Ruud Gullit, the precursor of nine false

Ruud Gullit, the precursor of nine false
Dreadlocks and whiskers were also fashionable black players as Gullit.

Ruud Gullit. The false front position, nine liar, that traditionally called playmaker arriving owes much to one of its precursors, Rudd Gullit. this Dutch, born on 1 September 1962 and Amsterdam, is possibly the figure embodies what can be a front, not become so, forgive the redundancy.

Swarthy due to their genes Surinamese father and unmistakable afro hair ( in his years as a player not now), the truth is that Rudd Gullit can be considered one of the best players in the early years 80. Partly, thanks to his scoring ability, his shot medium or long distance or their ability to finish with the head any ball put tino.

Huge in the race thanks to the power of his legs and not without quality in his boots, the Dutch and AC Milan, among many teams long they enjoyed the benefits of this phenomenon.

Fellow sufferer of Frank Rijkaard From early (They were the same neighborhood of Amsterdam), his career is linked to this and another striker dream: Marco Van Basten. With them, He won the title that was his great, Euro 1988 by defeating Germany in semfinales and the USSR in the final, with Gullit leading role in both matches.

Gullit won the European Championship 1988.
Gullit won the European Championship 1988.

youngest debutant in the Eredivisie with 16 years in the ranks of HFC Haarlem, trampoline club which took its first steps in the first three campaigns, in 1982 he signed for Feyenoord where he shared a dressing room with an idol as Johan Cruyff. Versatile and can play in any position, was the victim of insults in various fields by the color of their skin, but far from intimidated she made him stronger.

Club in Rotterdam, definitely, reach large doses of prominence. thanks in part to the league and Cup titles won by Feyenoord in 1984. Doublet that would serve him to be fichado by PSV Eindhoven, which would generate much controversy in the country, due to the large amount of transfer (1.200.000 florins of the time).

46 goals in 68 anthological parties and performances that earned titles again led him to soar as one of the best European players and to be signed by a European giant this time as AC Milan. Era 1987 and things seemed to work, to the point of winning the Ballon d'Or, which he dedicated to Nelson Mandela after delivering one of his great phrases:[pullquote] “I'm enjoying this award as Nelson Mandela remains in prison. Its cause is mine. It is black like me. "[/pullquote]

His transfer to the Rossoneri could not be more accurate. Beside Van Basten and with Arrigo Sacchi coach, He won the Scudetto in 1988, the same year of the conquest of Euro. It would be the previous season to lift the European Cup, after beating in 1989 Steaua Bucharest in Barcelona by a forceful 4-0, where Gullit shine with two goals.

Lucky not to travel to Paramaribo where he had to play a friendly with a selection of players from Suriname (where the plane fell should have been moved leaving no survivors) in the great Milan, the maker Football, also he won the European Cup 1990 and the Intercontinental Cup two years, plus one European Super Cup.

The injuries marked the beginning of the decade of the 90, to the point that the black tulip had to jump many months away from the court by knee problems, even they prevented him from playing the final of the European Cup against Olympique Marseille. After six years in Milan, Gullit was loaned to Sampdoria, where it would be a season before returning to Milan and return to Samp, in a back and forth that spread over two seasons. In 1995, ficharía by Chelsea, trying their luck in the Premier League. Three years would be in the London club to win the FA Cup. The perfect epilogue for a career that would eventually concluding with the work of player-coach at Chelsea own.

Gullit finished his career at Chelsea.
Gullit finished his career at Chelsea.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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