Arie van Lent
|Date of birth||31 August 1970|
|Place of birth||Opheusden, Netherlands|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|1984–1989||Sparta 57 Opheusden|
|1989–1998||SV Werder Bremen (A)||162||(101)|
|1990–1998||SV Werder Bremen||32||(6)|
|1992–1993||→ VfB Oldenburg (loan)||1||(0)|
|1998–1999||SpVgg Greuther Fürth||34||(16)|
|2007–2009||1. FC Kleve|
|2010–2011||Rot Weiss Ahlen|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Van Lent dreamed of being with Ajax Amsterdam in his youth, but spent almost his entire professional career as a journeyman in Germany, mostly on the bench of Werder Bremen or in second-division sides and below. Later, he became a Bundesliga-regular with Borussia Mönchengladbach. In 2004, van Lent joined the then-second division side Eintracht Frankfurt to become their vice captain and leading scorer (16 goals) in their promotion campaign. During the 2005–2006 season, van Lent lost his starting place to Ioannis Amanatidis.
He last played for Rot-Weiss Essen, where he had a contract until 30 June 2008. However, the contract was cancelled in December 2006.
In summer 2007, he was named as the new head coach of 1. FC Kleve and worked here until March 2009. From July 2010 to June 2011 he was the head coach of Rot Weiss Ahlen. On 10 May 2011, it was confirmed he will be the new head coach of Kickers Offenbach in the 2011–12 season.
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- "Fan fragt - Arie van Lent antwortet" (in German). fanprojekt.de. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
- "Wie geht's eigentlich Arie van Lent?" (in German). Der Tagesspiegel.de. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
- Horrmann, Wilfried (13 January 2010). "Arie van Lent will in den bezahlten Fußball" (in German). wz-newsline.de. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
- "ARIE VAN LENT NEUER TRAINER" (in German). Rot Weiss Ahlen. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
- "Arie van Lent wird OFC-Trainer" (in German). kicker.de. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
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