Giovanni Christiaan van Bronckhorst OON (Dutch pronunciation: [d͡ʒijoːˈvɑni vɑn ˈbrɔŋkɦɔrst]; born 5 February 1975 in Rotterdam), known as Gio in Spain and Scotland, is a retired Dutch footballer and the current manager at Feyenoord. Formerly a midfielder, he moved to left back later in his career.
During his club career, Van Bronckhorst played for RKC Waalwijk (1993–94), Feyenoord (1994–98), Rangers (1998–2001), Arsenal (2001–03), Barcelona (2003–07) and again Feyenoord (2007–10). He was an instrumental player in Barcelona's 2005–06 UEFA Champions League victory, being in the starting line-up of the final, having played every Champions League match for Barcelona that season.
He earned 106 caps for the Netherlands national team, and played for his country in three World Cups (1998, 2006 and 2010), as well as three European Championships (2000, 2004 and 2008). After captaining the Oranje in the 2010 World Cup final, he was elected into the Order of Orange-Nassau.Close