Throwback Thursday with Dutch legend Aron Winter

Former Dutch international Aron Winter played at four FIFA World Cups and rubbed shoulders with four generations of players. He is a man who speaks with authority. I got the chance to sit with him a while back and talk football…

“I was very lucky to begin my career so young because I got to play with four generations and it rubbed in. I started at the time with Arnold Muhren in the 1988 Uefa Championship which we won,” says Winter.

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“Then I also played afterwards with the group of Gullit, Koeman, Rijkaard and Van Basten.

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“Then there was an older generation of Bergkamp, De Boer, Seedorf and Davids. And then finally the younger one of Van der Vaart and Sneijder … I have played with them all.

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So from all the players Winter played alongside, I asked him what his Best 11 was. Not an easy one to answer as you can imagine!

BEST TEAMMATES I PLAYED WITH

1 Edwin Van der Sar – 2 Guiseppe Bergomi, 4 Ronald Koeman, 5 Frank Rijkaard, 3 Frank de Boer – 7 Ruud Gullit, 6 Clarence Seedorf, 8 Roberto Baggio, 11 Marc Overmars – 9 Ronaldo, 10 Marco Van Basten

Bench: Dennis Bergkamp, Ronald de Boer, Kanu, Paul Gascoigne, Alen Boksic, Richard Witschge, Guiseppe Signori, Jocelyn Angloma

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