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Netherlands
Nickname(s) Oranje
Holland
Clockwork Orange
The Flying Dutchmen
Association Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond (KNVB)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Ronald Koeman
Captain Virgil van Dijk
Most caps Wesley Sneijder (134)
Top scorer Robin van Persie (50)
Home stadium Johan Cruyff Arena (54,990)
De Kuip (51,117)
Philips Stadion (35,000)
FIFA code NED
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 14 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 1 (August–September 2011)
Lowest 36 (August 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 5 Increase 6 (3 March 2019)
Highest 1 (1978, 1988–1990, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014)
Lowest 49 (October 1954)
First international
 Belgium 1–4 Netherlands 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905)
Biggest win
 Netherlands 11–0 San Marino 
(Eindhoven, Netherlands; 2 September 2011)
Biggest defeat
England England Amateurs 12–2 Netherlands 
(Darlington, England; 21 December 1907)
World Cup
Appearances 10 (first in 1934)
Best result Runners-up, 1974, 1978, and 2010
European Championship
Appearances 9 (first in 1976)
Best result Champions, 1988
Website (in Dutch)

Netherlands national football team is the national football team of Netherlands.

Most appearances

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Edwin van der Sar 130 0 1995-2008
2 Frank de Boer 112 13 1990-2004
3 Phillip Cocu 101 10 1996-2006
4 Clarence Seedorf 87 11 1994-2014
5 Marc Overmars 86 17 1993-2004
5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst 86 5 1996-2010
7 Aron Winter 84 6 1987-2000
8 Ruud Krol 83 4 1969-1983
9 Patrick Kluivert 79 40 1994-2004
9 Dennis Bergkamp 79 39 1990-2000

Top scorers

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Patrick Kluivert 40 79 1994-2004
2 Dennis Bergkamp 37 79 1990-2000
3 Faas Wilkes 35 38 1946-1961
4 Ruud van Nistelrooy 34 64 1998-2008, 2010-2012
5 Johan Cruijff 33 48 1966-1977
5 Abe Lenstra 33 47 1946-1961
7 Bep Bakhuys 28 23 1928-1937
8 Kick Smit 26 29 1928-1937
9 Marco van Basten 24 58 1983-1992
10 Leen Vente 19 21 1983-1992
10 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 19 37 2006-present
10 Robin van Persie 19 51 2005-present
10 Wesley Sneijder 19 69 2003-present

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