Fred Grim

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Fred Grim
Personal information
Full name Johann Georg Friedrich Grim
Date of birth (1965-08-17) 17 August 1965 (age 53)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Netherlands (caretaker)
Youth career
JOS Watergraafsmeer
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Ajax 0 (0)
1987–1994 Cambuur 308 (1)
1994–2002 Ajax 101 (0)
Total 409 (1)
Teams managed
2002–2005 Ajax (trainer keepers youth)
2005–2007 Ajax (trainer keepers)
2007–2009 Sparta Rotterdam (assistant)
2009–2010 Ajax (trainer keepers youth)
2009–2010 Jong Ajax (trainer)
2010–2012 Ajax A1 (youth)
2012–2015 Almere City
2015–2016 Netherlands U21
2017 Netherlands (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Johann Georg Friedrich "Fred" Grim (born 17 August 1965) is a retired Dutch football goalkeeper and the current manager of Netherlands U21. Grim represented Ajax Amsterdam and Cambuur Leeuwarden during his football career.


After a brief stint as goalkeeper coach and Jong Ajax's assistant manager, Grim assumed responsibility for Ajax' flagship A1 (U19) youth team after the position was vacated by newly appointed Ajax Head Coach Frank de Boer. In October 2012, Grim left Ajax to be head coach of Eerste Divisie side Almere City. In 2015, he became manager of Netherlands U21. On March 26th 2017 he became the interim coach of the Dutch National Team when former coach Danny Blind got the sack.