, September 1, 1962
in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football coach and former player, who
played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the captain of
the Netherlands national team that was victorious at Euro 88 and was
also a member of the squad for the 1990 World Cup.
He was named the
European Footballer of the Year in 1987 and the World Soccer Player
of the Year in 1987 and 1989. He was a versatile player, playing in
numerous positions during his career. He last managed the Los
Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer after taking over from Frank
Yallop in November 2007.
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In 1985, he moved to PSV for ƒ1.2 million (£400,000),
and wound up scoring 46 goals in 68 league appearances for the team.
Gullit was again named Footballer of the Year in 1986 as he helped
PSV capture the Eredivisie crown, a feat they repeated the following
year. It was at PSV that Gullit really began to establish himself as
a world class footballer and his distinctive, dreadlocked appearance
made certain that he would catch the eye of Europe's biggest clubs.
Gullit was also singled out for criticism by large numbers of
Feyenoord supporters, who branded him a "wolf" and accused him of
moving to Eindhoven for money