CLARENCE SEEDORF


Clarence Clyde Seedorf born 1 April 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Serie A club Milan. Seedorf is the only player to have won the Champions League with three different clubs - Ajax in 1995, Real Madrid in 1998 and Milan in 2003 and 2007.

Seedorf has played in Euro 1996, (where his penalty miss proved decisive in the quarter final shootout defeat to France), the 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. However, many have suggested that his national career could have been even more impressive if he had not let an argumentative and rebellious streak get the better of him on several occasions. In addition, he has a long history of underperforming during critical moments while playing for the national team. This was one of the reasons why former national team coach Marco van Basten decided to ignore Seedorf when he was appointed coach after Euro 2004. Thus, Seedorf did not play in the World Cup 2006 qualifying series, as well as missing out on the FIFA World Cup itself.

On 12 November 2006, Seedorf was recalled for the first time since June 2004 as a replacement for the injured Wesley Sneijder. He started and played the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 friendly draw against England. Seedorf won the last of his 87 caps for the Netherlands in 2008. In Euro 2008 qualifiers against Romania (0–0 at home) and Slovenia (1–0 away win), Seedorf played 4 and 6 minutes. There were doubts on his position within the national team, as Marco van Basten favoured younger players such as Rafael van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder and Robin van Persie. On 13 May 2008, Seedorf announced that he would not take part in Euro 2008, due to his ongoing conflict with Van Basten.



PLAYER DETAILS
Name: Clarence Clyde Seedorf
Date of birth: 1 April 1976
Place of birth: Paramaribo, Suriname
Height: 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)
Playing position: Midfielder

Club information

Current club: Milan

Youth career
Ajax

Senior career
1992–1995 Ajax 64 (11)
1995–1996 Sampdoria 32 (3)
1996–1999 Real Madrid 121 (15)
1999–2002 Internazionale 64 (8)
2002– Milan 275 (42)

National team
1994–2008 Netherlands 87 (11)

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