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Ruud Gullit, Netherlands (Haarlem, Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Sampdoria, Chelsea, Netherlands)

Ruud Gullit, Netherlands (Haarlem, Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Sampdoria, Chelsea, Netherlands)

IF ONLY ... Ruud Gullit. Bobby Robson had a young Gullit on a trial period (1980) before he signed for Feyenoord. The club already had fellow countrymen Arnold Muhren and Frans Thijssen performing heroics in midfield, and despite being impressed by the Dutch youngster's obvious class, Robson had reservations about Gullit's discipline and eventually said no.

IF ONLY ... Ruud Gullit. Bobby Robson had a young Gullit on a trial period (1980) before he signed for Feyenoord. The club already had fellow countrymen Arnold Muhren and Frans Thijssen performing heroics in midfield, and despite being impressed by the Dutch youngster's obvious class, Robson had reservations about Gullit's discipline and eventually said no.