Ruud van Nistelrooij

When I think of Den Bosch, I always think about stadium De Vliert; the springboard of my career that eventually led me past the most beautiful clubs in the world. From scoring for PSV and Manchester United, to achieving successes with Real Madrid and the Dutch National Team. A wonderful time, which started in Den Bosch. I am therefore very pleased that this city in particular chooses to offer a whole new generation a fantastic experience with the Den Bosch International Tournament. And not only the young footballers, but also the youth of ‘our’ other top sports. As you can imagine I support this fantastic initiative for more than 100%. It makes me wonder where we will see today’s youth in 10 years’ time.

”A wonderful time, which
started in Den Bosch”

  • Champion Eredivisie 2x (1999/2000 & 2000/2001)
  • Johan Cruijff Shield 1x (1998)
Manchester United
  • Champion Premier League (2002/2003)
  • Winner FA Cup (2003/2004)
  • League Cup (2005/2006)
  • FA Community Shield (2003)
Real Madrid
  • Champion La Liga (2006/2007 & 2007/2008)
  • Winner Supercopa Spain (2008/2009)
  • 70 caps for Dutch National Team (35 goals scored)
  • Dutch player of the year (1998/1999 & 1999/2000)
  • English player of the year (2001)
  • Topscorer Dutch Eredivisie (1998/1999 & 1999/2000)
  • Topscorer Premier League (2002/2003)
  • Topscorer Primera Division (2006/2007)
  • Premier League Golden Boot (2002/2003)