Wednesday, 28 February 2018
AC Milan 1990 - No.9 van Basten.
One of the most glorious footballers of the last half-century and one of the sport’s great what-if stories.
"He remains the best striker of all time in my opinion," His manager at Milan Arrigo Sacchi once said of the Dutchman. "No other forward has worked as hard for the team as Marco did at Milan. Above all, however, I remember him for his elegance, his grace and his incredible ability."
In the 1990 European Cup final Milan beat Benfica with van Basten assisting Rijkaard with the only goal of the game to retain the trophy.
The Rossoneri of 1990, nicknamed the "Immortals" in the Italian media, has since been voted the best club side of all time in a global poll of experts conducted by World Soccer magazine.
In purely statistical terms, Marco van Basten’s career was fruitful by anyone’s standards.
The 'Swan of Utrecht' scored 301 goals and won two European Cups, 14 domestic trophies and three Ballon d’Ors. But these numbers are rendered doubly impressive due to how tragically truncated his time as a footballer was – he played his last game at the age of 28.
Equally comfortable off either foot, Van Basten could hit fizzing raspers and deft curlers, long-rangers and one-on-one finishes, free-kicks, penalties and headers.
In the spirit of the Dutch footballing culture that he sprung from, Van Basten was staggeringly multi-talented, perhaps the most complete striker in history.
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