Jaap Stam became a famous player in his own country at PSV Eindhoven where he played 76 games and became Dutch champion.
Jaap Stam was acquired by Manchester United in 1998 and played for the Red Devils for 3 seasons. He made 79 official appearances for Manchester United and won the Premier League every year during his years in Manchester. He also won the FA Cup in 1999, where he came on as a substitute in the final. Stam's highlight at Manchester United was probably the insane win of the Champions league in 1999.
As in the semi-final in 97, the opponent was again of German origin, only this time it was Bayern Munich. In a packed Camp Nou both teams played in 1997. Manchester played in this special Champions League. After 6 minutes Basler already made the 0-1 for Bayern, and after 90 minutes the score was unchanged. Manchester made two substitutions, in the 67th and 81st minute Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær came on. When after 90 minutes the curtain seemed to have come down for United, it was these substitutions that made for one of the most absurd finals ever. In the 91st minute Sheringham equalised and the teams seemed to be heading for penalties. The climax came when Solskjær made it 2-1 in the 93rd minute and helped Manchester United to their 2nd Champions League title in history, one of the clubs highlights.
Stam left Manchester for Roma in 2001 and played for Lazio Roma until 2004. Lazio won the match 2-0, giving Stam his first major Italian prize. After his time at Lazio Roma, Stam played for other European top clubs such as AC Milan and AFC Ajax.