Ruud Gullit (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈxʏlɪt] (listen); born Rudi Dil; 1 September 1962 ) is a Dutch football manager and former footballer who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s as a midfielder or forward. He was the captain of the Netherlands national team that was victorious at UEFA Euro 1988 and was also a member of the squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup and Euro 1992.
At club level, in 1987 he moved from PSV to Milan for a world record transfer fee. He was part of a Dutch trio at Milan which included Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard. Gullit won three Serie A titles and two European Cups with Milan . In 1996, he signed for Chelsea and a year later was appointed the club's player-manager. In his debut season , he led Chelsea to FA Cup success, the club's first major title for 26 years, and in so doing became the first overseas manager to win the FA Cup .
Gullit won the Ballon d' Or in 1987 and was named the World Soccer Player of the Year in 1987 and 1989 . Normally an attacking midfielder, he was a versatile player, playing in numerous positions during his career . In 2004 , he was named one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA 's 100th anniversarycelebration.