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Marco van Basten
Marco van Basten (2).jpg
Personal information
Full nameMarcel van Basten
Date of birth31 October 1964 (1964-10-31) (age 54)
Place of birthUtrecht, Netherlands
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionStriker (retired)
Youth career
1981-1982Ajax
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1982-1987
1987-1993
Ajax
Milan
National team
1983-1992Netherlands
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.

Awards

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

Club performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup EuropeTotal
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
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
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

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Netherlands national team
YearAppsGoals
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

Honours

Individual honours

References