Jaap Stam

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Jakob "Jaap" Stam (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjaːp ˈstɑm]; born 17 July 1972) is a Dutch football manager, former head coach and former professional player. He is regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation.Stam played for several European clubs including PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Lazio, Milan and Ajax before retiring in October 2007. As well as club trophies, he won several personal awards, including being voted the best defender in the 1998–99 and 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League, as well as being included in three consecutive PFA Team of the Year sides from 1999 to 2001. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jaap Stam has received more than 2,133,072 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Jaap Stam is the 633rd most popular soccer player (down from 438th in 2019), the 302nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 263rd in 2019) and the 25th most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Jaap Stam ranks 633 out of 16,923Before him are Dixie Dean, Viliam Schrojf, Goyo Benito, Predrag Mijatović, Jimmy Savile, and Arturo Vidal. After him are Miloš Milutinović, Alberto Suppici, Mario Balotelli, Alessandro Altobelli, José Ángel Iribar, and Óscar Míguez.

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Among people born in 1972, Jaap Stam ranks 36Before him are Gabriel Macht, Idris Elba, Mauricio Pochettino, Alyssa Milano, Anggun, and Josh Duhamel. After him are Sung Kang, Octavia Spencer, Dita Von Teese, Rhea Seehorn, Karl Urban, and Giovane Élber.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jaap Stam ranks 302 out of 1,209Before him are Aldo van Eyck (1918), William, Prince of Orange (1840), Leonaert Bramer (1596), Henri Winkelman (1876), Frank de Boer (1970), and Teddy Scholten (1926). After him are Floris I, Count of Holland (1025), Albert van Ouwater (1415), Floris V, Count of Holland (1254), C. H. D. Buys Ballot (1817), Isaac Beeckman (1588), and Henk Sneevliet (1883).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Jaap Stam ranks 25Before him are Erwin Koeman (1961), Wesley Sneijder (1984), Willem van Hanegem (1944), Robin van Persie (1983), Roy Makaay (1975), and Frank de Boer (1970). After him are Hans van Breukelen (1956), Mark van Bommel (1977), Marc Overmars (1973), Wim Jansen (1946), Rafael van der Vaart (1983), and Danny Blind (1961).