Ernie Brandts in 1978
|Full name||Ernstus Wilhelmus Johannes Brandts|
|Date of birth||3 February 1956|
|Place of birth||Nieuw-Dijk, Gelderland|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|De Sprinkhanen (Nieuw-Dijk)|
|1993–2002||PSV Eindhoven (assistant)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Ernstus "Ernie" Wilhelmus Johannes Brandts (born 3 February 1956 in Nieuw-Dijk, Gelderland) is a Dutch football manager and former player. As a player he played as a football defender for PSV Eindhoven, Roda JC Kerkrade, MVV Maastricht and De Graafschap.
Brandts earned 28 caps and scored five goals for the Netherlands national football team and played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. In a second-round match against Italy, he became the first and to date only player to score goals for both teams in the same match in the World Cup. He scored an own goal in the 18th minute, and then scored the equalizer for the Netherlands in the 50th minute. His teammate Arie Haan eventually scored the winning goal, giving the Netherlands a 2–1 win.
Halfway through the 2007-08 season, Brandts was informed that his contract as head trainer of NAC would not be extended, despite the best results (3rd position in 2007–08 Eredivisie) NAC Breda had seen for a long time. This decision was not taken lightly by the NAC Breda supporters - despite all the complaints the NAC top directors went ahead with their plan. Brandts was replaced by Robert Maaskant at the beginning of the 2008–2009 season.
He was appointed as the coach of Rah Ahan in summer of 2009. In 2011 & 2012 He was appointed of APR highest division and achieved the double. In 2012-2013 he was coach of Young Africa and won all the cups. On 25 December 2013, he left the club with a mutual consent agree by both parties.Young Africans S.C. He started as head coach of FC Dordrecht in June 2014. Started with a well done start. In February 2015 he decided with agreement of the club to stop.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ernie Brandts.|
- Football : Ernie Brandts. Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved on 2013-11-08.
- "Ernie Brandts gaat vierdeklasser DIA in Teteringen trainen" (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. 11 April 2014.