Ruud Gullit signs for a new team, and joins former teammate Desailly

Press Release   •   Feb 28, 2011 13:41 GMT

Ruud Gullit is the new ambassador at BetClic, the online bookmaker announced today. This will be like a homecoming for the Dutch star, as he will be joining former teammates and managers from an illustrious career that includes two Champions League wins with AC Milan.

“I have joined a great team, and it will be inspiring to team up again with friends like (Marcel) Desailly, (Arrigo) Sacchi and (Dan) Petrescu, who also are ambassadors at BetClic”, says Gullit.

Gullit recently joined Russian Premier League club Terek Grozny as their head coach, and the 1987 European Footballer of The Year and 1988 European Champion is also now the ambassador of BetClic , one of the leading online bookmakers in Europe.

   “I am looking forward to this role with BetClic. Football and betting are well connected and there is huge excitement when having a bet and winning on a football  match.  I will have weekly tips on my Facebook Fan Page as well and am looking forward to a dramatic climax to the European leagues.”

Ruud Gullit will, as the new BetClic ambassador, team up with famous football profiles in other BetClic markets, such as Marcel Desailly in France, Arrigo Sacchi in Italy and Dan Petrescu in Romania.

“I was coached by Sacchi in Milan when we won the Champions League twice and later played with both Desailly and Petrescu at Chelsea so I feel at home in my new team”, states Gullit, who was capped 66 times for Holland, scoring 17 goals.

BetClic was founded in 2005 and has become one of Europe’s leading gaming brands, becoming the flagship in the BetClic Everest Group. The co-operation with Ruud Gullit starts from March 1, the same day as Chelsea play Manchester United in the Premier League.

“I hope for Chelsea, of course”, says Gullit, still with a blue heart after his three years with the London club.

For further information, please contact Dan Vikman, PR Manager Betclic:
Mobile nr : +44791 7735 995

Name: Ruud Gullit
Date of birth: September 1, 1962
Place of birth: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Playing position: Striker/Midfielder/Defender
International Honours: European Champion with Holland 1988, European Player of The Year 1987, "World Soccer" player of the year 1987 and 1989

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 HFC Haarlem 91 (32)
1982–1985 Feyenoord 85 (31)
1985–1987 PSV 68 (46)
1987–1993 Milan 171 (56)
1993–1994 Sampdoria 31 (16)
1994–1995 Milan 8 (3)
1994–1995 Sampdoria (loan) 22 (9)
1995–1998 Chelsea 32 (4)
Total  465 (175)

National team
1981–1994 Netherlands 66 (17)

Teams managed
1996–1998 Chelsea
1998–1999 Newcastle United
2004–2005 Feyenoord
2007–2008 Los Angeles Galaxy
2011– Terek Grozny

Club Honours
Eredivisie: 1984
KNVB Cup: 1984
PSV Eindhoven
Eredivisie: 1986, 1987
A.C. Milan
Serie A: 1988, 1992, 1993
Supercoppa Italiana: 1988, 1992, 1994
UEFA Champions League: 1989, 1990
UEFA Super Cup: 1989, 1990
Intercontinental Cup: 1989, 1990
U.C. Sampdoria
Coppa Italia: 1994
Lotto Cup: 1993
FA Cup: 1997

Created in 2005 by French entrepreneurs, BetClic is the founding brand of BetClic Everest Group. As a leading online gaming operator in the worlds of sport, poker, casino and horse-race betting in Europe, BetClic provides a locally-tailored, convivial, easy-to-use offering focused on sporting passion.
BetClic has become one of the benchmark brands and is developing its offering across all European countries in 18 languages.
BetClic is involved in promoting ethical and responsible gaming on a day-to-day basis.
BetClic works with brand ambassadors such as Marcel Desailly, Ruud Gullit, Dan Petrescu, Karel Poborsky and Arrigo Sacchi.