Hans Gillhaus

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Hans Gillhaus
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Personal information
Full name Johannes Paulus Gillhaus
Date of birth (1963-11-05) 5 November 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Helmond, Netherlands
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sunderland (scout)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Den Bosch 106 (45)
1987–1989 PSV 67 (23)
1989–1993 Aberdeen 78 (27)
1993–1995 Vitesse 54 (28)
1995–1996 Gamba Osaka 60 (28)
1996–1997 AZ 11 (1)
1998 FF Jaro 7 (2)
1998–1999 Den Bosch 17 (2)
National team
1987–1994 Netherlands 9 (2)
1990 Scottish League 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Johannes "Hans" Paulus Gillhaus (born 5 November 1963) is a Dutch retired footballer who played primarily as a left-sided forward.

During a 16-year professional career, he amassed Eredivisie totals of 348 games and 146 goals, mainly in representation of Den Bosch and PSV, also playing abroad in Scotland, Japan and Finland.

Gillhaus represented the Netherlands at the 1990 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early years / PSV[edit]

Born in Helmond, Noord-Brabant, Gillhaus started playing professionally for FC Den Bosch, making his Eredivisie debuts in 1983–84 (12 games, three goals), then proceeding to score 33 league goals in his last two seasons combined.

In the 1987 summer, A.C. Milan bought Ruud Gullit from PSV Eindhoven for a world-record transfer fee £6,000,000, and that money was soon used in the acquisition of Gillhaus, Wim Kieft and Søren Lerby. The former netted 15 goals in only 26 games in his first season, helping the Philips outfit to an historic treble – he appeared 105 minutes in the campaign's European Cup final, a 0–0 penalty shootout win against S.L. Benfica.

Aberdeen[edit]

With the arrival of Brazilian Romário, Gillhaus found himself relegated to a substitute role at PSV. In November 1989, he signed with Aberdeen for £650,000 and made an immediate impact on his debut, scoring two goals (including an overhead kick) against Dunfermline Athletic in a 3–0 win at East End Park; this was followed in the next fixture by the game's only goal (a left foot curling shot into the top corner) against Rangers, at Pittodrie.[1]

While with Aberdeen, Gillhaus collected a Scottish Cup winners medal in 1989–90, scoring two goals en route to the final against Celtic, and starting in decisive match, another penalty shootout triumph.

Late career / Management[edit]

Gillhaus left Aberdeen in early March 1993 after falling out of favour with manager Willie Miller, moving to Vitesse for £300,000.[2] He scored a career-best 22 goals in his first full season as the Arnhem club finished fourth and qualified to the UEFA Cup.

Aged 31, Gillhaus moved abroad again, signing for Gamba Osaka in the Japanese J-League. In 1998, he played in Finland with FF Jaro, and retired at the end of the following season at nearly 36 after helping first club Den Bosch return to the top flight.

Immediately afterwards, Gillhaus returned to PSV and worked there as a scout for six years, after which he joined, in the same capacity, Chelsea.[3][4][5] On 23 August 2011, after also six years with the Blues, he was appointed director of football at S.V. Zulte Waregem.[6]

Gilhaus is currently employed by English Premier League club Sunderland, co-ordinating their European scouting network.[7]

International career[edit]

Gillhaus made his debut for Netherlands on 28 October 1987, in a UEFA Euro 1988 qualifier against Cyprus in Rotterdam (8–0 win), a game marred by the "bomb incident". In the same competition, on 16 December, he scored his only two goals for the national team, in a 3–0 away win against Greece, but was not selected for the squad that competed in the final stages in West Germany, eventually winning the tournament.

Gillhaus was picked by manager Leo Beenhakker for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, appearing in three games (two starts) in an eventual round of 16 exit.[8]

Honours[edit]


Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[9]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Total
1983/84 Den Bosch Eredivisie 12 3 12 3
1984/85 26 9 26 9
1985/86 34 16 34 16
1986/87 34 17 34 17
1987/88 PSV Eredivisie 26 15 26 15
1988/89 34 7 34 7
1989/90 7 1 7 1
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Total
1989/90 Aberdeen Premier Division 19 8 4 3 0 0 23 11
1990/91 35 14 1 0 3 0 39 14
1991/92 24 5 1 0 2 0 27 5
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Total
1992/93 Vitesse Eredivisie 12 6 12 6
1993/94 32 22 32 22
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1995 Gamba Osaka J. League 1 37 20 4 4 - 41 24
1996 23 8 4 2 13 4 40 14
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Total
1996/97 AZ Eredivisie 11 1 11 1
Finland League Finnish Cup League Cup Total
1998 Jaro 7 2 7 2
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Total
1998/99 Den Bosch Eerste Divisie 17 2 17 2
Country Netherlands 245 99 245 99
Scotland 78 27 6 3 5 0 89 30
Japan 60 28 8 6 13 4 81 38
Finland 7 2 7 2
Total 407 158 14 9 18 4 439 171

International[edit]

Netherlands national team
Year Apps Goals
1987 2 2
1988 0 0
1989 0 0
1990 5 0
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 2 0
Total 9 2

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