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Roy Makaay

Roy Rudolphus Anton Makaay (born March 9, 1975 in
Wijchen, Netherlands) is a Netherlands national
football team|Dutch international football
(soccer)|footballer who is a striker for the
Netherlands national football team|Netherlands and
Bayern Munich.

Makaay was the European Golden Boot winner for the
2002/03 season for being the top scorer in Europe.
He was first recognised as a talented striker
while playing for Vitesse Arnhem in the mid 1990s
and honed his skills at the Spanish First Division
with Club Deportivo Tenerife|Tenerife and later
with Deportivo de La Coruña where he scored 22
goals in 36 appearances in his most profilic
1999/2000 season. His international caps for the
Dutch national team has been limited due to
previous players like Patrick Kluivert, Dennis
Bergkamp and now Ruud van Nistelrooy who scored
far more goals for the national team and who
played for more internationally renowned clubs.
Makaay did play for his country at 2000 European
Football Championship|Euro 2000 and 2004 European
Football Championship|Euro 2004.

His first encounter with Bayern Munich came during
the UEFA Champions League 2002/03 season when he
scored a hat-trick at the Olympic Stadium,
Munich|Olympiastadion in Munich in Deportivo's 3-2
against the Bavarian giants. The Bayern bosses
then kept a close eye on him through out the whole
season and finally beat off stiff challenges from
Manchester United F.C.|Manchester United and
Chelsea F.C.|Chelsea to get their man. A club
record fee of $20 million was paid to Deportivo La
Coruña. he has since scored 46 and 13 Bundesliga
(football)|Bundesliga and Champions League goals
in his first two seasons at Bayern and the German
giants still expect him to carry the goal scoring
He scored two goals within three minutes in the
first game of the 2005/2006 season against
Borussia Mönchengladbach and secured the win of
his team (3:0) .

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