Adrie Koster

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Adrie Koster
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Personal information
Full name Adrianus Cornelis Koster
Date of birth (1954-11-18) 18 November 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Zierikzee, Netherlands
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Saudi Arabia U23 (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 Roda JC 56 (11)
1979–1983 PSV Eindhoven 40 (11)
National team
1978 Netherlands 3 (0)
Teams managed
1985–1986 FC Eindhoven (assistant)
1986–1990 Willem II (assistant)
1990–1991 Willem II
1991–1993 Roda JC
1993–1995 Helmond Sport
1995–1997 TOP Oss
1997–2003 Excelsior
2004–2005 VVV
2005–2007 RKC
2007 Ajax (youth)
2007–2008 Ajax
2008–2009 Ajax B
2009–2011 Club Brugge
2012 Beerschot
2013–2014 Club Africain
2014 Netherlands U21
2014–2015 VfB Stuttgart (assistant)
2015– Saudi Arabia U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Adrianus Cornelis „Adrie“ Koster (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑdriˈjaːnɵs kɔrˈneːlɪs ˈɑdri ˈkɔstər]; born 18 November 1954 in Zierikzee, Zeeland) is a Dutch football manager who is currently the manager of Saudi Arabia U23.[1] He is a former football winger from the Netherlands and former manager of AFC Ajax, Club Brugge and the Netherlands Under-21 team.


He played for Roda JC (1977–1979) and PSV Eindhoven (1979–1983).[2] He played his last match in the Eredivisie on 2 October 1982, replacing Jurrie Koolhof. In the follow season 1983/1984 retired from his professional football career.


Koster obtained three caps (no goals) for the Netherlands national football team in 1978.

Coaching career[edit]

Koster later became a football manager, and started to work as an assistant for FC Eindhoven (1985–1986).

Since then he worked for Willem II Tilburg (1986–1991), Roda JC (1991–1993), Helmond Sport (1993–1995), TOP Oss (1995–1997), Excelsior Rotterdam (1997–2003), VVV-Venlo (2004–2005), and RKC Waalwijk (2005–2006).

He became head of the youth academy of AFC Ajax, and was appointed manager of the club's main squad on 9 October 2007, when Henk ten Cate went to Chelsea.[3]

On 8 April 2009 Koster has replaced Jacky Mathijssen as Club Brugge new trainer,[4] the former PSV winger has signed a contract until the end of the season with an option for the next one.[5]

On 25 February 2010 Koster's contract with Club Brugge was extended until the summer of 2011.[6] He joined Beerschot following the 2011-12 season.[7]

On June 2013 Adrie Koster signed a contract with Club Africain. Although the club was first in the league, Koster was sacked in January 2014.

On March 2014 Adrie Koster was named head coach of the Netherlands Under-21 team, after managing successfully the Netherlands U20 Hopefuls in 2012.

On 25 November 2014 Koster started to work for VfB Stuttgart as field coach of Huub Stevens.[8]


  1. ^ "Marwijk is the new headcoach of Saudi Arabia". Saudi Arabian Football Federation. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Adrie Koster: "Brugge uitdaging". (2009-04-08). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  3. ^ Adrie Koster bis Saisonende Trainer bei Ajax. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  4. ^ Adrie Koster wordt volgend seizoen hoofdtrainer van Club Brugge. (2009-04-07). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  5. ^ Koster to join Club Brugge Archived 14 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. (2006-07-06). Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  6. ^ Club Brugge coach signs contract extension. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.
  7. ^ sporza: Beerschot neemt afscheid van coach Adrie Koster. Retrieved on 2012-11-29.
  8. ^ "It's tingling again". VfB Stuttgart. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 

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