Foeke Booy

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Foeke Booy
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Personal information
Full name Foeke Booy
Date of birth (1962-04-25) 25 April 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Go Ahead Eagles (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Cambuur Leeuwarden 72 (8)
1984–1985 De Graafschap 34 (20)
1985–1987 PEC Zwolle 77 (37)
1987–1988 FC Groningen 29 (10)
1988–1989 KV Kortrijk 31 (8)
1989–1993 Club Brugge 111 (49)
1993–1994 AA Gent 28 (11)
1994–1996 FC Utrecht 26 (4)
Total 408 (147)
Teams managed
2000–2002 FC Utrecht (assistant)
2002–2007 FC Utrecht
2007 Al-Nassr
2007–2009 Sparta Rotterdam
2012–2013 Cercle Brugge
2013– Go Ahead Eagles
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Foeke Booy (born 25 April 1962 in Leeuwarden) is a Dutch former footballer and current football manager of Go Ahead Eagles. On 18 December 2007, Booy was named as the Sparta Rotterdam coach after managing Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia from summer 2007. He left Sparta at the end of the 2008–09 season to become director of football at FC Utrecht. In November 2012, he was appointed head coach of Cercle Brugge in Belgium. However, in April 2013 he was fired because of poor results.

Club career[edit]

Booy played for eight clubs in sixteen seasons. After Cambuur Leeuwarden, De Graafschap, PEC Zwolle and FC Groningen he opted for a Belgian adventure. He wore the shirt of Kortrijk, Club Brugge and Gent. During his time with Club Brugge, he won the national championship twice and the national cup. In 1994, he played for FC Utrecht. However, a serious knee injury made it almost impossible for Booy to continue to play football at the highest level.

Managerial career[edit]

At the age of 34 he therefore decided to focus on a future as a coach. He coached the B-juniors of FC Utrecht, he had Young FC Utrecht under his wing and was assistant to the coach of the A-selection for two years. In 2002, he became technical manager and coach of FC Utrecht.

Booy is the most successful coach in the history of FC Utrecht. In his first year as a coach his team challenged for a European place for a long period but finally ended eighth with 47 points. The climax of the season 2002–03 was the fact that FC Utrecht won the Amstel Cup at Feyenoord's expense. The club from Rotterdam had been beaten in its own stadium 4–1.

In his second year as coach he saw some important names disappear from his selection, but FC Utrecht won the Amstel Cup again and scored only one point less in the league than they did the year before. Last season, Booy obtained the third main trophy with the club: Ajax were beaten at their own stadium, 4–2 in the match for the Johan Cruijff Schaal, the traditional game before the start of the season between the national champions and the Cup winners.

On 23 June 2013, Booy was appointed as manager of newly promoted Eredivisie side Go Ahead Eagles.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 25 August 2013.
Team From To Competition Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Utrecht July 2002 June 2007 Eredivisie 170 66 42 62 220 232 -12 38.82
KNVB Cup 16 12 1 3 48 18 +30 75.00
Europe 12 3 1 8 14 21 -7 25.00
Other[nb 1] 10 1 4 5 10 17 -7 10.00
Total 208 82 48 78 292 288 +4 39.42
Al-Nassr July 2007 November 2007 Saudi Premier League 8 3 2 3 10 12 -2 37.50
Total 8 3 2 3 10 12 -2 37.50
Sparta Rotterdam 18 December 2007 June 2009 Eredivisie 53 16 9 28 77 105 -28 30.19
KNVB Cup 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 66.67
Total 56 18 9 29 82 109 -27 32.14
Cercle Brugge 5 November 2012 2 April 2013 Belgian Pro League 17 1 4 12 15 34 -19 05.88
Belgian Cup 5 4 1 0 9 5 +4 80.00
Total 22 5 5 12 24 39 -15 22.73
Go Ahead Eagles 23 June 2013 Present Eredivisie 4 1 2 1 6 8 -2 25.00
Total 4 1 2 1 6 8 -2 25.00
Career totals League 252 87 59 106 328 391 -63 34.52
Cup 24 18 2 4 62 27 +35 75.00
Europe 12 3 1 8 14 21 -7 25.00
Other 10 1 4 5 10 17 -7 10.00
Total 298 109 66 123 414 456 -42 36.58

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Johan Cruijff Shield and Eredivisie UEFA and Intertoto play-offs.

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