Ruud Gullit FIFA 18 Icon Story
Ruud Gullit Icon Story is very interesting
Ruud Gullit has been a FIFA Favourite ever since he’s been added to the game in FIFA 14. It’s almost certain that he’ll be very popular once again. In FIFA 18 his icon cards will be rated 90, 93 and 86. His card stats look crazy and the 90+ cards are all in the gullit gang (80+ on every stat). The 93 rated version will be a “prime icon” and will only be available through Squad Building Challenges & Throwback Thursday packs.
Gullits senior career started very early!
It’s true. 1979 was Gullits first season in a senior squad aged only 16! At the time he was the youngest player to feature in the Eredivisie. Despite his breakout season, his team Haarlem finished bottom in 1979. Throughout his time at Haarlem they bounced between the Eredivisie and the Eerste Divisie (The Dutch 2nd Tier).
However in his last season, a young Ruud Gullit helped Haarlem qualify for the Europa League. In the 3 years Gullit was at the club, he managed to score 32 goals in 91 appearances which is even more impressive given his age. Unfortunately Haarlem dissolved on the 25th of January 2010 and are no longer a club.
Record Breaking Transfer!
In 1987 Gullit signed for AC Milan. At the time it was a record breaking 6,000,000 pound transfer. 6m back then is the equivalent to 15million or so now. The AC Milan team he just signed for fielded some other potential FIFA 18 Icons. These were names such as Rijkaard, Van Basten, Maldini and more.
His first season at Milan was a huge success, they won the Scuddetto (Serie A) for the first time in 9 years. Won the Champions League in which he scored a brace and even won the ballon d’or. During his AC Milan career he was also included in the Euro 1988 & 1992 Team Of The Tournament. It’s fair to say he was performing on all fronts.
AC Milan is where he was in his prime & where the Ruud Gullit Icon story peaks. His next Icon card is the lowest rated version and should be more accessible.
Legend leaves on a free…
Gullit initially Signed on a Free Transfer in 1995 and was played as a sweeper with limited success under manager Glenn Hoddle.
In his first season Chelsea’s league form wasn’t great though they did make the FA Cup Semi Finals.
In 1996 Hoddle took on the England job leaving Gullit to become player manager.
Gullit managed to win the FA Cup in 1997 which was Chelseas first major Trophy in 26 years and the club finished 6th in the league.
1998 was Gullits last season at Chelsea. They were sitting 2nd place in the prem and had made 2 quarter-finals when he was sacked.
It was said that the sacking was over compensation arguements however Gullit said he was shocked and not made aware of why they parted ways.