Marco van Basten was born in Utrecht, Netherlands on Oct. 31, 1964. Having been widely considered as one of the best professional strikers, he played for many celebrated football clubs like Ajax, Milan and Netherlands national football team at the late 20th century. He ended his playing career aged 30 for injury, winning 300 goals in his playing career. His competitive advantages in height and strength are also critical factors for his great success. Famous for control ability, attacking ability, consistency and dynamic energy on football fields, he won numerous titles, honors and accolades for his team.
When he was young, he gradually cut a striking figure on football fields. In 1983, he participated in the FIFA World Youth Championship. And at the same year, he accomplished his first appearance for Netherlands national football team. After retired as a player, he was appointed as the manager of Ajax and the Netherlands national football team. In his coaching career, he devoted himself in teaching young footballers and guiding them in a strategic manner.