Hans Kraay, Sr.

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Hans Kraay
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Personal information
Full name Johan Hendrik Kraay
Date of birth (1936-10-14) 14 October 1936 (age 77)
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Youth career
DOS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1960 DOS 155 (0)
1960–1968 Feyenoord 192 (2)
1968–1970 DOS 18 (0)
National team
1957–1964 Netherlands 8 (0)
Teams managed
1968–1969 DFC
1970–1973 USV Elinkwijk
1973–1974 Go Ahead Eagles
1974–1975 Ajax
1976–1979 AZ'67
1979–1980 Edmonton Drillers
1980–1980 Sparta Rotterdam
1980–1981 Den Haag
1982–1983 Feyenoord
1985–1987 PSV Eindhoven (technical director)
1988–1989 Feyenoord (technical director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hans Kraay (born 14 October 1936) is a retired Dutch football player (defence). Subsequently he became well known for his football management skills as well as analysis of matches on Dutch television.

Born in Utrecht, Kraay made his professional debut at DOS and also played for Feijenoord.

After his playing career, Kraay became manager at DFC, USV Elinkwijk, Go Ahead Eagles, Ajax Amsterdam, AZ'67, Edmonton Drillers, Sparta Rotterdam (only two days due to some health trouble), FC Den Haag and Feyenoord Rotterdam. He also served Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven as a technical director, as well as the NOS and other television channels with his views on football, both commentary and analysis. In 1986, he took place at PSV Eindhoven, as manager. The team was first in the League, but in March, 1987, he was replaced by Guus Hiddink, after a loss against FC Den Bosch, on penalties, for the KNVB Cup.

His son Hans Kraay, Jr. is also a retired professional footballer and television personality.

Currently Kraay is working for N.E.C. Nijmegen as head of scouting and personal adviser of chairman Marcel Boekhoorn.

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