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Ruud van Nistelrooy


High-scoring Dutch striker who played for Manchester United from 2001 to 2006 and Actual Madrid from 2006 to 2010; obtained 249 goals in his 449-video game club profession and competed for the Dutch nationwide group from 1998 to 2011, showing up in 70 fits and netting 35 goals. He started his professional profession in the Dutch second department with Den Bosch in 1993. He received the Premier Little league, FA Cup, Little league Glass, and FA Community Shield with Manchester United. He wedded Leontien Slaats in 2004. They welcomed a child called Moa Annette in Sept 2006 and a child called Liam in March 2008. He performed alongside Cristiano Ronaldo on Actual Madrid from 2009 to 2010.

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Date Of Birth July 1, 1976
Place Of Birth Oss, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m
Weight 80 kg
Profession Soccer Player
Nationality Dutch
Spouse Leontien Slaats
Children Liam Van Nistelrooy, Moa Annette Van Nistelrooy
Siblings Ron van Nistelrooy, Anneke van Nistelrooy
Awards Pichichi Trophy
Star Sign Cancer

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1Soccer club HSV Hamburg, Germany. They play in the Bundesliga.
2In line to come back into the Man Utd first team after three months out with an ankle injury for the Champions League tie with AC Milan [February 2005]
3About to start his 5th season at Old Trafford. [August 2005]
4Playing for Manchester United Football Club [April 2005]
5Member of Real Madrid team who won the Spanish League season 2006/2007 after the game against Majorca (Real Madrid 3 - Majorca 1) [June 2007]
6He scored 16 goals in La Liga and 4 goals in the Champions League season 2007/2008.
7La Liga winner 2007/2008.
8Between 1998 and 2007, he played 59 matches for the Dutch national soccer team in which he scored 30 goals.
9Left Manchester United to go to Real Madrid in summer 2006.
10He scored 25 goals in La Liga season 2006/2007 and 5 goals in the Champions League.
11Has played 62 games in Champions League and has scored 79 goals March 2007.
12Daughter Moa, born September 26, 2006.
13He played for Netherlands in the 2006 FIFA World Cup of soccer.
14Ended the 2005/06 season by making 39 appearances 8 as a sub and finished the highest club goal scorer for the 5th time in a row by scoring 24 goals.
15He and wife Leontine Slaats are expecting their first baby together.
16League Cup Winner 2006.
17Can speak fluent Dutch, English, German and French
18Named in Uefa's Team Of The Year 2003.
19Came 6th in the Fifa Player Of The Year award in 2003.
20Equalled Denis Law's 28-goal European scoring record with a goal against Stuttgart on 09/12/2003.
21UUFA 2003 Best Striker Award with 12 goals.
22Scored first hat-trick for Man United on 22/12/2001 against Southampton.
23Became the first player to score in eight consecutive Premiership games.
24Barclaycard Premiership Top-scorer 2002/03.
25He has scored 43 goals in 53 games (December 2005)
26Captained Manchester United for the first time against Lile in the Champions League.
27In 2002/2003 season he scored total 44 goals for Manchester United
28He was bought to PSV Einhoven in 1998 and finished as the top scorer of 31 goals
29He scored 29 goals season 1999/2000
30Was named the PFA player of the year in his first season at Manchester United.
31Made his international debut for Holland in a 1-1 draw with Germany.
32Has scored 6 hat tricks for Manchester United since moving from PSV.
33Has appeared in several Nike adverts.
34Childhood hero was Dutch Legend 'Marco Van Basten'.
35Has began the 2005/06 season in great form by scoring in all of his games.
36An Achilles tendon injury kept him out for 3 months, when he returned to the squad he was never the same.
37Signed for Manchester United on his birthday 2001.
38Voted Dutch player of the year by fellow professionals in 2000.
39was officially the most expensive player in Britain for a mere 11 days, from 1st July 2001 to 12th July. His £19 million fee was surpassed by United's purchase of Juan Veron for £28.1 million.
40When he started playing he was a midfielder.
41He broke the Premiership record for scoring in consecutive league games, scoring eight goals in a row from 12/12/01 to 19/1/02.
42His 12 penalties in the 2002-2003 season is a club record.
43Began his career at Dutch club FC Den Bosch.
44Averages 37 goals per season.
45Signed from PSV Eindhoven in July 2001 for £19,000,000



De wereld draait door2016TV SeriesHimself
RTL Late Night2013TV SeriesHimself
Das aktuelle Sportstudio2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Caiga quien caiga2009TV SeriesHimself
Les arbitres2009DocumentaryHimself
Goal! III2009VideoHimself
2008 UEFA European Football Championship2008TV SeriesHimself - Netherlands
2006 FIFA World Cup2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself / Himself - Netherlands
The Art of Football from A to Z2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Match of the Day2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Dream Team2002-2006TV SeriesHimself
Barclays English Premier League 2004/20052005VideoHimself
2004 UEFA European Football Championship2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Villa BvD2004TV SeriesHimself (segment)
Manchester United: Play Like Champions2003Video documentaryHimself
Barend en Van Dorp2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
Manchester United: Premiership Champions 2000-20012001Video documentaryHimself

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Archive Footage

Match of the Day: Euro 20162016TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Holland
Manchester United: The Official History 1878-20022002Video documentaryHimself

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1It's not just the manager who makes the decision, it's the player who makes the decision. They both decide fifty-fifty to make a decision.

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