Marc Overmars

Marc Overmars ( born March 29, 1973 in Emst ) is a former Dutch football player.


He played during his professional career in the Netherlands, England and Spain. Likewise was the outside left Dutch national team. Due to his playing style and his condition he was called by his fans, " the Roadrunner " ( after the eponymous cartoon character ) or simply " meep meep - ".

In the Dutch National Team Marc Overmars completed 86 games, scoring 17 goals. His first game for his country, he completed on 24 February 1993 against Turkey. His last game was at the 2004 European Football Championship in Portugal, the Dutch lost to the host in this semi-final.

Overmars began his career with Dutch club SV Epe. He then played for Go Ahead Eagles Deventer and at Willem II Tilburg before moving to Ajax Amsterdam in the 1991/92 season.

Marc Overmars was very successful under coach Louis van Gaal at Ajax Amsterdam. He won with his team the 1995 Champions League against AC Milan. In 1997 he moved from Ajax to Arsenal FC in England. There Overmars on very good terms with Dennis Bergkamp and together they shot many goals. For about 45 million DM in the summer of 2000 he moved from Arsenal to Barcelona, where he finished his career in 2004. On 30 June 2004 at the semi-final played Overmars the last time in the jersey of the national team. Overmars occurred on 26 July 2004 back from professional football. This was due to recurring knee pain, with whom he has to fight today.

Overmars was technical director worked with Go Ahead Eagles Deventer. In the 2008 /09 season he played again active football for this club. He played in the 2009/2010 season again for the SV Epe as a standby professional, at the club from the Tweede class Sunday, he began his Karriere.Im summer of 2010, he ended his career and has been an intern in the Youth Training of Ajax Amsterdam. Since 2012 he is director of sport at Ajax Amsterdam.

WM / EM participations

  • 1994 World Cup in the USA
  • 1998 World Cup in France
  • Euro 2000 in the Netherlands / Belgium
  • Euro 2004 in Portugal


  • 3 x Dutch champion in 1994, 1995, 1996
  • 1 x Dutch Cup winner 1993
  • 3 x Dutch Supercup winner 1993, 1994, 1995
  • 1 x English Champion 1998
  • 1 x English Cup Winners 1998
  • 1 x Champions League Winner 1995
  • 1 x World Cup Winners 1995
  • 1 x UEFA Super Cup winner 1995