Ernie Brandts

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Ernie Brandts
Ernie Brandts 1978c.jpg
Ernie Brandts in 1978
Personal information
Full name Ernstus Wilhelmus Johannes Brandts
Date of birth (1956-02-03) 3 February 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Nieuw-Dijk, Gelderland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position Defender (retired)
Club information
Current team
FC Dordrecht (manager)
Youth career
De Sprinkhanen (Nieuw-Dijk)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1977 De Graafschap 38 (2)
1977–1986 PSV Eindhoven 251 (23)
1986–1989 Roda JC 68 (4)
1988–1989 MVV Maastricht 16 (0)
1989–1991 K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot 59 (5)
1991–1992 De Graafschap 20 (0)
National team
1977–1985 Netherlands 28 (5)
Teams managed
1993–2002 PSV Eindhoven (assistant)
2002–2004 RKSV Nuenen
2005–2006 FC Volendam
2006–2008 NAC Breda
2009 Rah Ahan
2010–2012 APR
2012–2013 Young Africans
2014– FC Dordrecht
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ernstus "Ernie" Wilhelmus Johannes Brandts (born 3 February 1956 in Nieuw-Dijk, Gelderland) is a Dutch football manager and former player who is currently the manager of Dutch Eredivisie side FC Dordrecht. As a player he played as a football defender for PSV Eindhoven, Roda JC Kerkrade, MVV Maastricht and De Graafschap.

Brandts earned 28 caps and scored five goals for the Netherlands national football team and played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. In a second-round match against Italy, he became the only player to score goals for both teams in the same match in the World Cup. He scored an own goal in the 18th minute, and then scored the equalizer for the Netherlands in the 50th minute. His teammate Arie Haan eventually scored the winning goal, giving the Netherlands a 2–1 win.

Halfway season 2007–2008, Brandts was informed that his contract as head trainer of NAC-Breda would not be extended, despite the best results (3rd, Eredivisie) NAC-Breda has seen for a long time. This decision was not taken lightly by the NAC-Breda supporters, despite all the complaints the NAC-top directors went ahead with their plan. And so Brandts was replaced by Robert Maaskant at the beginning of the 2008–2009 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Brandts began as an assistant manager at PSV, and has managed FC Volendam and NAC Breda as well as clubs in Iran and Africa.[2]

Rah Ahan[edit]

He was appointed as the coach of Rah Ahan in summer 2009. He had a few difficult months in Rah Ahan where there were many bad decisions against his team and he lost important points in many matches in the last minutes of the matches so he could not get good results and the team dropped nearly to the relegation zone. The club decided to sack him as the coach in 12 December 2009.

On 25 December 2013, he was sacked by Young Africans S.C. [3]

As of 12 December 2009
Nat Team From To Record
G W D L Win % GF GA +/-
Iran Rah Ahan July 2009 12 December 2009 19 4 6 9 21% 22 31 −9
Total 19 4 6 9 21% 22 31 -9

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