Bert van Marwijk
Van Marwijk as Netherlands manager in 2011.
|Full name||Lambertus van Marwijk|
|Date of birth||19 May 1952|
|Place of birth||Deventer, Netherlands|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1969–1975||Go Ahead Eagles||146||(16)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Bert van Marwijk OON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛrt fɑˈmɑrʋɛi̯k], surname isolated: Dutch pronunciation: [vɑˈmɑrʋɛi̯k]; born 19 May 1952) is a Dutch football former footballer and coach. He played for Go Ahead Eagles, AZ, MVV and Fortuna Sittard amongst other clubs, and represented the Netherlands once.
In 1982, he began his transition into coaching, retiring as a player in 1988 and becoming a full-time coach. In 2002, he won the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord. Van Marwijk managed the Netherlands from 2008 until June 2012 and guided the country to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final, which was lost 1–0 in extra-time to Spain. He left this position after the Netherlands lost all of their three matches at UEFA Euro 2012. Van Marwijk is the father-in-law of Netherlands international Mark van Bommel.
van Marwijk was born in Deventer, Overijssel. As a forward and a midfielder he played 393 matches in the Dutch highest division (Eredivisie). In 1975, he was called up by Rinus Michels to play for the Netherlands national football team in a friendly match against Yugoslavia, which was his only cap. He played for Go Ahead Eagles, AZ'67, MVV Maastricht and Fortuna Sittard.
Early years 
The World Cup finalist coach had a humble beginning in coaching starting with the small team of Fortuna Sittard into the KNVB Cup final in 1999. In 2002 he led Feyenoord to win the UEFA Cup. In July 2004 he became manager of Borussia Dortmund and was succeeded, at Feyenoord, by Ruud Gullit. In December 2006, after two and a half seasons of stagnation in the middle of the Bundesliga table, the club and Van Marwijk announced they would part ways at the end of the 2006–07 season. However on 18 December, Dortmund and Van Marwijk parted company earlier than announced, and he was replaced by Jürgen Röber. In June 2007 he returned to Feyenoord, also bringing back Feyenoord veteran Giovanni van Bronckhorst; he acquired Tim de Cler, Kevin Hofland and Roy Makaay, and with this team Feyenoord won the 2008 KNVB Cup.
Netherlands national football team 
It would, however, prove a short-lived return: before the end of the 2007–08 season it was announced Van Marwijk would succeed Marco van Basten as head coach of the Dutch national team after Euro 2008. During his two spells as coach of Feyenoord, five seasons in total, they would finish second once in the Eredivise 2000–01. Van Marwijk was succeeded at Feyenoord by Gertjan Verbeek. His management staff as the Dutch national coach includes former internationals Ernest Faber and Phillip Cocu, as well as Dick Voorn. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Van Marwijk led the Dutch national team to the finals against Spain after defeating Slovakia in the round of 16, Brazil in the quarter-finals and Uruguay in the semi-finals. They lost 1–0 in extra time. On 8 December 2011 Van Marwijk extended his contract with the KNVB, with four more years until the summer of 2016, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2016 tournaments. However, at the Euro 2012 tournament the Dutch ended up without a single point causing Van Marwijk to resign his position on 27 June.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Netherlands||League||KNVB Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1969–70||Go Ahead Eagles||Eredivisie||0||0||-||-||-||-|
|Belgium||League||Belgian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1987–88||FC Assent||Belgian Second Division||17||0||-||-||-||-|
- As of 18 June 2012
|FC Hedera Millen||1990||1991||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Borussia Dortmund||2004||18 Dec 2006||91||34||30||27||121||112||+9||37.36|
|Feyenoord||Jun 2007||Aug 2008||38||24||6||8||80||41||+39||63.16|
|Netherlands||Aug 2008||Jun 2012||52||34||10||8||111||42||+69||65.38|
International matches 
Win Draw Loss
Awards and honours 
Awards as football player 
Awards as manager 
- KNVB Cup
- Runner-up (1): 1999
- Runner-up (1): 2000–01
- KNVB Cup
- UEFA Cup
- Winner (1): 2002
Personal honours 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Bert van Marwijk|
- Bert van Marwijk at National-Football-Teams.com
- mark van bommel Posts : Soccer Blogs
- FIFA.com – Bert van Marwijk succède à Marco van Basten
- http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=1731890.html Van Marwijk extends Netherlands commitment by Berend Scholten on UEFA.com
- "Van Marwijk stapt per direct op als bondscoach van Oranje". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- (Dutch) "Bondscoach Bert van Marwijk". Voetbalstats.nl. Retrieved 12 February 2009.[dead link]
- nusport.nl/recensie | Wereldkampioen Bert van Marwijk
|UEFA Cup Winning Coach