|World Cup 2010|
North Holland, South Holand.
The rest of Holland excluding North and South Holland
Holland All-Time Team After Johan Cruyff
French Black Players
African American Players, German Americans/American Germans
Hispanic/Latino American Players
Black Portuguese Players
Indonesia became a Dutch colony in 1800. Japan's World War II occupation dismantled much of the Dutch colonial state and economy. Following the Japanese surrender in 1945, Indonesian nationalists declared independence which they fought to secure during the subsequent Indonesian National Revolution.
In early history of Dutch football, players born in Dutch East Indies played a big role. 31 players from there were capped by Holland. The Dutch East Indies actually played in the 1938 World Cup Finals. A large number of Dutch-Indo players was also capped by Holland after Indonesia's independence.
This is my selection of All-Time Team for Dutch-Indos/Indonesian-born Dutch. I am not only selecting Indo players. I am also including non-Asian Dutch players who were born in Indonesia. The number 23 was chosen because it is the official squad size for the World Cup Finals.
GK: Just Göbel
Born in Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), Göbel who played for Vitesse Arnhem, succeeded Reinier Beeuwkes as the Dutch national goalkeeper in 1911. He was known for being the first Dutch keeper trying to catch the ball rather than stomp it away. He played 18 matches for the Dutch team, being best remembered for his numerous saves during the 2-1 win over England's amateurs and his bronze medal in the football tournament of the 1912 Summer Olympics.
He was a Dutch goalkeeper, who represented his home country at the 1920 Summer Olympics. There he won the bronze medal with the Netherlands national football team. He was born in Dutch East Indies.
GK: Dennis Gentenaar
He made his professional debut for NEC in 1995 aged 20. From the 2000–01 season, he became NEC's first goalkeeper. Since then he only missed nine appearances in five seasons; during the last three seasons he did not miss a single match. He later played for Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, VVV-Venlo and Almere City FC.
CB/RB: John Heitinga
Heitinga belonged to the same generation of Ajax players as Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart. He later played for Atletico Madrid, Everton and Fulham. He was a regular member national team from Euro 2004 to Euro 2012. He was the starting centre-back in 2010 as Oranje reached the WC Final in South Africa.
CB/RB: Sonny Silooy
Silooy is one of the legends of Ajax Amsterdam, playing over 250 league games for the Amsterdam club in two separate periods. Silooy also played for Matra Racing, Arminia Bielefeld, De Graafschap and the amateurs of GVV Unitas from Gorinchem. He played in the 1996 UEFA Champions League Final against Juventus, but missed a key penalty in the shootout which Ajax ultimately lost. Earned 25 caps.
CB: Jaïro Riedewald
A graduate of Ajax academy, he played for Jong Ajax and Ajax. In 2017, he transferred to Crystal Palace. At the time of writing, he had over 3 caps for Oranja. Riedewald is of mixed Dutch, Surinamese and Indonesian heritage.
LB/CB: Wilfred Bouma
He won 37 caps for Oranje. He played in three European Championship: 2004, 2008 and 2012. From 1994 to 2005, he played for PSV. In 2005, he moved to Aston Villa, where he had a successful career before returning to PSV.
LB/DM: Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
He was the captain of Holland at World Cup 2010, where Holland finished second. He played 106 times for Holland. He won the Champions' League for Barcelona in 2005-2006. He also played wirh Feyenoord, Arsenal and Rangers.
LB: Stanley Brard
In 1977, he made his debut in the first team of Feyenoord in a match against FC Twente. In the following years Brard became a decent fullback and was often in the starting line-up. In the 1983-84 season,Brard was moved from the left back position to a position in front of Jogan Cruyff, to keep the opposition's right back from making incursions into the Feyenoord half. That year, Feyenoord won both the championship as well as the KNVB Cup. He also played for RKC Waalwijk.
DM: Nigel de Jong
De Jong was a graduate of Ajax academy. He moved on from Ajax in 2006 to join Hamburg and then moved to Manchester City in January 2009 where he became an important part of City's holding midfield. He moved to Italian side Milan in August 2012 where he spent three and half years, before moving to LA Galaxy in February 2016. At the time of writing, he plays for Galatasaray. He earns over 80 caps. He was a key player for Holland between 2004 and 2015. He was best remembered for his kung-fu kick against Xabi Alonso at the WC Final in 2010.
|Nigel de Jong|
Landzaat was educated in Ajax's youth academy, but only played one league match for the club before moving on to have lengthy spells with MVV, Willem II and AZ. He was AZ's captain in the 2005–06 season, as they finished second in the Eredivisie. He later played for Wigan, Feyenoord, Twente and Willem II. Earned 28 caps. He went to the WC Finals in 2006.
CM: Demy de Zeeuw
He played for AGOVV, Go Ahead Eagles, AZ and AFC Ajax. While at AZ he was a key player in the squad that won the 2008–09 Dutch league, the club's first championship victory in 28 years. Following this success he transferred to Ajax, with whom he won the 2009–10 Dutch Cup, and the 2010–11 Dutch league title. He had 27 caps and participated at Euro 2008 and South Africa 2010.
|Demy de Zeeuw|
Born in Dutch East Indies, he captained Netherlands at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. There he won the bronze medal with Dutch national football team.
RW: Jeffrey Talan
He played club football for ADO Den Haag (1990–1995) and SC Heerenveen (1995–2003). In 1998, Talan made his debut with Dutch national team. In the run-up to the European Football Championship in 2000, he played a total of five times in Orange, but Talan missed the Finals because of a serious injury to his knee. He had 8 caps in total.
For domestic football, he played for Excelsior, Vitesse, AZ en N.E.C. in Holland. In 1989, he played a friendly game against Brazil for Holland. It was only cap.
LW: Simon Tahamata
With Ajax he won the national title three times. (1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80). He also played for Standard Liège. With this team he became national champion twice (1981–82 and 1982–83). In 1984, he returned to the Netherlands to play for Feyenoord. In 1987, he again joined the Belgian competition, playing for Beerschot and Germinal Ekeren. Capped 22 times.
He started his career at the Feyenoord Rotterdam youth team but signed his first professional contract with RKC Waalwijk in 2002. In 2005, he moved to Sparta Rotterdam, where he became 'club top goalscorer' with 8 goals in the 2005-2006 season. In 2007 he joined VVV-Venlo. He also played De Graafschap in 2008 and with Belgian second division side, KVSK United.
FW: Edu Snethlage
He was a member of the Dutch team that won the bronze medal in the football tournament of the 1908 Summer Olympics. Snethlage became the all-time top scorer for the Dutch national team on 1909-03-21. His opening goal of the match against Belgium was his seventh goal for the Netherlands, breaking the record of six goals that Eddy de Neve had held since 1905-05-14. Snethlage improved his record by scoring three goals against Belgium on 1909-04-25. His record would stand until 1910-10-16, when Jan Thomée scored his eleventh goal for the Netherlands in a match against Germany.
FW: Beb Bakhuys
Bakhuys made his senior debut for HBS on 27 September 1925 against Haarlem and scored 36 goals in 44 matches for them. He joined Zwolsche AC and had a spell with THOR in his native Dutch East Indies while working for the Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij in Surabaya. He returned to ZAC and later HBS. In 1937 he controversially moved to VVV. He became the second Dutch player to play outside of the country when he signed as a professional for FC Metz in 1937, in a move which ended his international career. Bakhuys scored 28 goals in 23 games for the Dutch national side. He represented the Netherlands at the 1934 FIFA World Cup
FW: Eddy de Neve
De Neve was born in Dutch East Indies, but moved to the Hague when he was nine or ten years old. De Neve played for football club Quick, Velocitas Breda and HBS Craeyenhout (football club). He played in Holland's first ever international match, which was against Belgium in 1905. De Neve had scored all four Dutch goals in the team's first ever victory. He scored six goals in three caps. He would remain the top scorer of the Dutch national team until 1909.
ST: Michael Mols
A product of Ajax's youth system, but made his professional debuts in the second division, with Cambuur Leeuwarden. He played for FC Twente, Rangers, Utrecht, ADO Den Haag and Feyenoord Rotterdam. His best years were with Rangers in Scotland. During a four-year span with Oranja, Mols won six caps.
ST: Roy Makaay
Makaay played for Vitesse and CD Tenerife before becoming a big star with Deportivo La Coruna. He helped them to win their first ever La Liga title in 1999-2000. In 2002-2003, he scored 29 goals and became the European Golden Boot winner. In 2003, he moved to Bayern Muinch. He won two Bundesliga title. For the national team, he was only capped 43 times, largely because he was playing at the same time as Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kuivert and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
ST: Robin Van Persie
Van Persie started with Feyenoord, but spent the cream of his career playing in England for Arsenal and Manchester United. He spent 8 seasons with Arsenal, winning both PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Player of the Year in 2011-2012. Immediately after winning the two awards, he made a controversial transfer to rival Manchester United after the season. He won the Premiership in his first season with Manchester United. At the time of writing, he has earned 98 caps. He was a key player for the Oranje from the WC Finals 2006 to now.
|Robin Van Persie|
Jeffrey Leiwakabessy, Sergio van Dijk, Rick Talan, Eli Louhenapessy, Karel Heijting, Dé Kessler, Dolf Kessler, Bobby Petta.
-- The Indo people are Eurasian people who were a migrant population that associated themselves with and experienced the colonial culture of the former Dutch East Indies. It was used to describe people acknowledged to be of mixed Dutch and Indonesian descent, or it was a term used in the Dutch East Indies to apply to Europeans who had partial Asian ancestry.
-- I am including European Dutch born in the Dutch East Indonesia. Around 31 members of the Dutch national team in history were born over there. More players born there played for Holland than in Suriname.
-- Beb Bakhuys, Just Göbel, Dick MacNeill, Leo Bosschart and Edu Snethlage were of European descent, but born in Dutch East Indies(Indonesia).
-- I do not know much about Karel Heijting, Dé and Dolf Kessler. So I excluded them.
-- Jaïro Riedewald is still too young.
-- Radja Nainggolan was born in Belgium and capped by Belgium.