Marco van Basten is a football manager and former football player. He played for Ajax and AC Milan. He is said to be the greatest player in the history of football and has scored almost 300 goals. He is the head coach of Ajax and the Netherlands national team. In 1992, he won FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or three times in the years 1988, 1989, and 1992. He won Eredivisie titles and Cup Winners’ Cup, Serie A title four times, and European Cups three times.
Marco van Basten Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $17.7 M|
|Full Name Marcel van Basten|
|Birth Date 31 October 1964|
|Age 57 years|
|Birthplace Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Profession Professional Footballer|
|Wife Liesbeth van Capelleveen|
Marco van Basten Early Life
Marco was born in Utrecht. He played for a local team when he was 6. He later moved to UVV Utrecht and after nine years she moved to another club.
When Marco turned 16, he was selected for the 1981-82 season. His father used to keep him away so that his older would have a chance in Ajax. His first match was on 23 April 1982. In the 1982-83 season, he won European top scorer and scored nine goals in 20 matches. His position was strengthened as an attacker. He was the top scorer for four seasons, and he scored 118 goals in 112 matches. In the 1985-86 season, he scored almost 37 goals, and then he won the European Golden Boot. In UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final, he scored the winning goal.
In 1987, Marco was signed for AC Milan. He won Scudetto and he only played 11 matches. In 1988-89 he won Ballon d’Or. In Serie, he scored 19 goals and 32 total goals in the year. Milan won the European Cup. Marco scored 25 goals and became Capocannoniere. In 1992 he scored four goals and in December he was named the FIFA World Player of the Year. He was voted European player of the year and he was ranked 3rd. Marco had an injury and took 6 months off. Milan lost to Marseille.
Marco van Basten International Career
Marco was young when he was called for the 1963 FOFA World Youth Championship. He was on Netherlands national team. In the 1988 UEFA Euro, he scored almost five goals and scored a hat-trick which led to the winning of the team in the semi-finals. In the finals, the team won against the Soviet Union. He was the top scorer and was a player in the tournament. He was ranked 21 in the list of 100 Greatest Sporting Moments. In the 1990 World Cup, his team lost. In the 1992 UEFA Euro, they won the first round and semi-finals but lost to Denmark in the finals. In 1992 he was named European Championship Player of the Tournament.
Marco van Basten Net worth
Marco has a total net worth of 15 million Euros which is approximately $17.7 Million.
Marco van Basten Wife
Marco married Liesbeth van Capelleveen on 23 June 1993. They were married in Castle De Haar, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Marco van Basten Body Features
|Height 6 ft 2 inches|
|Weight 84 kg|
|Hair Color Gray|
|Eye Color Brown|