Bert Konterman

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Bert Konterman
Bert Konterman 2015.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-01-14) 14 January 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Rouveen, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 FC Zwolle 121 (7)
1993–1996 Cambuur 96 (19)
1996–1998 Willem II 78 (10)
1998–2000 Feyenoord 65 (4)
2000–2003 Rangers 79 (5)
2003–2004 Vitesse 31 (0)
Total 470 (45)
National team
1999–2000 Netherlands 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bert Konterman (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛrt ˈkɔntərmɑn], born 14 January 1971) is a former Dutch professional footballer who played as a defender. He retired in June 2004.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Rouveen, Konterman's career began with the local amateur club SC Rouveen, then went on to play for clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie including FC Zwolle, Cambuur, Willem II and Feyenoord, until he was snapped up by Dick Advocaat in 2000 to play for Rangers for a fee of £4.5m.

Konterman was part of a growing Dutch influence at Ibrox under Advocaat, but did not make a similarly impressive impact to the likes of Ronald de Boer and Arthur Numan. He endured a difficult start at Ibrox in defence; however, following the arrival of Alex McLeish, Konterman was often used in an advanced role in the heart of the midfield. In this position, he had a more successful spell at the club including netting a winning strike after extra time from 30 yards against arch rivals Celtic in a League Cup semi-final.[1][2] After a 3-year spell with Rangers and winning 6 caps for the Dutch national team, Konterman returned home in the summer of 2003 signing for Vitesse Arnhem.

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring from football he took up the position of general manager at Dutch club FC Zwolle. However, on 1 July 2012 he stepped down from this position.[2]

Since the 2013–14 season Konterman is assistant manager of Jong FC Twente, the second team of the club.

Personal life[edit]

Konterman is a Christian.[3]





  1. ^ Forsyth, Roddy (5 February 2002). "Konterman halts Celtic treble dream". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Changing room chat: Konterman kicks off in the pulpit". The Scotsman. 18 February 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  3. ^ Joe McHugh (10 February 2002). "Born again Bert has faith in Rangers new manager". The Mirror. Retrieved 18 July 2010.

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