Ruud van Nistelrooy

Rutgerus Johannes Martinus van Nistelrooy, born July 1, 1976), better known as Ruud van Nistelrooy, is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a striker for Málaga CF in Spain's La Liga. He is the second-highest goalscorer in Champions League history with 60 goals. Van Nistelrooy is a three-time Champions League top scorer, as well as a top scorer in three different European domestic leagues.

Ruud Van Nistelrooy who nicknamed with Ruudtje began his career with Den Bosch, before moving onto Heerenveen, eventually making a name for himself at PSV Eindhoven where he won two Dutch leagues. His goalscoring record at PSV attracted attention from Manchester United; a deal was in place in the summer of 2000, but because of injury problems his move was secured a year later for a then British record fee of £19m. His time at United was successful, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and FA Community Shield, along with winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year twice. Van Nistelrooy hit 150 goals in just 219 games for United, as well as being their all time European record goalscorer, but fell out of favour towards the end of his tenure. Real Madrid then secured his services in 2006. 

On 23 January 2010, van Nistelrooy signed an 18-month contract with Hamburg with the German club until June 2011. Van Nistelrooy scored his first two goals for Hamburg on 13 February 2010 against Stuttgart in the 75th and 77th minutes of a 3–1 win, after entering the game just a few minutes prior. Totally Ruud van Nistelrooy has played in 42 games and scored 17 goals with Hamburg SV.

Ruud van Nistelrooy has 70 caps and 35 goals for the Netherlands. He made his debut for the national team in a friendly match against Germany on 18 November 1998. However, the cruciate ligament injury which postponed his transfer to Manchester United also ruled van Nistelrooy out of Euro 2000.

On 1 June, 2011, van Nistelrooy arrived to Málaga to sign a one-year contract with the La Liga club on a free transfer. [source: Ruud van Nistelrooy]

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