Ruud Gullit - Quotes

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You only stop learning when you quit. ---->>>

To play Holland, you have to play the Dutch. ---->>>

Football develops, it becomes quicker, players develop as athletes. ---->>>

I know what it's like to win things. You need a certain type of player with a determination to win. You see it in the eyes. ---->>>

People have expectations of me but I'm not a magician. ---->>>

If there is a problem, and you don't say anything about it, it's like a cancer and it becomes bigger. ---->>>

Being a football manager is no fun at all. You have to put up with all the hassle. It is not surprising that so many turn grey or have heart attacks. ---->>>

We Dutch, we like to have an opinion, a strong opinion. We think we know everything better. ---->>>

Every week you have to play well to be the champion. ---->>>

I am happy with everything I achieved in my football career. I don't think I could have done any more. ---->>>

I am very fit and by playing sweeper I can control the speed of the game. ---->>>

If a player is racially insulted, he should have the right to leave the field. ---->>>

In L.A., nobody is talking about football. No television stations. You see it nowhere. ---->>>

You can't live in history. You've got to build for the future. ---->>>

Often there is a wall between the journalist and the star because there is usually not much time to get to know a person, and the star is always asked the same questions, and may be defensive. ---->>>

Sometimes I miss coaching, but often things are not how they appear in football. ---->>>

I like stubborn players. At least they have an opinion. If they are right or wrong, this doesn't matter for me. ---->>>

I've taken challenges with the big risk that it can all go wrong. But that's what I like and I'd rather do that than be safe all the time. ---->>>

I'd like to meet god. Not to question it, just to have a peak at what it is. I say 'it' because we don't know what it is. ---->>>

If you look at my career, I've never gone to a team that had fulfilled their potential. ---->>>

Politics and football don't mix. ---->>>

To play for your country is the best thing that can happen. ---->>>

When I played, I received racial abuse but I was just one of a few black players and we weren't backed up by the authorities. ---->>>

You have to be open to everything. ---->>>

You know, if you play on home soil sometimes funny things can happen and you have that push of the crowd. ---->>>

When I was young I was one of the second generation of black people in Holland. My father was the first. My mother was white, and living with a black man at that time and having a how-you-say half-caste boy is not easy. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Dutch
Born: 09-01, 1962
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Occupation: Athlete
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Ruud Gullit, OON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈxɵlɪt]; born Rudi Dil; 1 September 1962) is a Dutch football manager and former footballer who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s as a midfielder or forward. He was the captain of the Netherlands national team that was victorious at UEFA Euro 1988 and was also a member of the squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup and Euro 1992 (wikipedia)