Netherlands naitional fitbaa team

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Nickname(s) Oranje
Clockwork Orange[1]
The Flying Dutchmen[2]
Association Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond (KNVB)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Heid coach Louis van Gaal
Asst coach Danny Blind
Patrick Kluivert[3]
Captain Robin van Persie
Maist caps Edwin van der Sar (130)
Tap scorer Robin van Persie (46)
Home stadium Amsterdam Arena (52,500)
De Kuip (47,500)
Philips Stadion (35,000)
FIFA rankin 15 Steady 0
Heichest FIFA rankin 1[4] (August 2011 – September 2011)
Lawest FIFA rankin 25 (May 1998)
Elo rankin 2
Heichest Elo rankin 1 (Mar 1911 – Mar 1912, Jun 1912, Aug 1920; Jun 1978, Jun 1988 – Jun 1990, Jun–Sep 1992, Jun 2002, Jun–Sep 2003, Oct 2005, Jun 2008, Jul 2010, Jun 2014)
Lawest Elo rankin 56 (October 1954)
First colours
Second colours
First internaitional
 Belgium 1–4 (a.e.t.) Netherlands Netherlands
(Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905)
Biggest win
Netherlands Netherlands 11–0 San Marino 
(Eindhoven, Netherlands; 2 September 2011)
Biggest defeat
Ingland England Am. 12–2 Netherlands Netherlands
(Darlington, Ingland; 21 Dizember 1907)[5]
Warld Cup
Appearances 10 (First in 1934)
Best result Runners-up, 1974, 1978 and 2010
European Championship
Appearances 9 (First in 1976)
Best result Champions, 1988

The Netherlands naitional fitbaa team (Dutch: Nederlands nationaal voetbalelftal) represents the Netherlands in internaitional association fitbaa. It is controlled bi the Ryal Dutch Fitbaa Association (KNVB), the govrening bouk for fitbaa in the Netherlands.

The team is colloquially referred tae as Het Nederlands Elftal (The Dutch Eleiven) an Oranje, efter the Hoose o Orange-Nassau. Like the kintra itsel, the team is sometimes referred tae as Holland.[6]

The Dutch hauld the record for playin the maist Warld Cup feenals athoot iver winnin the tournament. They finished seicont in the 1974, 1978, an 2010 Warld Cups, luisin tae Wast Germany, Argentinae, an Spain respectively. The team is vera famous for its mastery o Total Football. They wan the UEFA European Championship in 1988.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Holland Football Facts". 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  2. "Holland's media-friendly football pros". Radio Netherlands Worldwide. 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. "Van Gaal bondscoach, Oranje, Blind assistent" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 6 Julie 2012. Retrieved 6 Julie 2012. 
  4. The Netherlands reached the top spot in the FIFA ranking on August 10, 2011. FIFA will publish the ranking on August 24.
  5. Note that this match is no considered tae be a full internaitional bi the English Football Association, an does no appear in the records o the Ingland team
  6. "Netherlands vs. Holland".