Jaap Stam was during his active football career a number of nicknames; ?? Rock Fight???? The Dutch Destroyer??, ?? Beast?? and?? Bald?? slayer. These nicknames already demonstrated that he was an imposing figure on the international football, as everywhere afdrong for teammates and even opponent s. Here is a list of clubs where Stam played football and how he took on these clubs since.
Amateur footballer youth
Football player Jaap Stam is a relatively late bloomer. Until his twentieth year, he played at the amateur club DOS Kampen in his hometown. Only in 1992 he was scouted by the professional soccer club FC Zwolle.
On August 15, 1992 Jaap Stam made his debut for FC Zwolle against SC Heracles Almelo. The match ended 1-1.This year he played in the first division, 32 games and scored one goal.
Jaap Stam moved after a year for FC Zwolle in league play, Cambuur Leeuwarden. Cambuur relegated with Stem years later to the first division. After two years playing in Friesland, he chose again for the Premier League to play with Willem II in Tilburg.
The mountain of struggle played half a season for Willem II and made such an impression that he could sign a contract with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.
Tribe developed really good at PSV. In Eindhoven he was to be a very strong and reliable defender. He took his time even PSV to the Dutch national team and showed thus ready for international football. He also won a number of prizes with PSV. In Eindhoven, he won the league title in 1997 and during his PSV employment, he also won the KNVB Beker and two Johan Cruyff scales. In 1997 he was also elected by his fellow footballers to footballer of the year in Holland.
In 1998 he moved to 35 million guilders to the European club Manchester United. Coach Alex Ferguson saw it all sitting in the camp.?? At Red?? from Manchester, he won some big football prizes. He won three times English league title, the FA Cup in the 1998-1999 season and also the Champions League and Club World Cup. The final of the Champions League in 1999 in Manchester no one will ever forget. The extra time was made by Manchester twice as Bayern Munich and beaten. After several years of successful employment ended at Manchester United in a less pleasant way. Jaap Stam had in his autobiography Head to Head made a number of revelations and had manager Alex Ferguson put him on the transfer list for pre-publication in the Daily Mirror.
Jaap Stam moved from Manchester United to Lazio. In Rome, he played two years. During his Roman times he was caught with nandrolone. Initially, he was suspended for five months, but eventually it was returned on appeal to a month.
Tribe moved in 2006 from Rome to Milan to play at AC Milan. Here Jaap Stam played two more years at the highest level of European football. He played among the superstars in particular the right back position.
After two years of AC Milan and after playing for over 10 years at a very high level, he felt it was time to return to the Netherlands. Eventually he returned to the Netherlands and signed a contract with Ajax.
Before the start of the 2006-2007 season Jaap Stam signed a two year contract with Ajax. He was in Amsterdam and with the captain. In the second season, but he decided to abruptly put an end to his professional football career. At an extraordinary press conference, he said the absolute drive and motivation to continue to miss football.
Dutch National Team
In 1996 Jaap Stam made his debut for the Dutch national team. This was the game at home against Duit country.After an injury to Frank de Boer, he was also called to the EK1996 in England. After Danny Blind stopped playing football for the Dutch national team, he became a fixture. During EK2004 in Portugal Stam played his last international match against Portugal. This game was lost for Orange 2-1.