Roy Makaay
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Personal information
Full name Rudolphus Antonius Makaay
Date of birth 9 March 1975 (1975-03-09) (age 45)
Place of birth    Wijchen, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Netherlands Feyenoord U-13 (coach)
Youth clubs
Netherlands SC Woezik
Netherlands DIOSA
Netherlands Blauw Wit Nijmegen
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Netherlands Vitesse
Flag of Spain Tenerife
Flag of Spain Deportivo La Coruña
Germany Bayern Munich
Netherlands Feyenoord Rotterdam
109 0(42)
072 0(21)
133 0(79)
129 0(78)
083 0(36)
526 (256)   
National team
Netherlands Netherlands
Netherlands Netherlands Olympic
043 00(6)
Teams managed
Netherlands Feyenoord U-13 (assistent coach)
Netherlands Feyenoord U-13

Rudolphus "Roy" Antonius Makaay (born 9 March 1975) is a retired Dutch footballer who played as a centre-forward. He was known for his goal-scoring ability as a result of his "aerial prowess and quick drives to the net where he can put the ball away with either foot."

He began his career at Vitesse and Tenerife before moving to Deportivo de La Coruña in 1999 and helping the side to their first La Liga title in his first season there. He also won the Copa del Rey in 2002 and the following season was given the European Golden Boot for a 29-goal haul. He then moved to Bayern Munich for a then club record €18.75 million, where he picked up the nickname Das Phantom (the phantom), for his ability to score out of nowhere, as well as Ziel Maschine (goal machine), for his consistent ability to find the back of the net. After winning two consecutive Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal doubles at Bayern, he returned to the Netherlands with Feyenoord in 2007.

A full international from 1996 to 2005, Makaay scored 6 international goals in 43 matches despite competition for a place in the national team. He competed with the Dutch side at two UEFA European Championships and the 2008 Olympics.

Club career

Early career

He was first recognized as a talented striker while playing for Vitesse in the mid-1990s and honed his skills at the Spanish First Division with Tenerife and later with Deportivo La Coruña. With the latter, he scored 22 goals in 36 appearances in 1999–2000, inspiring the Galician club to their first La Liga title. He was the European Golden Boot winner for the 2002–03 season, his 29 goals made him the top scorer in Europe.

His first encounter with Bayern Munich came during the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League season when he scored a hat-trick at the Olympiastadion in Munich, in Deportivo's 3–2 win over the Bavarians on 19 September 2002.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich kept a close eye on Makaay throughout the whole season and finally beat off stiff challenges from Manchester United and Chelsea to get their man. A then club record fee of €18.75 million was paid to Deportivo in November 2003 to sign him. He scored 78 Bundesliga and 17 UEFA Champions League goals during his four seasons at Bayern.

On 29 September 2004, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 Champions League group stage win over Ajax, putting him in a select group of players to have scored a Champions League hat-trick at two different clubs.

On 21 August 2006, Makaay scored Bayern Munich's 3,000th Bundesliga goal. On 31 March 2007, he scored his 100th Bayern Munich goal in the game against FC Schalke 04. It was his 75th Bundesliga goal and 100th competitive goal since joining Bayern Munich in 2003.

On 7 March 2007, Makaay scored the quickest goal in Champions League history, finding the net after just 10.12 seconds to help Bayern overturn a first-leg deficit and put Real Madrid out of the competition at the round of sixteen. Madrid kicked off but Roberto Carlos failed to control the backpass, allowing Bayern's Hasan Salihamidžić to steal the ball and feed it to Makaay who tapped it past goalkeeper Iker Casillas.


Makaay returned to the Netherlands for the 2007–08 season, when Feyenoord signed him to a three-year deal worth €5 million in June 2007. Makaay's decision to leave was influenced by Bayern Munich's decision to sign forwards Luca Toni and Miroslav Klose.

Makaay retired at the end of the 2009–10 season, scoring a hat-trick in his last match against Heerenveen.

International career

Makaay played 31 times for the Dutch U-21 national team, which equals a record with Arnold Bruggink.

His international caps for the Dutch national team were limited due to players such as Patrick Kluivert, Dennis Bergkamp and Ruud van Nistelrooy. Makaay did, however, play for his country at Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. In the latter tournament, he scored against Latvia in the first round.

Coaching career

After his retirement he was named as the assistant coach of the U-13 team of his last club Feyenoord under head coach Gerard Rutjes.

Career statistics

Club League Season League Cup Europe Total
Vitesse Eredivisie 1993–94 101 101
1994–95 3411 34 11
1995–96 3111 -31 11
1996–97 341953-3922
Total 10942 114 45
Tenerife La Liga 1997–98 3670 0 -36 7
1998–99 36142 0 -38 14
Total 7221 - 7421
Deportivo La Coruña La Liga 1999–2000 362221334126
2000–01 291600613517
2001–02 301221914114
2002–03 3829511195439
Total 1337993291417196
Bayern Munich Bundesliga 2003–04 322342864431
2004–05 332255874634
2005–06 311750824419
2006–07 331630824418
Total 129781773217178102
Feyenoord Eredivisie 2007–08 281357-3320
2008–09 311634603920
2009–10 24743002810
Total 83368126010150
Career total 52625642266731636314


National teamSeasonAppsGoals
Netherlands 199610

International goals

Scores and results list Netherlands' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 May 2002 CMGI Field, Foxborough Flag of the United States.png United States 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 16 October 2002 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna Flag of Austria.png Austria 3–0 3–0 Euro 2004 qualifier
3. 20 August 2003 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels Belgium.png Belgium 1–1 1–1 Friendly
4. 28 April 2004 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece 1–0 4–0 Friendly
5. 1 June 2004 Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands 2–0 3–0 Friendly
6. 23 June 2004 Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga Latvia.png Latvia 3–0 3–0 Euro 2004



Deportivo La Coruña
Bayern Munich


External links

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 2000

1. van der Sar 2. Reiziger 3. Stam 4. F. de Boer 5. Zenden 6. Seedorf 7. Cocu 8. Davids 9. Kluivert 10. Bergkamp 11. Overmars 12. van Bronckhorst 13. Konterman 14. van Vossen 15. Bosvelt 16. R. de Boer 17. van Hooijdonk 18. de Goey 19. Numan 20. Winter 21. Makaay 22. Westerveld

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 2004

1. van der Sar 2. Reiziger 3. Stam 4. Bouma 5. van Bronckhorst 6. Cocu 7. van der Meyde 8. Davids 9. Kluivert 10. van Nistelrooy 11. van der Vaart 12. Makaay 13. Westerveld 14. Sneijder 15. F. de Boer 16. Overmars 17. van Hooijdonk 18. Heitinga 19. Robben 20. Seedorf 21. Bosvelt 22. Zenden 23. Waterreus

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