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Quiz about Dutch Players In England
Quiz about Dutch Players In England

Dutch Players In England Trivia Quiz


How well do you know the Dutch soccer players who've played in England over the years? Test your knowledge of some of the most impactful Oranje that have played in England.
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author vleeshouwers

A multiple-choice quiz by LeoDaVinci. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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LeoDaVinci
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12,212
Updated
Feb 08 22
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Question 1 of 10
1. Edwin van der Sar was a goalkeeper who started his senior career for Ajax. Though remembered in the Premier League for his time at Manchester United, he actually started in England at another team. At which cottager team did Edwin van der Sar start his Premier League career? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Winger Dirk Kuyt was not only a standout for his country, he was also a great club player. When in the Premier League, he became a fan favourite at Anfield for scoring important goals at vital points in the game. What team did he play for? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Dennis Bergkamp started his career at Ajax before moving to Inter. In 1995, he moved to which top-flight and London-based club? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Ruud van Nistelrooy was one of the best Dutch strikers to play in the Premier League and one of the most dominant of the time. He had five amazing seasons in the Premier League for one team, winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award twice. Where did he play? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Virgil van Dijk is one of the best defenders to play in the Premier League. Though he won his first title with Liverpool, at which southern team, coached by Ronald Koeman, did he make his Premier League debut? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was a Dutch striker who played for all of these four Premier League teams. However, for which blue team did he play the most while scoring the most goals for that one club in the process? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Some people considered Jaap Stam lucky. When he came to the Premier League, he helped his team win the title in *each* of the seasons he played. Which team made Jaap Stam the most expensive defender of all time when they made him a Red Devil? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Robin van Persie was an amazing striker who came to Arsenal from Feyenoord in 2004. In 2012, he angered Arsenal faithful by signing for which red rival? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Few players' free kicks were more feared than Arjen Robben's were. When Roman Abramovich offered to buy him from PSV Eindhoven, they could not refuse; they let him go to the Premier League, but, which club did he play for? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Marc Overmars may not have spent a lot of time in the Premier League, however, his contribution was impactful. Which team did he lead to a domestic double in 1997-98, including an important goal at Highbury to help win the title? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Edwin van der Sar was a goalkeeper who started his senior career for Ajax. Though remembered in the Premier League for his time at Manchester United, he actually started in England at another team. At which cottager team did Edwin van der Sar start his Premier League career?

Answer: Fulham

When it was announced in August of 2001 that Edwin van der Sar had made a move to Fulham, it caught the football world by surprise. He was unveiled at Craven Cottage to what he called a "nice friendly atmosphere" and that he felt "appreciated". All told, he made 127 appearances for the club.

He made a highly scrutinized move to Manchester United in 2005. Sir Alex Ferguson later would state that van der Sar was the best goalkeeper to play for the Red Devils since Peter Schmeichel. He played until 2011 for the club and was memorable for being the oldest player to win the Premier League, as well as setting a professional top-flight football record of 1,311 minutes without conceding a goal.
2. Winger Dirk Kuyt was not only a standout for his country, he was also a great club player. When in the Premier League, he became a fan favourite at Anfield for scoring important goals at vital points in the game. What team did he play for?

Answer: Liverpool

Dirk Kuyt started out his football career wondering whether he should have gone into the family business instead and become a fisherman. Thankfully for all of his fans, he decided to stick with sports. He was a part of a successful Utrecht squad, then he transferred to Feyenoord. In 2006 he was spotted by manager Rafa Benítez and transferred to Liverpool.

Kuyt went on to feature in 286 games for Liverpool over all competitions and scored 71 goals. He was called a "Big Game Player" for his ability to score when the team needed him the most. For example, Kuyt scored the penalty shoot-out winner in the 2007 Champions League semi-final against Chelsea. He would stay at the club until the 2012-13 season, when he was transferred to Fenerbahçe. He spent a couple of seasons there, another back in Feyenoord, and then retired.
3. Dennis Bergkamp started his career at Ajax before moving to Inter. In 1995, he moved to which top-flight and London-based club?

Answer: Arsenal

Dennis Bergkamp was a successful Dutch footballer who came up through the Ajax Amsterdam youth system and made it to the senior team. He was noticed by Johann Cruyff who gave him an opportunity, and he soon established himself as a first-team mainstay. Bergkamp was noticed by many teams and he decided to join Inter Milan so that he could play in Italy. His first season for the club was a success, but his second season was not, creating much uncertainty about Bergkamp's future with the club.

Thus, in June 1995, Dennis Bergkamp signed for new manager Bruce Rioch at Arsenal. A season later, Arsène Wenger became the manager and an amazing partnership was formed. An attacking style of play was tailored to Bergkamp, and he would go on to appear 315 times for the club while scoring 87 goals.
4. Ruud van Nistelrooy was one of the best Dutch strikers to play in the Premier League and one of the most dominant of the time. He had five amazing seasons in the Premier League for one team, winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award twice. Where did he play?

Answer: Manchester United

Starting in the Netherlands for Den Bosch, then Heerenveen, and finally PSV Eindhoven, it was when Darren Ferguson saw Ruud van Nistelrooy play that his father, Sir Alex Ferguson, sent some of his people to watch the next match and signed him the next day. However, due to PSV refusing to allow a physical for the player and an ACL injury, van Nistelrooy only signed in 2001 for the Red Devils.

In total, van Nistelrooy scored 150 goals over all competitions for Manchester United while appearing in only 219 games. This means that he scored in 68.5% of all games he played, an incredible feat! With the team he won all of the domestic silverware available. However, after five seasons at the club, he signed with Real Madrid and moved away from England. A reason supposed for this move was conflict between him and up-and-coming striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Nevertheless, he remains one of the most prolific Dutch players to play in England.
5. Virgil van Dijk is one of the best defenders to play in the Premier League. Though he won his first title with Liverpool, at which southern team, coached by Ronald Koeman, did he make his Premier League debut?

Answer: Southampton

Virgil van Dijk is an amazing defender who joined Liverpool in 2018. However, this was not the first Premier League team that he played for. He first played professional football for FC Groningen after not making any favourable impressions in the Willem II academy. However, after two seasons with the club, he thought that he was destined for bigger and better. Nonetheless, no Eredivisie clubs wanted to sign him, so, van Dijk moved to Great Britain, to play in Scotland for Celtic.

Virgil van Dijk's two seasons with the Bhoys were very successful, so much, in fact, that they caught the eye of manager Ronald Koeman all the way across the island to the south. Koeman, whose father, Martin Koeman was the one who brought van Dijk to Groningen, was managing Southampton who were having defensive woes. Van Dijk came in and made an impact. However, after just over two seasons, van Dijk was transferred to Liverpool for a record-setting fee for a defender. Despite the heavy price tag, the move paid off for the Merseyside reds.
6. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was a Dutch striker who played for all of these four Premier League teams. However, for which blue team did he play the most while scoring the most goals for that one club in the process?

Answer: Chelsea

While Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink may have started playing professionally in the Netherlands and then moved to Portugal, the most playing time he saw in one league was for the English Premier League as a member of four different squads. He joined Leeds United first, having impressed manager George Graham, and stayed there for two seasons (1997-1999). Then, after one season for Atletico Madrid, he returned to the Premier League to play for Chelsea.

With Chelsea, Hasselbaink had his best stint. He right away got the Premier League Golden Boot in his first season with the club. He formed a strong partnership with Eidur Gudjohnsen, and together they were a feared forward pair. However, after two seasons, the manager, Claudio Ranieri, started bringing in alternative strikers and limiting Hasselbaink's playing time. When his contract was up in July 2004, he joined Middlesbrough. After two seasons in Middlesbrough, he was released and signed for his fourth and final Premier League side, Charlton Athletic in 2006. After one season, Hasselbaink joined Cardiff City in the Football League, which would be his final season playing football.
7. Some people considered Jaap Stam lucky. When he came to the Premier League, he helped his team win the title in *each* of the seasons he played. Which team made Jaap Stam the most expensive defender of all time when they made him a Red Devil?

Answer: Manchester United

Jaap Stam was a Dutch defender that was known for his pace and tackling abilities. Stam grew up in the Dutch soccer system and was noticed by manager Alex Ferguson. Stam was the most expensive defender of all time when he was sold to Manchester United in 1998. His first season in the Premier League returned Manchester United to the top of the table, a one point margin over Arsenal. That season also brought victories in the FA Cup as well as the UEFA Champions League giving Stam the treble in his first season. In his second season, the title was retained, and again in the third, all of these over Arsenal, but none of them nearly as close as the first.

After three seasons, the Red Devils received an offer from Lazio for Jaap Stam. Considering his age and a slight decline in statistics, the team jumped on this offer and Stam took his services to Italy. After five seasons, Stam played a final season back in the Netherlands (2006-07), before retiring as a player.
8. Robin van Persie was an amazing striker who came to Arsenal from Feyenoord in 2004. In 2012, he angered Arsenal faithful by signing for which red rival?

Answer: Manchester United

When you think of Robin van Persie, his long years at Arsenal (2004-2012) are rarely the first thing I think of. Instead, what I remember are his later seasons in the Premier League when he was a member of Manchester United (2012-2015). Though, for many, the move was not a shocker, for the Arsenal fans, it was heartbreaking. However, van Persie started his career at Feyenoord, and had three successful seasons in his younger years when he was part of the first team. This caught the eye of Arsène Wenger, the manager, who intended for van Persie to replace another Dutchman, Dennis Bergkamp.

Van Persie's eight seasons with Arsenal were very good, and though he never took his foot off the gas, Arsenal never quite lived up to the expectations that he set for himself. In fact the only two pieces of silverware that he took with the London club were the Community Shield and the 2005 FA Cup. In order to achieve the dream of the Premier League title, van Persie moved to Manchester United in 2012.

In his first season for United, Robin van Persie did exactly as expected. He was a goal-scoring machine and he helped the club get the title. However, his next two seasons were lacklustre and injury-laden, and, by mutual agreement, van Persie was allowed to leave the team. He signed away from England, thus ending eleven productive seasons in the Premier League.
9. Few players' free kicks were more feared than Arjen Robben's were. When Roman Abramovich offered to buy him from PSV Eindhoven, they could not refuse; they let him go to the Premier League, but, which club did he play for?

Answer: Chelsea

Arjen Robben was still a young footballer when he caught the eye of some prominent teams. There was a lot of interest to bring him to the Premier League, and Manchester United were considered to be the top team that would sign him. However, their first offer was considered laughable; PSV chairman Harry van Raaij reportedly stated the offer would only get them a signed Arjen Robben jersey! So, upon hearing that, billionaire Roman Abramovich upped his team's offer and Robben was off to Chelsea.

Unfortunately, an injury prevented Arjen Robben from playing for the Blues right away, but, it was worth the wait. Robben rejoined the team after four months in November of 2004 and was the runner-up for Young Player of the Year. He won the title with Chelsea, their first in the Premier League, and then another in the following season. In his third season after Chelsea won the 2007 FA Cup, it was announced that he had been sold to Real Madrid. Robben would play in Spain for two seasons, and in Germany for another ten, before returning to the Netherlands. One season later, he retired in 2021.
10. Marc Overmars may not have spent a lot of time in the Premier League, however, his contribution was impactful. Which team did he lead to a domestic double in 1997-98, including an important goal at Highbury to help win the title?

Answer: Arsenal

Marc Overmars was meant to be a tractor. Actually. As a child, when it was time to get the potatoes out of the ground, his family used to tie a wagon to him and then he would run around the potato field and pull his family around as they pulled potatoes. However, he loved football and would practice constantly, even at the detriment of his schoolwork.

He soon made it up the ranks and as a professional in the Netherlands, was signed by Ajax and spent five great seasons there (1992-1997). He was then noticed by Arsène Wenger and signed by Arsenal where he played for three seasons. As mentioned, in his first season he helped the Gunners get the domestic double, league title and the FA Cup, but they could not replicate their triumph in the next two years.

On March 14, 1998, Marc Overmars scored the winning goal in the 79th minute of a 1-0 win over title rivals Manchester United. Seeing as how the Premier League was won by a single point, this goal proved critical in securing the title for Arsenal, their first since 1991. They also won the FA Cup in that season with Overmars scoring the first goal in a 2-0 win over Newcastle.

After his seasons at Arsenal, Overmars was signed by Barcelona and then retired. He did come out of retirement for a bit to play for his original club, the Go Ahead Eagles, but retired again quickly as his knee kept causing him pain.
Source: Author LeoDaVinci

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