Ruud Gullit

1962 - Today

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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, attacking midfielder, 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 3,678,822 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Ruud Gullit is the 38th most popular soccer player (down from 31st in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 42nd 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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Among soccer players, Ruud Gullit ranks 38 out of 16,923Before him are Rivellino, Carlos Alberto Torres, Lionel Messi, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lothar Matthäus, and Josef Masopust. After him are Ricardo Zamora, Paolo Maldini, Uwe Seeler, Bobby Charlton, Ronaldinho, and Antonín Panenka.

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Among people born in 1962, Ruud Gullit ranks 4Before him are Carles Puigdemont, Tom Cruise, and Jim Carrey. After him are Cliff Burton, Frank Rijkaard, Demi Moore, Jodie Foster, Nicolás Maduro, Ralph Fiennes, Abdullah II of Jordan, and Steve Irwin.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Ruud Gullit ranks 52 out of 1,209Before him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Louis van Gaal (1951), Paul Verhoeven (1938), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), and Marco van Basten (1964). After him are Frank Rijkaard (1962), Guus Hiddink (1946), Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Gerrit Rietveld (1888), Simon van der Meer (1925), and Jan Oort (1900).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Netherlands

Among soccer players born in Netherlands, Ruud Gullit ranks 2Before him are Johan Cruyff (1947). After him are Rob Rensenbrink (1947), Leo Beenhakker (1942), Edwin van der Sar (1970), Ruud Krol (1949), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Piet Keizer (1943), Arie Haan (1948), Arjen Robben (1984), René van de Kerkhof (1951), and Johnny Rep (1951).