Jan Zwartkruis

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Jan Zwartkruis
Jan Zwartkruis 1977.jpg
Personal information
Full name Johannes Hermanus Hendrikus Zwartkruis
Date of birth (1926-02-18)18 February 1926
Place of birth Elst, Netherlands
Date of death 7 March 2013(2013-03-07) (aged 87)
Playing position Defender
Teams managed
Years Team
1975 SV Spero
1976–1977 Netherlands
1978–1981 Netherlands
1992–1994 Netherlands Antilles

Johannes Hermanus Hendrikus "Jan" Zwartkruis (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɑn ˈzʋɑrt.ˌkrœy̯s]) (18 February 1926 – 7 March 2013) was the manager of the Netherlands national football team for two periods (1976–77, 1978–81), coaching the team in 28 matches, including the 1980 UEFA European Football Championship. He also coached the Trinidad and Tobago national football team for a brief moment in the 1980s [1] and the Netherlands Antilles during the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification round for CONCACAF Caribbean Zone.


  1. ^ Door: Mark Caldenhoven, Peter Pos. "Oud-bondscoach Jan Zwartkruis (87) overleden - Sport - VK". Volkskrant.nl. Retrieved 2013-03-08.

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