The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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List Criteria: 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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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Forward

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    Forward

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    Defender, Forward, Midfielder

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    Forward Robin van persie is a talented Netherlands player

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Midfielder

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    Forward

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    Sjaak Swart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Sjaak Swart Forward

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    Wim Jansen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Wim Jansen Midfielder

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    Willy van der Kuijlen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Willy van der Kuijlen Midfielder

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    Gé van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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    Gé van Dijk

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    Defender

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    Stan Valckx is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Stan Valckx Defender

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    Rinus Israël is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Rinus Israël Defender

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    Theo de Jong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Theo de Jong Midfielder

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    Simon Tahamata is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Simon Tahamata Midfielder

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


    Theo van Duivenbode Defender

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    Tschen La Ling is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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    Ruud Knol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Ruud Knol Defender

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    Tinus Bosselaar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Tinus Bosselaar Forward

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    Sjaak Polak is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Sjaak Polak Defender

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


    Theo Janssen Midfielder

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    Gerry Muhren is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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    Gerry Muhren

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    Wout Buitenweg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Wout Buitenweg Forward

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    Sjaak Troost is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Sjaak Troost Defender

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


    Theo Laseroms Defender

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    Wim Koevermans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Wim Koevermans Defender

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    Theo Snelders is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Theo Snelders Goalkeeper

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    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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    Winnie Haatrecht is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Winnie Haatrecht Defender

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    Stanley Menzo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Stanley Menzo Goalkeeper

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    Sonny Silooy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Sonny Silooy Defender

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    Tim Janssen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Tim Janssen Forward

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    Tim Bakens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked


    Tim Bakens Defender

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