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Frank de Boer


ABOUT
ABOUT

Frank was born on 15th of May, 1970. He is a former Dutch professional footballer and currently a manager. He was born in Hoorn, Netherlands and played as a defender.


Debut

He made his debut with Ajax in the year 1988 to start with his club career. His international debut came in the year 1990 against Italy representing the Netherlands team.


Rise to glory


He was the most capped player of the Netherlands team making 112 international appearances which was later surpassed by Edwin van der Sar. He passed the ball 60 yards which allowed Dennis Bergkamp to score a goal and eventually eliminating Argentina from the from the 1998 world cup quarter final.


He became the first manager to win 4 consecutive Eredivisie titles in the year 2014. He received Rinus Michels Award for the manager of the year in Netherlands in the year 2013.


He was part of the club Ajax that won the 1991–92 UEFA Cup and 1994–95 UEFA Champions League. Apart from these successful trophy collection, he also won 5 Eredivisie titles and 2 KNVB Cups playing for the club Ajax.


Club career


He started his senior club career playing for Ajax, a bond which carried on for a whopping 11 years from 1988-99. He later joined Barcelona which carried on for 4 years till 2004. He had very short stints with Galatasaray, Al-Rayyan, Al-Shamal for a single season respectively till 2006.


Records


He scored 13 international goals playing for Netherlands in 112 appearances being a defender. He scored a total of 43 goals in 519 appearances representing different clubs.


Retirement


After being struck by an injury in the year 2004 playing Euro 2004, he was replaced in the quarter final against Sweden which turned out to be his last match.


After the injury, he started off as a manager for his club Ajax successfully and assisted Bert van Marwijk who was then the manager of the Netherlands team.

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