Ajax Amsterdam (Holland),
AC Milan (Italy), Juventus (Italy), FC Barcelona (Spain), Inter
Milan (Italy), Tottenham Hotspur (England)
Intercontinental Cup winner (Ajax) 1995 European SuperCup winner (Ajax) 1995 Champions League winner (Ajax) 1992 UEFA Cup winner (Ajax) 1994 Dutch League Champions (Ajax) 1995 Dutch League Champions (Ajax) 1996 Dutch League Champions (Ajax) 1998 Serie A Champions (Juventus) 2002 Serie A Champions (Juventus) 2003 Serie A Champions (Juventus) 1993 Dutch Cup winner (Ajax) 2003 Champions League Finals (Juventus)
Edgar Davids (born March 13, 1973 in Paramaribo, Surinam)
is a Dutch football player who plays for Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
in the English Premiership.
Davids is nicknamed Pitbull for his ferocity in fighting for
50-50 chances at tackling the opponent for the ball as did his
off-field antics. He is regarded as a difficult character, and
often comes over as aloof and alien, only listening to his own
opinion. He started his career at Ajax in 1991, and helped the
Amsterdam club to the UEFA Cup title in 1992 and the Champions
League crown in 1995. He then moved to Italy, first to AC Milan
(1996-98), then Juventus (1998-2004), and finally Inter Milan
(2004-05). Davids also spent part of the 2004 season on loan
with Barcelona. The move to England and Tottenham came in August
2005 on a free transfer.
Davids' contributions to the Dutch team have been immense
despite not winning any major tournament in the orange jersey.
His most vital contribution to date came in the 1998 World Cup
in France in the second round against then Yugoslavia where he
scored a lovely goal with a strong volley from just outside the
penalty area to earn his team a quarter final meeting with
Argentina. Davids has been called up once again to the Dutch
squad ahead of the world cup qualifiers.
His recall to the National Squad has been due to excellent
performances at Tottenham Hotspur, helping add 'bite' to the
Tottenham Midfield. Edgar is self confessed Spurs fan and this
along with relationship with the manager Martin Jol has seen him
providing one to one training with younger members of the Spurs
During Euro 96, he was sent home by then Netherlands team
manager Guus Hiddink for saying in a radio interview: "Hiddink
must take his head out of white players' arses, so he can see
better." The Dutch team perfomed poorly in the tournament
despite coming there with great expectations.
Nonetheless, Davids remained appreciated by Hiddink who still
included him in the Dutch squad for the 1998 World Cup when
Davids impressed although he did not participate in every game.
He also played in Euro 2000 and Euro 2004.
Davids suffers from glaucoma, which means he has to wear
protective goggles during football matches.
On May 17, 2001, Davids was suspended by FIFA when he tested
positive for the banned steroid, nandralone.