Marcel “Marco” van Basten was born on October 31, 1964 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. During his career as a footballer, he won the Dutch and Italian titles and a number of European competitions. He also won a European Championship with the Dutch national team.
Marco van Basten’s elegance and extraordinary technique exalted his fans and gained the respect of his opponents. Despite his considerable height, 1.88 meters (6’2″), his ball control was great and in the course of his career he scored decisive goals in several occasions showing that he was a true champion.