Ruud Gullit coming to Cincinnati!

Cincinnati, March 10 2014 – Ruud Gullit, two times voted as “Best Soccer Player in the World”, is coming to Cincinnati on May 9. The Dutch former world star is doing the kick-off of the opening game of the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC against River City Rovers. He will also run a soccer clinic for kids at Corcoran Field at Xavier University on May 11.


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Ruud Gullit played in the 80’s and 90’s for teams such as Feyenoord, AC Milan, Sampdoria, PSV Eindhoven and Chelsea. He also captained the Dutch National Team for several years and has 66 caps with 17 goals. He played a total 0f 465 professional games in which he scored 175 goals.  He won a National Championship 6 times, a National CUP 6 times, the Champions League Trophy 2 times and the European Championship with Holland in ’88.


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Ruud Gullit as Manager LA Galaxy


After his playing career Ruud Gullit was also Head Coach for Chelsea, Newcastle United,  Feyenoord, Los Angeles Galaxy and Terek Grozny.


President Mike Mossel commented: “The coming of Ruud Gullit to Cincinnati is something truly amazing. We have one of the world’s all time best soccer players right here in Cincinnati to open our new club but also do a clinic with local soccer players so kids (and parents) can meet him and learn from him. His coming makes a perfect match with what CDL FC envisions, which is to bring top level soccer to Cincinnati. Through it’s PDL team offering the best local players a chance to become professional, our link to the Dayton Dutch Lions FC USL PRO team and the partnership with the Columbus Crew, but also offer soccer clinics with former world star players like Ruud Gullit. We are working on an exciting half time event with him on the opening game May 9 and will announce more details soon.


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Dutch Lions FC Ruud Gullit World Star Clinic – register now!

Register now!The Ruud Gullit soccer clinic for kids (age 6-20) will be held at the new Dayton Dutch Lions FC youth complex at West Carrollton High School on May 11 from 09.30-11.30am. There will also be a clinic in Cincinnati from 2.00-4.00pm. You can get more information about the clinic here.





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