Netherlands legend Clarence Seedorf won an enviable amount of silverware throughout his illustrious playing career.
The Dutchman has four Champions League winner's medals and is the only player in the history of the game to win the trophy with three different clubs. Seedorf featured in the first half of Real Madrid's successful 1999-00 campaign before leaving for Inter, but UEFA didn't deem that he qualified for a winner's medal that season. Despite that, four medals still put him in rarified company.
🇸🇷 Seedorf facts
- 🇸🇷 Born in Paramaribo, Suriname on 1 April 1976
- 🏆 Winner of domestic & continental titles in Spain, Italy, Holland and Brazil
- 🇳🇱 87 caps for The Netherlands
- ✈️ Played for Ajax, Sampdoria, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan & Botafogo
- 👔 Managed AC Milan, Shenzhen, Deportivo La Coruña & Cameroon
- 🤯 The only player in history to have won the Champions League with three different clubs
- 🧙🏿♂️ 17 years separate his first European league title with Ajax in 1994 and his last with AC Milan in 2011
- 🇨🇲 Managed Cameroon at AFCON 2019
As a player, Seedorf wasn't particularly famous for his goal-scoring prowess as much as his complete, all-round ability that saw him lauded as one of the finest midfielders in the game's history. That being said, here's a screamer he scored for Real Madrid back in the day.
"Clarence Seedorf... Options to his right and left... OH, HE'S GONE FOR GOAL."pic.twitter.com/cf77CG3F4e— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) April 1, 2020
Happy birthday to a champion!