Tag: holland

Names of the Nineties: Pierre van Hooijdonk

Troublemaker or misunderstood genius? The jury remains out. Either way, Pierre van Hooijdonk was anything but boring during his British odyssey

Marco van Basten: the Ajax diaries

As a boy, Marco van Basten dreamed of being a gymnast. Sadly his dreams would falter – he’d instead become one of the greatest footballers in history

Johan Neeskens: more than just the other Johan

July 3, 1974: crowds throng the Westfalenstadion in a match between two immensely talented sides. A match whose victor would face the host nation in a quest to etch their names into the…