Edwin van Ankeren

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Edwin van Ankeren
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-08-13) August 13, 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
VV Unicum (head coach)
Youth career
SV Lelystad '67
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 PEC Zwolle 91 (22)
1989–1991 Beveren 52 (19)
1991–1993 RWDM 49 (19)
1993–1994 PSV 19 (3)
1994–1996 Eendracht Aalst 41 (22)
1996–1999 Germinal Ekeren 69 (15)
1999–2000 Guingamp 33 (9)
2001 Viterbese 1 (0)
2001–2003 Odd Grenland 56 (24)
2004–2005 Tollnes
2005–2006 FC Omniworld 17 (2)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Tollnes (player/ass. coach)
2007– Unicum
2012 Almere City (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edwin van Ankeren (born August 13, 1968) is a Dutch retired football striker.

Playing career[edit]


A journeyman striker, Van Ankeren has played professionally in his native Holland as well as in Italy, France and Norway. He was, however, most successful during his spells with different clubs in Belgium. He only had one season with Dutch giants PSV, whom he left for Eendracht Aalst in 1994.[1]

He left Italian side Viterbese in March 2001 after only seven weeks, claiming the club did not pay his wages.[2] After spells in Norway,[3] van Ankeren returned to Holland in 2005 to join newly formed professional club FC Omniworld.[4]

Managerial career[edit]

During his spell at Norwegian lower league side Tollnes BK, Van Ankeren already acted as player/assistant coach.[5] In summer 2007, Van Ankeren started his career as full-time coach with Lelystad amateur side Unicum and shared his duties with Michel van Oostrum.[6]

Van Ankeren was named caretaker manager of Almere City after the club disposed of Dick de Boer in September 2012.[7]


  1. ^ Met Van Ankeren raakt PSV 25ste speller ook kwijt - Trouw (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Edwin van Ankeren: clubhopper snel weg uit Italië - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  3. ^ van Ankeren kan få bli i Odd Archived 2016-08-22 at the Wayback Machine - Aftenbladet (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Omniworld haalt Edwin van Ankeren (36) - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Van Ankeren wordt trainer in Noorwegen - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  6. ^ Unicum verder met trainersduo Van Oostrum en Van Ankeren - Omroep Flevoland (in Dutch)
  7. ^ De Boer niet langer trainer Almere - Telegraaf (in Dutch)

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