Marco van Basten

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Marco van Basten
Marco van Basten (ca 2006).jpg
Van Basten in 2006
Personal information
Full name Marcel van Basten
Date of birth (1964-10-31) 31 October 1964 (age 57)
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1970–1971 EDO
1971–1980 Utrecht
1980–1981 Elinkwijk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1987 Ajax 133 (128)
1987–1995 AC Milan 148 (91)
Total 281 (219)
National team
1981–1983 Netherlands U21 15 (13)
1983–1992 Netherlands 58 (24)
Teams managed
2003–2004 Jong Ajax (assistant)
2004–2008 Netherlands
2008–2009 Ajax
2012–2014 Heerenveen
2014 AZ Alkmaar
2014–2015 AZ Alkmaar (assistant)
2015–2016 Netherlands (assistant)
Honours
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marcel "Marco" van Basten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɑrkoː vɑm ˈbɑstə(n)]  ( listen); born 31 October 1964) is a former Dutch footballer. He was most recently the manager of the Netherlands national football team. He had to quit playing football early because of an injury that kept him from playing for more than a year.

Van Basten was known for his strength on the ball, his tactical awareness and spectacular strikes and volleys. He is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.[2][3]

Awards[change | change source]

Van Basten was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992 and won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1988, 1989 and 1992. He was named "UEFA best Player of the Year" three times (1989, 1990 and 1992) 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. In 1999, he was ranked sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll.


Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[4][5][6][7]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Other[nb 3] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ajax 1981–82 Eredivisie 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
1982–83 Eredivisie 20 9 5 4 0 0 25 13
1983–84 Eredivisie 26 28 4 1 2 0 32 29
1984–85 Eredivisie 33 22 4 2 4 5 41 29
1985–86 Eredivisie 26 37 3 2 2 0 31 37
1986–87 Eredivisie 27 31 7 6 9 6 43 43
Total 133 128 24 15 17 11 172 152
AC Milan 1987–88 Serie A 11 3 5 5 3 0 19 8
1988–89 Serie A 33 19 4 3 9 10 1 1 47 33
1989–90 Serie A 26 19 4 1 9 4 3 1 42 25
1990–91 Serie A 31 11 1 0 2 0 1 0 35 11
1991–92 Serie A 31 25 7 4 38 29
1992–93 Serie A 15 13 1 0 7 8 1 1 24 22
1993–94 Serie A
1994–95 Serie A
Total 147 90 22 13 30 22 4 2 205 128
Career total 280 218 46 28 47 33 4 2 379 282

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year[8]
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands 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
Scores and results list the Netherlands' goal tally first, score column indicates score after each van Basten goal.
List of international goals scored by Marco van Basten[8]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 21 September 1983 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Belgium 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2 12 October 1983 Dalymount Park, Dublin, Republic of Ireland  Republic of Ireland 2–2 3–2 UEFA Euro 1984 qualification
3 27 February 1985 De Meer Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Cyprus 6–1 7–1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 12 March 1986 Zentralstadion, Leipzig, East Germany  East Germany 1–0 1–0 Friendly
5 15 October 1986 Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary  Hungary 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 1988 qualification
6 25 March 1987 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Greece 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 1988 qualification
7 15 June 1988 Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, West Germany  England 1–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 1988
8 2–1
9 3–1
10 21 June 1988 Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, West Germany  West Germany 2–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 1988
11 25 June 1988 Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany  Soviet Union 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 1988
12 22 March 1989 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Soviet Union 1–0 2–0 Friendly
13 26 April 1989 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands  West Germany 1–1 1–1 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 30 May 1990 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Austria 2–3 2–3 Friendly
15 3 June 1990 Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb, Yugoslavia  Yugoslavia 2–0 2–0 Friendly
16 21 November 1990 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Greece 2–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 1992 qualification
17 19 December 1990 National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta  Malta 1–0 8–0 UEFA Euro 1992 qualification
18 2–0
19 3–0
20 6–0
21 8–0
22 13 March 1991 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Malta 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 1992 qualification
23 17 April 1991 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Finland 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 1992 qualification
24 30 May 1992 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands  Wales 2–0 4–0 Friendly

Managerial statistics[change | change source]

As of 16 September 2014.
Team From To Record
M W D L Win % Ref.
Netherlands 29 July 2004 30 June 2008 52 35 11 6 067.31
Ajax 1 July 2008 6 May 2009 45 26 8 11 057.78
Heerenveen 1 July 2012 30 June 2014 72 27 18 27 037.50
AZ 1 July 2014 16 September 2014 5 2 0 3 040.00
Total 174 90 37 47 051.72

International matches[change | change source]

  • Matches as manager[9]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Honours[change | change source]

Van Basten won the 1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup under manager Johan Cruijff.

Ajax

A.C. Milan

Netherlands

Individual

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Includes KNVB Cup and Coppa Italia
  2. Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup (1989)
  3. Includes 1988 Supercoppa Italiana, 1989 Intercontinental Cup, 1990 Intercontinental Cup, 1992 Supercoppa Italiana

References[change | change source]

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