Ronald Koeman

The ultimate sweeper

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/oJ0eCzCBBcD3lVz3flW6WAmhunlJ59JHwTa.jpg DANGEROUS ANYWHERE: Ronald Koeman scored over 200 career goals, an astonishing achievement for a centre-back.

The Player

 

Ronald Koeman was on top of the game in the sweeper position. He did the simple skills very effectively and always at a high level, making him a great defender. Also, Koeman is known for his unique free kick tacking strategy.

 

Key Skills
  • Goal-scoring
  • Spotting danger
  • Direct free kicks

 

Koeman always looked to drive his team up the pitch

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. Barcelona's top goalscorer in the 1993/94 season
  • 2. Won three consecutive Eredivisie titles with PSV
  • 3. Won the 1988 UEFA European Championships

 

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Final Note

Koeman defined the sweeper position, thanks to his ability to win the ball back in defence and cry it up the pitch. 

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