Patrick Stephan Kluivert from Barcelona at On the Couch at HEART 104.9FM on Saturday 27 Feb 2016

We have had many stars interviewed on #OTC at Heart 104.9fm over the last 12 years ,yet non bigger than Patrick Stephan Kluivert (born 1 July 1976)

The #OTC show was invented myself and offers light hearted fun banter with Flapper and host Tapfuma Makina .The show air every Saturday from 9-10am

He is a football coach and a former Dutch footballer and the current manager of the Curaçao national team. As a player, he played as a striker for Ajax, Milan, FC Barcelona, Newcastle United, Valencia, PSV Eindhoven, and Lille.

He began his coaching career as an assistant coach for AZ and then NEC, having had a brief coaching stint in Australia with the Brisbane Roar, before coaching Jong FC Twente to a national title in the Dutch reserves league.

He was the assistant manager to Louis van Gaal, for the Netherlands national football team, in their third-place finish at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Part of Ajax’s Golden Generation of the 1990s, aged 18, Kluivert scored the winner in the 1995 UEFA Champions League Final.

He spent six years with Spanish club Barcelona where he formed a successful partnership with Rivaldo, and won the 1998 and 1999 Spanish La Liga championship and the 1998 Copa del Rey.

Kluivert played for the Dutch national team from 1994 to 2004, and with 40 goals from 79 appearances was their highest goalscorer until surpassed by Robin van Persie in 2013. He was selected for three European Championships and the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and was the joint top scorer at Euro 2000 where he scored 5 times.

In 2004, he was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers chosen by Pelé as part of FIFA’s centenary observances.

He was humble and happy and a joy to talk to ..and yes he signed my shirt ,cap and book

Barça v Madrid: Did you know…?

Barça v Madrid: Did you know…?

There is plenty of trivia associated to clásico matches between Barça and Madrid, and here we offer you some of the juiciest nuggets.

These are the two giants of La Liga. The Camp Nou brings together thirteen of the World Cup winning side in South Africa, eight from Barça and five from Madrid.

Oddly enough, Barça have been struggling most at home this season, while Madrid’s problem is on the road. All five of the points Barça have dropped this season were lost at the Camp Nou, while Madrid are 100% at home but have dropped four points away.

The goal stats reflect this. Of Barcelona’s 33 goals, only 12 were scored at home. Madrid have also scored 33 times, but only 10 times away from the Bernabéu.

Barça have scored more away goals than any other team this season, and have also scored the most from team plays, individual moves and from outside of the area. Madrid have the most goals at home, from dead balls, from free kicks and from penalties.

Madrid have nine ever-presents in league matches this season in Casillas, Marcelo, Carvalho, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Özil, Di María, Higuaín and Cristiano Ronaldo.

But only four Barça players have played every game, namely Valdés, Alves, Iniesta and Pedro.

The players on either side to have participated in the most actions this season are Xabi Alonso and Alves.

And who supply the most crosses into the area? Well, they’re Di María and Alves again.

Guardiola is coaching his third clásico at the Camp Nou. He is the first non-Dutchman to ever do this after Cruyff (8 clásicos at the Camp Nou), Michels (6), Rijkaard (5) and Van Gaal (4).

Madrid have lost 18 league matches away to Barcelona, and on only one of those occasions did Barça not go on top win the championship (1928/29) by Roger Bogunyà Taken from www.fcbarcelona.com

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