Dutch "Three Musketeers" and German "Troika", all-round comparison, who is the stronger combination?
Dutch "Three Musketeers": Van Basten, Gullit, Rijkaard; German "troika": Klinsmann, Mateus, Bremer. It can be said that this is the most classic trio in the history of football. Compare them one by one from three aspects:
(1) National team level
The Dutch "Three Musketeers" came out in the limelight at Euro 1988 with the Delaunay Cup, the only major trophy in the Netherlands to date; Germany's "troika" won the 1990 World Cup in Italy, which was much larger than the European Cup.
(2) Club level
The Dutch "Three Musketeers" won 3 league titles, 2 Champions League titles and 2 Toyota Cup titles during his time with AC Milan, and a brilliant record of 58 unbeaten league games; The German "troika" won 1 league title and 1 UEFA Cup during his time playing for Inter Milan, which is simply not comparable to the glorious "Milan dynasty".
(3) Personal level
The Dutch "Three Musketeers", brothers have reached the level of football superstars; German "troika", only Mateus is a well-deserved superstar.
Overall, the Dutch "Three Musketeers" are better than the German "Troika", and it is the best combination in the history of football.