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Dutch soccer striker Marco van Basten won three European Player of the Year honors before his career was cut short by a serious ankle injury.
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Despite his four-year deal with Ajax, he resigned in May 2009 after the club failed to qualify for the European Cup.
After serving as a commentator for Dutch television channel Sport 1, Van Basten returned to the sidelines as manager of SC Heerenveen in February 2012.
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