The career and life of Fernando Ricksen

The Wednesday death of Fernando Ricksen, played twelve international matches for the Dutch team, but he is also known for his turbulent life, in addition to the game of football. Since 2013 he fought against the debilitating disease ALS, which, to him, at the age of 43 died. Have a look at his life and career in ten pictures.

Fernando Ricksen made his debut in 1993, seventeen-year-old age, in professional football for Fortuna Sittard, the netherlands. ()

Between 1997 and 2000, but has played the hard-as-nails defender to the right. The team was a big part of that time being trained by Willem van Hanegem. With the two teams promoted Ricksen into the Premier league. ()

Then played Ricksen six years with Glasgow Rangers. He was a very popular player at the club, and it was in Scotland, was elected the best player of the year. With Rangers he won seven awards. (Photo: Pro-Shots)

Between 2000 and 2003, he came to the twelve international matches for the Dutch team. The defender is told after his career, he has been called up after he was in a drunken state of a door of a White Russian, a hotel room had been kicked in. ()

Ricksen celebrated the biggest success of his career in 2008 when he was with Dick, a Lawyer trained in the Zenit-St.-St Petersburg won the UEFA Cup. ()

Ricksen ended his career in 2013, with the First Division, the club where he started: Fortuna Sittard, the netherlands. (Photo: Pro-Shots)

Soon after, his career, Ricksen, the biography, the will to Fight it out. In the book, it is not only his career, but the booze, the drugs, the women in his life, has an important role to play. At Zenith, he was the one-year ban for cocaine use, he said. The club argued at the time that the advocate of a major injury was. ()

Around the time of publication of the book, it was well known that Ricksen AS bad. His wife, Veronika, a daughter, Isabella stood by him in difficult times. (Photo: Pro-Shots)

Fortuna Sittard, the netherlands) organized, in 2014, a benefietduel for Ricksen, where many of the most prominent ex-teammates and coaches of the Person to participate. (Photo: Pro-Shots)

In 2018, revealed former team-mates Mark van Bommel and Kevin Hofland, a statue of Ricksen in the supportershome to Fortuna Sittard, the netherlands. Inside the stadium, the club has been a platform for Ricksen was named. (Photo: Pro-Shots)

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