Netherlands national football team

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Netherlands
Nickname(s)Oranje
Holland
Clockwork Orange[1]
The Flying Dutchmen[2]
AssociationKoninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond (KNVB)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachRonald Koeman[3]
CaptainVirgil van Dijk
Most capsWesley Sneijder (134)
Top scorerRobin van Persie (50)
Home stadiumJohan Cruyff Arena (54,990)
De Kuip (51,117)
Philips Stadion (35,000)
FIFA codeNED
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 14 Steady (7 February 2019)[4]
Highest1[5] (August–September 2011)
Lowest36[6] (August 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 5 Increase 6 (3 March 2019)[7]
Highest1 (1978, 1988–1990, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014)
Lowest49 (October 1954)
First international
 Belgium 1–4 Netherlands 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905)
Biggest win
 Netherlands 11–0 San Marino 
(Eindhoven, Netherlands; 2 September 2011)
Biggest defeat
England England Amateurs 12–2 Netherlands 
(Darlington, England; 21 December 1907)[a]
World Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1934)
Best resultRunners-up, 1974, 1978, and 2010
European Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1976)
Best resultChampions, 1988
WebsiteOnsOranje.nl (Dutch)

Netherlands national football team is the national football team of Netherlands.

Most appearances[change | change source]

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Edwin van der Sar 130 0 1995-2008
2 Frank de Boer 112 13 1990-2004
3 Phillip Cocu 101 10 1996-2006
4 Clarence Seedorf 87 11 1994-2014
5 Marc Overmars 86 17 1993-2004
5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst 86 5 1996-2010
7 Aron Winter 84 6 1987-2000
8 Ruud Krol 83 4 1969-1983
9 Patrick Kluivert 79 40 1994-2004
9 Dennis Bergkamp 79 39 1990-2000

Top scorers[change | change source]

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Patrick Kluivert 40 79 1994-2004
2 Dennis Bergkamp 37 79 1990-2000
3 Faas Wilkes 35 38 1946-1961
4 Ruud van Nistelrooy 34 64 1998-2008, 2010-2012
5 Johan Cruijff 33 48 1966-1977
5 Abe Lenstra 33 47 1946-1961
7 Bep Bakhuys 28 23 1928-1937
8 Kick Smit 26 29 1928-1937
9 Marco van Basten 24 58 1983-1992
10 Leen Vente 19 21 1983-1992
10 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 19 37 2006-present
10 Robin van Persie 19 51 2005-present
10 Wesley Sneijder 19 69 2003-present

References[change | change source]

  1. "Holland Football Facts". Holland.com. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  2. "Holland's media-friendly football pros". Radio Netherlands Worldwide. 17 December 2011. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  3. "Van Nistelrooy delighted to help Dutch". UEFA.com. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  5. The Netherlands reached the top spot in the FIFA ranking on 10 August 2011. FIFA published the ranking on 24 August.
  6. The Netherlands reach an all time low in the FIFA Rankings Archived 11 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine on 10 August 2017.
  7. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

Notes

  1. Note that this match is not considered to be a full international by the English Football Association, and does not appear in the records of the England team, because professional football had already been introduced in England at that time. In the Netherlands however, professional football would only be introduced in 1954, and before that time, players who left the Netherlands to turn pro in another country were banned from the national team.