12 Dutch Players Who Dominated In The Premier League

11. Rafael van der Vaart

van der Vaart entered White Hart Lane a Real Madrid outcast and left a Tottenham legendTwitter / @EuropaLeague
van der Vaart entered White Hart Lane a Real Madrid outcast and left a Tottenham legend

How often is a 10-goal plus per season midfielder signed for under £10 million? Such was the case when Tottenham announced the signing of Dutch international and Real Madrid man Rafael van der Vaart for the meagre sum of £8 million in 2010.

While there was no trophy to reward his efforts at Spurs, his two double-figure goal scoring seasons were pivotal to Spurs’ European qualification and made him a fan favourite at the club.

He has 109 appearances for his country, which makes him the 4th most capped player ever for The Oranje.