Former Dutch center back who played for Manchester United from 1998 to 2001 and the Dutch national team from 1996 to 2004.
He began his youth career with DOS Kampen in 1988 at age 16.
He was named Dutch Footballer of the Year in 1997.
He married Ellis Stam in 2001.
He was teammates with Arjen Robben on the Netherlands national team from 2003 and 2004.