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Player Profile – Ruud Van Nistelrooy


Rutgerus Johannes Martinus “Ruud” van Nistelrooij, commonly spelled as van Nistelrooy was born on the 1st of July 1976 and is a Dutch international footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid.

He is currently the second-highest goalscorer in Champions League history with 60 goals. He is a also the three-time Champions League top scorer, as well as a top scorer in three different European domestic leagues.

Van Nistelrooy married his girlfriend, Leontien Slaats, in July 2004. The couple had their first child, a girl named Moa Annette, in September 2006, and a son named Liam in March 2008.

Full name: Rutgerus Johannes
Martinus van Nistelrooy

Date of birth: 1 July 1976
Place of birth: Oss, North Brabant, Netherlands
Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position: Striker
Current club: Real Madrid

Former Clubs

1993–1997: Den Bosch
1997–1998: Heerenveen
1998–2001: PSV Eindhoven
2001–2006: Manchester United
2006: Real Madrid

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