Roy Makaay

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Rudolphus Antonius "Roy" Makaay (born 9 March 1975) is a Dutch football manager and former footballer who played as a centre-forward. He was known for his goal-scoring ability as a result of his "aerial prowess and quick drives to the net where he can put the ball away with either foot."He began his career at Vitesse and Tenerife before moving to Deportivo de La Coruña in 1999 and helping the side to their first La Liga title in his first season there. He also won the Copa del Rey in 2002 and the following season was given the European Golden Boot for a 29-goal haul. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Makaay has received more than 882,103 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Roy Makaay is the 581st most popular soccer player (up from 711th in 2019), the 285th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 346th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Roy Makaay ranks 581 out of 16,923Before him are Gerardo Martino, Dejan Savićević, Héctor Yazalde, Félix Mourinho, Lefter Küçükandonyadis, and Marco Tardelli. After him are Arsenio Erico, Luca Toni, Dieter Müller, Lorenzo Fernández, Roberto Di Matteo, and Włodzimierz Lubański.

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Among people born in 1975, Roy Makaay ranks 22Before him are Juninho Pernambucano, Juan Sebastián Verón, Eiichiro Oda, Casey Affleck, Ralf Schumacher, and Johnny Galecki. After him are Shilpa Shetty, Jordi Cuixart, Fergie, Sia, Eva Longoria, and Allen Iverson.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Roy Makaay ranks 285 out of 1,209Before him are Sicco Mansholt (1908), Jan de Bont (1943), Cornelis de Houtman (1565), Jan van Huysum (1682), James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (1649), and Cornelis Cort (1533). After him are Alexandrine Tinné (1835), Jan van der Heyden (1637), Joop Zoetemelk (1946), Jacob van Heemskerck (1567), Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563), and Hercules Seghers (1589).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Roy Makaay ranks 23Before him are Jan Jongbloed (1940), Wim Suurbier (1945), Erwin Koeman (1961), Wesley Sneijder (1984), Willem van Hanegem (1944), and Robin van Persie (1983). After him are Frank de Boer (1970), Jaap Stam (1972), Hans van Breukelen (1956), Mark van Bommel (1977), Marc Overmars (1973), and Wim Jansen (1946).