20. Marco van Basten

by markbaber on 08/25/2014
Van Basten celebrates his goal for Ajax against Feyenoord in 1983

Van Basten celebrates his goal for Ajax against Feyenoord in 1983

Full nameMarcel van Basten
Date of birth31 October 1964
Place of birthUltrecht, Netherlands
PositionForward
Marco Van Basten is regarded as possibly the best Dutch player of all time.

He started his career at AFC Ajax where he won three Eredivisie in four years (1981-82, 1982-83 and 1984-85) and a UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup in 1986-87.

Van Basten led the Dutch team to the European Football Championship in 1988, when he was voted best player of the competition.

In the same season, he won his first title with AC Milan as well as the Ballon d’Or. With Milan, he won four domestic championships (1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93 and 1993–94), two Champions Leagues in a row (1988-89 and 1989-90) and two more Ballon d’Or (in 1989 and 1992).

Unfortunately, due to injury, Marco Van Basten played his last game at the age of 28. Despite that, Van Basten scored 328 goals in 452 official games, a beautiful ratio for a forward.

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