Marco Van Basten Biography, Age, Height, Parents, Career, Wife, Net Worth – Marco Van Basten is a Dutch former football manager and player who played for Ajax and AC Milan, as well as the Netherlands national team.
|Marcel “Marco” van Basten
|Liesbeth van Capelleveen
|Date of Birth:
|31 October 1964
Marco Van Basten Biography
On 31-10-1964 Marco Van Basten was born in Utrecht, Netherlands. He made his 15 million dollar fortune with Ajax, AC Milan, AZ, Dutch National Football Team.
His star sign is Scorpio.
He began playing for a local team, EDO when he was six years old. A year later, he moved to UVV Utrecht. After nine years there, he briefly played for another club from Utrecht, Elinkwijk.
Marco Van Basten Age
He is 58 years of age.
Marco Van Basten Height
He is 1.88 m tall.
Marco Van Basten Parents
He was born to Joop van Basten and his wife Leny van Basten. His father Joop played football but only till semi-professional level.
Marco Van Basten Siblings
His siblings are unknown.
Marco Van Basten Nationality
He is a Dutch.
Marco Van Basten Career
Van Basten retired from football at the age of 28, a time when many players are in the prime of their careers. Van Basten was the type of player that could have continued well into his mid-30s, even beyond- yet a number of ankle injuries stopped that from happening.
On 23 November 2019, while Van Basten was working as an analyst for the Dutch edition of the Fox Sports network, he was heard saying “Sieg Heil” (literally “Hail victory!” in German) on a live television broadcast, a verbal salute which the Nazis used to signal allegiance to dictator Adolf Hitler.
In March 2018 Van Basten travelled to Iran with FIFA President Gianni Infantino to mark 100 years of the Iran Football Federation. After meeting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani they were welcomed by the president of Iranian Football Federation Mehdi Taj
at the Tehran Olympic Hotel. Attending the Tehran derby, Van Basten called for the ban on women entering sports venues to be lifted.
After a year at AZ, Van Basten decided to take up the vacant post of assistant coach under the new head coach of the Netherlands national team, Danny Blind. Van Basten would work together with fellow assistant coach Ruud van Nistelrooy, whom Van Basten had initially sent away when he was head coach of the Netherlands. In August 2016, Van Basten announced he would be leaving the role to take up a position at FIFA as technical director.
On 13 February 2012, it was announced that Van Basten would become the manager of Eredivisie club Heerenveen in the 2012–13 season.
Van Basten became manager of Ajax after Euro 2008 but resigned on 6 May 2009 after his team failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Van Basten decided to resign as Ajax manager at the end of the 2008–09 season. Van Basten played in the Demetrio Albertini testimonial match at the San Siro in March 2006, and headed in a goal before being substituted early in the first half.
On 29 July 2004, Van Basten was named the new manager of the Netherlands national team, with Van ‘t Schip as his assistant.
He scored 300 goals in a high-profile career, but played his last match in 1993 at age 28 due to an injury which forced his retirement two years later. He was later the head coach of Ajax and the Netherlands national team.
He won the Ballon D’Or in 1988 and won it the following year as well.
Marco Van Basten Wife
The football player & coach is married to Liesbeth van Capelleveen. They have been married for 30 years.
Marco Van Basten Children
The couple has two daughters – Rebecca and Deborah and a son Alexander.
Marco Van Basten Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $16 million. He has made such a large amount of wealth from his primary career as a Soccer Player.