Arie van Lent

Arie van Lent ( born August 31, 1970 in Opheusden ) is a former German football player and current coach of Dutch origin. Van Lent played by storm and scored in his professional time a total of 92 goals. The strength of 1.90 meters, the attacker was the head ball game.

Playing career

Werder Bremen

Training was the striker for SV Werder Bremen. For the season 1990/91 van Lent finally moved into the senior squad the Green-Whites, but without coming to the league use. The received the offensive player until the following year, when coach Otto Rehhagel, the match against Borussia Dortmund, for 71 minutes einwechselte him on December 6, 1991 Stefan Kohn. However, his breakthrough at the Weser not yet managed van Lent in the subsequent period. Nor at the Hunte. Not for the course - as the striker was awarded during the season 1992/93 to VfB Oldenburg in the 2nd Bundesliga, he came through injury - he played a total of only one half (!).

It was not until 1996/97, as Dixie Dörner was head coach of the SVW, van Lent came to regular operations. In addition, the striker came into this season, on 16 March 1997 in the away game against VfL Bochum, for his first Bundesliga goal. Round of 31 of the same season van Lent succeeded in a 3-2 win against 1 FC Cologne a " three-pack " for the Bremen after an own goal he had fallen behind his club early time. This van Lent is the only player still scored three goals for his team in the history of the Bundesliga in a match after an own goal.

Greuther Fürth

1997/98 van Lent went under Werder coach Dörner as a regular in the New Year. However, after the team started poorly in the league, Dörner was replaced by Wolfgang Sidka and van Lent to the viewer. Overall, he was in league history to thirteen missions, where he was on the field only once over the full season. This eventually led to the club in the summer of 1998 split from his attackers and van Lent signed at the then second division club SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Here the attacking player was able to build back to its successful periods: in Fürth van Lent was the undisputed number one in the storm and scored sixteen goal for his team. Only Bruno Labbadia ( Arminia Bielefeld) and Rainer Krieg (Karlsruher SC ) come into this season more goals for their clubs.

Borussia Moenchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt

The good performance in Fürth awakened desires to other clubs, so van Lent moved to the second Bundesliga after just one year to Borussia Mönchengladbach. There he improved his goal tally to 19 goals. Borussia in 1999 /00 Fifth, what one missed its chances of promotion. The managed the club a year later. Again, van Lent was the best attacker of his team, which he was instrumental in the rise. Also in the Bundesliga it went well for the attacker and he managed to avoid relegation with his foals. After van Lent 2002/ 03 due to injuries often failed and he succeeded no league goals this season, he scored again a year later to the permanent staff of the club and was with nine goals along with Vaclav Sverkos top scorer in the Borussia. Van Lent scored the last goal (3:1 against TSV 1860 München ) for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the time-honored Bökelberg before it was torn down some time later.

Despite these successes, he left Mönchengladbach in the summer of 2004 and joined Eintracht Frankfurt. Under coach Friedhelm glitter, the team sought the resurgence in league one. Above all, the storm trio with Arie van Lent, Du-Ri Cha and Benjamin Köhler should have large share after this go to 34 meetings together a total of 31 gates. More than half, ie 16 goals, scored van Lent. Third behind the 1st FC Cologne and MSV Duisburg Frankfurt managed to climb. Back in the Bundesliga, van Lent played a less significant role. His contract with Eintracht, who was originally intended to run until 30 June 2006, resolved on 16 January 2006.

With immediate effect, Arie van Lent moved to the rise of the aspirants Regionalliga Nord, Rot-Weiss Essen, where he signed a contract until 30 June 2008. He scored in the Regionalliga six goals in twelve games and managed with Rot-Weiss Essen promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga. In the season 2006/ 07, however, he could due to numerous injuries several months did not play, so he with his club agreed to an early termination of the contract before the start of the season. A short time later, van Lent ended his active career.

Coaching career

In March 2007, van Lent acquired the coach -B license. His first coaching position was the then Oberliga 1.FC Kleve. In his first year he led Kleve for promotion to the Regionalliga West. On 28 February 2009, the last table 1.FC Kleve separated, however, by van Lent. In the headlines this dismissal came after him the club's management had informed in the 80th minute, so during the home game against Sportfreunde Lotte about it. A few months later, he completed an internship under Jürgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.

On 5 May 2010 the second-division Rot Weiss Ahlen relegated him committed to a contract term of more than two years. His contract with the Westphalia was dissolved after the end of the 2010/2011 season, as he became a coach to Kickers Offenbach. Although it Hessian traditional club had committed to 30 June 2013, van Lent was released after just one win from previous eleven games on February 6, 2013. Since October 1, 2013 Van Lent has worked as coach of the U-19 from Borussia Moenchengladbach.


  • European Cup Winners' Cup: 1 × Winner 1992 Werder Bremen
  • DFB Cup winners: 2 x German Cup in 1991 and 1994 with Werder Bremen
  • German master: 1 × German champion in 1993 with Werder Bremen
  • Promotion to the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach and 1 x 1 x with Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Promotion to the Regionalliga West with 1.FC Kleve in the 2007/ 08 season