Marco van Basten

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marco van Basten has received more than 2,947,402 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Marco van Basten is the 14th most popular coach (down from 12th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 50th in 2019) and the 4th 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 14 out of 329Before him are Luis Aragonés, Sepp Maier, Ronald Koeman, José Mourinho, Luiz Felipe Scolari, and Louis van Gaal. After him are Frank Rijkaard, Vicente del Bosque, Guus Hiddink, Ernst Happel, Carlo Ancelotti, and Marcello Lippi.

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Among people born in 1964, Marco van Basten ranks 9Before him are Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dan Brown, Russell Crowe, Boris Johnson, and Jeff Bezos. After him are Sarah Palin, Juliette Binoche, Michael Laudrup, Courteney Cox, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Klaus Ebner.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Marco van Basten ranks 51 out of 1,209Before him are Johan de Witt (1625), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Louis van Gaal (1951), Paul Verhoeven (1938), and Jacob Roggeveen (1659). After him are Ruud Gullit (1962), Frank Rijkaard (1962), Guus Hiddink (1946), Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Gerrit Rietveld (1888), and Simon van der Meer (1925).

Among COACHES In Netherlands

Among coaches born in Netherlands, Marco van Basten ranks 4Before him are Rinus Michels (1928), Ronald Koeman (1963), and Louis van Gaal (1951). After him are Frank Rijkaard (1962), Guus Hiddink (1946), Dick Advocaat (1947), Bert van Marwijk (1952), Huub Stevens (1953), Co Adriaanse (1947), Henk ten Cate (1954), and Wiel Coerver (1924).