Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Frank Rijkaard

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Frank Rijkaard




Franklin Edmundo "Frank" Rijkaard was born in Amsterdam on september 30th in 1962.Franklin Rijkaard had played for ajax for a long time and then coached barcelona for five years.

His career as a Footballer

His footballer career began in ajax in 1980 and finished in 1995. Besides, he played in wellknown clubs such as milan and real zaragoza.
His career as a footballer:

Frank rijkaard who had a very succesfull footballer career played in ajax, amsterdam, real zaragoza and AC Mİlan .He performed 73 times in national team and scored 10 goals from 1981 to 1994.At 1988 he experienced championship with national team in European Football Championship. He spited völler during world cup so that his soubriquet was lama .

His Career as a Coach

He worked as a assistant coach of Guus Hiddink manager of national team of Netherland after career bootballing.Then Guus Hiddink left out from national team manager and Frank Rijkaard was appointed as manager of netherland national team.When Netherland was eleminated by Italy in 2000 years he resigned from his position.

From 2003 to 2008 years he served as football manager of Barcelona and achieved his most sucessful years of career.These years Barcelona became champion.


Team Years

* Netherlands 1998-2000
* Sparta Rotterdam 2001-2002
* Barcelona 2003-2008
* Galatasaray 2009-

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