Rijkaard became into the 1980er years with the AC Milan one of the best defensive midfield players of the world. The Netherlands axle at the Italian traditional association with Rijkaard in the defensive, Ruud Gullit as centre zone director and Marco van Basten as gate hunters in the storm provided for the most successful time in the history of the AC Milan.
The dark-membranous player, who began with Ajax Amsterdam, had his largest triumph with the Netherlands with the football European championship 1988 in Germany. After historical 2:1 - halffinal-follow against Germany defeated Holland the Soviet Union in the final with 2:0 for the first time and could and to today a title international to the only mark win.
In the further process of its career Rijkaard participated also in the football European championship 1992 in Sweden and in the soccer world championship 1990 in Italy as well as 1994 in the USA . In Sweden the Dutch crew failed because of the later European champion Denmark in the semi-final and in Italy and the USA because of the later world champions Germany 1990 in the eighth and Brazil 1994 in the quarter final.
Today Rijkaard is a football coach. As a national coach of the Netherlands it led its crew with the football European championship 2000 in the semi-final, where it separated after penalty shootout against Italy. For the season 2003/2004 he trains the fiber plastic Barcelona.
In Germany franc became Rijkaard particularly with its spitting attack against Rudi of full in the round of the last sixteen of the soccer world championship 1990 admits. At that time both players were placed by the place. Rijkaard received the Kosenamen “the Lama”.
Valdés | Jorquera | Belletti | Marquez | Puyol | van Bronckhorst | Edmilson | Sylvinho | Oleguer | Damia | Motta | Xavi | Giuly | van Bommel | Gabri | Deco | Iniesta | Messi | Verdú | Rodri | Larsson | López | Ezquerro | Javito | Eto'o | Ronaldinho | Coach: Rijkaard
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||former Netherlands football player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||30. September 1962|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Amsterdam|