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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
533 170
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
824 98
Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Johan Cruijff Forward, Midfielder

3
409 203
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
275 219
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
329 96
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
295 246
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Clarence Seedorf Midfielder

7
292 90
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
353 116
Ruud Krol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Ruud Krol Defender

9
514 145
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
703 222
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
396 116
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
358 140
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
288 110
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Marc Overmars Forward, Midfielder

14
204 84
Willy van de Kerkhof is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked

15
441 160
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
245 88
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
165 52
Wim Suurbier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Suurbier Defender

18
138 48
Gé van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Gé van Dijk

19
103 23
Gerry Muhren is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sparwasser added Gerry Muhren

20
164 77
Wim Kieft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Kieft Forward

21
118 47
Stan Valckx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stan Valckx Defender

22
164 68
Willy van der Kuijlen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Willy van der Kuijlen Midfielder

23
160 68
Wim Jansen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Jansen Midfielder

24
155 67
Sjaak Swart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Swart Forward

25
124 45
Theo de Jong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo de Jong Midfielder

26
159 75
Wim Jonk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Jonk Midfielder

27
125 58
Wim Rijsbergen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Rijsbergen Defender

28
199 142
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
83 33
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 44
Theo Janssen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Janssen Midfielder

31
46 40
Tinus Bosselaar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Tinus Bosselaar Forward

32
49 48
Youri Mulder is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Youri Mulder Forward

33
37 35
Theo Snelders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Snelders Goalkeeper

34
43 44
Tim Janssen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Tim Janssen Forward

35
117 147
Memphis Depay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
scruffenstein added Memphis Depay

36
28 45
Simon Tahamata is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Simon Tahamata Midfielder

37
46 35
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
49 51
Sjaak Polak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Polak Defender

39
29 31
Theo Laseroms is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Laseroms Defender

40
37 43
Sander Westerveld is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sander Westerveld Goalkeeper

41
25 26
Theo Zwarthoed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Theo Zwarthoed Goalkeeper

42
65 88
Rinus Israël is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Rinus Israël Defender

43
26 30
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 35
Wim Koevermans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Koevermans Defender

45
23 26
Thijs Sluijter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Thijs Sluijter

46
29 35
René van Dieren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
René van Dieren

47
25 29
Stefan Postma is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stefan Postma Goalkeeper

48
27 33
Stefan Jansen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stefan Jansen Forward

49
19 28
Wout Buitenweg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wout Buitenweg Forward

50
19 27
Steef Nieuwendaal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Steef Nieuwendaal