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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
Forward
Marcel "Marco" Van Basten is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played for Ajax and A.C. Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team, in the 1980s and early ...more
2
1,462 122
Johan Cruijff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder
Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON, born 25 April 1947, known as Johan Cruyff, is a former Dutch footballer and was until recently the manager of the Catalonia football team. He won the Ballon d'Or ...more
3
586 276
Ruud Gullit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Defender, Forward, Midfielder
Ruud Gullit, OON, is a Dutch football manager and former football player who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the captain of the Netherlands national team that was victorious ...more
4
389 317
Frank Rijkaard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Defender, Midfielder
Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager and former player. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In ...more
5
385 339
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Midfielder
Clarence Clyde Seedorf is a Dutch former footballer and former manager of A.C. Milan regarded by many as one of the best midfielders of his generation. Seedorf is one of the most decorated Dutch ...more
6
802 173
Dennis Bergkamp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Forward
Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp is a Dutch former professional footballer, who is the assistant manager to Frank de Boer at Ajax. Originally a wide midfielder, Bergkamp was moved to main striker ...more
7
408 161
Johan Neeskens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Midfielder
Johannes Jacobus "Johan" Neeskens is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. As a player, he was an important member of the Dutch national team that finished as runners-up in ...more
8
410 179
Ruud Krol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Defender
Rudolf Jozef Krol is a retired Dutch footballer who was capped 83 times for his native country. Most of his career he played for his home town club, Ajax, and he became a coach after retirement. ...more
9
340 155
Rob Rensenbrink is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Forward, Midfielder
Pieter Robert Rensenbrink is a former Dutch football player and member of the Dutch national football team that reached two World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978. A creative left winger or forward ...more
10
984 251
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Winger, Forward, Midfielder
Arjen Robben is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Netherlands national team. Robben has appeared at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 UEFA European ...more
11
545 135
Edwin van der Sar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
scruffenstein added Goalkeeper
Edwin van der Sar OON is a Dutch former footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Ajax, Juventus, Fulham and Manchester United. He is the most capped player in the Netherlands national team's ...more
12
532 189
Robin van Persie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
BaruchLalaev added Forward
Robin van persie is a talented Netherlands player Robin van Persie is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United and is the captain of the Netherlands national team. He is a youth product of Feyenoord. Having joined Arsenal ...more
13
352 157
Marc Overmars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder
Marc Overmars is a Dutch former footballer who is the director of football at Ajax. Throughout his footballing career, he played as a winger and was renowned for his speed. Overmars was born in ...more
14
572 181
Wesley Sneijder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Midfielder
Wesley Sneijder is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for the Turkish club Galatasaray and the Netherlands national team. He was named UEFA midfielder of the season and one of the three ...more
15
226 124
Willy van de Kerkhof is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Midfielder
Wilhelmus "Willy" Antonius van de Kerkhof is a former Dutch footballer. Van de Kerkhof and his twin brother René were squad members of the Dutch national team that made the ...more
16
291 116
Willem van Hanegem is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Midfielder
Willem "Wim" van Hanegem is a Dutch football midfielder and coach born in Breskens, Zeeland. In a playing career spanning over 20 years he won several domestic honours in the ...more
17
189 77
Wim Suurbier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Defender
Wilhelmus "Wim" Lourens Johannes Suurbier is a former Dutch football player and among others assistant coach of the Albanian national team. He was a wingback who was part of the Dutch ...more
18
176 85
Willy van der Kuijlen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Willy van der Kuijlen Midfielder
Wilhelmus "Willy" Martinus Leonardus Johannes van der Kuijlen is a former Dutch football player and currently a scout for PSV Eindhoven. Van der Kuijlen was born in Helmond and started ...more
19
149 67
Gé van Dijk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Gé van Dijk
Gérard van Dijk was a football player and coach. He played his entire career for Ajax Amsterdam, won two Eredivisie titles. He played 317 matches and scored 89 goals and was the top ...more
20
182 96
Wim Kieft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Forward
Willem "Wim" Cornelis Nicolaas Kieft is a Dutch retired footballer who played as a centre forward. A prolific goal-scorer whose main asset resided in his heading ability, he played in ...more
21
118 36
Gerry Muhren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sparwasser added Gerry Muhren
22
168 86
Wim Jonk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Midfielder
Wilhelmus "Wim" Maria Jonk is a retired Dutch footballer. At the height of his career, he also played for the Netherlands national team.
23
126 67
Stan Valckx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Stan Valckx Defender
Stanislaus "Stan" Henricus Christina Valckx is a Dutch retired footballer who played as a central defender.
24
169 82
Wim Jansen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Wim Jansen Midfielder
Wilhelmus Marinus Anthonius Jansen is a Dutch former association football player and manager. Jansen won 65 international caps with the Netherlands national football team and played in the Dutch ...more
25
170 85
Sjaak Swart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dutch Soccer Players from the Netherlands, Ranked
Sjaak Swart Forward
Jesaia Swart is a former Dutch footballer who played for Ajax Amsterdam a total of almost 600 matches, a record for the club.