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Netherlands’s Biography

The Netherlands National Football Team represents the Netherlands in association football and is controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), the governing body for football in the Netherlands. The team was first assembled in 1905.

The football team is colloquially referred to as 'Het Nederlands Elftal' (The Dutch Eleven), 'Holland', referring to the Netherlands as a whole (although it is actually the name of a smaller region), and 'Oranje', a tribute to the House of Orange-Nassau.

The Dutch hold the record for playing the most World Cup finals without ever winning the final. They finished second in the 1974, 1978, and 2010 World Cups, losing to West Germany, Argentina and Spain respectively. They won the European Championship in 1988. At the peak of their success in the 1970s, the team was famous for its mastery of Total Football and was nicknamed Clockwork Orange for its precision passing.

In August 2011, the team was ranked number 1 in the FIFA world rankings, thus becoming the second national football team, after Spain, to top the rankings without previously winning a World Cup. The Netherlands remains one of the strongest football nations in the world.



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Netherlands Squad

Squad No Player Pos Age Nation Start Cur
1 Remko Pasveer GK 39 years, 1 month Netherlands Sept. 22, 2022
23 Andries Noppert GK 28 years, 8 months Netherlands Nov. 14, 2022
13 Justin Bijlow GK 24 years, 10 months Netherlands Sept. 1, 2021
6 Stefan de Vrij DF 30 years, 10 months Netherlands Aug. 15, 2012
3 Matthijs de Ligt DF 23 years, 3 months Netherlands March 25, 2017
5 Nathan Ake DF 27 years, 9 months Netherlands June 12, 2017
4 Virgil van Dijk DF 31 years, 5 months Netherlands Oct. 10, 2015
2 Jurrien Timber DF 21 years, 5 months Netherlands June 1, 2021
24 Tyrell Malacia DF 23 years, 3 months Netherlands Sept. 4, 2021
17 Daley Blind DF 32 years, 9 months Netherlands Feb. 6, 2013
25 Jeremie Frimpong DF 21 years, 12 months Netherlands Nov. 14, 2022
22 Denzel Dumfries DF 26 years, 7 months Netherlands Oct. 13, 2018
26 Xavier Simons MID 19 years, 9 months England Nov. 14, 2022
14 Davy Klaassen MID 29 years, 9 months Netherlands March 5, 2014
15 Marten de Roon MID 31 years, 8 months Netherlands Nov. 12, 2009
21 Frenkie de Jong MID 25 years, 7 months Netherlands Sept. 6, 2018
20 Teun Koopmeiners MID 24 years, 9 months Netherlands Oct. 11, 2020
8 Cody Gakpo MID 23 years, 7 months Netherlands June 1, 2021
18 Kenneth Taylor MID 20 years, 6 months Netherlands Sept. 22, 2022
11 Steven Berghuis FW 30 years, 11 months Netherlands May 27, 2016
10 Memphis Depay FW 28 years, 9 months Netherlands Oct. 15, 2013
9 Luuk de Jong FW 32 years, 3 months Netherlands Feb. 9, 2011
7 Steven Bergwijn FW 25 years, 2 months Netherlands May 27, 2016
16 Vincent Janssen FW 28 years, 5 months Netherlands June 12, 2017
19 Wout Weghorst FW 30 years, 4 months Netherlands Oct. 14, 2014
12 Noa Lang FW 23 years, 5 months Netherlands Oct. 8, 2021