The Poster: Frank Rijkaard | A Dutch Icon's Journey from Player to Manager

Introducing our Frank Rijkaard poster!

This poster is perfect for any football fan who wants to show their support for the legendary Dutch player and manager. Frank Rijkaard is one of the most successful footballers of all time, having won a number of trophies during his career. This poster is a great way to show your admiration for him, and would make a great addition to any collection.

The poster itself is of high quality, and features a portrait of Frank Rijkaard in action. It would look great in any room, and is sure to be a talking point among friends and family. So don't wait, order your stylish Frank Rijkaard poster now!

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Frank Rijkaard is a Dutch football legend who has had an illustrious career both on and off the pitch. As a player, he won numerous trophies with clubs such as Ajax, Barcelona and AC Milan. After hanging up his boots, he embarked on a successful managerial career, winning league titles with Barcelona. In this blog post, we will take a look at Frank Rijkaard's journey from player to manager and examine some of the highlights of his career.

Who is Frank Rijkaard and what was his playing career like?

Rijkaard started his professional playing career with Ajax in 1980. Predominantly a Central Defensive midfielder, he used to also play as a centre back at times. He quickly established himself as one of the best young players in the Netherlands and helped Ajax win three Eredivisie titles. He also played a key role when Ajax won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1987. Rijkaard continued to impress at Ajax and was named Dutch Footballer of the Year in 1985. In 1988, he moved to Italy to join Serie A giants AC Milan.

Rijkaard enjoyed great success during his time at Milan, winning two league titles and two European Cups. He won ten trophies in his five year period with the Rossoneri. Rijkaard returned to Ajax in 1993 and won two more league titles and the Champions League in 1995. Rijkaard made his debut for the Netherlands national team in 1981 and went on to win 74 caps. He was part of the team that won the 1988 European Championship making him one of the most decorated footballers of all time.

In 1998, Rijkaard was appointed head coach of the Dutch national team and guided them to the semi-finals of the 2002 European Championships but eventually resigned when his team coudln't progress further.

After retiring from playing in 1998, Rijkaard took up coaching and had spells in charge of Sparta Rotterdam and the Dutch national team. In 2003, he was appointed manager of Barcelona.

Rijkaard enjoyed a very successful spell as Barcelona manager, winning two league titles and the Champions League in 2006. He also helped the club win the Supercopa de Espana in 2005 and 2006. Rijkaard left Barcelona in 2008 and went on to manage Galatasaray and Al Sadd. In 2020, he was appointed head coach of Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord.

Rijkaard has had an incredible playing career, winning trophies with some of the biggest clubs in Europe. He is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation.

What was Frank Rijkaard's playing and coaching style like?

Rijkaard was a very elegant and skilful player. He was known for his vision and passing ability and shooting prowess from long range. Rijkaard was also a tenacious tackler and an excellent reader of the game. He had all the attributes of a complete midfielder and is widely regarded as one of the best Dutch players of all time. He was also a very composed player, which helped him excel in a defensive midfield role. Rijkaard was also an excellent leader and captains many of the teams he played for.

Rijkaard's playing style has often been compared to that of Dutch legend Johan Cruyff. Like Cruyff, Rijkaard was a very technical player with great vision. He was also known for his clean tackling and positional sense.

Rijkaard's coaching style has been described as "attacking, possession-based football". He is known for his ability to develop young players and his teams are often known for their attacking flair. Rijkaard is also known for his tactical nous and he has often been praised for his use of the "false nine" formation. Rijkaard's teams are also known for their high pressing and intense pressing style of play.

Frank Rijkaard is considered a legend for his achievements as both a player and manager. He has won trophies with some of the biggest clubs in Europe and is one of the most decorated Dutch footballers of all time. Rijkaard is also a very successful manager, winning two league titles and the Champions League with Barcelona. He is also known for his ability to develop young players and his teams are often known for their attacking flair. Rijkaard's achievements as both a player and manager make him a legend in Dutch football.

Poster of Frank Rijkaard