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Do you love dutch soccer? This is a list of all the Dutch or Netherlands football-related articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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Rinus Michels: The Dutchman Who Invented Total Football

Those early Dutch teams were likened to the ‘Clockwork Oranje,’ but Rinus Michels was the mastermind behind the machinery. He was a man of few words, but he was the guiding force behind Total Football’s brilliance. Aged 12 When He …

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Euro 1972: West Germany Win First European Championship

The fourth UEFA European Football Championship tournament, widely known as Euro 1972, was held in Belgium between June 14-18, 1972. UEFA Euro 1972 was only contested by four countries, with the tournament consisting of a semi-final, a third-place play-off, and …

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Paul Breitner: German Star To Score In Two World Cup Finals

Paul Breitner played professional soccer for the German national team as a midfielder and left-back. In addition to being named in the World Cup All-Time Team, Breitner was also considered one of the best players of his generation. He formed …

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Romario: The Brazilian And His Prized Goalscoring Ability

People watch and enjoy soccer for a multitude of reasons. There is a sense of identity and connection to a town, city, or even a family member. There is the primitive sense of tribalism that can come with belonging to …

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The Battle Of Nuremberg: 4 Red And 16 Yellow Cards

In 2006, a soccer match between the Netherlands and Portugal was called the Battle of Nuremberg. It took place in the round of sixteen of the World Cup, with the winner meeting England in the quarter-finals. In a match as …

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Biggest Upsets In World Cup History: 13 Unexpected Defeats

Every World Cup usually has at least one surprise in store, and as this list of World Cup huge upsets proves, sometimes those surprises are so huge that no one could have possibly seen them coming. Here is our list …

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Euro 2000: Regarded Best Tournament In Modern Times

Twenty-two years have passed since UEFA Euro 2000, a tournament many regard as one of the greatest soccer finals in modern times. Despite leading a charmed life at times, France’s ability to play the most attractive, attacking soccer made them …

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Best Women’s Soccer Player: The Stars Of 2021-22 Season

The recent growth in women’s soccer has further led to the emergence of a generation of superstars. Recently we asked our readers who they felt were the female football stars of the season. Thank you to the 1,646 readers who …

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Ruud Gullit and Dutch Excellence

Cruyffian ideals permeate every aspect of the game, but few players have oozed Total Football quite like Ruud Gullit. The majestic Dutchman dominated in an era defined by great defenders, and he paved the way for an entire generation of …

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1974 Netherlands World Cup Team: Greatest Losers in History

“History is written by the victors” and “no one remembers who came in second” are old adages that don’t always ring true. The best example of that is the Netherlands World Cup team that finished runner-up in the 1974 tournament. …

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