Ab Fafié

From Fafié ( born March 4, 1941 in Rotterdam, South Holland, † November 28, 2012 ) was a Dutch football player and coach. He played as a defender on Erstliganiveau for the Rotterdam clubs Feijenoord and Xerxes, as well as for PSV Eindhoven. As a coach, he has also worked for Feyenoord and, among others for FC Utrecht, AEK Athens and KAA Gent.

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Club career

Fafié already played in the youth at his home club Feijenoord and was already the age of 18 in the season 1959/60 in the squad of Ehrendivisionärs. He debuted on December 13, 1959 in a 4-1 win against Sport Club Enschede. In the rest of the season he came three more times to use, but could not establish in the team so that it no Erstligaeinsätze In 1963, after three seasons to local rivals Xerxes, who was only mediocre at that time. However, the team was able to rise in 1965 and 1966 twice in a row, so that Fafié aground again in the top league in the seasons 1966/67 and 1967/68 - this time as a regular player of his team in the position of left-back. With the team were former and future internationals like Wim van Hanegem, Hans Dorjee, Lazar Radovic and goalkeeper Eddy Treijtel. His only goal in the top division he scored on April 15, 1968 against NAC Breda. After the relegation of Xerxes / DHC '66 in 1968 Fafié joined together with Radovic and coach Kurt Linder Eindhoven. In the PSV but he could due to several injuries not prevail and ended his career two seasons later in the summer of 1970.


  • Feijenoord Rotterdam (1959-1963, Eredivisie: 4 Inserts / 0 goals)
  • Xerxes Rotterdam / XerxesDHC '66 ( 1963-1966, 2nd and 3rd class; 1966-1968, Eredivisie 64/ 1)
  • PSV Eindhoven (1968-1970, Eredivisie: 12/0 )

As a coach

After his playing days Fafié worked early on as a trainer for various amateur clubs. In 1981 he moved from Rotterdam CVV Mercurius to his old club Feyenoord, where he first worked later as a youth coach and one year as an assistant to Hans Kraay senior. As Kraay was on leave, he took the interim head coach items. Two years later he became the successor by Thijs Libregts - with Feyenoord in 1984 won Double - head coach and remained until the end of the season 1985 / 86th He spent the following season in Greece, where he first AEK Athens and after release there PAS Ioannina trained. After a break of one year, he took over for the 1988/89 season the Belgian Erstdivisionär KAA Gent. After another year without a club caught up with him in 1990, the FC Utrecht as a substitute for Cees Loffeld. In Utrecht he celebrated his successful period as manager; He led the team in the 1990/91 season the second best placement of the history of the club to fourth place in the Eredivisie and thus in the UEFA Cup, which earned him the nickname Ad Koning ( "King Ad" ). In the UEFA Cup, but the FCU failed in the second round at Real Madrid. The success this season could not be repeated. Fafié remained four years in Utrecht before moving to AEK Larnaca. But this engagement ended after a few months. Short term he helped at the 1995 Go Ahead Eagles Deventer in 1997 and went to Indonesia first to Raya Bandung and Persija Jakarta then, his last coaching position.


  • Feyenoord Rotterdam (1981-1984 youth, assistant and head coach 1984-1986 )
  • AEK Athens (1986 /87)
  • PAS Ioannina ( 1987)
  • KAA Gent (1988 /89)
  • FC Utrecht (1990-1994)
  • AEK Larnaca ( 1994)
  • Go Ahead Eagles (1995 )
  • Raya Bandung (1996/ 97)
  • Persija Jakarta (1997/ 98)

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