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Bert van Marwijk

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Published: Tuesday 31 May 2011, 19.46CET

Bert van Marwijk


Date of birth: 19 May 1952
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Go Ahead Eagles, AZ Alkmaar, MVV Maastricht, Fortuna Sittard, FC Assent
Coaching career: FC Herderen, RKVCL Limmel, SV Meerssen, Fortuna Sittard, Feyenoord (twice), Borussia Dortmund, Netherlands

• Capped once by the Netherlands in 1975, Van Marwijk was a dynamic left-winger who racked up 393 appearances in the Dutch Eredivisie with four different clubs. His only trophy success was the 1978 Dutch Cup with AZ.

• Served a long coaching apprenticeship with several minor clubs before replacing Pim Verbeek at top-flight Fortuna Sittard in 1998. Steered Limburg club to Dutch Cup final in first full season before joining Feyenoord in 2000.

• Masterminded Feyenoord's UEFA Cup triumph in 2001/02, sealed with a 3-2 victory against Borussia Dortmund on home turf at De Kuip in the one-off final.

• Joined Dortmund in 2004 but finished seventh in the Bundesliga in both of his first two seasons and dismissed midway through his third. Returned to Feyenoord and led Rotterdam club to 2008 Dutch Cup win in their centenary year.

• Appointed Netherlands coach in succession to Marco van Basten in July 2008. Led Oranje through perfect 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, winning all eight matches, and subsequently guided them all the way to the final, falling at the last to Spain. The Dutch bounced back by winning their first nine UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers to book their place in Poland and Ukraine.

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