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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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Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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+ - 735 94
Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Johan Cruijff Forward, Midfielder

3
+ - 382 191
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
+ - 260 208
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

5
+ - 318 80
Johan Neeskens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Johan Neeskens Midfielder

6
+ - 281 73
Rob Rensenbrink is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Rob Rensenbrink Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 344 98
Ruud Krol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Ruud Krol Defender

8
+ - 281 231
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

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+ - 470 136
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Dennis Bergkamp Forward

10
+ - 656 216
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
+ - 372 110
Edwin van der Sar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Edwin van der Sar Goalkeeper

12
+ - 332 131
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Robin van Persie Forward - Robin van persie is a talented Netherlands player

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+ - 275 106
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Marc Overmars Forward, Midfielder

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+ - 200 79
Willy van de Kerkhof is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

15
+ - 424 156
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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+ - 232 85
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 47
Wim Suurbier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Suurbier Defender

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+ - 138 41
Gé van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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+ - 100 18
Gerry Muhren is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Gerry Muhren

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+ - 160 68
Wim Kieft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Kieft Forward

21
+ - 118 39
Stan Valckx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stan Valckx Defender

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+ - 159 63
Wim Jansen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Jansen Midfielder

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+ - 161 64
Willy van der Kuijlen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

24
+ - 124 41
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 63
Sjaak Swart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Swart Forward

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+ - 157 69
Wim Jonk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Jonk Midfielder

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+ - 125 54
Wim Rijsbergen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Rijsbergen Defender

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+ - 189 125
Jasper Cillessen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Jasper Cillessen Goalkeeper

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+ - 80 29
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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+ - 49 33
Theo Janssen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Janssen Midfielder

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+ - 48 39
Youri Mulder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Youri Mulder Forward

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+ - 46 36
Tinus Bosselaar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Tinus Bosselaar Forward

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+ - 37 30
Theo Snelders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Snelders Goalkeeper

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+ - 43 38
Tim Janssen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Tim Janssen Forward

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+ - 104 138
Memphis Depay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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+ - 45 31
Theo van Duivenbode is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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+ - 24 41
Simon Tahamata is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Simon Tahamata Midfielder

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+ - 48 42
Sjaak Polak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Polak Defender

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+ - 25 20
Theo Zwarthoed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Zwarthoed Goalkeeper

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+ - 37 38
Sander Westerveld is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sander Westerveld Goalkeeper

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+ - 28 27
Theo Laseroms is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Laseroms Defender

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+ - 23 21
Thijs Sluijter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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+ - 26 26
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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+ - 29 31
René van Dieren is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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+ - 27 29
Stefan Jansen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stefan Jansen Forward

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+ - 28 31
Wim Koevermans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Koevermans Defender

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+ - 24 25
Stefan Postma is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stefan Postma Goalkeeper

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+ - 62 85
Rinus Israël is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Rinus Israël Defender

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+ - 23 30
Ruud Vormer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Ruud Vormer Midfielder

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+ - 19 25
Wout Buitenweg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wout Buitenweg Forward