One of the greatest footballers of his generation, Ruud was a Dutch master who captained Holland’s magnificent Euro 88 title-winning team and was European Footballer of the Year in 1987 and World Player of the Year in 1987 and 1989.
A versatile player equally at home in defence or attack, he was a prominent player for a string of clubs including Haarlem, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven, AC Milan and Sampdoria before becoming Chelsea player-manager. He later managed Feyenoord, Newcastle United, LA Galaxy and Terek Graozny in Russia.
Famous for his dreadlocks when playing 66 times for Holland, he has often been involved in controversies and has many extraordinary stories to share about his 35 years in the game.
He is a regular television pundit, and speaks beautifully about the Beautiful Game that he played so beautifully.