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"The intellectualisation
of football has
always foundered
on a simple problem-
-the players. Doing
all your most
rewarding thinking
with your feet seems
to dull the philo-
sophical impulse.
Unless, of course,
you are Dutch.
According to legend,
Europeans played
a moronic, muscular
version of the world's
game, until Holland
proclaimed its vision
of total football in the
1974 World Cup,
and enlightenment
dawned."

From:
Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football
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Hall of fame

 

Top scorers - All time

#

Player

Begin

-

End

Goals

Caps

%

01 Kluivert Patrick 1994 - 2004 40 79 50.1
02 Dennis Bergkamp 1990 - 2000 37 79 46.8
03 Wilkes Faas 1946 - 1961 35 38 92.1
04 Ruud van Nistelrooy 1998 - 2012 35 67 50.1
05 Lenstra Abe 1940 - 1959 33 47 70.2
05 Johan Cruijff 1966 - 1977 33 48 68.8
07 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 2006 -   31 54 58.5
08 Bep Bakhuys 1928 - 1937 28 23 121.7
08 Robin van Persie 2004 -   28 66 43.1
10 Smit Kick 1935 - 1946 26 29 89.7

 

Topscorers - current squad

Name

caps

goals

 
Huntelaar, Klaas Jan 54 31  
Persie, Robin van 66 28  
Sneijder, Wesley 85 24  
Kuyt, Dirk 89 24  
Vaart, Rafael van der 97 18  
Robben, Arjen 58 17  
Bommel, Mark van 88 10  
Heitinga, John 79 7  
Afellay, Ibrahim 39 5  
Bouma, Wilfred 37 4  
Mathijsen, Joris 80 3  
Jong, Nigel de 61 1  
Jong, Luuk de 7 1  
Vlaar, Ron 8 1  
Strootman, Kevin 11 1  

Coaches of Oranje - Menu

Coach

Period

Games

Glendenning, Bob 1923/11/25 - 21/04/1940 87
Dick Advocaat 1992/09/09 - 14/12/1994 55
Dick Advocaat 2002/02/13 - 30/06/2004 55
Michels, Rinus 1974/03/27 - 07/07/1974 53
Michels, Rinus 1984/11/14 - 25/06/1988 53
Michels, Rinus 1990/06/22 -09/26/1990 53
Marco van Basten 2004/08/18 - 01/07/2008 52
Van Marwijk Bert 2008/07/01 - 2010/05/26 50
Schwartz, Elek 1956/09/11 - 24/05/1964 49
Guus Hiddink 1995/01/18 - 11/07/1998 38
Leck Jaap van der 1949/06/12 - 30/05/1954 29
Kessler George 1966/03/23 - 28/01/1970 28
Zwartkruis, Jan 1976/09/08 - 06/01/1981 28
Chadwick, Edgar 1908/10/22 - 15/11/1913 24
Rijkaard Frank 1998/10/10 - 29/06/2000 22
Rijvers Kees 1981/03/25 - 17/10/1984 21
Warburton, Fred 1912/11/17 - 18/11/1912 21
Warburton, Fred 1919/08/24 - 10/05/1923 21
Fadrhonc, František 1970/10/11 - 18/11/1973 20
Knobel, George 1974/09/04 - 19/06/1976 15
Louis van Gaal 2000/09/02 - 10/11/2001 14
Leo Beenhakker 1985/02/27 - 12/03/1986 13
Leo Beenhakker 1990/06/12 - 24/06/1990 13
Happel, Ernst 1977/08/31 - 25/06/1978 12
Hasselt, Cees van 1905/04/30 - 10/05/1908 11
Libregts, Thijs 1988/09/14 - 20/12/1989 11
Carver, Jesse 1947/04/07 - 31/07/1948 10
Merkel, Max 1955/04/03 - 06/06/1956 10
Neville, Denis 1964/09/30 - 14/11/1965 08
Townley, Billy 1924/03/23 - 09/06/1924 08
Kaufman, Karel 1946/03/10 - 27/11/1946 07
Kaufman, Karel 1949/03/13 - 23/04/1949 07
Kaufman, Karel 1954/10/24 - 25/10/1954 07
Hardwick, George 1957/01/30 - 26/05/1957 05
Hunter, Billy 1914/03/15 - 17/05/1914 04
Donenfeld, Friedrich 1955/03/13 - 04/11/1956 03
Rob Baan 1981/04/22 - 29/04/1981 02
Ruijter, Nol de 1990/02/21 - 28/03/1990 02
Bollington, J.E. 1924/11/02 - 03/11/1924 01
Bradshaw, Tom 1913/04/20 - 21/04/1913 01
Hogan, Jimmy 1910/10/16 - 17/10/1910 01
Müller, Wudi 1956/09/15 - 16/09/1956 01
Rab Jan 1997/02/26 - 27/02/1997 01
Reynolds, Jack 1919/06/09 - 10/06/1919 01
Sneddon Tom 1948/11/21 - 22/11/1948 01
Waites Jim 1921/06/21 - 22/06/1921 01

Youngest players - Menu

#

Player

Date of birth

Debut

Age

01 Breda Kolff van Jan 1894-01-18 1911-04-02 17y02m17d
02 Weber Mauk 1914-03-01 1931-06-14 17y03m13d
03 Kraak Piet 1928-08-20 1946-03-10 17y06m18d
04 Kessler Dé 1891-08-11 1909-03-21 17y07m10d
05 Francken Mannes 1888-05-20 1906-04-29 17y11m09d
06 Wolk van der Piet 1892-03-18 1910-03-13 17y11m26d
07 Gelder van Koos 1908-10-19 1926-10-31 18y00m12d
08 Serière de Guus 1893-03-05 1911-04-02 18y00m28d
09 Vanenburg Gerald 1964-03-05 1982-04-14 18y01m09d
10 Boer de Piet 1919-10-10 1937-11-28 18y01m18d

Oldest player to make his debut - Menu

#

Player

Date of birth

Debut

Age

01 Hoogstede Ben 1888-03-16 1921-03-26 33y00m10d
02 Kooten van Kees 1948-08-20 1981-04-29 32y08m09d
03 Jole Jo 1890-12-21 1923-04-29 32y04m08d
04 Schindeler Jan 1892-12-18 1925-04-19 32y04m01d
05 Kluft van der Eb 1889-05-23 1921-06-12 32y00m20d
06 Wiertz Bram 1919-11-21 1951-10-27 31y11m06d
07 Landman Wim 1921-04-13 1952-11-15 31y07m02d
08 Hintum van Marc 1967-06-22 1998-11-18 31y04m27d
09 Sluijs van der Piet 1918-09-17 1949-12-11 31y02m24d
10 Roetert Wim 1892-01-23 1923-04-02 31y02m10d

Youngest ever goal scorer - Menu

#

Player

Date of birth

Scored

Age

01 Breda Kolff van Jan 1894-01-18 1911-04-02 17y02m17d
02 Kessler Dé 1891-08-11 1909-03-21 17y07m10d
03 Boer de Piet 1919-10-10 1937-11-28 18y01m18d
04 Muller Henk 1887-10-24 1906-05-13 18y06m19d
05 Seedorf Clarence 1976-04-01 1994-12-14 18y08m13d
06 Kluivert Patrick 1976-07-01 1995-03-29 18y08m28d
07 Marco van Basten 1964-10-31 1983-09-21 18y10m21d
08 Harder de Bertus 1920-01-14 1939-02-26 19y01m12d
09 Gogh van Louis 1888-02-07 1907-04-14 19y02m07d
10 Clavan Mick 1929-03-11 1948-05-26 19y02m15d

Oldest ever goal scorer - Menu

#

Player

Date of birth

Scored

Age

01 Lenstra Abe 1910-11-27 1959-04-19 38y04m23d
02 Wilkes Faas 1923-10-13 1961-04-19 37y06m06d
03 Mühren Arnold 1951-06-02 1987-04-29 35y10m27d
04 Giovanni van Bronckhorst 1975-02-05 2010-07-06 35y05m01d
05 Smit Kick 1911-11-03 1946-11-27 35y00m24d
06 Appel Bram 1921-11-30 1956-11-04 34y11m05d
07 Ruud van Nistelrooy 1976-07-01 2011-03-29 34y07m28d
08 Kooten van Kees 1948-08-20 1982-12-19 34y03m29d
09 Rijvers Kees 1926-05-27 1960-05-18 33y11m21d
10 Hooijdonk van Pierre 1969-11-29 2003-10-11 33y10m12d

Oldest ever player - Menu

#

Player

Date of birth

Played on

Age

01 Lenstra Abe 1920-11-27 1959-04-19 38y04m23d
02 Edwin van der Sar (gk) 1970-10-29 2008-10-15 37y11m17d
03 Henk Timmer (gk) 1971-12-03 2008-11-19 37y11m15d
04 Munck de Frans (gk) 1922-08-20 1960-04-24 37y08m04d
05 Wilkes Faas 1923-10-13 1961-05-14 37y07m01d
06 Jongbloed Jan (gk) 1940-11-25 1978-06-25 37y07m00d
07 Doesburg Pim (gk) 1943-10-28 1981-02-22 37y03m25d
08 Schrijvers Piet (gk) 1946-12-15 1984-03-14 37y02m18d
09 Mühren Arnold 1951-06-02 1988-06-25* 37y00m23d
10 Clavan Mick 1929-03-11 1965-01-26 35y10m15d

* = Final of the European Championships in Germany

Most caps - Menu

#

Player

Start

End

Caps

Goals

01 Edwin van der Sar (gk) 1995 2008 130 00
02 Frank de Boer (df) 1990 2004 112 13
03 Giovanni van Bronckhorst (mf) 1996 2010 106 06
04 Phillip Cocu (mf) 1996 2006 101 10
05 Rafael van der Vaart (mf) * 2001   97 18
06 Dirk Kuyt (mf) * 2004   89 24
07 Seedorf Clarence (mf) 1994 2008 87 11
08 Overmars Marc (fw) 1993 2004 86 17
09 Wesley Sneijder (mf) * 2003   85 24
10 Winter Aron (mf) 1987 2000 84 06

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