Football is the leading sport in Surinam. This is not surprising, as many famous players, both past and present, have roots in Surinam - Ruud Gullit (formerly of Ajax Amsterdam, AC Milan and Chelsea), Frank Rijkaard (Ajax and AC Milan), Edgar Davids (Juventus), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Chelsea) and Clarence Seedorf (AC Milan). The only problem is that these players chose to represent the Netherlands. This is one of the reasons why Surinam has not enjoyed any major success. Thanks to the cooperation with the Dutch FA, a number of development programmes are in place, involving an exchange of coaches or inviting Surinam teams to take part in tournaments or training camps in the Netherlands.