Clarence' s talent shone bright in Dutch national team & 4× Champions League, a man who speaks many languages - he's a hero to many of us for his on field skills and tenacity & off field leadership, perseverance & guidance. He's a force of strength in adversity, walking the talk on diversity & inclusion and prized for his power, speaking up & respect.
He still trains his body like a pro, keeps strict focus on his team winning & makes time for others & his family. You're an ace Clarence - we wish you the best this new year of life. I have great memories of this time in Johannesburg with the team at Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Gratitude for what you contributed there. Wish you also continued success with the foundation in Almere and ofcourse in Yaounde together with Patrick Kluivert as coaches for Cameroon #lionsindomptables AFCON . Quote from Clarence in 2017. If ever anyone understood racism and discrimination and as an exceptionally gifted player - he too faced exclusion - 'Zonder vooroordelen aan mijn adres was ik recordhouder van het Nederlands elftal geweest', vertelt Seedorf naar aanleiding van een KNVB-campagne tegen discriminatie. 'Ik ben op basis van vooroordelen door twee bondscoaches structureel niet geselecteerd voor Oranje.' Seedorf doelt op Marco van Basten en Bert van Marwijk, die hem in de laatste jaren van zijn carrière links lieten liggen. Hij sprak verder hoe 'people management' skills ontbrak bij hen