Marco van Basten Biography
(One of the Greatest Football Strikers of All Time)
Birthday: October 31, 1964 (Scorpio)
Born In: Utrecht, Netherlands
Dutch footballer Marco van Basten is one of the greatest footballers to have ever played the game of football and during his rather short career, he lit up the world of football with outrageous goals and a consistency that is rarely found in many footballers. Van Basten was a striker who had all the attributes that one looks for in an attacker - from finishing to passing and dribbling that could drive the best defences in Europe into oblivion and he did so year after year for Ajax, AC Milan and the Dutch national team. Van Basten started off as a youth player at his local club UVV Utrecht but it was at AFC Ajax that he really set the world alight and subsequently he was bought by Italian giants AC Milan, whom he helped win plenty of trophies during his eight year stint at the club. He was the best player in the world during his peak years in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His career was cut short due to a damaging knee injury and subsequently he became a football manager. Van Basten managed Ajax, Heerenveen and the Dutch National team during his years as a manager.