Club: FC Barcelona
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- Ronald Koeman was well-known as the greatest scoring defender in history of the game with 225 goals in 647 matches which is an all-time world record. This record could be as good as a lot of strikers who played as the same level as him. Koeman scored not less than 10 goals in a season almost every years for his career. Most of his goals were a result of him being a free-kick specialist, his powerful and rocket long shooting and penalty taking. He not only proving impressive scoring quality but he was great as a sweeper with intelligent play ensured an organized defense and provided excellent distribution from the back, always generated precision passing. His leadership ability enabled him to excel as captain of Holland in 1994 World Cup final. Aside from Barcelona, he played for all three big of Holland like Ajax, PSV and Feyenood. Koeman played along with "Three Tiger Soldiers" like Gullit, Rijkaard and Van Basten and being overshadowed by them. Koeman however was known for his low speed which made him a hard time to catch high-speed attackers. In 1988, He was voted 5th in Ballon D’or.
In total Ronald Koeman scored 193 league goals in 503 matches (ahead of Daniel Passarella who netted 134 goals in 451 matches) during his career, more than any other defender in the history of football.
In the 91/92 season he scored 16 goals in La Liga and the CL finals winning goal.
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