Eric Meijers

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Eric Meijers
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Personal information
Full name Eric Meijers
Date of birth (1963-08-06) 6 August 1963 (age 55)[1]
Place of birth Nijmegen, Netherlands
Club information
Current team
Achilles '29 (head of youth)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1983 NEC
1983–1991 SV Hatert
Teams managed
1992–1999 SV Hatert
1999–2002 RKHVV
2002–2012 Achilles '29
2012–2013 Helmond Sport
2014–2015 JVC Cuijk
2015–2018 Achilles '29
2018– VVSB
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Eric Meijers (born 6 August 1963) is a Dutch football manager.

Coaching career[edit]

Meijers is mostly known for his ten-year spell as head coach of Achilles '29, which he turned into a mainstay of Dutch amateur football and a national Topklasse in 2012, for which he was awarded the Rinus Michels Award as best amateur coach of the year.

His successes in 2012 won him interest from Eerste Divisie professionals Helmond Sport, who hired him as new head coach for the 2012–13 season in a one-year contract. Thanks also to five wins in the first five games of the seasons, Helmond ended the season in an impressive fourth place, but was defeated by Sparta Rotterdam in the promotion playoffs. Meijers could not repeat his positive performances in the following seasons, as he was dismissed in September 2013 due to poor results after a home loss to Almere City FC.[2]

In January 2014, it was announced Meijers would return into amateur football, replacing Hans Kraay, Jr. at ambitious Topklasse club JVC Cuijk, effective from the following 2014–15 season.[3] Starting November 2018 he coaches VVSB.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eric Meijers at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Trainer Eric Meijers per direct ontslagen bij Helmond Sport" (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Eric Meijers volgt Hans Kraay jr op als trainer bij JVC Cuijk" (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.leidschdagblad.nl/cnt/dmf20181103_608144/vvsb-stelt-veelbesproken-eric-meijers-aan-als-trainer