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"The intellectualisation
of football has
always foundered
on a simple problem-
-the players. Doing
all your most
rewarding thinking
with your feet seems
to dull the philo-
sophical impulse.
Unless, of course,
you are Dutch.
According to legend,
Europeans played
a moronic, muscular
version of the world's
game, until Holland
proclaimed its vision
of total football in the
1974 World Cup,
and enlightenment
dawned."

From:
Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football
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International Awards
Won by Dutch players, managers and teams

 

Ballon d'Or / European Player of the Year-award (Since 1956)

 
1971 Johan Cruyff Ajax
1973 Johan Cruyff Ajax
1974 Johan Cruyff Barcelona
1987 Ruud Gullit AC Milan
1988 Marco van Basten AC Milan
1989 Marco van Basten AC Milan
1992 Marco van Basten AC Milan
     

 

FIFA World Player of the Year (Since 1991)

     
1992 Marco van Basten AC Milan
     

 

World Soccer Player of the Year (Since 1982)

     
1987 Ruud Gullit AC Milan
1988 Marco van Basten AC Milan
1989 Ruud Gullit AC Milan
1992 Marco van Basten AC Milan

 

World Soccer Manager of the Year (Since 1982)

     
1987 Johan Cruyff Ajax Amsterdam
1988 Rinus Michels Netherlands
1995 Louis van Gaal Ajax Amsterdam
2002 Guus Hiddink South Korea and PSV
     

 

World Soccer Team of the Year (Since 1982)

   
1988 Netherlands
1995 Ajax Amsterdam
   

 

European Topscorer

       
1979 Kees Kist AZ Alkmaar 34
1982 Wim Kieft Ajax Amsterdam 32
1986 Marco van Basten Ajax Amsterdam 37
2003 Roy Makaay Deportivo La Coruņa 29
       

 

The Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year - England

     
1981 Frans Thijssen Ipswich Town
1998 Denis Bergkamp Arsenal
     

 

Premier League Topscorers - England

       
1999 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Leeds United 18
2001 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Chelsea 23
2003 Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United 25
       

 

Don Balon Best Foreign Player - Spain (Since 1976)

     
1976 Johan Neeskens Barcelona
1977 Johan Cruijff Barcelona
1978 Johan Cruijff Barcelona
     

 

Don Balon Best Manager - Spain (Since 1976)

     
1988 Leo Beenhakker Real Madrid
1991 Johan Cruijff Barcelona
1992 Johan Cruijff Barcelona
2005 Frank Rijkaard Barcelona
2006 Frank Rijkaard Barcelona
     

 

La Liga Topscorers (Pichichi)- Spain

       
2003 Roy Makaay Deportivo La Coruņa 29
2007 Ruud van Nistelrooy Real Madrid 25
       

 


Guerin d'Oro - Italy

     
1981 Ruud Krol Napoli
1992 Frank Rijkaard AC Milan
     

 


Serie A Topscorers - Italy

       
1990 Marco van Basten AC Milan 19
1992 Marco van Basten AC Milan 25
       

 


Players winning a foreign league title

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1965 Jan Mulder Anderlecht Belgium
1966 Jan Mulder Anderlecht Belgium
1967 Jan Mulder Anderlecht Belgium
1968 Jan Mulder Anderlecht Belgium
1972 Jan Mulder Anderlecht Belgium
1972 Rob Rensenbrink Anderlecht Belgium
1974 Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens Barcelona Spain
1974 Rob Rensenbrink Anderlecht Belgium
1979 Wim Hofkens SK Beveren Belgium
1981 John Rep AS Saint-Étienne
France
1981 Arie Haan Anderlecht Belgium
1982 Arie Haan, Simon Tahamata Standard Liége Belgium
1982 Wim Hofkens Anderlecht Belgium
1983 Arie Haan, Simon Tahamata Standard Liége Belgium
1983 Wim Hofkens Anderlecht Belgium
1984 Wim Hofkens Anderlecht Belgium
1987 Adri van Tiggelen Anderlecht Belgium
1988 Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten AC Milan Italy
1989 Erwin Koeman, John Bosman, Piet den Boer, Graeme Rutjes, Wim Hofkens KV Mechelen Belgium
1991 John van Loen, Adri van Tiggelen Anderlecht Belgium
1992 Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten AC Milan Italy
1993 Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten AC Milan Italy
1993 Peter van Vossen Anderlecht Belgium
1994 René Eykelkamp Club Brugge Belgium
1996 Peter van Vossen Glasgow Rangers Scotland
1997 Peter van Vossen Glasgow Rangers Scotland
1997 Clarence Seedorf Real Madrid Spain
1998 Dennis Bergkamp, Marc Overmars Arsenal England
1998 Michael Reiziger, Winston Bogarde Barcelona Spain
1999 Michael Reiziger, Winston Bogarde, Frank de Boer, Ronald de Boer, Patrick Kluivert, Philip Cocu Barcelona Spain
1999 Jaap Stam Manchester United England
1999 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Arthur Numan Glasgow Rangers Scotland
2000 Jaap Stam Manchester United England
2000 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Arthur Numan Glasgow Rangers Scotland
2001 Jaap Stam Manchester United England
2001 Roy Makaay Deportivo La Coruņa Spain
2002 Dennis Bergkamp, Giovanni van Bronckhorst Arsenal England
2003 Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United England
2003 Ronald de Boer, Arthur Numan Glasgow Rangers Scotland
2004 Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal England
2004 Clarence Seedorf AC Milan Italy
2004 Pierre van Hooijdonk Fenerbahçe Turkye
2005 Pierre van Hooijdonk Fenerbahçe Turkye
2005 Arjen Robben Chelsea England
2005 Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Mark van Bommel Barcelona Spain
2005 Roy Makaay Bayern München Germany
2006 Arjen Robben Chelsea England
2006 Roy Makaay Bayern München Germany
2006 Giovanni van Bronckhorst Barcelona Spain
2007 Edwin van der Sar Manchester United England
2007 Ruud van Nistelrooy Real Madrid Spain
2008 Edwin van der Sar Manchester United England
2008 Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Royston Drenthe Real Madrid Spain
2008 Mark van Bommel Bayern München Germany

 


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