Band of Brothers : The Overmars

Marc Overmars is a famous retired Dutch footballer. Overmars became famous with Ajax under Louis van Gaal. He was a member of the Ajax team that won the European Cup in 1995 against Milan. However, in early 1996, he suffered a serious injury, which kept him out of Euro 1996. Having returned to action in the 1996–97 season, Overmars was signed by Arsène Wenger's Arsenal in the summer of 1997. He scored many vital goals for Arsenal, including one in the 1998 FA Cup Final and another in a 1–0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford, which helped Arsenal to secure the Double in his first season there. In the summer of 2000, he moved to Spain and joined Barcelona, for £25 million (€40.6 million), making Overmars the most expensive Dutch player of all time. It also made him the most expensive player to be sold by a British club and the most expensive to be signed by a Spanish club at the time. Despite a difficult first season at his new club, Overmars was still an impressive performer, registering eight goals in 31 appearances. He was a regular feature of Barcelona's 2001–02 Champions League campaign as they reached the semi-finals before bowing out to fierce rivals Real Madrid, but failed to inspire Barcelona to any trophy success. After retiring as a player on doctor's advice through injury on 26 July 2004, Overmars joined his first professional football club, Go Ahead Eagles, as the technical manager. But may be you don't konw that Marc Overmars had an older brother, Edwin, who was also a football player but he retired early due to an injury. He played for Go Ahead Eagles too from 1987 to 1994 and retired in 1995 when he played for Heracles Almelo. 

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