Arie van Lent

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Arie van Lent
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-08-31) 31 August 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Opheusden, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1984–1989 Sparta 57 Opheusden
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1998 SV Werder Bremen (A) 162 (101)
1990–1998 SV Werder Bremen 32 (6)
1992–1993 VfB Oldenburg (loan) 1 (0)
1998–1999 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 34 (16)
1999–2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach 145 (54)
2004–2006 Eintracht Frankfurt 43 (16)
2006 Rot-Weiss Essen 19 (6)
1989–2006[1] Total 436 (199)
Teams managed
2007–2009 1. FC Kleve
2010–2011 Rot Weiss Ahlen
2011–2013 Kickers Offenbach
2013– Borussia Mönchengladbach (A-youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arie van Lent (born 31 August 1970 in Opheusden, Gelderland) is a Dutch former footballer who played as a forward.


Van Lent dreamed of being with Ajax Amsterdam in his youth, but spent almost his entire professional career as a journeyman in Germany, mostly on the bench of Werder Bremen or in second-division sides and below.[2] Later, he became a Bundesliga-regular with Borussia Mönchengladbach. In 2004, van Lent joined the then-second division side Eintracht Frankfurt to become their vice captain and leading scorer (16 goals) in their promotion campaign. During the 2005–2006 season, van Lent lost his starting place to Ioannis Amanatidis.[3]

He last played for Rot-Weiss Essen, where he had a contract until 30 June 2008. However, the contract was cancelled in December 2006.

Coaching career[edit]

In summer 2007, he was named as the new head coach of 1. FC Kleve and worked here until March 2009.[4] From July 2010 to June 2011 he was the head coach of Rot Weiss Ahlen.[5] On 10 May 2011, it was confirmed he will be the new head coach of Kickers Offenbach in the 2011–12 season.[6] Since the 1 October 2013, van Lent is a coach of the A-youth (U-19) of Borussia Mönchengladbach.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Arie van Lent have the Dutch and the German citizenship.[8][9] He is married, is a father of a daughter[8] and lived in Korschenbroich, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.[10]


  1. ^ "Arie van Lent" (in German). Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fan fragt - Arie van Lent antwortet" (in German). 25 March 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wie geht's eigentlich Arie van Lent?" (in German). Der 21 August 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Horrmann, Wilfried (13 January 2010). "Arie van Lent will in den bezahlten Fußball" (in German). Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "ARIE VAN LENT NEUER TRAINER" (in German). Rot Weiss Ahlen. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Arie van Lent wird OFC-Trainer" (in German). 10 May 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Arie van Lent wird neuer U-19-Trainer" (in German). Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2015-03-01. 
  8. ^ a b Kneer, Christof (2001-02-06). "Der letzte Borusse". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Berliner Verlag GmbH. Retrieved 2015-03-01. 
  9. ^ van Lent, Arie (2012-06-12). "Kickers Trainer Arie van Lent: Steigern oder Rückflug buchen". (in German). Metac Medien Verlags GmbH. Retrieved 2015-03-01. 
  10. ^ "Arie van Lent: "Idrissou weiß, wo die Kiste steht"". Westdeutsche Zeitung (WZ-newsline) (in German). (Verlag) Westdeutsche Zeitung GmbH & Co. KG. 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2015-03-01.