The forgotten past of Eredivise

Stuart Plant

The Eredivisie is often a forgotten league despite the talent which it has produced, a lot of which has been through the clubs’ own academy set-ups. Some of the greatest players of all-time came through the Eredivisie school of football, and it has had its fair share of forgotten stars, too – even from the big clubs in Ajax and Feyenoord.

Both clubs have had their own list of greats come at the club such as Edgar Davids, Johan Cruyff, Ronald Koeman, Edwin van der Saar and Frank Rijkaard. However, both have also had a huge list of players you have most likely forgotten even knew how to spell Feyenoord or Ajax. So, here’s an 18 player dent in the massive list of those forgotten gems between the two.

Disclaimer, some are definitely not gems…

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With the complete list of forgotten Ajax and Feyenoord players falling far short, to Kazim-Richards’ own list of clubs played for, it’s remarkable that these 18 players don’t even scratch the surface. Unfortunately for both clubs, it’s down to their much belittled league. With the Eredivisie serving as a revolving door, in and out of Dutch football, who can really be blamed for not forgetting the vast majority of Ajax and Feyenoord players?!

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