Cor van der Hart

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Cor van der Hart
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Personal information
Full name Cor van der Hart[1]
Date of birth (1928-01-25)25 January 1928
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of death 12 December 2006(2006-12-12) (aged 78)
Place of death Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–1946 Ajax Amsterdam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1950 Ajax[1] 55 (1)
1950–1954 Lille[1] 114 (5)
1954–1966 Fortuna '54[1] 331 (14)
Total 500 (20)
National team
1955–1961 Netherlands[1] 44 (2)
Teams managed
1966–1971 Holland Sport
1971–1973 AZ
1973–1974 The Netherlands (assistant)
1974–1976 Standard de Liège
1976–1977 Fortuna Sittard
1977–1978 AZ
1978–1980 FC Amsterdam
1980 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1980–1981 MVV
1981–1983 ADO Den Haag
1983–1984 FC Volendam
1984/85-1987 Ajax (assistant)
1987–1988 Telstar
1988–1989 WAC Casablanca
1989–1990 Sarıyer
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cor van der Hart (25 January 1928 – 12 December 2006) was a Dutch footballer. He is known as one of the best defenders of the Dutch national team in history, who was physically strong, who read the game very well and who had a quality kicking technique.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Van der Hart was born in Amsterdam and as a youngster he tried to become part of the famous youth academy of Ajax Amsterdam. He attended a special young talents day held at the club and out of 300 players only two were chosen to represent the club, Van der Hart and Rinus Michels. He made his Ajax debut in 1947 and won the Eredivisie title in the same year.[2]

Cor van der Hart in 1966

After Faas Wilkes as the third player in Dutch history moved abroad to become a professional football player more and more players decided it was time to leave the country and create a job out of their hobby.[3] Van der Hart was one of these players as he moved to France to play for Lille OSC, where he became one of the first professional footballers of his country.[2][3] The KNVB, which suspended all players that left the country to play professional football also suspended Van der Hart.[3]

Van der Hart was one of the players participating in the Watersnoodwedstrijd of 12 March 1953.[2] This was a match played in the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris and was played in honour of the victims of the North Sea flood of 1953, which happened several weeks before the match.[4] Van der Hart, who still played as a professional in France these days, together with several others like Bram Appel, Theo Timmermans, Bertus de Harder and Kees Rijvers stated in 2003 that he heard the news over the radio and realised his country was in panic.[4] The KNVB who still did not want to be connected with the professionals forbid the match in the first place, but due to a personal rejection from Prince Bernhard the match was played.[3] 8,000 Dutch fans travelled to Paris to witness the match and saw their team beating the strong French team 2–1 with goals scored by De Harder and Appel. The match was the breakthrough to introduce professional football in the Netherlands. The players showed the audience in 90 minutes time how much better players could become when they were focussing on the sport professionally.[3] Only 17 months later the first professional match in the country was played.[3]

When professional football started in the Netherlands Van der Hart returned to his native country to play for Fortuna '54, which in these years was one of the main teams in the country.[2] With this team he won the KNVB Cup in 1957.[2] They also finished second in the Eredivisie behind Ajax.[5]

In 1955 he made his debut for the Dutch national team in a match versus Denmark.[5] In total he gained 44 caps for "Oranje" and was captain in 26 of these matches. He was able to score two international goals.[2] One of the most memorable international matches where he participated in was the 1–2 away win versus World Champions Germany in 1956.[5] He played his last international match in 1961.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

Cor van der Hart as a coach in 1972

After his playing career he became a football manager and started in 1966 at Holland Sport.[5] He also managed AZ '67, Standard Liège, Fortuna Sittard, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, FC Amsterdam, MVV, FC Den Haag, FC Volendam, Telstar, WAC Casablanca, the Ajax youth academy (1985 and following years) and Sariyerspor.[2][7] In 1978 he finished third with AZ'67 in the Dutch league and the Dutch Cup (KNVB-Cup) was won (Final AZ'67-Ajax 1–0). In 1973 was added to the staff of the Dutch national team as an assistant manager next to Frantisek Fadrhonc.[2] During the 1974 FIFA World Cup he was the assistant of Rinus Michels when the Dutch national team lost the final to Germany.[2][5]

In 1999 Van der Hart was wearing the orange shirt one more time, when he was part of the so-called "Oranje of the Century team".[2] Van der Hart died on 12 December 2006 at the age of 78. In the UEFA Cup 2006-07 Ajax played their match versus Zulte Waregem wearing black armbands in his memory.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Netherlands national football team statistics
first team starts 44 Played minutes 3892 European Qualification 0 European Championships 0
Wins 22 Team captain 26 World Cup Qualification 5 World Cup Championships 0
Draws 8 Penalties 2 Sub in 0 Summer Olympics 0
Losts 14 Own goals 1 Sub out 2 Friendly matches 39
Goals 2 Yellow cards 0 Red cards 0 Mini World Cup 0
Date Match Match Score Type GS in out Y R
13 March 1955 Netherlands Netherlands Denmark Denmark 1–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
3 April 1955 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Belgium 1–0 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
1 May 1955 Republic of Ireland Ireland Netherlands Netherlands 1–0 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
19 May 1955 Netherlands Netherlands Switzerland Switzerland 4–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
16 October 1955 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Belgium 2–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
6 November 1955 Netherlands Netherlands Norway Norway 3–0 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
16 November 1955 Saar (protectorate) Saarland Netherlands Netherlands 1–2 Friendly 1 X X 0 0
14 March 1956 Germany Germany Netherlands Netherlands 1–2 Friendly (og) X X 0 0
8 April 1956 Belgium Belgium Netherlands Netherlands 0–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
10 May 1956 Netherlands Netherlands Republic of Ireland Ireland 1–4 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
6 June 1956 Netherlands Netherlands Saar (protectorate) Saarland 3–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
15 September 1956 Switzerland Switzerland Netherlands Netherlands 2–3 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
14 October 1956 Belgium Belgium Netherlands Netherlands 2–3 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
4 November 1956 Denmark Denmark Netherlands Netherlands 2–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
30 January 1957 Spain Spain Netherlands Netherlands 5–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
20 March 1957 Netherlands Netherlands Luxembourg Luxembourg 4–1 WC Qualification 0 X X 0 0
4 April 1957 Netherlands Netherlands Germany Germany 1–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
28 April 1957 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Belgium 1–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
26 May 1957 Austria Austria Netherlands Netherlands 3–2 WC Qualification 0 X X 0 0
11 September 1957 Luxembourg Luxembourg Netherlands Netherlands 2–5 WC Qualification 0 X X 0 0
25 September 1957 Netherlands Netherlands Austria Austria 1–1 WC Qualification 0 X X 0 0
17 November 1957 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Belgium 5–2 Friendly 0 X 68' 0 0
13 April 1958 Belgium Belgium Netherlands Netherlands 2–7 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
23 April 1958 Netherlands Netherlands Curaçao Curaçao 8–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
4 May 1958 Netherlands Netherlands Turkey Turkey 1–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
28 September 1958 Belgium Belgium Netherlands Netherlands 2–3 Friendly 1 X X 0 0
15 October 1958 Netherlands Netherlands Denmark Denmark 5–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
2 November 1958 Netherlands Netherlands Switzerland Switzerland 2–0 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
19 April 1959 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Belgium 2–0 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
10 May 1959 Turkey Turkey Netherlands Netherlands 0–0 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
13 May 1959 Bulgaria Bulgaria Netherlands Netherlands 3–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
27 May 1959 Netherlands Netherlands Scotland Scotland 1–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
4 October 1959 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Belgium 9–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
21 October 1956 Germany Germany Netherlands Netherlands 7–0 Friendly (og) X X 0 0
4 November 1959 Netherlands Netherlands Norway Norway 7–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
18 May 1960 Switzerland Switzerland Netherlands Netherlands 3–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
26 June 1960 Mexico Mexico Netherlands Netherlands 3–1 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
29 June 1960 Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Netherlands 0–0 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
3 July 1960 Suriname Suriname Netherlands Netherlands 3–4 Friendly 0 X 46' 0 0
2 October 1960 Belgium Belgium Netherlands Netherlands 1–4 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
30 October 1960 Czech Republic Czechoslovakia Netherlands Netherlands 4–0 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
22 March 1961 Netherlands Netherlands Belgium Belgium 6–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
19 April 1961 Netherlands Netherlands Mexico Mexico 1–2 Friendly 0 X X 0 0
30 April 1961 Netherlands Netherlands Hungary Hungary 0–3 WC Qualification 0 X X 0 0

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