Van der Vaart and Kuyt bondsridders of the KNVB

Dirk Kuyt, Rafael van der Vaart and Willem van Hanegem.

Both ex-internationals were given a standing ovation from the celebrating fans in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Back Michael van Praag gave them first a golden bowl and two Orange shirts. He appointed them to bondsridders of the KNVB.

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Van der Vaart came to 109 international matches and scored 25 times for Orange. He played on 19 november 2013 to be his last nations cup against Colombia (0-0). Kuyt struck 24 times goal in 104 landenwedstrijden. He played on 4 september 2014 to last for the Dutch national team during a lost practice duel with Italy (2-0).

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