A legend of world football, unrecognizable at the age of nine after he left coaching for good!


The former symbol of Milan and Ajax, Frank Rijkaard, looks completely changed, with gray hair, nine years after he left the world of football coaches.

The former Dutch international has not been actively involved in the sport since 2013, when he left Saudi Arabia as a national team coach.

Rijkard had some great moments on the technical bench of FC Barcelona.

The legendary Frank Rijkaard underwent a radical change of look after retiring from managerial activity

The former star has created a reputation as a world star after impressing with the European superpowers of the ’80s and’ 90s, Ajax Amsterdam and AC Milan.

Rijkaard has 5 Dutch champion titles in his trophy window2 Serie A champion trophies and no less than three Champions League crowns (former European Champions Cup).

He amassed 73 caps for the Mechanical Orange national team and won the 1988 European Championship with the Netherlands after a 2-0 win over the Soviet Union.

Rijkaard retired as a player in 1995 and 2003 he arrived mainly in Barcelona, ​​which had not won any major trophies since 1999, had finished 6th in the championship and was preparing to break up with Brazilian superstar Rivaldo.

Rijkaard, aided by Ronaldinho and then-teenager Leo Messi, brought glory back to the Camp Nou and remained with the Blaugrana for five seasons.

This was followed by an extremely short adventure in Turkey, at Galatasaray, and after another two years on the bench of the Saudi national team, Rijkaard completely disappeared from the landscape of world football coaches.

In 2016, the former great defensive midfielder even confessed that he will never look for a job as a football manager again.

Rijkaard, 59, recently appeared at a charity event as a Cruyff Foundation ambassador and completely amazed football fans with his current look: thick gray hair and his famous intact curly curls.

Many of his admirers even said that he could not have easily recognized the former symbol of Milan if he had not worn the famous orange equipment of the Netherlands.


Source: Prosport by www.prosport.ro.

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