Virgil Breetveld

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Virgil Breetveld
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-07-10) 10 July 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Steeds Hoger
Germinal Schiebroek
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Feyenoord 4 (0)
1988–1991 SVV 84 (15)
1991–1994 Dordrecht 69 (30)
1994–1998 De Graafschap 73 (16)
1998–1999 Excelsior 29 (14)
1999–2000 Fortuna Düsseldorf 12 (0)
Total 271 (75)
Teams managed
2003–2005 SC Reeland
2009–2010 EBOH
2011–2013 Wieldrecht
2011–2012[1] FC Dordrecht (assistant)
2012[2] FC Dordrecht (interim)
2012–2013 FC Dordrecht (assistant)
2013[3] FC Dordrecht (interim)
2013–2017[4] SteDoCo
2017– Ido's Football Club[5]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Virgil Breetveld (born 10 July 1967)[6] is a Dutch football coach and former professional player.


Born in Rotterdam, Breetveld played youth football for Steeds Hoger and Germinal Schiebroek,[7] before signing for Feyenoord at the age of 17.[8] Breetveld had not considered a professional football career, but was encouraged to pursue it by his coach Dick Beek, who himself had been a professional player.[8] He made his debut for the first-team in April 1988.[8] He later played for SVV, Dordrecht, De Graafschap, Excelsior and Fortuna Düsseldorf.[8][9] He was top scorer of the Eerste Divisie in the 1994–95 season.[9] He retired from professional football in November 2000.[8]

After retiring as a player, Breetveld worked as a broker and let holiday apartments in Brazil.[8] He was also manager of amateur side SC Reeland from 2003 to 2005,[9] as well as EBOH and Wieldrecht.[10]

He became an assistant manager at Dordrecht after signing a one-year contract in May 2011,[10] combining his role there with his position as manager of Wieldrecht,[11] and working 6 days a week in both roles.[11] He signed a contract extension with Dordrecht in April 2012.[12] He left his role with Dordrecht in 2013,[8] and in September 2014 was working as manager of amateur team SteDoCo.[8] In May 2017, Breetveld finished his employment at Stedoco.[4] In the summer of 2017 he was appointed coach of the Sunday and Saturday first squads of Ido's Football Club.[5]


  2. ^ Lima en Versluis ontbreken tegen MVV,, 1 March 2012
  3. ^ Virgil Breetveld opvolger John Vink bij Stedoco‚, 28 December 2012
  4. ^ a b Virgil Breetveld per direct weg bij SteDoCo‚, 4 May 2017
  5. ^ a b "'Ik wil graag verder bouwen aan IFC'". De Kombinatie (Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht ed.). 16 December 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2018. Virgil Breetveld is ook de komende twee seizoenen trainer van IFC-zaterdag en Zondag 1. 'We zijn tot de conclusie gekomen dat we graag verder bouwen aan deze club.'
  6. ^ "Pofile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Feyenoord Online. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Interview met oud-Feyenoorder Virgil Breetveld" (in Dutch). Kuipbewoner. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "Virgil Breetveld: 'Nooit meer een vierdeklasser'" (in Dutch). AD. 5 October 2005. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Virgil Breetveld assistent Theo bos" (in Dutch). FC Dordrecht. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Een ideale combinatie" (in Dutch). FC Dordrecht. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Breetveld langer werkzaam aan de Krommedijk" (in Dutch). FC Dordrecht. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2015.