Famous Dutch Sports Administrators

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Robin van Persie
(Regarded as One of the Best Football Strikers of His Generation)
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Birthdate: August 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Once one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, Dutch football coach and retired footballer Robin van Persie is also known as one of the greatest strikers of his time. He had successful stints with Arsenal and Manchester United and was also part of the Dutch squad that was the 2010 FIFA World Cup runner-up.

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Ronald Koeman
(Dutch Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Defender and as a Midfielder)
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Birthdate: March 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zaandam, Netherlands

Dutch formerfootball  player Ronald Koeman was one of the stars of the Netherlands national team during his playing days. After his retirement, he became a professional football manager and is currently the head coach of La Liga club Barcelona. Tremendously successful as a head coach, he was made the manager of Barcelona in 2020.

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Marco van Basten
(Former Dutch Football Star)
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Birthdate: October 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Dutch footballer Marco van Basten is known for his successful stints at Ajax and Milan and won the Champions League thrice with the latter. However, an ankle injury cut his career short. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner later took over as the manager of Ajax and the Dutch national team.
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Frank de Boer
(Retired Dutch Football Defender)
Frank de Boer
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Birthdate: May 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hoorn, Netherlands

The third-most-capped Dutch footballer, Frank de Boer was a talented defender who started his senior career with Ajax, winning the Eredivisie 5 times with them. He later also played for Barcelona and Al Rayyan, before turning to coaching. He coached the Dutch national team for a brief while.

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Roy Makaay
(Former Dutch Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
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Birthdate: March 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wijchen, Netherlands

Roy Makaay is a Dutch retired football player who played as a striker for the Netherlands national football team from 1996 to 2005. In 2004, he helped his team win the bronze medal at the UEFA European Championship. Roy Makaay also represented his country at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Makaay also played for popular clubs like Bayern Munich.

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René Meulensteen
(Dutch Former Footballer and Coach Who Played as a Midfielder)
René Meulensteen
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Birthdate: March 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beugen, Netherlands

René Meulensteen is a Dutch retired football player who played as a midfielder for clubs like De Treffers and NEC Nijmegen. After retiring as a player, Meulensteen went on to establish himself as a manager. He has managed teams like Kerala Blasters and Fulham. René Meulensteen is the current assistant manager of the Australia men's national soccer team.

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Max Euwe
(World Chess Champion from 1935 to 1937)
Max Euwe
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Birthdate: May 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: November 26, 1981

Max Euwe scripted history when he became the first chess Grandmaster from the Netherlands. A PhD in math, he also taught both math and computer programming, apart from publishing a mathematical analysis of chess. A chess world champion, he also served as the president of FIDE.

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Regillio Simons
(Former Dutch Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
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Birthdate: June 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Regillio Simons is a Dutch retired football player who played for popular clubs like Fortuna Sittard and NAC Breda. After retiring, he started coaching and went on to manage various clubs like AFC Ajax Amateurs and Turkiyemspor Amsterdam. Regillio Simons is also known as the father of Xavi Simons, who currently plays for PSV.

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Henk ten Cate
(Former Dutch Footballer Who Played as a Left Winger)
Henk ten Cate
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Birthdate: December 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Henk ten Cate is a Dutch former football player who played as a midfielder. He is best known for his career as a manager. Over the years, he has managed popular teams like Go Ahead Eagles, Ajax, and Al Jazira. Henk ten Cate has also worked as assistant manager for Barcelona and Chelsea

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Bryan Roy
(Former Dutch Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
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Birthdate: February 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bryan Roy is a Dutch former football player who played as a midfielder for the Netherlands national football team from 1989 to 1995. A prolific goal scorer, he also played for popular clubs like Ajax and Nottingham Forest. In 1992, Bryan Roy helped AFC Ajax win the UEFA Europa League.

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Pascal Jansen
(Dutch Professional Football Coach)
Pascal Jansen
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Birthdate: January 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England

Pascal Jansen is a Dutch football coach and the current manager of a professional football club called AZ Alkmaar. From 2015 to 2017, he managed PSV Eindhoven's reserve team, Jong PSV. As a player, Pascal Jansen had a prolific youth career before a knee injury ended his playing career.

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Co Adriaanse
(Former Dutch Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Co Adriaanse
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Birthdate: July 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Co Adriaanse is a Dutch former football player best known for his association with Utrecht, where he played as a defender from 1970 to 1976. After establishing himself as a manager in the mid-1980s, Co Adriaanse went on to manage popular clubs like Ajax, Porto, and Red Bull Salzburg. In 2004, he was honored with the prestigious Rinus Michels Award.

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Dwight Lodeweges
(Dutch Former Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Dwight Lodeweges
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Birthdate: October 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turner Valley, Canada

Dwight Lodeweges is a Canadian–born Dutch former football player who played for popular teams like Go Ahead Eagles and Edmonton Drillers. He is best known for his managerial career and he has managed numerous clubs including FC Groningen, PSV, and FC Edmonton.

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Mohammad Wasim Abbasi
(Cricketer, Coach)
Mohammad Wasim Abbasi
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Birthdate: August 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Mohammad Wasim Abbasi is a Pakistani-Dutch former cricket player and coach. He represented Pakistan as well as the Dutch cricket team before being chosen as the coach of the Swedish national cricket team. In 2020, Mohammad Wasim Abbasi was appointed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as the chief selector.

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Jo Bonfrère
(Former Dutch Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Jo Bonfrère
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Birthdate: June 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eijsden, Limburg, Netherlands

Jo Bonfrère is a Dutch former football player who played as a midfielder for MVV from 1963 to 1985. After retiring as a player, Jo Bonfrère established himself as a manager. He went on to manage several Asian and African teams. In 1996, he was the manager of the Nigeria national team that won the gold medal at the Olympics.

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Erica Terpstra
(Dutch Retired Politician and Former Swimmer)
Erica Terpstra
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Birthdate: May 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Hague, The Netherlands

Erica Terpstra is a Dutch retired politician and former swimmer. As a swimmer, she competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics, winning a silver medal and a bronze medal in the latter. Erica Terpstra also won a gold medal at the 1962 European Championships. She also served as the State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport from 1994 to 1998.