Marco van Basten

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Marcel "Marco" van Basten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɑrkoː vɑm ˈbɑstə(n)] ; born 31 October 1964) is a Dutch former football manager and player who played for Ajax and AC Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time , he scored 300 goals in a high-profile career, but played his last match in 1993, at the age of 28, due to an ankle injury which forced him to announce his retirement two years later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marco van Basten has received more than 4,729,696 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia. Marco van Basten is the 9th most popular coach (up from 14th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 42nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Coach.

Marco van Basten is a retired Dutch footballer and former football manager. He played for Ajax and Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was later the head coach of Ajax and the Netherlands national team.

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Among coaches, Marco van Basten ranks 9 out of 471Before him are José Mourinho, Arsène Wenger, Dino Zoff, Jupp Heynckes, Louis van Gaal, and Luis Aragonés. After him are Guus Hiddink, Giovanni Trapattoni, Rinus Michels, Fabio Capello, Vicente del Bosque, and Frank Rijkaard.

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Among people born in 1964, Marco van Basten ranks 5Before him are Jeff Bezos, Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, and Monica Bellucci. After him are Sandra Bullock, David Woodard, Russell Crowe, Jürgen Klinsmann, Dan Brown, Sarah Palin, and Roberto Mancini.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Marco van Basten ranks 33 out of 1,646Before him are Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), Rutger Hauer (1944), Louis van Gaal (1951), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), William I of the Netherlands (1772), and William III of England (1650). After him are William II of the Netherlands (1792), Guus Hiddink (1946), André Rieu (1949), Rinus Michels (1928), Gerrit Dou (1613), and Johan Huizinga (1872).

Among COACHES In Netherlands

Among coaches born in Netherlands, Marco van Basten ranks 2Before him are Louis van Gaal (1951). After him are Guus Hiddink (1946), Rinus Michels (1928), Frank Rijkaard (1962), Ronald Koeman (1963), Dick Advocaat (1947), Leo Beenhakker (1942), Bert van Marwijk (1952), Huub Stevens (1953), Pim Verbeek (1956), and Co Adriaanse (1947).