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List Rules Soccer players from the Netherlands or played on the Netherlands national team.

Fans of Dutch soccer have always wanted to know who are the best Dutch soccer players of all time. The Netherlands have been home to many top footballers both past and present. In fact they took home the UEFA European Championship in 1988 under the leadership of Ruud Gullit. So does that make Gullit the best Dutch soccer player? See what fans think below.

This list of the best soccer players from Netherlands includes players that are born Dutch and those that played for the Netherlands national team. Player bios and photos have been provided when available. You'll see the players with the most votes at the top of the list, so if you're searching for a particular famous Dutch soccer player you can use the search box at the top of the list to find what you're looking for.

To make it on the list of the best Netherlands soccer players, these people should be on the level of elite footballers like Thijs Sluijter and Ruud Krol. So if you're ever wondering who are the best Dutch footballers or the greatest ever, this list has you covered. If you're in a fantasy soccer league, then you can use this list of the best Dutch soccer players to discover some new talent.
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515 150
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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2
773 95
Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Johan Cruijff Forward, Midfielder

3
393 196
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

4
265 213
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

5
322 89
Johan Neeskens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Johan Neeskens Midfielder

6
290 235
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

7
285 81
Rob Rensenbrink is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Rob Rensenbrink Forward, Midfielder

8
348 107
Ruud Krol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Ruud Krol Defender

9
487 142
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Dennis Bergkamp Forward

10
680 218
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Arjen Robben Winger, Forward, Midfielder

11
381 113
Edwin van der Sar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
scruffenstein added Edwin van der Sar Goalkeeper

12
343 136
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Robin van Persie Forward - Robin van persie is a talented Netherlands player

13
278 110
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Marc Overmars Forward, Midfielder

14
203 80
Willy van de Kerkhof is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

15
430 157
Wesley Sneijder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wesley Sneijder Midfielder

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16
235 86
Willem van Hanegem is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Willem van Hanegem Midfielder

17
162 49
Wim Suurbier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Suurbier Defender

18
138 43
Gé van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

19
100 20
Gerry Muhren is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sparwasser added Gerry Muhren

20
161 71
Wim Kieft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Kieft Forward

21
118 42
Stan Valckx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stan Valckx Defender

22
163 65
Willy van der Kuijlen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

23
159 65
Wim Jansen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Jansen Midfielder

24
124 43
Theo de Jong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo de Jong Midfielder

25
151 65
Sjaak Swart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Swart Forward

26
157 72
Wim Jonk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Jonk Midfielder

27
125 56
Wim Rijsbergen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Rijsbergen Defender

28
194 132
Jasper Cillessen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
MichaelNedergaard added Jasper Cillessen Goalkeeper

29
80 31
Ruud Knol is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Ruud Knol Defender

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30
50 36
Theo Janssen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Janssen Midfielder

31
49 40
Youri Mulder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Youri Mulder Forward

32
46 38
Tinus Bosselaar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Tinus Bosselaar Forward

33
43 40
Tim Janssen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Tim Janssen Forward

34
37 32
Theo Snelders is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Snelders Goalkeeper

35
108 143
Memphis Depay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
scruffenstein added Memphis Depay

36
45 33
Theo van Duivenbode is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

37
24 43
Simon Tahamata is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Simon Tahamata Midfielder

38
49 45
Sjaak Polak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Polak Defender

39
37 40
Sander Westerveld is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sander Westerveld Goalkeeper

40
25 23
Theo Zwarthoed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Zwarthoed Goalkeeper

41
28 29
Theo Laseroms is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Laseroms Defender

42
23 23
Thijs Sluijter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

43
26 28
Sjaak Troost is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Troost Defender

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44
29 33
René van Dieren is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

45
27 31
Stefan Jansen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stefan Jansen Forward

46
28 33
Wim Koevermans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Koevermans Defender

47
63 86
Rinus Israël is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Rinus Israël Defender

48
24 27
Stefan Postma is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stefan Postma Goalkeeper

49
19 27
Wout Buitenweg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wout Buitenweg Forward

50
19 26
Steef Nieuwendaal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked