Commitment: Besotted Georgian Fan Gets Gigantic ‘All-Time Holland XI’ Tattooed On His Back (Photo)

Chris Wright

4th, July 2017



Step this way and behold perhaps the most audacious example of tactical football body art we’ve ever witnessed.

According to Four Four Two, the bloke in the photo below is actually Georgian but is so enamoured with all things Oranje that he felt inspired to have his all-time Netherlands XI tattooed on his back, and at an immense scale.

Headed up by legendary coach Rinus Michels, the back line consists of Edwin van der Sar, Ruud Krol, Frank de Boer, Ronald Koeman and Jaap Stam, all playing behind a midfield of Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard, Dennis Bergkamp and Arjen Robben.

Up top, somewhere around the shoulder blades, the fearsome strike duo of Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten are prowling…


Photo: @FourFourTwo/Twitter

It’s the kind of thing most people would simply jot down on a beer mat and discard at the end of the night, committed to skin.

For those of you puzzled by the formation, remember that these players are all Totaalvoetball aficionados.

They simply have no need for your plebeian 4-4-2.