MILAN – Gullit published a photo on Instagram with Rijkaard and Van Basten in 1989 reviving indelible moments for the Milan fans who are now experiencing a bad time due to the performance of current players. Gullit and Van Basten arrived in Milan in 1987, Rijkaard the following year. And just in 1988-89 Milan coached by Arrigo Sacchi won the first European Cup in that great cycle.
Gullit is a legend of Milan and the Dutch national team. He was awarded the 1987 Golden Ball when he wore the Milan shirt, he was European champion 1988 with the Dutch national team.
In Milan and the Dutch national team he formed a large midfield pair with Frank Rijkaard. The two formed, together with the striker Marco van Basten, the Dutch trio who led the Rossoneri club to a long series of international victories at the turn of the 1980s and 1990s. He also played in Feyenoord, PSV, Sampdoria and Chelsea .
He was nicknamed Black Tulip and Simba , a nickname coined for him by Gianni Brera in reference to his thick hair formed by medium-long dreadlocks (similar to a lion's mane) (source Wikipedia) .
The Gullit article publishes photos with Rijkaard and Van Basten, a nostalgia operation for the Milan fans seems to be the first on daily Blitz .
Source: Blitz Quotidiano