Patrick Zwaanswijk

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Patrick Zwaanswijk
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Personal information
Full name Patricius Josef Zwaanswijk
Date of birth (1975-01-17) 17 January 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 FC Utrecht 159 (18)
2004–2005 Oita Trinita 20 (0)
2005–2010 NAC Breda 157 (10)
2010–2013 Central Coast Mariners 87 (11)
Teams managed
2013–2014 Central Coast Mariners (Youth team coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Patrick Zwaanswijk (born 17 January 1975) is a former Dutch footballer and former youth coach for Central Coast Mariners.[1]

Club career[edit]

Zwaanswijk played for 11 seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie including 5 years with NAC Breda.

On 8 July 2010,[2] Zwaanswijk signed with Australian A-League side, the Central Coast Mariners.[3] Zwaanswijk scored his first goal for the club on 2 October 2010. An injury time winner in the Mariners 3-2 win against the North Queensland Fury. He has helped mentor players at the Central Coast Mariners to improve their game. In the 2012/13 A League season he won the grand final with the club. He scored the first goal in a 2-0 victory. He become the oldest A League player to win the grand final at the age of 38.

Having hinted at his plans to embark on a career in coaching when his playing days were over,[4] on May 10 he announced his intention to retire from professional football following the club's 2013 AFC Champions League round of 16 tie against Guangzhou Evergrande.[5]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Netherlands League
1998/99 FC Utrecht Eredivisie 11 1
1999/00 26 3
2000/01 31 3
2001/02 31 5
2002/03 29 0
2003/04 31 6
Japan League
2004 Oita Trinita J. League 1 11 0
2005 9 0
Netherlands League
2005/06 NAC Breda Eredivisie 31 1
2006/07 32 1
2007/08 30 3
2008/09 34 3
2009/10 30 2
Australia League
2010/11 Central Coast Mariners A-League 33 3
2011/12 29 7
2012/13 25 1
Country Netherlands 316 28
Japan 20 0
Australia 87 11
Total 423 39

Honours[edit]

With FC Utrecht:

With Central Coast Mariners:

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