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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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1
592 203
Marco van Basten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

2
967 105
Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Johan Cruijff Forward, Midfielder

3
299 249
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Frank Rijkaard Defender, Midfielder

4
443 225
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Ruud Gullit Defender, Forward, Midfielder

5
315 264
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

6
347 105
Johan Neeskens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Johan Neeskens Midfielder

7
587 153
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Dennis Bergkamp Forward

8
305 103
Rob Rensenbrink is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Rob Rensenbrink Forward, Midfielder

9
367 124
Ruud Krol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Ruud Krol Defender

10
773 227
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
393 151
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
306 117
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Marc Overmars Forward, Midfielder

13
429 119
Edwin van der Sar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
scruffenstein added Edwin van der Sar Goalkeeper

14
212 86
Willy van de Kerkhof is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

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15
467 165
Wesley Sneijder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wesley Sneijder Midfielder

16
255 91
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
171 55
Wim Suurbier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Suurbier Defender

18
142 51
Gé van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Gé van Dijk

19
167 70
Willy van der Kuijlen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Willy van der Kuijlen Midfielder

20
107 25
Gerry Muhren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sparwasser added Gerry Muhren

21
170 81
Wim Kieft is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Kieft Forward

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22
121 50
Stan Valckx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stan Valckx Defender

23
164 70
Wim Jansen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Jansen Midfielder

24
159 69
Sjaak Swart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Swart Forward

25
207 153
Jasper Cillessen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
MichaelNedergaard added Jasper Cillessen Goalkeeper

26
126 47
Theo de Jong is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo de Jong Midfielder

27
163 77
Wim Jonk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Jonk Midfielder

28
129 60
Wim Rijsbergen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Rijsbergen Defender

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29
90 34
Ruud Knol is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Ruud Knol Defender

30
53 47
Theo Janssen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Janssen Midfielder

31
48 42
Tinus Bosselaar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Tinus Bosselaar Forward

32
51 51
Youri Mulder is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Youri Mulder Forward

33
46 46
Tim Janssen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Tim Janssen Forward

34
39 37
Theo Snelders is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Snelders Goalkeeper

35
122 161
Memphis Depay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
scruffenstein added Memphis Depay

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36
31 49
Simon Tahamata is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Simon Tahamata Midfielder

37
49 37
Theo van Duivenbode is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo van Duivenbode Defender

38
52 53
Sjaak Polak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Polak Defender

39
39 45
Sander Westerveld is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sander Westerveld Goalkeeper

40
31 33
Theo Laseroms is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Laseroms Defender

41
27 28
Theo Zwarthoed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Zwarthoed Goalkeeper

42
29 31
Stefan Postma is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stefan Postma Goalkeeper

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43
67 91
Rinus Israël is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Rinus Israël Defender

44
28 32
Sjaak Troost is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Troost Defender

45
30 35
Stefan Jansen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stefan Jansen Forward

46
31 37
Wim Koevermans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Koevermans Defender

47
31 37
René van Dieren is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
René van Dieren

48
24 30
Thijs Sluijter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Thijs Sluijter

49
21 29
Steef Nieuwendaal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Steef Nieuwendaal

50
20 31
Wout Buitenweg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wout Buitenweg Forward