Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

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Dirk Jan Klaas "Klaas-Jan" Huntelaar (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌklaːˌʃɑn ˈɦʏntəlaːr] (listen); born 12 August 1983) is a retired Dutch professional footballer who played as a striker. Huntelaar was described as a "prolific striker" with a "brilliant first touch" and was compared in style to players such as Marco van Basten and Ruud van Nistelrooy. In 2009, former Netherlands national team manager Louis van Gaal was quoted saying about the player, "in the penalty area, he is the best player in the world, bar none."Huntelaar played for PSV Eindhoven, De Graafschap, AGOVV Apeldoorn, Heerenveen, Ajax, Real Madrid and Milan, before joining Schalke 04 in August 2010, for whom he was the top goalscorer in the 2011–12 Bundesliga with 29 league goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has received more than 2,901,039 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is the 823rd most popular soccer player (down from 413th in 2019), the 366th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 252nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ranks 823 out of 16,923Before him are Domingos da Guia, Sergio Busquets, Hiroshi Katayama, Marco Reus, Oleg Salenko, and Giorgio Chiellini. After him are Antonio Di Natale, Phillip Cocu, Michio Yasuda, Marcos Alonso, Metin Oktay, and Hennes Weisweiler.

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Among people born in 1983, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ranks 21Before him are Philipp Lahm, Yaya Touré, Emily Blunt, Rafael van der Vaart, Mila Kunis, and Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ. After him are Darren Young, Daniele De Rossi, José Antonio Reyes, Mika, Mélanie Laurent, and Felipe Melo.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ranks 366 out of 1,209Before him are Ruud Geels (1948), Wil van Gogh (1862), Isaac Titsingh (1745), Jordi Cruyff (1974), Frans de Waal (1948), and Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581). After him are Petrus Camper (1722), Frans Post (1612), Phillip Cocu (1970), Maria van Oosterwijck (1630), John de Mol Jr. (1955), and Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ranks 34Before him are Marc Overmars (1973), Wim Jansen (1946), Rafael van der Vaart (1983), Danny Blind (1961), Ruud Geels (1948), and Jordi Cruyff (1974). After him are Phillip Cocu (1970), Dirk Kuyt (1980), Faas Wilkes (1923), Sjaak Swart (1938), Dick Nanninga (1949), and Ronald de Boer (1970).

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