Where is Ruud van Nistelrooy now?
One of the most prolific strikers in Premier League history, Ruud van Nistelrooy retired from the game after helping Malaga achieve Champions League qualification at the end of the 2012-2013 season.
His goal-to-game ratio at every club he played for was second to none, scoring 75 goals in 91 appearances for PSV Eindhoven, 64 goals in 96 appearances for Real Madrid and a magnificent 150 goals in 219 appearances for Manchester United.
His goals of course played a crucial part of his domestic trophy haul and he ended up winning the Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup with United, the Eredivisie title twice with PSV and the La Liga title twice with Madrid.
He was also an important member of the Netherlands national side winning 70 caps, scoring 35 goals and representing them at the 2004 and 2008 UEFA European Championships as well as the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals.
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As soon as van Nistelrooy retired from playing he starting working towards completing his coaching badges at former club PSV Eindhoven whilst also managing their under-17’s team.
After the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he joined up with Guus Hiddink as one of his assistant managers for the Netherlands national side following in the footsteps of a number of former Dutch footballers including Patrick Kluivert, Phillipe Cocu and Frank de Boer who were also given the opportunity to assist with the coaching of the national side at a young age.
In 2016, he left the national side to join his former club PSV Eindhoven as the a striker coach for the youth side and the reserve team.
Making an instant impression, his role was extended to first team striker coach in 2017 before his appointment as manager of the under-19’s team a year later when manager Mark van Bommel was promoted to first team manager.
In December 2019 he was drafted in as a coach to assist Ronald Koeman for the 2020 UEFA European Championships. He remains in his coaching role at PSV.
In 2015 his Premier League record of scoring in 10 consecutive games was beaten by Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy – a record that had stood for 12 years.
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Ruud van Nistelrooy: Premier League Statistics
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