Theo de Jong

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This is a Dutch name; the family name is de Jong, not Jong.
Theo de Jong
Theo de Jong 1972.jpg
Personal information
Full name Theodorus Jacob de Jong
Date of birth (1947-08-11) 11 August 1947 (age 69)
Place of birth Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1970 Blauw Wit ? (?)
1971–1972 NEC Nijmegen 57 (17)
1972–1977 Feyenoord Rotterdam 163 (61)
1977–1981 Roda JC 125 (44)
1981–1983 Seiko ? (?)
1983–1984 F. C. Den Bosch 28 (4)
National team
1972–1974 Netherlands 15 (3)
Teams managed
1986–1989 F. C. Den Bosch[1]
1989–1992 FC Zwolle[1]
1992–1993 SC Cambuur
1995–1996 Willem II
2001–2002 Go Ahead Eagles
2002–2004 China (Assistant)
2006 Persepolis F.C. (Assistant)[2]
2006–2007 Cameroon (Assistant)[2][3]
2007 Esteghlal (Assistant)[2][4]
2007 Steel Azin[5]
2010 Willem II
2016 Ikorodu United F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Theodorus ("Theo") Jacob de Jong (born 11 August 1947[6] in Leeuwarden) is a former Dutch footballer and now coach in Nigerian Premier League at Ikorodu United F.C..

During his career he played for NEC Nijmegen and Feyenoord Rotterdam.[7] He earned 15 caps and scored 3 goals for the Netherlands national football team, and played for them in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final.[6]

De Jong was a member of the Feyenoord team that won the UEFA Cup in 1974, beating Tottenham Hotspur in the then two-legged final.[8] He later played 3 seasons in Hong Kong for Seiko.[9]

Theo's son, Dave de Jong, is also a footballer.


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