Dennis van Wijk

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Dennis van Wijk
Personal information
Full name Dennis Johannes van Wijk
Date of birth (1962-12-16) 16 December 1962 (age 51)
Place of birth Oostzaan, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Antwerp (Head coach)
Youth career
1968–81 De Volewijckers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–82 Ajax
1982–86 Norwich City
1986–89 Club Brugge 87 (5)
1989–90 Ajax
1990–91 PAS Giannina
1991–92 Club Brugge
1993–95 Knokke
Teams managed
1994–96 Knokke
1996–98 Oostende
1998 Daring Blankenberge
1998–2002 Cercle Brugge
2003–06 K.S.V. Roeselare
2006–07 Willem II
2007 Oostende
2007–08 Sint-Truiden
2008–10 Roeselare
2011–12 Mons
2012 Charleroi
2012–13 Antwerp
2013– Westerlo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dennis Johannes van Wijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɛ.nɪs joː.ˈɦɑ.nəs vɐn ˈʋɛi̯k]) (born 16 December 1962 in Oostzaan, North Holland) is a Dutch football coach and former football player. He is the current coach of Westerlo in the Belgian First Division.

Van Wijk was a left-back who began his career in the youth system of Ajax Amsterdam. He was unable to break into the first team and joined Norwich City F.C. in 1982. He spent four years at Carrow Road and was a member of the Norwich teams that won the English League Cup in 1985 and the Second Division Championship in 1986. In that 1985 final, Van Wijk conceded a penalty kick when he handled in the area. To the relief of Van Wijk and Norwich, Clive Walker of Sunderland missed the penalty and Norwich won 1–0.

After leaving Norwich, Van Wijk played for a series of teams until 1995. He won the Belgian League championship and Belgian Supercup with Club Brugge . After having managed several Belgium teams since 1995, he became manager of Willem II Tilburg in the Netherlands in 2006. On 4 November 2007, he left the club due to bad performances of the team. Van Wijk is the son of former professional footballer Hassie van Wijk.

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Source[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "DH.be – Dennis van Wijk de retour à Roulers". Dhnet.saipm.com. 29 October 2008. 

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