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Van Persie overtakes Cruyff record

March 27, 2013
By ESPN staff
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie scored two goals as Netherlands beat Romania 4-0 at the Amsterdam ArenA, to overtake the legendary Johan Cruyff.

Cruyff, who became one of the greatest players in history with the Oranje in the 1970s, netted 33 goals in 48 caps, and Van Persie's brace has now seen him reach 34 international goals.

Van Persie's first international cap also came in a World Cup qualifier against Romania - a 2-0 victory in 2005 - and he has gone to play ...

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