Winston Bogarde, in a defensive action with the FC Barcelona


The Dutch rock: What was about Winston Bogarde?

Published:10/10/2020 - 00:08h

Updated:10/10/2020 - 00:09h

In his two seasons in the squad, Bogarde was more known by his chains of gold and corpulence than by his football. Great defender but bad winger, formed part of one of the 8 Dutch that brought Van Gaal to the club

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3 December 1997. It hinders in the room of press of the FC Barcelona a figure of almost two metres of height and near to the 90 kilos of weight. The trainer, Louis Go Gaal, defined it of the following way: "it Plays well in the one against one, is a good marker and has a remarkable concept of the pressure to the rival".

We speak of the Dutch defence Winston Bogarde, one of the 8 tulips that formed the entourage of compatriots of the Dutch trainer. In the Barcelona club still are looking for to the player that defined Go Gaal. With the Law Bosman in peak, was simpler to fill the staff with community players that with the ones of the quarry.

After an irregular season in the Milan, the defender landed in Barcelona in the winter of 1997 thanks to the connection that was supported by his previous technician in the Ajax of Amsterdam. His first party arrived in the day 16 of championship of league and no longer would abandon the titularity until finishing this season. In the two courses that competed, achieved two leagues and a Supercopa of Spain.

Little by little it was losing leadership (in the second season was long in the dry dam by the injuries) and when it changed of trainer, Lorenzo Serra Ferrer communicated him to the moment that did not have he.

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It left to Chelsea, where played 11 parties in 4 seasons. A big anecdote is that without playing neither an alone party in the competition of the glass FA English, won a high economic premium thanks to his mates, since they won this trophy and by agreement had to receive his emolumentos. Like this any one does footballer do not believe?

When it finished the agreement with the quipo of London, to the not receiving any offer to continue his career, hanged the boots in November of 2005 after not concretising his signing by the Ajax of Amsterdam after some weeks to proof.

The list of winners of the defence of Suriname is worthy of admiration, achieving play in the best clubs of the world and raising 10 titles. The corpulento Dutch withdrew of the terrains of game after having won a Champions League with the Ajax (1995) play in the three big European Leagues, in Italy (Milan), in Spain (Barcelona, two Leagues in 1995 and 1996) and in England (Chelsea), in addition to dressing have dressed the T-shirt of Holland in 20 occasions and contested the World-wide of France 1998.

At present it is assistant in the Ajax

When descalzó the boots, after his withdrawal, created a stamp of urban music and participated in a program of television specialised in poker, Veronica Poker. After his stage like player, interested by the benches and take the title of trainer. In the actuality has gone back to the Ajax, where is assistant in the filial, although it does some weeks was appointed assistant of the first team substituting to Christian Poulsen, by the coronavirus.

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