Ruud Gullit coming to Dayton!

Dayton, March 10 2014 – Ruud Gullit, two times voted as “Best Soccer Player in the World”, is coming to Dayton on May 10 and 11. The Dutch former world star is opening the game against newcomer the LA Galaxy Reserves (the club that he coached in the MLS for one year) on May 10. He will also run a soccer clinic for kids at the Dayton Dutch Lions FC youth complex at West Carrollton High School on May 11.


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Ruud Gullit played in the 80’s and 90’s for teams such as Feyenoord, AC Milan, Sampdoria, PSV Eindhoven and Chelsea. He also captained the Dutch National Team for several years and has 66 caps with 17 goals. He played a total 0f 465 professional games in which he scored 175 goals.  He won a National Championship 6 times, a National CUP 6 times, the Champions League Trophy 2 times and the European Championship with Holland in ’88.


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After his playing career Ruud Gullit was also Head Coach for Chelsea, Newcastle United,  Feyenoord, Los Angeles Galaxy and Terek Grozny.


President Mike Mossel commented on the Ruud Gullit coming to Dayton:

“The coming of Ruud Gullit to Dayton is in combination with the opening of our new franchise in Cincinnati and is something truly amazing. We have one of the world’s all time best soccer players right here in Dayton to kick off one of our games and also do a soccer clinic with local soccer players so kids (and parents) can meet him and learn from him. His coming is a perfect match with what the Dutch Lions FC envisions through their clubs in Cincinnati and Dayton: bring top level soccer to Ohio. Through it’s USL PRO and PDL teams offering the best local players a chance to become professional and offering soccer clinics with former world star players like Ruud Gullit. We are still working on an exciting event with him for the May 10 game and will announce more details soon.”


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Dutch Lions FC Ruud Gullit World Star Clinic – register now!

Register now!The Ruud Gullit soccer clinic for kids (age 6-18) will be held at the new Dayton Dutch Lions FC youth complex at West Carrollton High School on May 11 from 2 to 4 pm. You can find more information about the clinic here.



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  • DDL Soccer Complex

    DDL Soccer Complex

    All practices and games of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Men’s team (USL PDL) and Women’s team (USL W-League) will be at the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Soccer Complex in West Carrollton. The stadium seats 3500 people. In 2014 the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and Dayton Outpatient Center (DOC) installed an new artificial turf field in the stadium. DOC Stadium was opened in May 2014 when former 2x “FIFA Best Player in the World” Ruud Gullit kicked off the game against LA Galaxy II in the USL PRO League.


    The address is: 5833 Student St., West Carrollton, Ohio, 45449

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