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Encyclopedia > Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal
Personal information
Full name Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal
Date of birth August 8, 1951 (1951-08-08) (age 55)
Place of birth    Amsterdam, Netherlands
Playing position Manager
Club information
Current club AZ
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1971-1973
1973-1977
1977-1978
1978-1986
1986-1987
Ajax
Antwerp FC
Stormvogels Telstar
Sparta Rotterdam
AZ
   
Teams managed
1986-1988
1988-1991
1991-1997
1997-2000
2000-2002
2002-2003
2003-2005
2005-present
AZ (assistant)
Ajax (assistant)
Ajax
FC Barcelona
Netherlands
FC Barcelona
Ajax (technical director)
AZ

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Valiant, Determined, Compassionate) Location of Amsterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province North Holland Government  - Mayor Job Cohen (PvdA)  - Aldermen Lodewijk Asscher Hennah Buyne Carolien Gehrels Tjeerd Herrema Maarten van Poelgeest Marijke Vos  - Secretary Erik Gerritsen Area [1][2]  - City 219 km²  (84. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... AZ, an initialism for Alkmaar Zaanstreek, is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as AFC Ajax, simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/) is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Royal Antwerp FC is a Belgian football club, from the city of Antwerp in Antwerp (province). ... Stormvogels Telstar is a Dutch football club based in IJmuiden. ... Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. ... AZ, an initialism for Alkmaar Zaanstreek, is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... AZ, an initialism for Alkmaar Zaanstreek, is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as AFC Ajax, simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/) is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as AFC Ajax, simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/) is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾ.sÉ™), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾ.sÉ™), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as AFC Ajax, simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/) is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... AZ, an initialism for Alkmaar Zaanstreek, is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ...

Aloysius Paulus Maria ("Louis") van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager currently in charge of AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Valiant, Determined, Compassionate) Location of Amsterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province North Holland Government  - Mayor Job Cohen (PvdA)  - Aldermen Lodewijk Asscher Hennah Buyne Carolien Gehrels Tjeerd Herrema Maarten van Poelgeest Marijke Vos  - Secretary Erik Gerritsen Area [1][2]  - City 219 km²  (84. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... AZ Alkmaar is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ...

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Career

After a career as a football player for FC Antwerp, Sparta Rotterdam and AZ Alkmaar, he became an assistant-coach in 1986. After a short career at AZ Alkmaar, he went to AFC Ajax Amsterdam to become Leo Beenhakker's assistant. When Beenhakker left in 1991, the ambitious Van Gaal took over the lead. Royal Antwerp FC is a Belgian football club, from the city of Antwerp in Antwerp (province). ... Sparta Rotterdam is the oldest professional football team in the Netherlands, established on April 1, 1888. ... AZ Alkmaar is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax(pronounced i-yax), is a football club from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Leo Beenhakker (born August 2, 1942 in Rotterdam) is an international Dutch football coach. ...


Ajax

He was Ajax manager from 1991 until 1997 and experienced a very successful tenure. Under Van Gaal, Ajax became the Eredivisie champion three times - 1994, 1995 and 1996. He also managed Ajax to the KNVB Cup in 1993 and the Johan Cruijff Shield from 1993 to 1995. In the European scene, Ajax captured the UEFA Cup in 1992 and the UEFA Champions League in 1995 after beating AC Milan in the final. Late in 1995, Ajax beat Brazilian side Gremio on penalties to win the Toyota Cup (formerly Intercontinental Cup). Ajax were the European Cup runners-up in 1996 after losing to Juventus on penalties. The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Johan Cruijff Schaal is a football trophy in the Netherlands named after legendary Dutch football player Johan Cruijff, also often referred to as the Dutch Super Cup. ... The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... “Gremio” redirects here. ... Champions League Logo Copa Libertadores Logo The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Champions League and the South American Copa Libertadores in a match played each... Juventus Football Club (Latin for Youth, pronounced yoo-VEHN-toos) is one of Italys oldest and most successful football clubs, based in Turin. ...


His success in Ajax was so great that during the 1990s, the Dutch national team was dominated by Ajax players such as Patrick Kluivert, Marc Overmars, Frank and Ronald de Boer, Edgar Davids, Winston Bogarde, Michael Reiziger and Edwin van der Sar. First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Biggest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Biggest defeat Netherlands 2 - 12 England Amateur (The Hague, Netherlands; 1 April 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934) Best result Runners-up, 1974 and 1978 European... Patrick Stephan Kluivert (born July 1, 1976 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch international football striker of Surinamese descent. ... Marc Overmars (born March 29, 1973 in Emst) is a former Dutch football player. ... Frank de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is a Dutch football defender. ... Ronald de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is a Dutch football midfielder for the Dutch national team as well as a host of professional clubs in Europe. ... Edgar Steven Davids (born March 13, 1973 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch professional football player. ... Winston Bogarde (born October 22, 1970 in Rotterdam) is a former Dutch professional footballer. ... Michael John Reiziger (born May 3, 1973 in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland) is a Dutch footballer, who plays as a right-back or central defender for PSV Eindhoven. ... Edwin van der Sar (born October 29, 1970 in Voorhout, Netherlands) is a professional Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. ...


FC Barcelona

In 1997, he moved to FC Barcelona and helped the team win two league championships. Despite this success, he came under criticism and quit the job three seasons later and returned to the Netherlands to manage the Dutch national team in preparation for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾ.sə), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as La Liga, is the professional football league in Spain. ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ...


Netherlands and return to Barcelona

The Dutch national team failed to qualify for the World Cup Finals, and subsequently Van Gaal was replaced by Dick Advocaat. He then returned to Barcelona for a short spell, but left the job after half a year to be replaced by Radomir Antić. Richard Advocaat (born September 27, 1947 in The Hague, Netherlands) is the Dutch coach of the Russian pro soccer team Zenit. ... Radomir Raddy Antić (born November 22, 1948) is a Serbian former football defender and current football manager who has managed FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. ...


Return to Ajax

In 2004, he returned to Ajax as a technical director, but resigned later that year.


AZ

In 2005, he replaced Co Adriaanse as AZ manager. AZ finished the 2006-2007 season in 3rd place in the Eredivisie, 3 points behind champions PSV Eindhoven and runners-up Ajax Amsterdam. Van Gaal also directed AZ to a runners-up finish in the 2007 KNVB Cup. AZ failed to reach the UEFA Champions League after losing to Ajax 4-2 on aggregate. Co Adriaanse in 2005 Jacobson (Co) Adriaanse (born on July 21, 1947 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a former football player from the Netherlands, and a former manager of Portuguese side FC Porto after leading AZ Alkmaar to the 2005 UEFA Cup semi-finals. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as AFC Ajax, simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/) is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... The KNVB Cup is a competition organized by the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) since 1899. ...


Van Gaal has signed a contract with AZ through the 2010 season.


Honours

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External links

  • Louis van Gaal management career stats at Soccerbase
  • CV Louis van Gaal

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Louis van Gaal (born August 6, 1951) is a respected Dutch football manager.
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Van Gaal was replaced by Dick Advocaat after the embarrassing failure.
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