Ruud Gullit

Ruud Gullit (born as Ruud Dil, September 1, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football coach and former player, who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s.

He was the captain of the Netherlands national team that was victorious at Euro 88 and was also a member of the squad for the 1990 World Cup. He was named the European Footballer of the Year in 1987 and the World Soccer Player of the Year in 1987 and 1989.

He was a versatile player, playing in numerous positions during his career.

He most recently managed Russian Premier League football club Terek Grozny, after previous spells with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Chelsea, Newcastle United and Feyenoord.

Gullit made his debut with the Dutch national team on his 19th birthday, and went on to make 66 appearances with them, scoring 16 goals, from 1981 to 1994.

In 1997 with Chelsea, he became the first non-British manager to win the FA Cup.


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    • Chelsea:
      • FA Cup Winners, (1997-05-17)
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