Apr
08
2008
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Clarence Seedorf

Born: 1 April 1976 in Paramaribo (Suriname)
Height: 176m
Weight: 77kg
Nationality: Dutch
Position: Midfielder
Clubs: 1992-1995: Ajax (Netherlands). 1995-1996: Sampdoria (Italy). 1996-1999: Real Madrid (Spain). 2000-2002: Inter Milan (Italy). Since 2002: AC Milan (Italy).
Honours: Dutch league winner (1994,1995). Spanish league winner (1997). Italian league winner (2004). UEFA Champions League winner (1995, 1998,2003, 2007). Intercontinental Cup winner (1998). UEFA Super Cup winner (2003). Dutch super cup winner (1993, 1994). Dutch cup winner (1993). Spanish super cup winner (1997). Italian cup winner (2003). Italian super cup winner (2004). 81 caps for the Netherlands, 11 goals.
Miscellaneous: Many top Dutch footballers can trace their roots back to the Republic of Suriname, a former Dutch colony on the north-east coast of South America. They include Frank Rijkaard, Patrick Kluivert, Aaron Winter, Edgar Davids and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Seedorf was born in the Surinamese capital Paramaribo but his family moved to Amsterdam when he was two. He returns to Suriname every year on holiday with his family. In 2002, Seedorf founded Seedorf Racing, a motorcycle racing team in the 125cc world motorcycling championship series. In 2004, Brazilian footballer Roberto Carlos became a co-owner, and the team’s name changed to Seedorf RC3. Roberto Carlos, now at Turkish club Fenerbahce, wore the no. 3 shirt at his former club Real Madrid.