Harm van Veldhoven

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Harm van Veldhoven
Personal information
Full name Harm van Veldhoven
Date of birth (1962-09-28) 28 September 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Luyksgestel, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker / Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
1968–1979 De Raven Luyksgestel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1985 Lommel
1985–1990 Germinal Ekeren
1990–1992 RWDM 73 (29)
1992–1999 Lommel 213 (17)
Teams managed
1999–2000 Lommel (assistant manager)
2000–2003 Lommel
2003–2004 Brussels
2004–2007 Cercle Brugge
2007–2008 Germinal Beerschot
2008–2012 Roda JC
2012–2013 KV Mechelen
2014–2015 Delhi Dynamos
2015 K.V.C. Westerlo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2009

Harm van Veldhoven (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɑrm vɐn ˈvɛlt.ˌɦoː.və(n)]; born 28 September 1962 in Luyksgestel) is a Dutch-Belgian football manager who is currently unemployed after last managing Westerlo.

Van Veldhoven started his career with local youth team De Raven. He was picked up by SK Lommel at the age of 17. He made his way up to the highest level of Belgian football with Germinal Ekeren. He then went to RWDM and eventually returned to SK Lommel when they had also arrived in First Division. The 3 teams for which van Veldhoven was active as footballer at senior level, are already all defunct.

He began his career as striker. But throughout his career, he went more and more playing as midfielder or even defender.

When Harm van Veldhoven finished his playing career with Lommel, he became assistant coach. It only took him one season to become head manager of the team. Afterwards, he was manager for FC Brussels with which he became champions. This success woke the interest of Cercle Brugge, where he stayed 3 years. When his contract ended, van Veldhoven went to Germinal Beerschot, of which his former team Germinal Ekeren was a predecessor. After a very successful season, he could not repeat his achievement and was sacked as a consequence. He went back to his country of birth and signed for Roda JC in November 2008. He avoided relegation after play offs. His contract ended in 2012, which allowed him to sign with KV Mechelen, where he was sacked on 30 December 2013.

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