5 Best Netherlands Players Of All Time (Ranked)

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5. Johan Cruyff

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff, widely known as Johan Cruyff, is first on this list, he is a retired Dutch player and a current coach.

Hendrik is recollected for the time he spent playing for Ajax and Barcelona, he was one of the best European strikers back in the day.

He had over 514 club appearances and 291 goals. Johan was also part of the Dutch senior team, he played 48 games and scored 33 national goals, before retiring in 1984.

Hendrik won so many trophies and awards and was one of the only players to win the Ballon d'Or award 3 times in the 90s.

4. Marco van Basten

Marco van Basten is next on this list, he is also a former Dutch player, and was one of the greatest players of all time.

In his entire career, he only played for Ajax, AC Milan, and the Netherlands national team.

In 280 club appearances, he scored over 218 goals. He also had 24 national goals, in 58 appearances for his country.

Marco Won the UEFA European championship in 1988. He also won the Ballon d'Or 3 times among other awards. He retired in 1995 and became a manager.

3. Dennis Bergkamp

The Arsenal Legend; Dennis Bergkamp is next on this list, he is also a retired player and current coach, he played as a forwarder, and was one of the best in Europe.

He spent most of his career playing for Ajax and Arsenal, in 552 club appearances, he scored over 200 goals. He also made over 70 appearances for the Netherlands, with 37 national goals to his name.

He won so many awards, including FIFA player of the year, and Best Dutch player of the year. He didn't win a Ballon d'Or award, but he was nominated on several occasions.

2. Robin van Persie

The Arsenal and Manchester United legend; Robin van Persie is next on this list.

He is a retired Dutch player, and a current coach, presently in charge of the Dutch club; Feyenoord.

Van Persie left behind a legacy that will be difficult to match even in years to come, known as one of the best strikers in European football, he scored over 200 goals in 430 club appearances and 50 goals in 102 appearances for the Dutch national team. He also won many awards to his credit.

1. Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben is last on this list, he is a former player, who played as a winger for Bayern Munich, and the Dutch national team.

He is undoubtedly the best footballer the Netherlands has produced.

Robben Made appearances for Chelsea, Real Madrid, and even PSV, but is remembered for the time he spent in the Bundesliga club; Bayern Munich.

In 426 club appearances, Robben scored over 150 goals, and 37 others for the Netherlands senior team.

Robben won so many trophies and other personal awards. He is the most decorated Dutch player of all time.

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