Frank Rijkaard

1962 - Today

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Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard (Dutch pronunciation: [frɑŋk ˈɛtmundoː ˈrɛikaːrt] ; born 30 September 1962) is a Dutch former footballer and former manager who played as a defensive midfielder. Regarded as one of the best midfielders in footballing history, Rijkaard was described by British broadsheet The Daily Telegraph as having been "a stylish player of faultless pedigree". Rijkaard played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and AC Milan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Rijkaard has received more than 3,785,851 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia. Frank Rijkaard is the 15th most popular coach (up from 18th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 50th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Dutch Coach.

Frank Rijkaard is most famous for being a Dutch football player and coach. He played for Ajax, Barcelona, and the Netherlands national team. He later became a coach, coaching the Netherlands national team, Galatasaray, and Ajax.

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  • 62

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  • 2.81

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Among coaches, Frank Rijkaard ranks 15 out of 471Before him are Marco van Basten, Guus Hiddink, Giovanni Trapattoni, Rinus Michels, Fabio Capello, and Vicente del Bosque. After him are Luiz Felipe Scolari, Marcello Lippi, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Joachim Löw, Claudio Ranieri, and Valeriy Lobanovskyi.

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Among people born in 1962, Frank Rijkaard ranks 5Before him are Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, Cliff Burton, and Ruud Gullit. After him are Anthony Kiedis, Ismail Haniyeh, Jodie Foster, Nicolás Maduro, Demi Moore, Ralph Fiennes, and Olga Tokarczuk.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Frank Rijkaard ranks 44 out of 1,646Before him are Gerrit Dou (1613), Johan Huizinga (1872), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Jan Steen (1626), Ruud Gullit (1962), and Theo van Gogh (1857). After him are Paul Verhoeven (1938), Thomas Bernhard (1931), Peter Debye (1884), Max Euwe (1901), Christiaan Eijkman (1858), and Jacob van Ruisdael (1628).

Among COACHES In Netherlands

Among coaches born in Netherlands, Frank Rijkaard ranks 5Before him are Louis van Gaal (1951), Marco van Basten (1964), Guus Hiddink (1946), and Rinus Michels (1928). After him are Ronald Koeman (1963), Dick Advocaat (1947), Leo Beenhakker (1942), Bert van Marwijk (1952), Huub Stevens (1953), Pim Verbeek (1956), and Co Adriaanse (1947).