André Wetzel

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André Wetzel
André Wetzel (2009).jpg
André Wetzel in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-11-03) 3 November 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth Surabaya, Indonesia[1]
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Club information
Current team
HBS Craeyenhout
Number Manager
Youth career
Voetbal Club Sparta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 Haarlem 48 (2)
1975–1979 FC Amsterdam 107 (26)
1979–1981 FC Den Haag 50 (5)
1981–1982 Telstar 29 (0)
Total 234 (33)
Teams managed
1997–2000 Den Haag (Assistant)
2000–2001 Den Bosch (Assistant)
2000–2002 Netherlands (Youth Coach)
2002–2004 Willem II (Assistant)
2004 Willem II
2004 Al-Jazeera
2005 Feyenoord (Scout)
2005–2006 Mechelen
2006–2008 VVV-Venlo
2008–2009 ADO Den Haag
2011– HBS Craeyenhout
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2008

André Wetzel (born 3 November 1951) is a Dutch former footballer and manager who is now working as a manager of HBS Craeyenhout.[2]


Playing career[edit]

André Wetzel started his playing career with HFC Haarlem in 1972. In 1975, he joined FC Amsterdam, where he played over 100 games. In 1978, he moved to his hometown club of ADO Den Haag. He finished his career at Stormvogels Telstar in 1982.

Coaching career[edit]

He started his coaching career in 1997 when he joined ADO Den Haag as assistant manager. He then went to FC Den Bosch where he was assistant to Jan Poortvliet. During this time he was also a youth coach for the Dutch national team. His first managerial role came in 2004 when he took over the reins at Willem II Tilburg after being assistant there for two years. He was only there for a matter of months, however, as he took over at Qatari club Al-Jazeera Sports Club where he also lasted only months. He returned to management in 2005 with Belgian Second Division club KV Mechelen. In 2006 he took charge at VVV-Venlo where he remained until 2008 when he took over at ADO Den Haag. On April 2009 he was moved into a technical directorship position, with Raymond Atteveld replacing him, only to be dismissed altogether later on December. On 9 December 2010, UAE side Al-Jazira Club appointed him as a technical director. On December 2011, he was appointed manager of HBS Craeyenhout.[3]


  1. ^ "Interview met André Wetzel – ADO Den Haag trainer". De Piramide Katholieke Basisschool. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
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  3. ^ HBS legt André Wetzel vast als nieuwe trainer. 21 December 2011
Hans Galjé vs André Wetzel (right), FC Amsterdam – FC Den Haag (1–1) 17 April 1977