Hans Ooft

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Hans Ooft
Personal information
Full name Marius Johan Ooft
Date of birth (1947-06-27) June 27, 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth Netherlands
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964-1970 Feijenoord
Teams managed
1976 Netherlands Youth
1987-1988 Mazda
1992-1993 Japan
1994-1996 Jubilo Iwata
1998 Kyoto Purple Sanga
2002-2003 Urawa Red Diamonds
2008 Jubilo Iwata
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Marius Johan ("Hans") Ooft is a Dutch former football player and manager who became the first foreigner to head the Japanese football team.[1] Under Ooft, Japan won the Asian Championship for the first time in 1992 but was fired a year later for failing to qualify Japan for the World Cup.[2]



  1. ^ Mubarak, Hassanin (2003-09-25). "Japan National Team Coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  2. ^ Yoon, Hyung-Jin (2005-07-03). "Asian Nations Cup 1992 Final Tournament - Full Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
Preceded by
Carlos Alberto Parreira Brazil
 Saudi Arabia
1992 AFC Asian Cup Winning Coach
Succeeded by
Nelo Vingada Portugal
 Saudi Arabia