Edgar Davids

Football, Football player

1973 –


Who is Edgar Davids?

Edgar Steven Davids is a Surinamese-born Dutch professional footballer. After beginning his career with Ajax, he subsequently played in Italy for Milan and Juventus before a loan spell with Barcelona. He went on to play for Internazionale and Tottenham Hotspur before returning to Ajax. Having struggled with injuries for two years, Davids returned to competitive football during a brief spell with Crystal Palace before retiring at the age of 37. In 2012, he was appointed player-manager at English League Two club Barnet. He resigned by mutual agreement as manager in January 2014.

He was capped 74 times by the Netherlands at international level, scoring six goals, and represented his country at the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Football Championship. His dreadlocked hair and protective goggles—which he wore due to glaucoma—made Davids the most recognisable player of his generation. A combative and creative midfielder, Davids was nicknamed "the Pitbull" by Louis van Gaal because of his marking ability. He was one of the players chosen by Pelé to feature in the FIFA 100, a list of the world's greatest living footballers. His cousin Lorenzo is also a footballer.

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Mar 13, 1973
Also known as
  • Edgar Steven Davids
  • Jewish people
  • Netherlands
  • Suriname
Lived in
  • Paramaribo

on July 23, 2013


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