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Quotes about Dennis Bergkamp – the Non-Flying Dutchman

Introduction “He’s come here for a year to get the money and then get out again”, said Tottenham owner Sir Alan Sugar in June 1995 when Arsenal signed Dennis Bergkamp from Inter Milan in June 1995. By the time the Dutchman announced his retirement from the game 11 years later, he had won 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, ...

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Dusan Tadic set to leave Southampton for Ajax

The left-sided midfielder who is currently with the Serbian World Cup squad in Russia is set to move back to the Netherlands, a country where he previously plaved for FC Twente and Groningen, after informing Southampton that he wants to leave. According to The Daily Telegraph, Ajax have suggested a fee of £15 million for the player, although Southampton are ...

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Manchester United ready to sign Justin Kluivert in summer move

The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Ajax teenage attacker Justin Kluivert in the summer. The 18-year old striker is the son of Patrick Kluivert, former Ajax and Barcelona star forward, and Dutch international, and currently Director of Football with Paris Saint-Germain. A bid of £10 million plus various add-ons is said to be ...

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Best Quotes on Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar is undoubtedly one of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time. His accomplishments with Louis van Gaal’s 90s Ajax side and Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United has lifted him to the pantheon of the most successful custodians in the history of the sport. The towering Dutchman decided to hang his boots in 2011 after winning a total of ...

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5 most dramatic Europa League finals of all time

Espanyol vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 1988 Back then, Europa League was known as UEFA Cup and had two-legged finals. Spanish outfit Espanyol as well German representatives Bayer Leverkusen were both playing a European final for the first time. There looked to be a clear winner when Espanyol managed to preserve their 3-0 win from the first leg at home until the ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Johan Cruyff

  There are great players and then there are great managers. Many great players went into management and a bunch of them achieved some degree of success. However, very few can be considered legendary for both their playing career as well as management stints. Johan Cruyff makes both the lists. Tactics and man-management (Strengths) Cruyff was an exponent of attractive ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Rinus Michels

Rinus Michels is best remembered as a pioneering football manager, but he was also an accomplished footballer. He began his playing career with Ajax in 1946 and over the course of the next 12 years he went on to play over 300 games for the Dutch club. Operating as a striker, he scored over 150 goals in all competitions and ...

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When Johan Cruyff played in Segunda Division

Johan Cruyff is one of the greatest players the world of football has seen. The Dutchman was a maestro on the field and was integral to the great success that Ajax Amsterdam and later Barcelona enjoyed in the 1960s and ‘70s respectively. The man was an epitome of the hugely successful and revolutionary Total Football. He was instrumental in helping ...

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