Date Of Birth: 30 September
There is no doubt that Frank Rijkaard is the best defensive midfielder of all time. He scored more than 150 goals in all competitions during his career.
Frank Rijkaard is the wizard in the middle. On the football field, his vision was on a different level. It was a nightmare for the opposition. He ended his career in a beautiful place when he won the first UEFA Champions League in 1995.
Although he is a defender, he has scored more than 150 goals in all competitions.
In the 1990s, he was twice among the ten best footballers in the world. He was a member of the 1988 European Championship team of the Netherlands.
Frank Rijkaard Personal Information:
- Nation: Netherlands
- Height: 187cm
- Position: Defensive Holding Midfielder
- Career Duration: 1980-1995
- Career Goals: 105 (Non-Friendlies)
- International Caps: 73 Games
- International Goals: 10 Goals
- Major Club: AC Milan, Ajax Amsterdam
- World Cup Participation: 1990, 1994 – 8 Games
Club & Country Honours:
- 1988 European Championship Winner
- 5 Times Eredivisie
- 3 Times Dutch Cups
- 2 Times Italian Serie-A
- 1987 UEFA Cup Winners Cup
- 3 Times European Cup- 1989, 1990, 1995
- 2 Times Intercontinental Cup- 1989, 1990
- 2 Times Dutch Golden Shoe -1985, 1987
- 2 Times Bronze Ball European Footballer Of The Year- 1988, 1989
- 1988 European Championship Team Of Tournament
- 1992 Guerin Italian Series A Footballer Of The Year
- 1988, 1989 Ballon d’Or 3rd postion
- 1992 Serie-A best player
- AC Milan Hall of Fame