Marco van Basten

BirthdateOctober 31st 1964
BirthplaceUtrecht, Netherlands
Length1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Positionstriker
Number9
NicknameSaint Marco
TraitsElegant Finisher

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van Basten Salary & Net Worth

How much did Marco van Basten earn?

Marco van Basten has a net worth of...

15 Million Euros (17.7 Million Dollars)

A prolific goalscorer whose career was cut short, he made most of his money from playing football. Particularly in Italy. A complete striker and not many would argue with that, he was known for his elegance on the pitch. Believe it or not, he was one of the most commercial players during his heyday. He was sponsored by Diadora during his playing days. He'd make appearances for EA Sports as well, later on. He was continually involved with football as a manager following retirement. We're estimating his net worth to be in the region of about 15 Million Euros.

Current Job

What does van Basten currently do?

Marco van Basten current job, the Dutch number 9 from Utrecht, Netherlands
He tried his hand at being a lot of things after his premature exit from football. Field Hockey wasn't one of them. (Image: imgur.com)

Marco van Basten current job, the Dutch number 9 from Utrecht, Netherlands
He spent the majority of 13 years of his life as a manager. It looks like he's given up on the dream, at least temporarily. (Image: imgur.com)

Iconic Moments

Take a Hit
Marco van Basten most iconic moment, the Dutch number 9 from Utrecht, Netherlands
He was the envy of defenders and the pride of all tall players to have ever played. This Dutch legend was sadly also a victim of dangerous play. His body just couldn't take the beating that it got. The sport did nothing to protect players like him at that time. (Image: imgur.com)

Aim For The Ankles
Marco van Basten most iconic moment, the Dutch number 9 from Utrecht, Netherlands
His ankles bore the brunt of all the hate that defenders had for him. He had three ankle surgeries, and beyond a point, it just wasn't feasible for him to continue. It wouldn't have been wise either. The rules changed for the good, but his career ended when he was just 29. (Image: imgur.com)

What the Heil?
Marco van Basten most iconic moment, the Dutch number 9 from Utrecht, Netherlands
It was an ill-mannered joke is always an intentionally fallacious attempt to save face after you've spoken things that you should have never said in the first place. The entire world knows that the Germans are trying very hard to absolve themselves of the shame that a short-statured man with an odd looking stache had brought on them to this day. When you dig up something from their past, that's not only going to be just crass but repugnant beyond the realm of repugnancy, you're better off not doing it. Our legend learned this the hard way. It cost him his job as a commentator and a few sponsorship deals as well. (Image: imgur.com)

Namaste Putin!
Marco van Basten most iconic moment, the Dutch number 9 from Utrecht, Netherlands
Diplomacy and Politics aren't his strong suits. But what is a football player supposed to do when a politician meets him? What's he supposed to do when controversy surrounds this politician? What's he supposed to do when the entire west is in disagreement with this politician? What's he supposed to do if an unfortunate tragedy happens prior to his visit? Our legend was a part of the FIFA delegation that visited Russia, and President Putin was there to greet them. What would you do in an official setting like this? Wish for COVID19 to alter social greeting norms, even before it existed? (Image: imgur.com)

The Midas Touch
Marco van Basten most iconic moment, the Dutch number 9 from Utrecht, Netherlands
His playing career was cut short, but his managerial one never took off. It proves time and again that not all great players make decent managers. It requires an entirely different skillset altogether. We're going to give plaudits to the Saint because he was going at it for a very long time. We're not sure why, though? He enjoyed relative success with the Dutch national team with a win percentage of 67.5, but it was all downhill from there. It hit rock bottom when he went to Heerenveen, followed by AZ. Clubs like those require stability, and he wasn't able to offer it. He cites stress as the reason, but that was always going to be the case. (Image: imgur.com)


Love Life - Single, Girlfriend or Wife?

Marco van Basten Wife - Liesbeth
Picture of his Wife, who goes by the name Liesbeth .
She's the love of his life. A very tall one too. All that biking has given the Dutch some added leg length. (Image: imgur.com)

Marco van Basten Wife - Liesbeth
Picture of his Wife, who goes by the name Liesbeth .
He comes from the generation that believed in the institution of marriage. Sadly, that also means that he believes blue denim goes together with a blue shirt. (Image: imgur.com)


Family - Get to know them

van Basten Father - Joop
Picture of Marco van Basten Father, called Joop
Football is in his blood. The late Joop was one too. He played as a right-back when he was younger. (Image: imgur.com)

van Basten Father - Joop
Picture of Marco van Basten Father, called Joop
Joop was 84 when he passed away in 2014. He supported his son fully and was sincerely distressed when his career was cut short. (Image: imgur.com)


van Basten Car - What does he drive?

Mercedes Benz
Picture of his Mercedes Benz   car
He's too old for flashy cars. An executive class car like the one here would suit his needs a lot better. (Image: imgur.com)


House - Where does he live?

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
House of the Dutch number 9, located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
He's biking even when he's stationary. What is this Dutch obsession with bikes all about? The world wants to know. (Image: imgur.com)

Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
House of the Dutch number 9, located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The secret to a long marriage is to chip in with hoover duties when at home. Love the decor of this place. His blue obsession is getting to us now. (Image: imgur.com)

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