Ruud van Nistelrooy

BirthdateJuly 1st, 1976
BirthplaceOss, the Netherlands
Length1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Positionstriker
Number10
NicknameVan Gol, Van the Man
TraitsPotent Finisher, Fox in the Box

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van Nistelrooy Salary & Net Worth

How much did Ruud van Nistelrooy earn?

Ruud van Nistelrooy has a net worth of...

80 Million Euros (94.9 Million Dollars)

This top-class striker was a perfect combination of lethality and dosage combined. He had amassed numerous goals for both club and country., and came to be known as a dependent source to pull his teams out of trouble. He wasn't an overly aggressive player, and his exploitation of the rules of the penalty area is well known. He was also one of the coolest takers of the penalty, and we loved it when he sent the keepers the wrong way, before slotting the ball into the back of the net. Sponsored by Nike during his career, we think he's worth about 80 Million Euros.

Current Job

What does van Nistelrooy currently do?

Ruud van Nistelrooy current job, the Dutch number 10 from Oss, the Netherlands
He's become a coach of PSV's U-19 side. He's also an assistant with the Dutch national team. Coaching is something that he's pursuing seriously. (Image: imgur.com)

Iconic Moments

Rude Ruud
Ruud van Nistelrooy most iconic moment, the Dutch number 10 from Oss, the Netherlands
Although his time in Manchester was extremely resourceful, his parting with the club was not amicable by any means. He had a falling out with SAF, and some say he was forced to leave because of his beef with Fergy. If truth be told, it was just part of the reason. (Image: imgur.com)

Madrid, Here I come
Ruud van Nistelrooy most iconic moment, the Dutch number 10 from Oss, the Netherlands
He was disrespectful not just to the boss but to a fellow teammate as well. And that teammate happened to be none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. The fight ended him leaving for Real, where CR7 followed. It was juvenile and a clash of egos that led to his downfall. (Image: imgur.com)

Eye to Eye
Ruud van Nistelrooy most iconic moment, the Dutch number 10 from Oss, the Netherlands
He has been critical of Marco and his selection policies for the Dutch national team. MVB was the manager of the national team then, and Ruud was still playing under him. It's understandable that he wanted to play every minute of every game, but the boss had other ideas. Usually, when one person has had fights with too many people, it's time to introspect and correct oneself before it destroys the person. Van Gol spent some time in the dugout with his former boss in 2015-16. Things didn't look normal. We hope he has put everything behind him now. (Image: imgur.com)

Tough as nails
Ruud van Nistelrooy most iconic moment, the Dutch number 10 from Oss, the Netherlands
A bearded Van is not something that we're used to. He has adopted the look very well. We thought Diego Simeone looked badass until we saw him in a beard. It's the look of a mobster coupled with a clergyman. We're not sure what he wants to be. (Image: imgur.com)

The origins
Ruud van Nistelrooy most iconic moment, the Dutch number 10 from Oss, the Netherlands
He always looked like he was going to let his beard grow. We don't know what stopped him then. The contrast of this beard on his pale skin is too much for us to take. Some grey might help lighten it up. (Image: imgur.com)


Love Life - Single, Girlfriend or Wife?

Ruud van Nistelrooy Wife - Leontien Slaats
Picture of his Wife, who goes by the name Leontien Slaats.
For a man who has had so much controversy on the pitch, his personal life has been a stable one. Leontien Slaats was his long time girlfriend before he tied the knot. The couple has two kids together, and lead a peaceful life. Leontien looked her absolute best on the day of her wedding. (Image: imgur.com)


Family - Get to know them

van Nistelrooy Sister - Anneke
Picture of Ruud van Nistelrooy Sister, called Anneke
He's pretty fond of his sister. We can't help but notice that she's nearly as tall as him. (Image: imgur.com)

van Nistelrooy Sister - Anneke
Picture of Ruud van Nistelrooy Sister, called Anneke
These two get together whenever time allows it. The bond that they share is desirable. (Image: imgur.com)


van Nistelrooy Car - What does he drive?

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Does he like to pretend he's the lollipop man or something? You should be inside the car, Van Gol. (Image: imgur.com)

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Why can't he just use the boat instead of swimming? Oh, wait. He's doing it for a cause. (Image: imgur.com)


House - Where does he live?

Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
House of the Dutch number 10, located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
You need a solid desk at home when you've got plenty of postcards to sign for your fans. A solid desk is what he's got. (Image: imgur.com)

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