Best Dutch Soccer Players in History

Best Dutch Soccer Players in History
From Basten y Gullit, definitely, two of the best Dutch Soccer Players in History (Pinterest)

Last update December 26, 2023 by colgadosporelfutbol

Holland has always had excellent players. But nevertheless, the selection orange He has always haunted him a curse that has prevented him lifting a World Cup. Not in vain, tulips have been present in three finals and have always left with honey on the lips (1974, 1978 Y 2010). This list will try to elect best Dutch footballers although history, as usual, They have opinions for all tastes.


Johan Cruyff
Johan Cruyff against Uruguay in their match at the World Cup 1974 (L´Equipe)

There is little doubt when choosing the best Dutch player in history. The great Johan Cruyff It has the great honor. Leader of the famous Mechanical orange and authentic revolutionary from the first football pitch and later from the bench. Considered one of the best players of all time.

Marco van Basten

Van Basten
Van Basten at Euro 1988 which won Holland (Jot Down)

One of the best strikers in history. Marco Van Basten had it all. Force, ability, auction… He was one of the leaders of the Netherlands who proclaimed champion of Europe 1988. It marked an era in the national team and clubs like Ajax and AC Milan especially. Unfortunately injuries made him retire early.


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Gullit at Euro 1988 (

Van Basten faithful squire. It was one of the best midfielders in Europe in the early 80 Y 90. Like its companion, linchpin of the selection and the AC Milan Arrigo Sacchi. Power, Quality arrival from second line. a crack. Ballon d'Or 1987.

Dennis Bergkamp

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Bergkamp and its historic goal against Argentina (world D)

One of the highest quality strikers has given the Dutch football. Dennis Bergkamp signed anthological goals and plays both the orange jersey as at club level. It is a legend of Arsenal with which champion proclaimed Premier League without losing a game.


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Rijkaard and Klinsmann in their clash at the World Cup in Italy 90 (

Member of a brutal trio with Van Basten and Gullit. Frank Rijkaard I could not miss this list of the best Dutch players. hulking midfielder who also managed the European Championship 1988 and succeeded in Ajax and AC Milan.


Ruud Krol
Ruud Krol in the World 1974 (Twitter: Netherlands1974)

Of the historic Mechanical orange which it was a finalist in World 1974 Y 1978. One of the best defenders of his era able to close spaces and make fabulous marking the rival Star. Definitely, one of the key pieces of the Ajax and of the Cruyff Holland.


Van der Sar
Van der Sar, one of Europe's great goalkeepers of his era (ESPN)

In our list of the best Dutch players in history not everything will be field players. In goal we must highlight Van der Sar. The goalkeeper was the owner of the tulip bow for many years in addition to playing in big clubs like Juventus one he Manchester United. A great.


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Wilkes, one of the most dominant forwards of his era (Pinterest)

Possibly one of the first big stars of Dutch history. The striker is one of the greatest scorers of his historic selection 35 goals in 38 matches. Only will surpass Patrick Kluivert Y Dennis Bergkamp, yes, with many more games he played. Spain dressed in T-shirts Valencia CF and Levante UD.

Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman
Koeman with Europe 1988 (Rabona notes)

In this list of the best Dutch players of all time we can not forget Ronald Koeman. He noted for being one of the scorers defenders especially thanks to its lack gunshots and great success from the penalty spot. European champions the Netherlands and FC Barcelona at that historic final at Wembley. The Koeman goal It meant victory for the Catalans.

Johan Neeskens

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Neeskens in a match against Argentina (These Football Times)

If Gullit was the squire Van Basten, The same is true of Neeskens with Cruyff. Both Johan were instrumental pieces that Holland that captivated the world in the early 70. He was also part of the European champions Ajax three times consecutively and FC Barcelona. A phenomenon.

We not want to finish this list of the best Dutch players without mentioning other big names. Van Breukelen, Patrick Kluivert, Van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Edgar Davids, Van Nistelrooy, Clarence Seedorf, Johnny Rep, Arjen Robben and certainly so long, They deserve to be in this select group.

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