Marco van Basten

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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 50)
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
National team
1983-1992 Netherlands
Teams managed
2004-2008
2008-2009
Netherlands
Ajax
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marcel "Marco" van Basten (born October 31, 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a former Dutch football player. He is now manager of the Ajax. Before that, he was a player of Ajax and Milan in the 1980s and early 1990s. He scored 277 goals in a short career. He had to quit playing football because of an injury. He was the manager of Ajax in 2008 and 2009.

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Van Basten was known for his strength on the ball, his tactical awareness and spectacular strikes and volleys. He was named "European Footballer of the Year" three times (1988, '89 and '92) 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

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Total
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
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
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 statistics[change | change source]

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Netherlands national team
Year Apps Goals
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

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Individual honours[change | change source]

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