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Ruud Gullit

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Ruud Gullit (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈxʏlɪt] (listen); born Rudi Dil; 1 September 1962) is a Dutch footballer and subsequent manager who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s as a defender, midfielder or forward. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruud Gullit has received more than 4,001,378 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Ruud Gullit is the 47th most popular soccer player (down from 38th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Soccer Player.

Ruud Gullit is most famous for being a Dutch football player, and the first black player to play for the Dutch national team. He was also the first black player to win the European Cup with a non-English club.

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  • 63

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Among soccer players, Ruud Gullit ranks 47 out of 16,880Before him are Lothar Matthäus, Roberto Baggio, Antonín Panenka, Paolo Maldini, Ronaldo, and Flórián Albert. After him are Omar Sívori, Ricardo Zamora, Romário, Roger Milla, Roberto Carlos, and David Beckham.

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Among people born in 1962, Ruud Gullit ranks 8Before him are Jim Carrey, Jodie Foster, Mohammed Omar, Cliff Burton, Frank Rijkaard, and Ralph Fiennes. After him are Nicolás Maduro, Demi Moore, David Fincher, Steve Irwin, Jon Bon Jovi, and Sandra.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Ruud Gullit ranks 59 out of 1,427Before him are Ronald Koeman (1963), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Dick Advocaat (1947), Sylvia Kristel (1952), William II, Prince of Orange (1626), and Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612). After him are Rem Koolhaas (1944), Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Theo van Gogh (1857), Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), Peter Canisius (1521), and Gerrit Rietveld (1888).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Ruud Gullit ranks 2Before him are Johan Cruyff (1947). After him are Leo Beenhakker (1942), Rob Rensenbrink (1947), Edwin van der Sar (1970), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Wim Jansen (1946), Ruud Krol (1949), Arie Haan (1948), Piet Keizer (1943), René van de Kerkhof (1951), and Willy van de Kerkhof (1951).