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Marco van Basten
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Personal information
Full name Marcel van Basten
Date of birth 31 October 1964 (1964-10-31) (age 55)
Place of birth    Utrecht, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Netherlands AZ (manager)
Youth clubs
1970–1971
1971-1980
1980-1981
Netherlands EDO
Netherlands UVV
Netherlands USV Elinkwijk
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1981-1987
1987-1995
Total
Netherlands Ajax
Flag of Italy Milan
133 0(128)
147 0(90)
280 0(218)   
National team
1981
1983-1992
Netherlands Netherlands U21
Netherlands Netherlands
15 00(13)
58 00(24)
Teams managed
2003-2004
2004-2008
2008-2009
2012-2014
2014-
Netherlands Jong Ajax
Netherlands Netherlands
Netherlands Ajax
Netherlands Heerenveen
Netherlands AZ

Marcel "Marco" van Basten (born 31 October 1964) is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and A.C. Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early 1990s. He is regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time and has scored 277 goals in a high-profile career, but played his last game in 1993 at the age of 28 due to an injury which caused his retirement two years later. He was later the head coach of Ajax and the Netherlands national team.

Playing for the Netherlands, Van Basten won Euro 1988 where he was the player of the tournament, scoring five goals, including a memorable volley in the final against the Soviet Union. At club level he won three Eredivisie titles and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup with Ajax, and three Serie A titles and two European Cups with Milan.

Known for his strength on the ball, tactical awareness and spectacular strikes and volleys, Van Basten was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992, and European Footballer of the Year three times (1988, 1989 and 1992). In 1999, Van Basten was ranked sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll, tenth in the European player of the Century election held by the IFFHS, and he was voted twelfth in the IFFHS' World Player of the Century election. He was also voted eighth in a poll organised by the French magazine France Football consulting their former Ballon d'Or winners to elect the Football Player of the Century. In 2004, he was named by Pelé as one of the 125 greatest living footballers at a FIFA awards ceremony. In 2004, a nationwide poll in the Netherlands was held for the 100 greatest Dutch people (De Grootste Nederlander) and Van Basten was number 25, the second highest for a football player, behind Johan Cruyff. In 2007, Sky Sports ranked Van Basten first on its list of great athletes who had their careers cut short.

Honours

Player

AFC Ajax
AC Milan
Netherlands

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 1988

1. Van Breukelen 2. Van Tiggelen 3. Troost 4. R. Koeman 5. Winter 6. Van Aerle 7. Vanenburg 8. Mühren 9. Bosman 10. Gullit 11. Van 't Schip 12. Van Basten 13. E. Koeman 14. Kieft 15. Koevermans 16. Hiele 17. Rijkaard 18. Suvrijn 19. Krüzen 20. Wouters

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Netherlands – 1990 FIFA World Cup

1. Van Breukelen 2. Van Aerle 3. Rijkaard 4. R. Koeman 5. Van Tiggelen 6. Wouters 7. E. Koeman 8. Vanenburg 9. Van Basten 10. Gullit 11. Witschge 12. Kieft 13. Rutjes 14. Van 't Schip 15. Roy 16. Hiele 17. Gillhaus 18. Fräser 19. Van Loen 20. Winter 21. Blind 22. Menzo

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 1992

1. Van Breukelen 2. Van Aerle 3. Van Tiggelen 4. Koeman 5. Blind 6. Wouters 7. Bergkamp 8. Rijkaard 9. Van Basten 10. Gullit 11. Van 't Schip 12. Kieft 13. Menzo 14. Rob Witschge 15. Winter 16. Bosz 17. F. De Boer 18. Jonk 19. Viscaal 20. Roy

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Netherlands – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16

1. van der Sar 2. Jaliens 3. Boulahrouz 4. Mathijsen 5. van Bronckhorst 6. Landzaat 7. Kuyt 8. Cocu 9. van Nistelrooy 10. van der Vaart 11. Robben 12. Kromkamp 13. Ooijer 14. Heitinga 15. de Cler 16. Maduro 17. van Persie 18. van Bommel 19. Vennegoor of Hesselink 20. Sneijder 21. Babel 22. Timmer 23. Stekelenburg

  • Manager: Netherlands Marco van Basten
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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 2008

1. van der Sar 2. Ooijer 3. Heitinga 4. Mathijsen 5. van Bronckhorst 6. De Zeeuw 7. van Persie 8. Engelaar 9. van Nistelrooy 10. Sneijder 11. Robben 12. Melchiot 13. Timmer 14. Bouma 15. De Cler 16. Stekelenburg 17. De Jong 18. Kuyt 19. Huntelaar 20. Afellay 21. Boulahrouz 22. Vennegoor of Hesselink 23. van der Vaart

  • Manager: Netherlands Marco van Basten

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