The Greatest Striker Ever? Marco Van Basten

The Greatest Striker Ever? Marco Van Basten

Marcel “Marco” van Basten is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for AFC Ajax and A.C. Milan, as well as the Dutch national team, in the 1980s and early 1990s. He is regarded as one of the greatest forwards of all time and has scored 277 goals in a high-profile career cut short by injury. Known for his strength on the ball, his tactical awareness and spectacular strikes and volleys, van Basten was named European Footballer of the Year three times (1988, ’89 and ’92) and FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992.

Ajax:-
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 1987

Eredivisie: 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85

KNVB Cup: 1983, 1986, 1987

A.C Milan:-
European Cup: 1989, 1990

Intercontinental Cup: 1989, 1990

European Supercup: 1989, 1990

Serie A: 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93

Supercoppa Italiana: 1988, 1992, 1993

International:-
UEFA European Championship: 1988

Nasazzi’s Baton: 1985

Individual honours:-
FIFA World Player of the Year: 1992

World Soccer Player of the Year: 1988, 1992

UEFA Best Player of the Year: 1989, 1990, 1992

IFFHS Best Player of the Year: 1988, 1989, 1990

Onze d’Or: 1988, 1989

Onze d’Argent: 1987, 1992

Bravo Award: 1987

UEFA European Championship 1988 Top Scorer and Best Player with 5 goals

European Footballer of the Year: 1988, 1989, 1992

Dutch Footballer of the Year: 1984–85

FIFA 100 (List of the greatest living footballers picked by Pelé): 2004

European Golden Boot: 1985–86

European Silver Boot: 1983–84

European Cup Top Scorer: 1989

European Cup Silver Top Scorer: 1993

Dutch League Top Scorer: 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87

Serie A Top Scorer: 1989–90, 1991–92

Serie A Silver Top Scorer: 1988–89

World Golden Boot: 1985–86

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