Help us wish Dutch legend Marc Overmars a very happy birthday as the former Ajax, Arsenal and Barcelona star turns 47 today.
Marc Overmars is 47 today. The Dutch winger became synonymous with terrorizing defenders down the left wing for 20 years.
He started his career at Dutch side the Go Ahead Eagles, before being picked up by Louis Van Gaal and Ajax.
It was there that he grabbed the headlines as part of a young Ajax side that took football by storm. The culmination of which was Champions League glory.
From Ajax he moved to Arsenal, where he became a household name in north London.
He was a key figure in helping Arsene Wenger’s side break the stranglehold on the Premier League held by Manchester United.
Overmars was part fo the 1998 Gunners side that lifted both the Premier League and FA Cup as part of their domestic double.
In 2000 he was sold by Arsenal to Barcelona in a deal equivalent to a huge 40 million Euros.
After four fruitless years in Catalonia, Overmars put his career on hold for over four years. After which he had a brief spell with some lower-division dutch sides.
He finally called time on his career in 2011.
Check out the tribute to the fast-footed, goalscoring winger courtesy of YouTuber Guilherme Takeshi.
Marc Overmars, happy birthday from everyone at Ronaldo.com