Ranking the Netherlands' 10 Greatest World Cup Strikers of All Time

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Ranking the Netherlands' 10 Greatest World Cup Strikers of All Time
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Robin van Persie, Patrick Kluivert, Marco van Basten—of all the Netherlands' great strikers, it's difficult to pick the very best. 

Nonetheless, we can proudly present a ranking of the 10 greatest strikers the Netherlands have ever had.

Various factors have been considered to determine what "great" exactly means, including the number of appearances, the number of goals scored, the beauty of the goals and their importance.

The ranking will focus on players who have played during a World Cup, but their performances for the Netherlands during the European Championships will also be considered. 

All in all, it's about the impression left in the minds of Oranje fans. Which strikers will the Dutch supporters never forget? 

Sometimes, the line between the position of attacking midfielder, winger and striker is a fine one, especially in the case of some Dutch players. In this ranking, we stick to the players who are commonly referred to as "strikers." Players like Johan Cruyff have therefore been left out.

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