Jean-Paul van Gastel

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Jean-Paul van Gastel
Personal information
Full name Jacobus Johannes Martinus Paulus van Gastel
Date of birth (1972-04-28) 28 April 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth Breda, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
BSV Boeimeer
NAC Breda
Willem II
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 Willem II 137 (15)
1996–2001 Feyenoord 121 (25)
2001–2002 Ternana 7 (0)
2002 Como 0 (0)
2002–2003 De Graafschap 13 (2)
National team
1996–1999 Netherlands 5 (2)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Willem II U-19
2005–2011 Jong Feyenoord
2011–2019 Feyenoord (assistant coach)
2021– Guangzhou City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2007

Jacobus Johannes Martinus Paulus ("Jean-Paul") van Gastel (born 28 April 1972 in Breda, Noord-Brabant) is a retired football midfielder from the Netherlands, who obtained five caps for the Dutch national team, scoring twice.

Club career[edit]

Van Gastel started his professional career in 1990 with Willem II, where he stayed for six seasons, before moving to Feyenoord. There he won the Dutch title (1999). He moved to Italy in 2001 and played for Ternana Calcio (Serie B) and Como Calcio 1907 (Serie A). He ended his career in 2003 with De Graafschap.

Coaching career[edit]

At the end as player he worked from 2004 to 2005 as Head Coach from the U-19 team of Willem II. On 30 June 2005 he began his coaching career with the U-19 of Feyenoord.