Year: 2020

Pages: 348

Despite his worldwide fame, Marco van Basten has always remained a mystery, an enigma, someone who kept his cards close to his chest. Intelligent certainly, analytically brilliant, eloquent, the guy next door, but seemingly unmoved. In Basta, he proves the opposite. A comprehensive, raw, honest, and above all revealing book about his life: his youth, the complicated relationship with his parents, his own family, his career – the madness in Italy, the Euro 1988 – his relationship with Johan Cruijff, the painful story of his ankle, unimaginable financial setbacks, countless highs and lows. In Marco van Basten’s world, there are no half measures, no corners are being cut, there’s nothing else but the truth, no matter how hard it may be at times, especially for himself.