Patrick Kluivert

Patrick Kluivert was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Jul. 1, 1976. For outstanding performances at AFC Ajax, FC Barcelona and the Netherlands national football team, he was widely regarded as an excellent footballer of Netherlands. As a retired Netherlandish footballer and coach, he was famous for speed and unique techniques. In the 1990s, Patrick Kluivert turned to be a member of Ajax’s Golden Generation aged 18. Throughout his whole playing career, Patrick Kluivert won 124 goals in 249 games, also a winner of the Spanish La Liga championship in 1999.

From 1994 to 2004, Kluivert, pulling on Netherlands football shirt represented Dutch at many competitions, winning 40 goals in 79 games. In 1994, Kluivert accomplished the first appearance at international competition. On the basis of excellent performances on football fields, Kluivert ranked the third among goal-scorers. Kluivert turned to be a member of the FIFA 100 and the 125 greatest living footballers in 2004. After retired as a footballer, he started his managerial career in 2008, turning to a professional manager of the Dutch Football Association.

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