The Champions League selections for the new season, which starts on Tuesday, count 24 Dutch people in foreign service.
Five of them can make their debut in the ball of millions.
The five Dutchmen who can hope for their first Champions League minutes are Xavi Simons (Paris Saint-Germain), Sven Botman (Lille OSC), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta) and Wout Weghorst and Mickey van de Ven of VfL Wolfsburg.
The 29-year-old Weghorst is by far the most experienced player of the five waiting for their Champions League debut.
The ten-time Orange international has already played a total of seventeen games for Wolfsburg and AZ in the main tournament of the Europa League and scored three times.
Immanuel Pherai is unlike two seasons ago not registered by Borussia Dortmund.
Last year, the twenty-year-old midfielder was leased to PEC Zwolle.
Dutch in CL selections foreign clubs
Atalanta: Marten de Roon, Teun Koopmeiners, Hans Hateboer
FC Barcelona: Memphis Depay, Frenkie de Jong, Luuk de Jong
Club Brugge: Ruud Vormer, Bas Dost, Noa Lang
Borussia Dortmund: Donyell Malen
Internazionale: Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij
Juventus: Matthijs de Ligt
RB Leipzig: Brian Brobbey
Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk
VfL Wolfsburg: Wout Weghorst, Mickey van de Ven
Paris Saint Germain: Georginio Wijnaldum, Xavi Simons
Manchester City: Nathan Ake
Seville: Karim Rekik
Lille OSC: Sven Botman
Manchester United: Donny van de Beek
Villarreal: Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld
Record of twenty is achievable
Last season, twenty Dutch players played in the Champions League on behalf of a foreign club, which equaled the record of the 2000/2001 and 2018/2019 seasons.
In 1995/1996 it was only one.
Eric Viscaal played four games for the Swiss Grasshopper that year, including two against Ajax.
24 Dutch registrations does not automatically mean a new record, because the question is whether each player will actually take action.
In theory, it can also be higher than 24. During the winter break, the clubs have to hand in their list of players again and then new Dutch players could be added through transfers.
The Champions League season starts on Tuesday at 6.45 pm with the matches Sevilla-Red Bull Salzburg and Young Boys-Manchester United.
The kick-off is at 9 p.m. for six other matches.
Ajax will play against Sporting CP in Lisbon on Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Number of Dutch players with playing time for a foreign club in CL