Top Ten Dutch Soccer Players of All-Time
The Top Ten
The greatest footballer in history
He changed football world wide. To think he did not participate in the second world cup final in Argentina. Even without him Holland made the final game but lost to Argentina, the host country. That made two world cup finals Holland lost in the final game to the host nation.
He was voted player of the 74 world cup and in a poll was voted European player of the century. He was something else. Glad I saw him play.
The master of the Dutch game.
Saw things other players could only dream of passing,scoring dribbling close ball control,unbelievable. He also played at a time when a defender's job was if you can't stop a man legally kick the living daylights out of him.Cruijff just evaded them most of the time.You never saw any theatrical rolling about like you see in the modern game of today,it seems sometimes that strikers only have to feel the breath of a defender on their back and they'll go down.Results have become so important Billions of pounds riding on winning the European champions league who would n't take a dive?V 47 Comments
The Iceman has got everything a team, like Arsenal needs. Why shouldn't he be like third?. He was like amazing with his skills, his shooting and has way more skill and experience than Van Nistelrooy.
Definitely best player to watch could go round ne one without breaking a sweat, but would pick van nistelrooy first he was the perfect striker.
Maybe someone got more goals than him, more titles than him, but no one, no one at the past or even at the future of football, can do what he did, every game of his career.
4 on my listV 20 Comments
Amazing dribbling skills 2nd best dribbler in the world right after Messi. Has the best foot I have ever seen (his left). Insane speed and stamina. Great playmaker. Creating tons of chances 151 chances created in 18.6 bundesliga matches in 2014/2015. His threat level pulls defenders like bees to him. I think he is after Cruyff the best player maybe tied with van Basten. He is suffering from injuries on a severe level just like van Basten, if he was never injured I have no doubt he would be the best in the world which now is Messi.
This guy has extreme dribbling skills, able to make almost impossible goals effortlessly, and he's the fastest player on the team. The only downside is that he sometimes doesn't pass when there are other players wide open near the goal.
Best player on bayern... And the world
Great scorer and is best dribbler on the world after Messi and RonaldoV 51 Comments
Robin van Persie scored 30 goals this season and that's a lot of goal
He is a dutch master with fantastic skill and classy finishing, probably the best dutch footballer of all time
Robin van persie is a wonderful footballer and he is able to score very classy goals and easily the best player in national team.
Van persie is the best player in netherlandsV 37 Comments
Pure Killer. When looking purely at scoring goals and nothing else he might be the greatest in history... not just Netherlands but in the world. Only reason he isn't number one is because football also has other aspects next to scoring. But he mastered the most important one for a striker: scoring, making him top 3 in this list.
We will never know still had 5 good years in front of him.
Best player ever. Reason? Because if other players like messi, maradona or pele and many others had had the same problems of van basten they would have done another job.
He is just the best soccer player of the netherlands!V 31 Comments
Amazing. Outstanding. Spectacular. Ruud Van Nistelrooy is my favorite football player ever, from all ages, nations and teams.
One of the biggest strikers in history of football... One of a kind player! Amazing ability to score!
Ofc! The best Dutch goal-scorer of all time. His sense is superb. Unfortunately, he is very underrated though its obvious to the wise fans, that Ruud is the best scoring machine of the Dutchmen.
Great but he should be 9 or 10. still a great forward and strikerV 15 Comments
I always loved Ruud's distinctive look; of course, being a powerful player with versatility and strength in the air as well as classy skills made him certainly a top five player in Dutch football history (most other similar lists rate him from 3rd to 5th best). Cruyff, van Basten and possibly Bergkamp were better players than the 1988 European Championship winning captain; as noted before, he also won European Footballler of the year (and dedicated the 1987 award to Nelson Mandela while Mandela was yet in prison). A class act as a footballer.
How can a guy voted footballer of the year twice not be higher on the list. Milan were never the same without him, and sadly nor were holland
He could do world class anything, from headers to long shots.
Greatest dutch player for all timeV 17 Comments
Wesley Sneijder is great for Inter Milan and scored 5 goals in the 2010 FIFA wOrld cup
This guy has an amazing Free kick accuracy, long shot, passing, and also a pretty good darn finisher
His performance in 2010 world cup made me me his fan. I have nothing to say about him. Just awesome.
A very rare combination of intelligence, experience and talentV 9 Comments
The best Dutch goalie... Attacking minded.
The best goalkeeper in the world
Scored goals with ajax as a goalie, what a man!
He has made some of the best saves that I have ever seen!V 7 Comments
Most scoring defender in all of history. Should be higher on this list. Only reason he doesn't get my vote is because I can only vote once, and that vote goes to the Dutch master; CruyffV 2 Comments
Probably the second best player in the Dutch team of 74. Should be higher up the list.
Neeskens should be higher he was the perfect penalty taker and midfielder
Should be second behind Cruyff. No question.
He should be much higher in the listV 2 Comments
The working class, best kind of player. Never stopped giving everything at Liverpool. Wish he'd stuck around.V 4 Comments
Are you serious? Patrick is not even top 5? This is craziness. He reached the 40 goal mark while playing fewer game than Van Persie. He was also all time goal scorer of the national team at a younger age. He was naturally gifted, better scorer, he could pass, his one touch. He was way more technical than Van Nistelrooy. I like Van Nistelrooy, but Kluivert was wayyy better. Without injury Kluivert would have been one of the all time top scorer in football history.
Are you serious? How could you omit Patrick Kluivert? Your list got to be redone. I am American, and I know well dutch soccer. Patrick Kluivert was one of the finest Dutch striker. In my opinion he was better than Van Nistelrooy, who is just a goal poacher. Kluivert was an all around striker. And he is the top dutch striker with 40 goals beofre he even reach 30.
Totally agree! It's a shame that somebody didn't have a clue when did this rating.V 1 Comment
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been an amazing player for Holland, AND my favourite team, CHELSEA!
Jimmy goal scoring was magic. He seemed never to rush when he scored was in a league of his own.
This attacker has been going around, scoring goals, making caps and helping his team.
I think that you should redo this list and put Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 8th on the list!
How many players win European cups with three different teams and the best European team until Barcelona
Outstanding midfielder. So much class and one of the most complete of his time.
Could do anything or play any position on the pitch
Never mind best Dutch player
Would be in any eleven in any team in any era
Was scoring and playing like a man
When he was 17
He is the one I thinkV 2 Comments
Don't know why The Hunter is not utilised as much as Sneijder, Robben and Van Persie.. He is just 10 goals short to break Van Persie's record and 5 goals short to be the second highest Dutch goal scorer.. Gets very rare chance to compete but if given a chance there is always 80% chance of Hunter scoring whether it's a league game or nation game.
He has a better match to goals ratio for his country. Even better than Van PersieV 3 Comments
He was an amazing footballer with lots of talented and beloved work.V 3 Comments
Great forward like cristiano but
One of the most elegant players ever, especially for a player who made his name in defense, and midfield. One of the best of the game ever. Also a class act, as he returned to Ajax at the end of his career, to finish it there.
The best defense midfielder ever
Van Persie 5th Rijkaard 16th? Are u kidding me? Modern fanboys please learn a bit of history. - PhenohyteV 2 Comments
One of the finest in the business and a cheerful and talented striker
Related ListsBest Soccer (Football) Players of All Time Most Underrated Football (Soccer) Players of All Time Most Iconic Soccer (Football) Players of All Time Best Left Footed Soccer (Football) Players of All Time Top Ten Most Overrated Football (Soccer) Players of All-Time
List StatsUpdated 19 Feb 2017
5 years, 320 days old
Top Remixes (14)
2. Robin Van Persie
3. Wesley Sneijder
2. Johan Cruijff
3. Ruud Gullit
2. Johan Cruijff
3. Robin Van Persie
View All 14