Schip (born December 30, 1963 in Fort Saint John, British Columbia, Canada) is a Dutch football coach and former player. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Biggest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Finland (Solna, Sweden; 4 July 1912) Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Biggest defeat England Amateur 12 - 2 Netherlands (Darlington, England; 21 December 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934...


As a coach, he soon established himself as a man of strong principles. Van Basten famously dropped regulars like Clarence Seedorf, Patrick Kluivert, Edgar Davids and Roy Makaay and benched Mark van Bommel, because he believed that they were either past their prime or constantly underachieving. Clarence Seedorf (born April 1, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch-Surinamese football midfielder, who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A. He was the first, and to date, the only person to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs: Ajax (1995), Real Madrid (1998... Patrick Stephan Kluivert (born July 1, 1976 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch international football striker. ... Edgar Steven Davids (born March 13, 1973 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch professional football player. ... Roy Rudolphus Antonius Makaay (born March 9, 1975 in Wijchen, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer who is a striker for the Netherlands and Feyenoord. ... Mark Peter Gertuda Andreas van Bommel aka Mark van Bommel (born April 22, 1977 in Maasbracht, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Bayern Munich. ...


There were also calls for Van Basten to call up Dennis Bergkamp who had retired from the national team 6 years earlier for a final hurrah as he was retiring that season. Van Basten then revealed to the media that he never intended to do so despite Bergkamp's own willingness. Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. ...


For probably the first time in decades, none of the "Big Three" Clubs (Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven, and Feyenoord Rotterdam) provided the backbone for the national team. Instead newcomer AZ Alkmaar led the way with players like Denny Landzaat, Barry Opdam, Barry van Galen, Ron Vlaar, Jan Kromkamp and Joris Mathijsen. Other unheralded choices were Khalid Boulahrouz, Hedwiges Maduro, Ryan Babel and Romeo Castelen. Van Basten had also wanted to include Ivorian forward Salomon Kalou, but was thwarted when Kalou was denied Dutch citizenship by the immigration authorities headed by Rita Verdonk. Kalou eventually accepted a call-up to play for the Ivory Coast. PSV redirects here. ... Feyenoord team practice session in 2002. ... AZ Alkmaar is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... Denny Landzaat (born May 6, 1976 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football player. ... Barry Opdam (born 27 February 1976 in Leiden) is a Dutch professional footballer, who began his career at FC Lisse. ... Barry Van Galen is a Dutch footballer. ... Ron Vlaar (16 February 1985, Hensbroek) is a Dutch football player currently playing for Feyenoord. ... Jan Kromkamp (born 17 August 1980 in Makkinga, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer. ... Joris Mathijsen (born 5 April 1980 in Goirle) is a professional Dutch footballer. ... Khalid Boulahrouz (Arabic: خالد بُلحروز) (born December 28, 1981, in Maassluis, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer of Moroccan descent, who plays for the Netherlands and Chelsea of the English Premiership. ... Hedwiges Maduro (born February 13, 1985 in Almere) is a rising Dutch football midfield star currently with AFC Ajax Amsterdam. ... Ryan Guno Babel (born 19 December 1986 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch professional football player who currently plays for Liverpool. ... Romeo Castelen (born 3 May 1983 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a professional Dutch football player. ... Salomon Kalou (born August 5, 1985 in Oumé, Côte dIvoire) is an Ivorian football player, who currently plays for Chelsea and formerly for the Dutch club Feyenoord Rotterdam. ... Drs. ...


Under his guidance, the team were unbeaten in their World Cup qualification group and made it through the group stages at the FIFA World Cup 2006, but were eliminated in a frenzied 1-0 loss to Portugal in the Round of 16. Van Basten was heavily criticised [attribution needed] for dropping Ruud van Nistelrooy (who had scored twenty-eight goals for the Netherlands) before this game, in favour of Dirk Kuyt, who did not score throughout the entire tournament. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ... Rutgerus Johannes Martinius van Nistelrooy (originally spelled Van Nistelrooij) (born 1 July 1976 in Oss, North Brabant) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a centre forward for Real Madrid and the Dutch national team. ... Dirk Kuyt, officially spelled Dirk Kuijt[1] ( ), (born 22 July 1980, in Katwijk aan Zee) is a Dutch professional football player, who currently plays for English club Liverpool FC. A fan favourite, he plays in the position of striker and is known for his high work-rate and team play. ...


Van Basten has a contract with the KNVB for managing the Dutch national side until 2008. The KNVB has expressed its wishes to extend his contract to include the World Cup qualification route to 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | Dutch football | Football (soccer) governing bodies ... The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. ...


In November 2006, Van Basten recalled exiled Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf for a friendly against England at the Amsterdam ArenA. In May 2007, Van Basten announced the end of his long-running dispute with Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, who had previously declared never to play for a Dutch national squad with Van Basten as its manager.[4] Other players, such as Roy Makaay, Mark van Bommel, Boudewijn Zenden, Patrick Kluivert, and Edgar Davids, however, remain out of favour. 67 die and about 300,000 people are affected by floods in Ethiopias Somali Region of Ogaden after the Shabelle River bursts its banks. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... Clarence Seedorf (born April 1, 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch-Surinamese football midfielder, who currently plays for AC Milan in Serie A. He was the first, and to date, the only person to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs: Ajax (1995), Real Madrid (1998... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The Amsterdam ArenA is a stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... May 2007 is the fifth month of that year. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... Rutgerus Johannes Martinius van Nistelrooy (originally spelled Van Nistelrooij) (born 1 July 1976 in Oss, North Brabant) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a centre forward for Real Madrid and the Dutch national team. ... Roy Rudolphus Antonius Makaay (born March 9, 1975 in Wijchen, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer who is a striker for the Netherlands and Feyenoord. ... Mark Peter Gertuda Andreas van Bommel aka Mark van Bommel (born April 22, 1977 in Maasbracht, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Bayern Munich. ... Boudewijn Bolo Zenden ( ) (born August 15, 1976 in Maastricht) is a Dutch footballer who plays most often as a midfielder. ... Patrick Stephan Kluivert (born July 1, 1976 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch international football striker. ... Edgar Steven Davids (born March 13, 1973 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch professional football player. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/best-x-players-of-y.html
  2. ^ Van Basten Linked with Chelsea Job
  3. ^ Top Ten: Careers Cut Short.
  4. ^ Ruud makes his peace with Marco, yahoo sports

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Marco van Basten
Awards
Preceded by
Ruud Gullit
Dutch Footballer of the Year
1985
Succeeded by
Ruud Gullit
Preceded by
Fernando Gomes
European Golden Boot
1985 – 1986
Succeeded by
Rodion Cămătaru
Preceded by
Ruud Gullit
European Footballer of the Year
1988 – 1989
Succeeded by
Lothar Matthäus
Preceded by
Jean-Pierre Papin
European Footballer of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
Roberto Baggio
Preceded by
Lothar Matthäus
FIFA World Player of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
Roberto Baggio
Preceded by
Ruud Gullit
World Soccer Player of the Year
1988
Succeeded by
Ruud Gullit
Preceded by
Jean-Pierre Papin
World Soccer Player of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
Roberto Baggio
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Houtman
Dutch Eredivisie Topscorer
1983-1987
Succeeded by
Wim Kieft
Preceded by
Dick Advocaat
Netherlands national football team manager
2004-
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Van Basten had proven himself to once again be essential for Ajax in the 1986-87 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, scoring the only goal in a win over FC Lokomotive Leipzig.
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