Michel Boerebach

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Michel Boerebach
Personal information
Full name Michel Boerebach
Date of birth (1963-09-27) 27 September 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Go Ahead Eagles (ass. coach)
Youth career
SV Lelystad'67
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1987 Go Ahead Eagles 129 (22)
1987–1989 Roda JC 66 (21)
1989–1990 PSV 18 (3)
1991–1992 Roda JC 61 (5)
1992–1993 Burgos 28 (3)
1993–1996 FC Twente 88 (24)
1989–1991 Go Ahead Eagles 26 (2)
Teams managed
Go Ahead Eagles (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michel Boerebach (born September 27, 1963 in Amsterdam, North Holland) is a retired football midfielder from the Netherlands, who is the current assistant-coach of Dutch club where he started his professional career, Go Ahead Eagles.

Club career[edit]

A talented midfielder with Go Ahead Eagels, Boerebach left the club after 5 years for Roda JC and had an unsuccessful spell at PSV Eindhoven. Dutch manager Theo Vonk took him to La Liga side Real Burgos in 1992 ,[1] only for him to leave the club after relegation. He returned to Holland to play for FC Twente[2] and a second spell at Go Ahead Eagles. He then played amateur football for DOVO[3] and retired in 1999.

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Boerebach coached the reserves team at De Graafschap[4] and became assistant manager at Go Ahead Eagles. In February 2016 he was allowed by the Dutch FA to act as caretaker manager of their senior side for a month alongside Harry Decheiver, after Dennis Demmers was sacked.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On 22 July 2003, Boerebach lost both his sons Lesley and Sven in a car accident near Dronten,[6] his then wife Dora survived the crash. A youth football tournament was named in honour of Lesley[7] and a children's farm in honour of Sven.[8] Boerebach later wrote a book about their death, Nooit meer zaterdag (Never again Saturday).[9]


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