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Name Marco van Basten
Gender Male
Ethnic Dutch
Job Dutch Footballer


Club as Player AC Milan
  Ajax FC

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Marco van Basten on Thierry Henry] Thierry Henry is now a top player himself, he is a very good player with special qualities; he scores a lot, he has unique acceleration and with his qualities he can be decisive in matches

2016 09 14 Retrieve

[Quotes on Luis Suarez] Luis is unpredictable, he’s hard to influence but that makes him special

2018 10 18 Retrieve

[FIFA’s outgoing technical chief Marco Van Basten said England] They took initiative, playing out from the back.

[World Cup champions France, on the other hand] France did not rely on ball possession, but rather focused on getting into the opposition’s half as fast as they could. And they had the players to do just that

2020 02 28 Retrieve

[Marco van Basten hits out at fans who think Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi] Ronaldo is a great player. But those who claim that he is stronger than Messi do not understand football or are in bad faith. Messi is unique. Inimitable and unrepeatable. Like him, one every fifty years. As a child, he fell into the pot of the football genius

2020 04 03 Retrieve

[Why the old-school MLS shootout remains beloved 20 years later] This is spectacular for the viewers and interesting for the player. With this idea, [the player] has more possibilities: he can dribble, shoot, wait, and the goalkeeper responds - this is more like a typical playing situation