Adrie van Kraay

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Adrie van Kraay
Adrie van Kraaij 1978c.jpg
Adrie van Kraay in 1978
Personal information
Full name Adrianus Ambrosius Cornelis van Kraaij
Date of birth (1953-08-01) 1 August 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Eindhoven, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1982 PSV Eindhoven 309 (5)
1982–1984 Waterschei Thor 57 (1)
1984–1985 FC Basel 17 (0)
Total 383 (6)
National team
1975–1979 Netherlands 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Adrianus Ambrosius Cornelis van Kraaij (born 1 August 1953 in Eindhoven, North Brabant), commonly known as Adrie van Kraay, is a retired football central defender from the Netherlands.


Van Kraaij represented his native country at the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, wearing the number four jersey. He played for PSV Eindhoven from 1971 until 1982, making 309 appearances and five scores for his club. At the end of his career, he had short spells at K. Waterschei S.V. Thor Genk of Belgium and FC Basel of Switzerland. From 2008 until 2010, Van Kraay was director of football at PSV Eindhoven, after Stan Valckx left the club.[1]


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