Marc Overmars


Football fans of around the world will always remember Marc Overmars as the left winger who scored with his right foot. During his career the goalkeepers were aware of his typical moves, but nevertheless were unable to prevent the Dutchman from scoring. Marc Overmars was also known for his running speed, which earned him nicknames like 'Speedy Gonzales' or 'the TGV' as the high-speed train on the pitches.

Only 22 years old on winning the Champions League with Ajax Amsterdam, he continued his career at FC Barcelona and Arsenal. His transfer in 2000 from Arsenal to Barcelona for an amount of over 40 million pounds made him the most expensive Dutch player of all time. Due to knee injuries he had to retire from football in 2004. Four years later he made a short comeback at his first ever club, Go Ahead Eagles. As a director, Overmars currently works at Ajax Amsterdam.

Transfers made by Wasserman

  • 2009Go Ahead Eagles
  • 2000ArsenalFC Barcelona
  • 1997Ajax AmsterdamArsenal
  • 1992Willem IIAjax Amsterdam
  • 1991Go Ahead EaglesWillem II

Club Career

  • 2008 - 2009Go Ahead Eagles
  • 2000 - 2004FC Barcelona
  • 1997 - 2000Arsenal
  • 1992 - 1997Ajax Amsterdam
  • 1991 - 1992Willem II
  • 1990 - 1991Go Ahead Eagles

International Career

  • 1993 - 2004Dutch national team86 caps, 17 goals

Coaching Career

  • 2012 - presentAjax AmsterdamDirector Football
  • 2011 - 2012Ajax AmsterdamYouth Coach
  • 2005 - 2012Go Ahead EaglesTechnical Manager

Club Honours

  • 1998English ChampionshipArsenal
  •  FA CupArsenal
  •  Charity ShieldArsenal
  • 1996Dutch ChampionshipAjax Amsterdam
  • 1995Intercontinental CupAjax Amsterdam
  •  European Super CupAjax Amsterdam
  •  Dutch ChampionshipAjax Amsterdam
  •  Champions LeagueAjax Amsterdam
  • 1994Dutch ChampionshipAjax Amsterdam
  •  Dutch Super CupAjax Amsterdam
  •  Dutch CupAjax Amsterdam
  • 1993Dutch Super CupAjax Amsterdam

International Honours

  • 2004European ChampionshipSemi-Finals
  • 2000European ChampionshipSemi-Finals
  • 1998World CupSemi-Finals
  • 1994World CupQuarterfinals

Individual Honours

  • 1994Best Young Player Word Cup
  •  Dutch Silver Boot
  • 1993Dutch Player of the Year
  • 1992Dutch Talent of the Year