Edgar Steven Davids is a Surinamese-born Dutch former professional footballer. After beginning his career with Ajax, winning several domestic and international titles, he subsequently played in Italy for Milan, and later enjoyed a successful spell with Juventus, before being loaned out to Barcelona in 2004. He went on to play for Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur before returning to Ajax. Having struggled with injuries for two years, Davids returned to competitive football during a brief spell with Crystal Palace before retiring at the age of 37. In 2012, he was appointed player-manager at the English League Two club Barnet. He resigned by mutual agreement as manager in January 2014. He was capped 74 times by the Netherlands at international level, scoring six goals, and represented his country at the FIFA World Cup (once) and the UEFA European Championship (three times). A quick, hard-working, and tenacious player, gifted with power, pace, strength and stamina, Davids was renowned for his combative style of play, tight marking of opponents and ability to break down opposition plays as a defensive midfielder. Davids was also a powerful striker of the ball, as well as being an accurate passer and crosser. His tactical intelligence and ability to read the game, combined with his speed, energy, tackling, vision, and dribbling ability, allowed him to start counter-attacks after winning back possession and also enabled him to make forward runs and contribute to his team’s offensive play. His versatility and wide range of skills thus enabled him to be deployed in several other midfield positions throughout his career; he was capable of playing as a left midfielder, or even as a central or box-to-box midfielder, and in his youth, was also deployed as an attacking midfielder, or as a second-striker on occasion.