Today is the 53rd birthday of Milan legend Marco van Basten, a three-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The Dutchman was born in Utrecht on October 31, 1964, but made his professional debut for Ajax in April 1982, scoring on his debut.
The sight of Van Basten finding the back of the net would become a familiar one over the following five seasons, with the striker 152 goals in 172 games for the club across all competitions.
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