A TRUE legend of the game, Frank Rijkaard has somewhat faded into the background in recent years.
Frank Rijkaard’s look has changed a lot since his heyday in the 1980s and 1990sCredit: Getty – Contributor
Frank Rijkaard is widely regarded as one of the most-important managers in Barcelona historyCredit: Reuters
The defensive midfielder won five Eredivisie crowns, two Serie A titles and THREE Champions League trophies during his playing days.
He also earned 73 national caps as he helped Holland win Euro 1988 – the tournament famous for Marco van Basten’s spectacular volley in the 2-0 win over the Soviet Union in the final.
After hanging up his boots in 1995, Rijkaard quickly moved into management with the Holland national team in 1998.
He briefly managed Sparta Rotterdam before taking over at the Nou Camp as Barcelona boss – where he would go on to become one of their most-important managers in history.
Rijkaard took over in 2003 with the club having not won a trophy since 1999, finishing sixth in LaLiga the season before and with Rivaldo leaving.
Dutch footballer Frank Rijkaard wins the Euros in 1988Credit: Getty
The Dutch boss – along with Ronaldinho and a young Lionel Messi – were huge components in Barcelona’s incredible revival.
He would go on to lead Barca for five years before a brief stint at Galatasaray and two years as Saudi Arabia boss before quitting – never to be seen on the touchline again.
In 2016, he even confessed he would never hunt for a managerial job ever again.
Rijkaard – an ambassador for the Cruyff Foundation – true to his word has NOT resurfaced as a boss, but did recently appear at a charity event.
And fans could barely believe it was him.
The former Holland star showed off a gloriously thick head of grey hair, with his iconic curls very much in tact.
In fact, you might not have realised it was him if not for the fact he was wearing the famous orange of Holland.
Months earlier, Rijkaard posed with Ruud Gullit, with the pair reunited to open Cruyff Court in Amsterdam.
Frank Rijkaard recently showed off his thick grey hair, with his iconic curls still in tact, at a charity eventCredit: AFP
Frank Rijkaard met up with former team-mate Ruud Gullit showing off his luscious greying locksCredit: Rex