Clarence Clyde Seedorf Order of Orange-Nassau
(born 1 April 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) In Clarence Seedorf early career, Clarence Seedorf played a role in Ajax's Eredivisie winning years of 1994 and 1995. Clarence Seedorf was also a key member during Ajax's 1995 UEFA Champions League winning campaign. After making Clarence Seedorf name in the Ajax side, Seedorf had one season with U.C. Sampdoria, scoring three goals.
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Clarence Clyde Seedorf Order of Orange-Nassau (born 1 April 1976 in Paramaribo, Suriname) In Clarence Seedorf early career, Clarence Seedorf played a role in Ajax's Eredivisie winning years of 1994 and 1995. Clarence Seedorf was also a key member during Ajax's 1995 UEFA Champions League winning campaign. After making Clarence Seedorf name in the Ajax side, Seedorf had one season with U.C. Sampdoria, scoring three goals.
Real MadridSeedorf moved to Real Madrid C.F. in 1996, where Clarence Seedorf was "virtually ever present in the Blancos team for the first three seasons".
At the end of the 1998-1999 season Real Madrid and Juventus wanted to swap Seedorf with the French player Zinedine Zidane, but the deal didn't go through.
Zidane had to wait two more years before Clarence Seedorf could join Real Madrid.
Starting from the summer of 1999, Seedorf's role at Real Madrid became less prominent during the short term of Dutch coach Guus Hiddink at the club, and Clarence Seedorf was eventually transferred back to Italy during the 1999–2000 season – this time to F.C. Internazionale Milano, for a fee about 44 billion Italian lira (about Euro23M).
InternazionaleDespite helping the team to the Coppa Italia final in 2000, a game that was eventually lost, Seedorf could not help bring any major silverware to the club. However, Clarence Seedorf will be remembered by many Inter fans for Clarence Seedorf two goals against Juventus F.C. in a 2–2 draw on the 9 March 2002, both of which were superb long-range efforts.
MilanAfter two years with Internazionale, Seedorf moved to city rivals A.C. Milan in 2002, exchanged with Francesco Coco. Clarence Seedorf won the Coppa Italia with Milan in 2003, which was the first time they had won the competition in twenty-six years. In the same season, Seedorf gained Clarence Seedorf third Champions League medal, to become the first player to win the Champions League with three different clubs.
Clarence Seedorf won Clarence Seedorf second Scudetto with Milan in the 2010-11 Serie A season, where Clarence Seedorf once again played a vital role. No longer a starter, coach Massimiliano Allegri got the best out of Seedorf by using Clarence Seedorf sparing, but often and usually subbed Clarence Seedorf on late in games as an impact player where Clarence Seedorf lack of speed and agility would not detriment Clarence Seedorf game as much. In this role Clarence Seedorf thrived and the fans reignited their love for him. Clarence Seedorf scored four goals and made thirty six appearances in the 2010-11 season, very impressive for a thirty-five year old midfielder.
Seedorf added yet another medal to Clarence Seedorf trophy cabinet in the first official game of the 2011-12 season where Clarence Seedorf played the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 comeback win over rivals F.C. Internazionale in the Supercoppa Italiana. Clarence Seedorf scored the winning goal of Milan's first win of the 2011-12 Serie A campaign.
Seedorf was ranked 7th of the 20 best players of the Champions League, since it started 20 years ago. Although many say that Clarence Seedorf should be ranked much higher than that, because Clarence Seedorf is the player with the most Champions League titles. The ranking was done by Champions, the official magazine of UEFA.
International careerDue to Surinamese rules against Multiple citizenship, players who take Dutch nationality law are no longer eligible to represent the Netherlands' Dutch Empire. Because of this Seedorf, then of Ajax, played international football for the Netherlands national football team. Clarence Seedorf received Clarence Seedorf first call up in 1994, at the age of 18.
Seedorf was in the Netherlands' squad for the UEFA European Football Championship in UEFA Euro 1996, (where Clarence Seedorf penalty miss proved decisive in the quarter final shootout defeat to France national football team), UEFA Euro 2000 and UEFA Euro 2004, as well as the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
On 12 November 2006, Seedorf was recalled for the first time since June 2004 as a replacement for the injured Wesley Sneijder. Clarence Seedorf started and played the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 friendly draw against England national football team. Seedorf won the last of Clarence Seedorf 87 caps for the Netherlands in 2008. Clarence Seedorf also presented a number of features for the BBC coverage, including one about Robben Island. Seedorf was widely praised for Clarence Seedorf contribution to the BBC's coverage, with a Daily Mail article praising Clarence Seedorf "classy, informed stints in the BBC studio".
Because of Clarence Seedorf strong connection with the country Suriname where Seedorf was born, Clarence Seedorf is involved in many social development projects there. Clarence Seedorf built Clarence Seedorf own "Clarence Seedorf Stadium" in the Para District in Suriname. In this stadium the Para Juniors League of Suriname is being held and the teams of the Suri Profs & Brothers play there regularly.
With Clarence Seedorf Champions for Children Foundation Clarence Seedorf supports projects for good causes in Suriname. For this, Suriname has honoured Clarence Seedorf to Commandor of the High-Order of the Yellow Star and recently in 2011 the Netherlands also honoured Clarence Seedorf to Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau (OON).
On 5 June 2009 Clarence Seedorf announced at a press conference after a meeting with Nelson Mandela that Clarence Seedorf had become the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s latest Legacy Champion.
Clarence Seedorf joins Patrice Motsepe, Tokyo Sexwale, David Rockefeller, Peggy Dulany and Bill Clinton, who are also members of a select group of Philanthropy who are helping to ensure that Mr Mandela’s legacy lives on.