Kluivert spent six seasons as a blaugrana | FCB Archive

Patrick Kluivert (Amsterdam, Holland, 1976) came through the youth ranks at Ajax, reaching the first team before leaving to play in Serie A with AC Milan. After just a year in Italy, he signed for Barça in the summer of 1998. He was described by coach Louis van Gaal as the “perfect striker”, a good summation of an extraordinary forward who stood out for his agility and vision. He was excellent with his back to goal also, a talent that allowed to create as well as score goals. In fact, he was more of a creative midfielder who played as a striker than anything else.

Kluivert loved to drop deep and link up with his team-mates as well as being an excellent finisher. Technically and physically he was a complete player who spent six seasons as a blaugrana before leaving for Newscastle United in 2004.



  • Temporades al Club: 1998-2004
  • Partits jugats: 308
  • Gols marcats: 145


  • 1 Lliga (1998/99)
  • 2 Copes Catalunya (1999/00 i 2003/04)