Marco van Basten
|Full name||Marcel van Basten|
|Date of birth||31 October 1964|
|Place of birth||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Striker (retired)|
|* 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.
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
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|Netherlands national team|
Individual honours [change]
- European Cup Silver Top Scorer: (6 goals)
- Named in FIFA 100