Bobby Haarms

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Bobby Haarms
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Bobby Haarms (1989)
Personal information
Full name Bobby Haarms
Date of birth (1934-03-08)8 March 1934
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of death 6 June 2009(2009-06-06) (aged 75)
Place of death Amsterdam, Netherlands
Youth career
1947–1952 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1960 Ajax 58 (1)
Teams managed
1967–1981 Ajax (Assistant Manager)
1974 Ajax (Interim)
1981–1982 Ajax (Scout)
1982–1984 VV Aalsmeer
1984–1986 FC Volendam (Assistant Manager)
1986–2000 Ajax (Assistant Manager)
1988–1989 Ajax (Interim)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bobby Haarms (8 March 1934 – 6 June 2009) was a Dutch professional football player and coach.


Playing career[edit]

Haarms joined the youth team of Ajax in 1947 and made his professional debut in 1952. Between 1952 and 1960, Haarms made 58 appearances for Ajax, scoring once, before he had to retire due to a knee injury.

Coaching career[edit]

Haarms was an Assistant Manager at Ajax from 1967 to 1981, and was Intermin Manager briefly in 1974. He scouted for Ajax between 1981 and 1982, before leaving to become Manager of VV Aalsmeer. He became Assistant at FC Volendam from 1984 to 1986, before returning to Ajax, where he was once again an Assistant Manager from 1986 to 2000 (minus a second spell as Interim Manager from 1988 to 1989).

Later life and death[edit]

Haarms died on 6 June 2009, aged 75.[1]


  1. ^ "Bob Haarms dead at 75". AFC Ajax official website. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.