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"My club? it's not my club, I only played there." Marco van Basten replied in the studio when the host of the show turned to him and said: Now we are going to talk about your club Marco, Milan.


....The guy knows more about Golf these days :thumbsdown:
 

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"My club? it's not my club, I only played there." Marco van Basten replied in the studio when the host of the show turned to him and said: Now we are going to talk about your club Marco, Milan.


....The guy knows more about Golf these days :thumbsdown:
Maybe what he meant was that he didn't own the club? :conf:
 

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"My club? it's not my club, I only played there." Marco van Basten replied in the studio when the host of the show turned to him and said: Now we are going to talk about your club Marco, Milan.


....The guy knows more about Golf these days :thumbsdown:
MvBasten wasn't the most media-friendly player in his Milan days, so this is no surprise to me. There was once an allegation from one leading print media saying that he is a homosexual due to his seemingly aloof and a-bit-on-the-feminine-side persona. When confronted about this, he said "I'll be a homosexual if you'll give me the yearly profit of your publication".

On golf, after his forced resignation in 1996, he exiled himself in Monaco and took up golf. He became very good at it and even qualified to play in the professional circuit but he didn't take it. He said he only did it because he wanted to see how far he can excel in golf. But in other interview that I read somewhere years ago, he said he took up golf so that he can experience something that he started and finished himself, unlike his football career which ended because of conditions beyond his control.

It's quite sad when you think about how he seemingly regretted how his career ended. But who wouldn't?
 

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MvBasten wasn't the most media-friendly player in his Milan days, so this is no surprise to me. There was once an allegation from one leading print media saying that he is a homosexual due to his seemingly aloof and a-bit-on-the-feminine-side persona. When confronted about this, he said "I'll be a homosexual if you'll give me the yearly profit of your publication".

On golf, after his forced resignation in 1996, he exiled himself in Monaco and took up golf. He became very good at it and even qualified to play in the professional circuit but he didn't take it. He said he only did it because he wanted to see how far he can excel in golf. But in other interview that I read somewhere years ago, he said he took up golf so that he can experience something that he started and finished himself, unlike his football career which ended because of conditions beyond his control.

It's quite sad when you think about how he seemingly regretted how his career ended. But who wouldn't?


what an interesting view, gaizka
i wonder if he'd play golf with sheva, who would win :D
 

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Most memorable of the two - IMO - was the one vs Atalanta. I guess I wrote it years go here. Milan was down 0-1 and MvB was frustrated. He went to the sideline and changed his shoes. While he was kneeling and lacing his boots, Capello came to him and they talked a bit.

When he was done and re-entered the field, Capello called him up again. MvB turned his head and then gave the signal of 3 using his fingers. He then scored 3 goals in 6 minutes :proud:
 

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Those who made an impact on the Italian game after the borders were re-opened in 1980
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10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
SWEDEN
Ignore the shame of Calciopoli and Ibrahimovic has won a League title in each of the last seven seasons at Ajax, Juventus, Inter and Barcelona. Signed in secrecy by the Old Lady on deadline day in 2004 by Luciano Moggi, Ibracadabra began to mature into the player who splits opinion to this day. Joining Inter after Juve’s demotion, he left the Beneamata after guiding them to League glory with a Capocannoniere clutch of goals. Milan will be hoping that he hasn’t lost his Scudetto touch.

9 Gabriel Batistuta
ARGENTINA
Batigol, Re Leone, call him what you want but Batistuta remains a Serie A legend. Viewed by some as a Mario Cecchi Gori gamble, the Argentine ended almost a decade in Florence with over 150 Serie A goals – the highest in the club’s history – and among the Top 10 Serie A scorers of all time. Injury cruelly robbed him of a possible Viola Scudetto in 1999, before he got his hands on that prize at Roma in 2001. A gold statue at the Franchi commemorates his greatness.

8 Ronaldo
BRAZIL
Ended his five-year stint at Inter in tears after they threw away the title on the last day, his Nerazzurri career was generally dominated by heartbreak. Although he scored 49 goals in only 68 League games, he collected just one UEFA Cup and two career-threatening injuries at San Siro. Cruelly walked out on Inter after his 2002 World Cup exploits, he returned to Italy with Milan in 2007 until his knee went crack yet again. A prodigious talent, he could have been even greater…

7 Kaka
BRAZIL
A phenomenal talent who despite his tender years usurped Manuel Rui Costa in the Milan starting XI. Technically superb, Kaka’s exquisite dribbling ability, vision and pace saw him become the world’s best player at San Siro. Winner of the Golden Ball in 2007, the deeply religious icon helped the Rossoneri conquer Europe and then the world. Sold to Real Madrid in 2009 for €68m after rejecting Manchester City six months earlier.

6 Zinedine Zidane
FRANCE
Another player to win the Ballon d’Or while serving Juventus, Zidane took his time to settle in Italy after his low-key transfer from Bordeaux. Signed at a cost of around £3m, he was sold five years later to Real for a world record £50m – it was an indication of just what kind of midfielder he had become. Although not as popular as Platini with the Turin faithful, there is no doubt that he was part of the good times at the Delle Alpi.

5 Ruud Gullit
HOLLAND
In the absence of the injured Marco Van Basten, Gullit was the star who initially shone the brightest at Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan. Acquired from PSV, he would win three Scudetti and two European Cups amongst other honours in Rossonero. His physical strength and ball ability allowed him to play in numerous roles during his career, while his two splendid spells at Sampdoria underlined that he wasn’t finished.
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4 Falcao
BRAZIL
The best foreign signing immediately made by an Italian club once the borders re-opened in 1980, Falcao went on to become the Eighth King of Rome such was his impact in the capital. A Brazilian regista of subtlety and substance, he was the lynchpin behind their 1983 Scudetto and part of the side that lost a European Cup to Liverpool on penalties. The highest paid player in the League at the time, he left after knee injury and difficulties with owner Dino Viola.

3 Marco Van Basten
HOLLAND
Already suffering from ankle problems when he signed for Milan in 1987, Van Basten would be forced to prematurely end his career at the age of 30. “Football has lost its Leonardo Da Vinci,” stated Rossoneri official Adriano Galliani. A favourite of Silvio Berlusconi, the Dutchman won three Golden Balls, three Scudetti and two European Cups. More than just a striker, he played his last game in the ill-fated 1993 Champions League Final loss to Marseille.

2 Michel Platini
FRANCE
Twinkle-toed midfield inspiration, he won everything on offer with Juventus apart from the UEFA Cup. Having sacrificed Liam Brady to get their hands on the Frenchman, it took Platini more than half a season to acclimatise to Serie A but when everything clicked it was magic. During his time in Turin he won three consecutive Capocannoniere crowns and three straight Golden Balls. Retired in 1987, the same season that Maradona elevated Napoli to Scudetto heaven.

1 Diego Armando Maradona
ARGENTINA
Artist, party animal, hero, villain, intellectual muse, populist icon, the ultimate poor boy come good and torn apart by his own demons. Susy Campanale profiles Diego Armando Maradona, Football Italia’s top foreigner of the last 30 years.
 
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VAN BASTEN ENHANCES THE BARCELONA "I wanted to play a team like this" 21/11/11

"This Barcelona has a lot more quality of Sacchi's AC Milan . "


Marco Van Basten would have loved to play for the current Barcelona side, the Milan legend has revealed.

Speaking to El Mundo Deportivo ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash between Milan and Barca, the Dutchman hailed the quality of the Spanish outfit.

This Barcelona side has more quality than Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan side which I played in,” he stated. “We were more physical.

It would have been nice to have been able to appear in such a side, a team who play without the shackles of tactics.

The difference between Pep Guardiola’s side and my Milan team lies in the way they play with and without the ball.

We always pressed and had a holding midfielder like Frank Rijkaard in front of the defence. They have three playmakers who constantly change positions.

It seems easy from the outside, but it is not.”

The Italian club need to beat Barcelona at San Siro if they are to achieve their ambition of winning the group.

Milan have more of a chance in this one as it’s not a home and away clash,” Van Basten continued.

However, Barcelona are technically and tactically superior to everyone. They are the essence of football – a joy to watch.”

Barca are two points ahead of Milan with two games to go. Both sides have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition.
 
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Van Basten: "Never at Inter, Milan close to two years ago and maybe in the future"

Interviewed in Kiev during the draw for Europeans from "Skysport", Marco Van Basten has discussed the possibility of sitting on the bench for Milan instead of Allegri: " I think he is doing very well, I think they're okay, and at Milan I would not make sense. Working in Italy is certainly one thing that interests me, especially at Milan, but now I do not want to disturb anyone. A year and a half ago I heard some rumors about Milan, but I had operated on his ankle and missed the whole . I'm not married to Milan, but there are limits, however, such as Inter would never go there "
 

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Van Basten denies Milan link

The agent of Marco Van Basten has dismissed theories that the Dutch legend could replace Massimiliano Allegri at Milan in the summer.

Allegri’s contract expires in June and although both parties insist that he will extend until 2014, Van Basten has been paired with his former club.

“There is absolutely nothing,” representative Perry Overeem told calciomercato.it. “Allegri is doing really well and I think he will extend his agreement at Milan.

“There was contact between us and Milan in the past – but that was before Allegri arrived at the club.

“Allegri is Milan’s boss and he’s doing a great job.”

The former Cagliari tactician joined the Diavolo in the summer of 2010 and won the Scudetto at his first attempt.

Van Basten, who spent eight years at Milan as a player, has had coaching spells with the Dutch national squad and Ajax.
 

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Both are more important than the pope.. no doubt about it.
 

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Van Basten: 'Conte's a fanatic!'
By Football Italia staff

Marco van Basten gives his verdict on Massimiliano Allegri, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Milan-Barcelona and the “fanatic” Antonio Conte.

The Rossoneri legend spoke to Sky Sport Italia on the current state of play in Italian football, as Milan and Juventus go head-to-head for the Scudetto and Coppa Italia.

“Milan are doing well, are top of the table and they seem to me to be the strongest side in Italy,” said van Basten.

“Allegri looks like a very good Coach. We met a few times and he is a good man. I don’t know Conte personally, but he seems a bit fanatic on the bench.”

Ibrahimovic is Capocannoniere in Serie A, but has in his career struggled to make an impact in Europe. He’ll face Leo Messi’s Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

“He will start to decide games in the Champions League too, as it’s just a coincidence he hasn’t done as well so far. If you score a lot in Italy, then you certainly have the quality to score goals and make the difference in the Champions League too.

“I think the tie with Barcelona will be very interesting. Pep Guardiola has the best team in the world and it won’t be easy for Milan. However, you’d make a big mistake in underestimating the Rossoneri, especially on home turf.

“Messi is the best player in the world, without doubt. Is he the best ever? I don’t know, but if he managed to win the World Cup, then he would be.”

The Dutch legend has signed to take over Heerenveen in June, but has been linked with a future in Italy.

“Obviously I wouldn’t say no to Milan, but I could say the same about Juventus. We are talking about two big clubs in splendid cities.”
 

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One of the best of all time.

 

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greatest striker of modern milan? or greatest ever?
 

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Greatest CF that I have seen all my life. Ronaldo was a beast, but in my eyes Van Basten could shoot with both legs, good in the aerial game, he could distribute play (limited) and small ego. Shame for his injury.
 

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According to Sportmediaset, also Heerenveen coach Marco Van Basten could be a candidate for the replacement of Massimiliano Allegri at AC Milan.
 

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According to Sportmediaset, also Heerenveen coach Marco Van Basten could be a candidate for the replacement of Massimiliano Allegri at AC Milan.

very welcome, we always attack anyway, no 'negative football.
 

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Grattis på födelsedagen!

That video was pretty great altho i would have like more actual football shots. Must have been terrible to hang up your boots at only 28 and being the best the world had to offer.
 

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Happy Birthday Van Basten!!!! :beer:

Halloween and MVB's birthday on the same day? Sounds like a party to me! :devil2::devil2::devil2:
 

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SC Heerenveen coach Marco van Basten says he's not ready for the AC Milan job.

Van Basten will be in Italy tonight for Milan's clash with Juventus.

“I am not ready yet to coach Milan,” he told Sport Mediaset. “I still need a little more experience before I train in Italy.

“For now I'd prefer to stay in the Netherlands. When I get that experience, maybe then I can change country.”
 

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After the JuBe game, Vialli said that he refused an offer to join Milan in 1987 and coz of that we went on to buy MvB.... phew!
 
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