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Ruud van Nistelrooy

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1, 1976
Oss, Netherlands
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1, 1976 (age 43)
Oss, Netherlands


High-scoring Dutch striker who played for Manchester United from 2001 to 2006 and Real Madrid from 2006 to 2010; scored 249 goals in his 449-game club career and competed for the Dutch national team from 1998 to 2011, appearing in 70 matches and netting 35 goals.

Before Fame

He began his professional career in the Dutch second division with Den Bosch in 1993.


He won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and FA Community Shield with Manchester United.

Family Life

He married Leontien Slaats in 2004. They welcomed a daughter named Moa Annette in September 2006 and a son named Liam in March 2008. 

Associated With

He played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo on Real Madrid from 2009 to 2010.