The Greats – Koeman on Van Basten

“Injuries cut him down when he was in the best form of his career, spearheading Fabio Capello’s new and rejuvenated Milan side. Yet by then, Marco had already done enough to be perhaps be regarded as the greatest number nine there’s ever been. People always talk about his strike against the Soviet Union in the 1988 European Championship Final, and yes, it was a great goal, but Marco scored even better goals, for both Ajax and AC Milan.”

Ronald Koeman. FourFourTwo magazine, January 2008

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2 Responses to The Greats – Koeman on Van Basten

  1. Rag says:

    Van Basten was the greatest of those two players.. No doubt! The goal in the 88 Final alone is plenty for me.

  2. Difficult to argue with three Ballon d’Or trophies (Europe’s best player) in 1988, 1989 and 1992. The other two players who have won it twice are Platini and Cruyff.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballon_d%27Or

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