NetherlandsFlag.png Netherlands Logo.png
Nickname(s) Holland, Oranje
Stadium Amsterdam ArenA
Manager NetherlandsFlag.png Louis van Gaal
Captain Mark van Bommel
Confederation UEFA
Five Star Ranking Rankingstar.png Rankingstar.png Rankingstar.png Rankingstar.png

The Netherlands is probably the best country to have never won the World Cup. They've had a lot great players and among them one of the best football players of all time, Johan Cruyff. Holland always have some of the finest talents around the world which is remarkable for such a small country. Holland is famous for there players and orange colored fans, and also their influential playing style called Total Football. The Dutch normally play with a very attacking minded and pressing style of play. Mostly in a 4-3-3 formation, with classic wingers. The Netherlands have appeared on every edition of Pro Evolution Soccer to date and have been licensed since Pro Evolution Soccer 6, but are no longer licensed in PES 2013.


[edit] PES 2

In PES 2 players names were given codes, e.g. Edgar Davids was called Oranges101 as were all the other Dutch players except they had different numbers. This then made it hard to tell players from other due to their faces also not resembling the player.

[edit] Controversy

Some players like the wingforward Eljero Elia who now plays for HSV and goalkeeper Piet Velthuizen who currently plays for Vitesse are not present in the team. After the update (1.07) Elia is present in the team.Ruud van Nistelrooy has retired but he has expressed his interest to play at the World Cup, and this could explain his move to HSV from Real Madrid. He did not earn a place in the team for the world cup.

[edit] Players

The team has a very strong attack and midfield, but their defence however isn't up to par. Their attack oozes power with names such as Robin van Persie, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, the always dangerous Arjen Robben and the hard working Dirk Kuyt. Their midfield is also very influencing with players like Rafael van der Vaart, Nigel de Jong, Demy de Zeeuw, Mark van Bommel and Wesley Sneijder. They had a solid Goalkeeper in Edwin van der Sar who has now retired and his young back up Maarten Stekelenburg guards the goal currently. Holland's best defenders would have to be John Heitinga and Joris Mathijsen but the rest are very average, except the upcoming man Gregory van der Wiel.

[edit] Captaincy

Mark van Bommel inherited the captain' s armband from Giovanni van Bronckhorst after the retirement of the sideback at the end of the 2010 World Cup.

[edit] PES 2013 Squad

The team is unlicensed and is made of generic players resembling the real counterparts.

Pos. No. Fake Name Name
GK.png 1 Staijlaas Maarten Stekelenburg
CB.png 3 Hetarch John Heitinga
CB.png 13 Vmaard Ron Vlaar
RB.png 2 Vandewijk Gregory van der Wiel
LB.png 15 Wareison Jetro Willems
CMF.png 6 Vanborg Mark van Bommel
DMF.png 8 Dejaniir Nigel de Jong
RMF.png 11 Rocharen Arjen Robben
AMF.png 20 Asuraaz Ibrahim Afellay
AMF.png 10 Smeigeer Wesley Sneijder
CF.png 16 Vonpeers Robin van Persie
GK.png 12 Veyga Michel Vorm
GK.png 22 Ksupe Tim Krul
CB.png 4 Meinaamsen Joris Mathijsen
CB.png 5 Bugaal Wilfred Bouma
CB.png 21 Buytoors Khalid Boulahrouz
CMF.png 14 Soularoum Stijn Schaars
CMF.png 17 Sreetken Kevin Strootman
AMF.png 23 Vandevoors Rafael van der Vaart
SS.png 7 Karuud Dirk Kuyt
SS.png 18 Dejaloom Luuk de Jong
CF.png 9 Handreil Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
RWF.png 19 Nautseem Luciano Narsingh

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Last edited by newadventures on 9 January 2013 at 02:32
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