Geert Meijer

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Geert Meijer
Geert Meijer (1975).jpg
Meijer playing for Ajax in 1975
Personal information
Full name Geert Meijer
Date of birth (1951-03-15) 15 March 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth Sellingen, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
VV Strijen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 FC Amsterdam 41 (7)
1975–1979 Ajax 77 (18)
1976–1977 FC Amsterdam (loan) 18 (5)
1979–1980 Bristol City 15 (2)
1980–1983 Sparta Rotterdam 110 (12)
1983 DS'79 ? (?)
1983–1986 NAC Breda 22 (1)
Total 295 (45)
Teams managed
1983–1990 VV Strijen
1987–1988 DCV
1988–1989 Hermes DVS
1989–1990 DCV
1990–2003 Feyenoord (coach)
1995 Feyenoord (caretaker)
1997 Feyenoord (caretaker)
2005 Hämeenlinna
2006– VV Strijen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Geert Meijer (born 15 March 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former professional player who currently coaches amateur team VV Strijen.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Sellingen, Meijer played as a left winger, and began his professional career in 1972 with FC Amsterdam. After moving to city rivals Ajax three years later, where he spent four seasons, Meijer spent a year in England with Bristol City, making 15 appearances in the First Division.[1] Upon his return to the Netherlands, Meijer played for Sparta Rotterdam, DS'79 and NAC Breda, before retiring in 1986.

Coaching career[edit]

While still a professional player, Meijer began his coaching career, managing a number of amateur teams in the Hoofdklasse, including VV Strijen, DCV and Hermes DVS. Meijer then became a coach at Feyenoord between 1990 and 2003, and he spent two spells as caretaker manager in 1995 and 1997. After a brief spell in Finland with Hämeenlinna,[2] Meijer returned to VV Strijen in 2006.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "BRISTOL CITY : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  2. ^ (Dutch) Patrick Leemans (2 June 2005). "Meijer trainer in Finland". Elf Voetbal. Retrieved 5 July 2010.