There’s no doubting the dominance that both Paul Ince and Ronald de Boer exhibited on the pitch in the mid-90’s. Ince notched back-to-back Premier League titles with Manchester United, while de Boer helped AFC Ajax secure the Champions League in 1995.
They faced-off playing against each other for their respective national teams back in the day, and they’ll go head-to-head once more when they partake in ICONS of Football at The Belfry on 23rd-25th June. Ince will play for England captain, Lee Westwood, while de Boer joins captain Darren Clarke’s Rest of the World team.
A look at Ince and de Boer’s careers illustrates the success that both footballers enjoyed whilst on the pitch. Ince was a distinctive figure as soon as he began playing for West Ham United.
He went on to win two FA Cups and a League Cup along with his brace of Premier League titles after his move from West Ham to Man United. The midfielder then became a successful manager, guiding Milton Keynes Dons to League One in 2008.
While Ince received more trophies and individual accolades, it was de Boer who thrived at international level, scoring 13 goals in 67 appearances for the Netherlands from 1993 to 2003. Throw in his 90 goals at club level and de Boer was one of the most lethal attacking midfielders of his era.
Seeing as how Ince and de Boer were ultra-competitive when in action, both footballers will be looking forward to the £1million Swing – where any icon who hits a hole-in-one will win a generous donation for their chosen charity!