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The Netherlands' biggest European success stories

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The Netherlands' biggest European success stories
The Netherlands' biggest European success stories ©Getty Images

Most appearances by a Dutch player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

131: Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale, AC Milan)
107: Arjen Robben (PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
100: Edwin van der Sar (Ajax, Juventus, Manchester United)
85: Frank de Boer (Ajax, Barcelona, Galatasaray)
84: Phillip Cocu (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona)
83: Wesley Sneijder (Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Galatasaray, Nice)
81: Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid)
79: Mark van Bommel (PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Bayern München, AC Milan)
77: Michael Reiziger (Ajax, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven)
75: Edgar Davids (Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan)
75: Patrick Kluivert (Ajax, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven)

Ruud van Nistelrooy: prolific in Europe.
Ruud van Nistelrooy: prolific in Europe.©Getty Images

Top-scoring Dutch players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

60:Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid)
30: Arjen Robben (PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
30: Patrick Kluivert (Ajax, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven)
29: Roy Makaay (Deportivo La Coruña, Bayern München)
27: Robin van Persie (Feyenoord, Arsenal, Manchester United, Fenerbahçe)
19: Johan Cruyff (Ajax, Barcelona), Marco van Basten (Ajax, AC Milan)
19: Marco van Basten (Ajax, AC Milan)
16: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax, AC Milan, Schalke)
15: Wesley Sneijder (Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Galatasaray, Nice)
15: Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool, Fenerbahçe)

Frank de Boer lifts the UEFA Champions League.
Frank de Boer lifts the UEFA Champions League.©Getty Images

Most appearances by Dutch players in UEFA club competition*

163: Clarence Seedorf (Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale, AC Milan)
143:
Edwin van der Sar (Ajax, Juventus, Fulham, Manchester United)
130:
Frank de Boer (Ajax, Barcelona, Galatasaray)
121:
Phillip Cocu (Vitesse, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona)
115:
Mark van Bommel (Fortuna Sittard, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Bayern München, AC Milan)
110:
Arjen Robben(PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
101:
Edgar Davids (Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Tottenham Hotspur)
100:
Patrick Kluivert (Ajax, Barcelona, Newcastle United, Valencia, PSV Eindhoven)
99:
Dirk Kuyt (Utrecht, Feyenoord, Liverpool, Fenerbahçe)
99: Wesley Sneijder (Ajax, Real Madrid, Internazionale, Galatasaray, Nice)
98:
Robin van Persie (Feyenoord, Arsenal, Manchester United, Fenerbahçe)

Top-scoring Dutch players in UEFA club competition*

62: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Heerenveen, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Hamburg)
50:
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Heerenveen, Ajax, AC Milan, Schalke)
42:
Patrick Kluivert (Ajax, Barcelona, Newcastle United, Valencia, PSV Eindhoven)
35: Rob Rensenbrink (Club Brugge, Anderlecht)
33: Johan Cruyff (Ajax, Barcelona, Feyenoord)
32: Roy Makaay (Vitesse, Deportivo La Coruña, Bayern München, Feyenoord)
31: Marco van Basten (Ajax, AC Milan)
30: Arjen Robben (PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
30: Dennis Bergkamp (Ajax, Internazionale, Arsenal)
29: Dirk Kuyt (Utrecht, Feyenoord, Liverpool, Fenerbahçe)
29: Robin van Persie (Feyenoord, Arsenal, Manchester United, Fenerbahçe)
27: John Bosman (Ajax, Mechelen, PSV Eindhoven, Anderlecht, Twente)

Clarence Seedorf and an old friend.
Clarence Seedorf and an old friend.©Getty Images

Dutchmen who have won the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League the most

4: Clarence Seedorf (1995, 1998, 2003, 2007)
3:
Frank Rijkaard (1989, 1990, 1995), Johan Neeskens, Arnold Mühren, Gerrie Mühren, Johan Cruyff, Piet Keizer, Sjaak Swart, Heinz Stuy, Wim Suurbier, Barry Hulshoff, Arie Haan (all 1971, 1972, 1973)
2: Edwin van der Sar (1995, 2008), Ronald Koeman (1988, 1992), Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten (both 1989, 1990), Ruud Krol (1972, 1973)

First Dutch side to win a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final

Feyenoord 2-1 Celtic aet (1970)

First Dutchman to score in a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final

Rinus Israël (Feyenoord 2-1 Celtic aet, 1970)

Ajax beat Milan 1-0 in Vienna in 1995, their last European triumph.
Ajax beat Milan 1-0 in Vienna in 1995, their last European triumph.

Dutch clubs to reach the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final

4 wins/2 losses: Ajax (won: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995; lost: 1969, 1996)
1/0: Feyenoord (won: 1970)
1/0: PSV Eindhoven (won: 1988)

Dutch clubs to have competed in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

VV DOS
AFC DWS
Sparta Rotterdam
Feyenoord
Ajax
PSV Eindhoven
Twente
Willem II
AZ Alkmaar
Heerenveen

First Dutch side to win the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League

Feyenoord 4-2 agg vs Tottenham Hotspur (1974)

First Dutch side to win the European Cup Winners' Cup

Ajax 1-0 Lokomotive Leipzig (1987)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

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