GIVEN NAME(S): Ruud
BIRTH DATE: 1949 March 24
BIRTH PLACE: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
DESCRIPTION: Now-retired Dutch soccer player whose position in the team was usually that of defender. He earned 83 caps for the Dutch national soccer team, representing The Netherlands at FIFA World Cups (in 1974 and 1978) as well as UEFA European Soccer Championships (in 1976 and 1980).