Ruud van Nistelrooij - Goals in International Matches


The outstanding Dutch player scored 35 international goals in 70 matches for his National Team. All matches are friendlies unless stated otherwise.
Born:  1- 7-1976 in Oss
Country: Netherlands
Caps:   70     (W40-D18-L12 - GF137-GA57 - %70.00)
Goals:  35     (% 0.50 per match)
Age First Cap:	 22 yr 140 d	18-11-1998 vs. Germany 1-1
Age Last Cap:	 34 yr 271 d	29- 3-2011 vs. Hungary 5-3
National Team Career: 12 yr 131 d

Caps  Goals     Date     Venue           Opponent       Score    Competition

  1           18-11-98   Gelsenkirchen   Germany         1-1
  2           10- 2-99   Paris           Portugal        0-0
  3   1   1   28- 4-99   Arnhem          Morocco         1-2
  4       1    5- 6-99   Salvador        Brazil          2-2
  5       1    8- 6-99   Goiânia         Brazil          1-3
  6       1   18- 8-99   København       Denmark         0-0
  7       1    4- 9-99   Rotterdam       Belgium         5-5
  8       1    9-10-99   Amsterdam       Brazil          2-2
  9       1   13-11-99   Eindhoven       Czech Republic  1-1
 10       1   23- 2-00   Amsterdam       Germany         2-1
 11   1   2   25- 4-01   Eindhoven       Cyprus          4-0     World Cup Qualifier
 12   2   4    2- 6-01   Tallinn         Estonia         4-2     World Cup Qualifier
 13   1   5   15- 8-01   London          England         2-0
 14       5    1- 9-01   Dublin          Ireland         0-1     World Cup Qualifier
 15   1   6    5- 9-01   Eindhoven       Estonia         5-0     World Cup Qualifier
 16   2   8    6-10-01   Arnhem          Andorra         4-0     World Cup Qualifier
 17       8   10-11-01   København       Denmark         1-1
 18       8   13- 2-02   Amsterdam       England         1-1
 19       8   21- 8-02   Oslo            Norway          1-0
 20       8    7- 9-02   Eindhoven       Belarus         3-0     European Championship Qual.
 21   1   9   20-11-02   Gelsenkirchen   Germany         3-1
 22       9   12- 2-03   Amsterdam       Argentina       1-0
 23   1  10   29- 3-03   Rotterdam       Czech Republic  1-1     European Championship Qual.
 24   1  11    2- 4-03   Tiraspol        Moldova         2-1     European Championship Qual.
 25      11    7- 6-03   Minsk           Belarus         2-0     European Championship Qual.
 26      11   20- 8-03   Brussel         Belgium         1-1
 27      11   10- 9-03   Praha           Czech Republic  1-3     European Championship Qual.
 28      11   15-11-03   Glasgow         Scotland        0-1     European Championship Qual.
 29   3  14   19-11-03   Amsterdam       Scotland        6-0     European Championship Qual.
 30      14   18- 2-04   Amsterdam       United States   1-0
 31      14   29- 5-04   Eindhoven       Belgium         0-1
 32      14    1- 6-04   Lausanne        Faroe Islands   3-0
 33      14    5- 6-04   Amsterdam       Ireland         0-1
 34   1  15   15- 6-04   Porto           Germany         1-1     European Championship   
 35   1  16   19- 6-04   Aveiro          Czech Republic  2-3     European Championship
 36   2  18   23- 6-04   Braga           Latvia          3-0     European Championship 
 37      18   26- 6-04   Faro            Sweden          0-0 [1] European Championship
 38      18   30- 6-04   Lisboa          Portugal        1-2     European Championship
 39   2  20   13-10-04   Amsterdam       Finland         3-1     World Cup Qualifier
 40      20   17-11-04   Barcelona       Andorra         3-0     World Cup Qualifier
 41      20   26- 3-05   București       Romania         2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 42   1  21   30- 3-05   Eindhoven       Armenia         2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 43      21    4- 6-05   Rotterdam       Romania         2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 44   1  22    8- 6-05   Helsinki        Finland         4-0     World Cup Qualifier
 45      22   17- 8-05   Rotterdam       Germany         2-2
 46   1  23    3- 9-05   Yerevan         Armenia         1-0     World Cup Qualifier
 47   2  25    7- 9-05   Eindhoven       Andorra         4-0     World Cup Qualifier
 48      25    8-10-05   Praha           Czech Republic  2-0     World Cup Qualifier
 49      25   12-10-05   Amsterdam       Macedonia       0-0     World Cup Qualifier
 50   1  26   27- 5-06   Rotterdam       Cameroon        1-0
 51   1  27    4- 6-06   Rotterdam       Australia       1-1
 52      27   11- 6-06   Leipzig         Serbia-Monten.  1-0     World Cup
 53   1  28   16- 6-06   Stuttgart       Ivory Coast     2-1     World Cup
 54      28   21- 6-06   Frankfurt       Argentina       0-0     World Cup
 55      28   22- 8-07   Genève          Switzerland     1-2
 56   1  29    8- 9-07   Amsterdam       Bulgaria        2-0     European Championship Qual.
 57   1  30   12- 9-07   Tiranë          Albania         1-0     European Championship Qual.
 58      30   13-10-07   Constanța       Romania         0-1     European Championship Qual.
 59      30   17-11-07   Rotterdam       Luxembourg      1-0     European Championship Qual.
 60   1  31   29- 5-08   Eindhoven       Denmark         1-1
 61      31    1- 6-08   Rotterdam       Wales           2-0
 62   1  32    9- 6-08   Bern            Italy           3-0     European Championship
 63      32   13- 6-08   Bern            France          4-1     European Championship
 64   1  33   21- 6-08   Basel           Russia          1-3 aet European Championship
 65   1  34    3- 9-10   Serravalle      San Marino      5-0     European Championship Qual.
 66      34    7- 9-10   Rotterdam       Finland         2-1     European Championship Qual.
 67      34   12-10-10   Amsterdam       Sweden          4-1     European Championship Qual.
 68      34    9- 2-11   Eindhoven       Austria         3-1
 69      34   25- 3-11   Budapest        Hungary         4-0     European Champ. Qual. 
 70   1  35   29- 3-11   Amsterdam       Hungary         5-3     European Champ. Qual.  

[1] Netherlands won 5-4 on penalty kicks

Total Record
 
    GP    GW   GD   GL   GF  GA     Pts  Percentage
    70    40   18   12  137- 57      98      70.00
 
35 Goals in 70 Matches (0.50 per match)

Records by Opponent  Gls  Pd  W  D  L  GF-GA  Pts

Albania                1   1  1  0  0   1- 0    2
Andorra                4   3  3  0  0  11- 0    6
Argentina                  2  1  1  0   1- 0    3
Armenia                2   2  2  0  0   3- 0    4
Australia              1   1  0  1  0   1- 1    1
Austria                    1  1  0  0   3- 1    2
Belarus                    2  2  0  0   5- 0    4
Belgium                    3  0  2  1   6- 7    2
Brazil                     3  0  2  1   5- 7    2
Bulgaria               1   1  1  0  0   2- 0    2
Cameroon               1   1  1  0  0   1- 0    2
Cyprus                 1   1  1  0  0   4- 0    2
Czech Republic         2   5  1  2  2   7- 8    4
Denmark                1   3  0  3  0   2- 2    3
England                1   2  1  1  0   3- 1    3
Estonia                3   2  2  0  0   9- 2    4
Faroe Islands              1  1  0  0   3- 0    2
Finland                3   3  3  0  0   9- 2    6
France                     1  1  0  0   4- 1    2
Germany                2   5  2  3  0   9- 6    7
Hungary                1   2  2  0  0   9- 3    4
Ireland                    2  0  0  2   0- 2    0
Italy                  1   1  1  0  0   3- 0    2
Ivory Coast            1   1  1  0  0   2- 1    2
Latvia                 2   1  1  0  0   3- 0    2
Luxembourg                 1  1  0  0   1- 0    2
Macedonia                  1  0  1  0   0- 0    1
Moldova                1   1  1  0  0   2- 1    2
Morocco                1   1  0  0  1   1- 2    0
Norway                     1  1  0  0   1- 0    2
Portugal                   2  0  1  1   1- 2    1
Romania                    3  2  0  1   4- 1    4
Russia                 1   1  0  0  1   1- 3    0
San Marino             1   1  1  0  0   5- 0    2
Scotland               3   2  1  0  1   6- 1    2
Serbia-Montenegro          1  1  0  0   1- 0    2
Sweden                     2  1  1  0   4- 1    3
Switzerland                1  0  0  1   1- 2    0
United States              1  1  0  0   1- 0    2
Wales                      1  1  0  0   2- 0    2


Types of Matches and Goals

                      Goals Matches
Friendlies        	 6   28
World Cup Qualifier	13   15  [2002:6/5; 2006:7/10]
World Cup         	 1    3  [2006:1/3]
European Champ. Qual.    9   16  [2004:5/7; 2008:2/4; 2012:2/5]
European Championship    6    8  [2004:4/5; 2008:2/3]

Total                	35   70

NB: Ruud van Nistelrooij scored 29 goals in 42 competitive matches for Oranje;
    that total was a record until it was improved by Robin van Persie on 13 Jun 2014
    with his second goal against Spain at the World Cup in Brazil; Van Persie had
    equalised Van Nistelrooij's total with a spectacular header  la Bakhuys
    to draw the match at 1-1 just before half-time.


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Prepared and maintained by Roberto Di Maggio and Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Authors: Roberto Di Maggio (dimrob@libero.it) and Karel Stokkermans (karel.rsssf@gmail.com)
Last updated: 6 Jan 2022

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