Hans Croon

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Hans Croon
Hans Croon & Jan Formannoy.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-05-25)25 May 1936
Place of birth Malang, Dutch East Indies
Date of death 5 February 1985(1985-02-05) (aged 48)
Place of death Rotterdam, Netherlands
Teams managed
Years Team
1957–1959 DWS
1959–1963 SVV
1963–1969 HVC
1969–1972 FC Volendam
1972–1974 K.S.V. Waregem
1974–1975 Lierse S.K.
1975–1976 R.S.C. Anderlecht
1976–1978 NEC
1978–1979 VVV-Venlo
1979–1981 K.S.V. Waregem
1981–1982 K. Beringen F.C.
1982–1983 Lierse S.K.

Hans Croon (25 May 1936 – 5 February 1985) was a Dutch football manager who won the 1976 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final with R.S.C. Anderlecht.

As well as Anderlecht, Croon coached in the Netherlands and Belgium with DWS, VER, HVC, FC Volendam, K.S.V. Waregem, Lierse S.K. and NEC.[1] His Anderlecht side won the 1976 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with a 4–2 victory over West Ham United on 5 May 1976 at Heysel Stadium in Brussels.[2] He moved to NEC Nijmegen, and coached the team until 1979.

He died in February 1985 at the age of 48 following a car crash.


  1. ^ http://www.necfan.nl/oudnecers.php?id=198
  2. ^ "1975/76: Anderlecht win six-goal thriller". UEFA. 2001-08-17. Archived from the original on 2005-11-25. Retrieved 2008-03-09.