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Frank de Boer
Personal information
Full name Franciscus de Boer
Date of birth May 15, 1970 (1970-05-15) (age 39)
Place of birth Hoorn, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Netherlands (assistant manager)
Ajax (youth coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1998 Ajax 328 (29)
1998–2003 FC Barcelona 143 (5)
2003–2004 Galatasaray 19 (2)
2004 Rangers 15 (2)
2004–2005 Al-Rayyan 16 (5)
National team
1990–2004 Netherlands 112 (13)
Teams managed
2008– Ajax (youth coach)
2008– Netherlands (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 6, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 10, 2006

Franciscus "Frank" de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Noord-Holland) is a former Dutch professional footballer. He is the younger twin brother, by 10 minutes, of Ronald de Boer. As well as being a good defender, he was also known for his passing skills and free kicks.

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Club career

De Boer began his career as a left back at Ajax before switching to centre back, a position he made his own for many years in the national team. After winning both the Champions League and UEFA Cup while at Ajax, he joined FC Barcelona where he was unable to repeat his earlier triumphs and suffered the ignominy of testing positive for the banned substance nandrolone. De Boer was suspended but he was reinstated after a successful appeal.[2]

He briefly moved to Galatasaray in the summer of 2003 before joining Rangers in January 2004. He left Rangers in 2004 after Euro 2004 along with twin brother Ronald (his teammate at Ajax, Barcelona, and Rangers) to play the rest of his football career in Qatar with Al-Rayyan.

Frank de Boer announced his retirement from football in April 2006. Since 2007 he has taken up a coaching role at his former club Ajax where he is in charge of the club's youth sector.

Coaching career

Currently, he's the second assistant of the Netherlands national football team, with retired player Phillip Cocu.

International career

Having represented his national team 112 times, he was the most capped player in the history of the Netherlands national team, until Edwin van der Sar surpassed him. De Boer made his debut for the Netherlands in September 1990 against Italy.

De Boer also played for the Netherlands in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, Euro 92, Euro 2000 and Euro 2004, but missed Euro 96 through injury. He is well-remembered for the arching 60-yard pass which allowed Dennis Bergkamp to score the last-minute goal that knocked out Argentina in the quarterfinals of the 1998 World Cup. During Euro 2000, hosted in his home country and Belgium, De Boer reached another semi-final with the Dutch team. De Boer missed an important penalty kick in the penalty shootout in the semi-finals, which led to defeat against Italy.

De Boer was a natural leader and held the captaincy of the Dutch national team until his retirement after Euro 2004. He is considered a talented defender and compensates lack of speed and pace with tenacity and extra hard work. He ended his international career in disappointing fashion after an injury forced him to be replaced in a quarterfinal game with Sweden at Euro 2004. The injury ruled him out from the semifinal match against Portugal, which the Netherlands lost 1-2.

Honors

Ajax

FC Barcelona

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
1988-89 Ajax Eredivisie 27 0
1989-90 25 0
1990-91 34 1
1991-92 30 1
1992-93 34 3
1993-94 34 1
1994-95 34 9
1995-96 32 3
1996-97 32 4
1997-98 31 5
1998-99 15 3
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1998-99 FC Barcelona La Liga 19 2
1999-00 22 0
2000-01 34 3
2001-02 34 0
2002-03 35 0
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası League Cup Europe Total
2003-04 Galatasaray Super League 15 1
Scotland League Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Europe Total
2003-04 Rangers Premier League 15 2
Qatar League Emir of Qatar Cup League Cup Asia Total
2004-05 Al-Rayyan Qatari League 16 5
2005-06 Al-Shamal Qatari League 1 0
Total Netherlands 328 30
Spain 144 5
Turkey 15 1
Scotland 15 2
Qatar 17 5
Career Total 519 43

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Simple English

Frank de Boer
File:Frank de
Personal information
Full name Franciscus de Boer
Date of birth 15 May 1970 (1970-05-15) (age 40)
Place of birth    Hoorn, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1988-1998
1999-2003
2003
2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
Ajax
Barcelona
Galatasaray
Rangers
Al-Rayyan
Al-Shamal
National team
1990-2004 Netherlands

Frank de Boer (born 15 May 1970) is a former Dutch football player. He has played for Netherlands national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague
1988/89AjaxEredivisie270
1989/90250
1990/91341
1991/92301
1992/93343
1993/94341
1994/95348
1995/96323
1996/97324
1997/98315
1998/99153
SpainLeague
1998/99BarcelonaLa Liga192
1999/00210
2000/01343
2001/02340
2002/03350
TurkeyLeague
2003/04GalatasaraySüper Lig151
ScotlandLeague
2003/04RangersPremier League152
QatarLeague
2004/05Al-RayyanStars League165
2005/06Al-ShamalStars League00
CountryNetherlands 32829
Spain 1435
Turkey 151
Scotland 152
Qatar 165
Total 51742

International career statistics

[2]

Netherlands national team
YearAppsGoals
199030
199121
199270
199370
1994140
199560
199651
199763
1998151
199970
2000134
200161
200271
2003101
200440
Total11213

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