Bert van Marwijk

Bert van Marwijk, 2011

Lambertus " Bert" van Marwijk, Knight in the Order of Orange- Nassau, ( born May 19, 1952 in Deventer ) is a former Dutch football player and current football coach. From September 25 2013 to February 15, 2014, he was head coach of Hamburger SV.

  • 2.1 As a player
  • 2.2 As a coach


As a player

As a midfielder or striker and he came 390 times in the Eredivisie, the highest Dutch league, used and played once in the Dutch national team. His playing career took him, among other things for AZ Alkmaar and MVV Maastricht. His greatest and only title as a player was winning the Dutch Cup with AZ Alkmaar in the 1977 / 78th

As a coach

Beginnings and Feyenoord Rotterdam

Even in the last years of his active football career coached van Marwijk first youth team. About the stations FC Herderen, RKVCL Limmel, SV Meerssen and Fortuna Sittard he landed in 2000, finally as a trainer at Feyenoord Rotterdam, where he was employed for four years. His greatest success was here winning the UEFA Cup, which he won in the final 3-2 against Borussia Dortmund in 2002. His successor in Rotterdam was Ruud Gullit.

First stop in the Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund

On 1 June 2004 van Marwijk signed together with Dick Voorn at Borussia Dortmund a two year contract, which was extended early on 28 May 2005 to 30 June 2007 and again on 26 July 2006 to 30 June 2008. On December 2, 2006 van Marwijk confirmed press reports, however, indicating that he would leave the club on 30 June 2007. Two weeks later, on 18 December 2006, he was dismissed as head coach of Borussia. As followers committed the Dortmund Juergen Röber.

Return to Feyenoord and Bondscoach

In the 2007 /08 season van Marwijk was again coach at Feyenoord Rotterdam. He signed in the summer of 2007 a ​​two-year contract he was not fulfilled, since he took over the Dutch national team in place of Marco van Basten after Euro 2008. Still, he led the team to the Cup victory. His contract with the Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond was extended in March 2010 to and including the 2012 European Championship. With the Dutch national team he reached at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to the finals, which was, however, lost to Spain 0-1 after extra time. At the European Championships 2012, the Netherlands lost under his leadership as a coach all three games in the preliminary round and dropped out. For the Netherlands, it was the worst tournament result ever. 27 June 2012 van Marwijk stepped down as national team coach.

Return to the Bundesliga: Hamburger SV

After just over a year without employment van Marwijk took over on 25 September 2013, standing on the 16th place in the table Bundesligaelf Hamburger SV from the recently released Thorsten Fink. He returned therefore after about seven years in the highest German league back. When HSV van Marwijk has signed a contract until 30 June 2015 with an option for another season and brought assistant coach Roel Coumans with the River Elbe. Under Van Marwijk HSV presented in February 2014, a negative club record. Never before had lost their 51 -year-old league affiliation seven games in a row the hamburger. After a 2:4 defeat at bottom club Eintracht Braunschweig van Marwijk was finally released on February 15, 2014.

Bert van Marwijk in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Bert van Marwijk as coach Bond (2011)

Bert van Marwijk in 2012


As a player

AZ Alkmaar:

  • Dutch Cup winner: 1978

As a coach

Feyenoord Rotterdam:

  • Uefa Cup winner: 2002
  • Dutch Cup winner: 2008

Dutch national team:

  • Vice World Champion: 2010


  • Van Marwijk's son is former Dutch international Mark van Bommel, who was captain of Oranje in his tenure.
  • On 12 July 2010 Van Marwijk was defeated by the Dutch Queen knighted.

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