Sven Vandenbroeck

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Sven Vandenbroeck
Ulrik Flo.jpg
Vandenbroeck (centre-right) challenging Ulrik Flo in a match for Løv-Ham against Sogndal.
Personal information
Full name Sven Ludwig Vandenbroeck[1]
Date of birth (1979-09-22) 22 September 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Vilvoorde, Belgium
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Simba (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Mechelen
2000–2004 Roda JC 55 (1)
2004–2005 De Graafschap 19 (0)
2005 Akratitos 1 (0)
2006–2007 Lierse 23 (0)
2007–2008 Visé
2009 Løv-Ham 3 (0)
Teams managed
2014 Niki Volou (caretaker)
2018–2019 Zambia
2019– Simba
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sven Ludwig Vandenbroeck (born 22 September 1979) is a Belgian football coach and former player who manages Tanzanian club Simba.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Vilvoorde, Vandenbroeck played as a defensive midfielder for Mechelen, Roda JC, De Graafschap, Akratitos, Lierse, Visé and Løv-Ham.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Vandenbroeck served as manager of Niki Volou, and assistant manager to Oud-Heverlee Leuven and the Cameroonian national team.[1][2] He was the assistant to Hugo Broos when Cameroon won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.[3]

He was appointed manager of the Zambian national team in July 2018.[2] He said he would be starting from "year zero".[4] In February 2019 it was announced that the Football Association of Zambia would not renew Vandenbroeck's contract in March 2019, due to his failure to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[5][6] Vandenbroeck later claimed that he had already resigned but had agreed to stay on until the end of his contract.[3] He was then placed on administrative leave.[3] He said that his eight months in Zambia was "positive".[3]

In December 2019 he was appointed manager of Tanzanian club Simba.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Profile". World Football. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Kennedy Gondwe (6 July 2018). "Zambia name Belgian Sven Vandenbroeck as new coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Kennedy Gondwe (6 March 2019). "Sven Vandenbroeck: Zambia's outgoing coach reflects on 'positive' time with team". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  4. ^ Samindra Kunti (13 September 2018). "Zambia starting from 'year zero' says coach Sven Vandenbroeck". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ Michael Madyira (26 February 2019). "Sven Vandenbroeck fired as Zambia coach after failure to qualify for 2019 Afcon". Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  6. ^ Kennedy Gondwe (26 February 2019). "Zambia choose not to renew Vandenbroeck contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Official: Simba SC confirm Sven Vandenbroeck as new head coach succeeding Patrick Aussems". Kick Off. 11 December 2019.