Stam, Ronaldinho, Bergkamp & Kluivert's dream XI

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The former Netherlands striker revealed his all-time best XI made up of players he had played with throughout his career

Few footballers can boast the CV that Patrick Kluivert can, The Dutchman played for a Champions League winning Ajax side before moves to European giants AC Milan and Barcelona

It was always going to be tough for Kluivert to build his dream XI from the players he starred alongside for club and country, but he gave it a go on Sky Sports .

  1. GK | Edwin van der Sar

    GK | Edwin van der Sar

    The best goalkeeper that Patrick Kluivert ever played with was Edwin van der Sar who played between the sticks at Ajax and for the Dutch national team.

    Kluivert said: "It was very important to have a goalkeeper who was good with his feet, and he was one of the best of them."

  2. DEF | Michael Reiziger
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    DEF | Michael Reiziger

    It should come as no surprise that Michael Reiziger slots in here as the two players were seemingly inseparable throughout their careers.

    Both started at Ajax before moving onto AC Milan, both then went to Barcelona until 2004 before making the switch to the north east of England, with Kluivert going to Newcastle and Reiziger going to Middlesbrough.

  3. DEF | Marcel Desailly

    DEF | Marcel Desailly

    Despite only spending one season at AC Milan, Kluivert selected Marcel Desailly in his best defence, somewhat controversially leaving out Paolo Maldini. 
  4. DEF | Jaap Stam
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    DEF | Jaap Stam

    Stam and Kluivert played alongside each other for Netherlands, and the former striker also played against the formidable centre-half many times whilst both men were starting out their careers in the Eredivisie.
  5. DEF | Frank de Boer

    DEF | Frank de Boer

    Frank de Boer takes the left-back spot, Kluivert played alongside him for the Dutch national team as well as Ajax and Barcelona at club level. 
  6. MID | Luis Figo

    MID | Luis Figo

    Kluivert and Figo only played together for two seasons but in that time they won La Liga together at Barcelona and the Portuguese maestro earned himself the Ballon d'Or. 
  7. MID | Clarence Seedorf
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    MID | Clarence Seedorf

    Seedorf and Kluivert played together for Ajax and the Dutch national team.

    Kluivert heaped praise on his fellow countryman saying: "Clarence is like a brother to me, he is a great human being but also a great player, I think he is the most valuable player in Dutch history, winning four Champions Leagues with three different clubs."

  8. MID | Xavi
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    MID | Xavi

    Kluivert played with Xavi before he peaked as the main man in Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side but he could clearly see the talent that the Spanish midfielder possessed, putting him above the likes of Edgar Davids in his dream XI.
  9. MID | Rivaldo
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    MID | Rivaldo

    The second Ballon d'Or winner in Kluivert's team. Rivaldo played alongside him at Barcelona, winning La Liga twice and scoring 130 goals for the Spanish giants.
  10. FWD | Dennis Bergkamp

    FWD | Dennis Bergkamp

    Dennis Bergkamp's departure at Ajax was just before Kluivert broke into the team but the pair still combined as a prolific partnership for the Dutch national side.

    Kluivert said: "Dennis was an artist, he knows exactly where he is on the pitch and it is so difficult to defend against him as he's always one step ahead. I think that he is one of the best."

  11. FWD | Ronaldinho

    FWD | Ronaldinho

    Kluivert left himself out of his own team in order to make way for Ronaldinho up front. The Brazilian played alongside him at Barcelona and he also beats out the likes of George Weah and Alan Shearer to take the final spot in Kluivert's dream XI.