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Richard Witschge
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Personal information
Full name Richard P. Witschge
Date of birth 20 September 1969 (1969-09-20) (age 40)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Ajax 87 (3)
1991–1993 FC Barcelona 40 (2)
1993–1996 Bordeaux 78 (9)
1995 Blackburn Rovers (loan) 1 (0)
1996–2003 Ajax 117 (11)
2001–2002 Alavés (loan) 26 (1)
2003–2004 Oita Trinita 9 (0)
National team
1990–2000 Netherlands 31 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Richard P. Witschge (born 20 September 1969 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a former Dutch footballer, who played as a midfielder.

He could either appear on the left or as a holding midfielder. His older brother, Rob, was also a footballer.

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Club career

A product of Ajax Amsterdam's prolific youth ranks, Witschge first appeared in the first division on 26 October 1986, at only 17, and scored his first league goal fairly a year after. His older brother Rob was already playing there.

After being established in the first team, Witschge joined Johan Cruijff's FC Barcelona, being fairly used as the Catalonians won back-to-back national leagues.

Subsequently, he represented FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Blackburn Rovers (on loan in March 1995, playing once against West Ham United, as Blackburn won the league title), Ajax (who loaned him to Deportivo Alavés in 2001-02) and Oita Trinita, retiring in 2004.

International career

Witschge earned 31 caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. He made his debut on 21 February 1990, in a friendly against Italy (0-0), and was picked for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, under manager Leo Beenhakker.

However, an injury playing for Barcelona ruled him out of UEFA Euro 1992 and he did not make another major tournament until Euro 1996, held in England. During this time his place in the national team was taken by his older brother.

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Richard Witschge
Personal information
Full name Richard P. Witschge
Date of birth 20 September 1969 (1969-09-20) (age 41)
Place of birth    Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1986-1991
1991-1993
1993-1996
1994
1996-2003
2001-2002
2003
2004
Ajax
Barcelona
Girondins Bordeaux
Blackburn Rovers (loan)
Ajax
→Deportivo Alavés (loan)
Den Haag
Oita Trinita
National team
1990-2000 Netherlands

Richard Witschge (born 20 September 1969) is a former Dutch football player. He has played for Netherlands national team.

Club career statistics

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Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague
1986/87AjaxEredivisie20
1987/88101
1988/89140
1989/90282
1990/91330
SpainLeague
1991/92BarcelonaLa Liga230
1992/93172
FranceLeague
1993/94Girondins BordeauxDivision 1271
EnglandLeague
1994/95Blackburn RoversPremier League10
FranceLeague
1994/95Girondins BordeauxDivision 1171
1995/96337
NetherlandsLeague
1996/97AjaxEredivisie213
1997/98292
1998/99322
1999/00202
2000/01152
SpainLeague
2001/02Deportivo AlavésLa Liga261
NetherlandsLeague
2002/03AjaxEredivisie221
2003/04Den HaagEredivisie00
JapanLeague
2004Oita TrinitaJ. League 190
CountryNetherlands 22615
Spain 663
France 779
England 10
Japan 90
Total 37927

International career statistics

Netherlands national team
YearAppsGoals
1990110
199161
199220
199300
199400
199530
199670
199710
199800
199900
200010
Total311

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