Youri Mulder ( born March 23, 1969 in Brussels ) is a former Dutch football player and current football coach and sports commentator.
Career as a player
Youris father, Jan Mulder, was also a Dutch football player. Mulder's career began at the SDO Bussum. After a short stint at Ajax Amsterdam he made in Enschede first experience in professional football. From 1990 to 1993 Youri played at FC Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie. He put his performances soon the call from, to have come only as the son of his father in the team. In his second season at Twente he played together with Ronald de Boer.
Also scouts of FC Schalke 04 were quickly noticed him. For the 1993/94 season Youri joined Schalke in the Bundesliga. In his nine years at Schalke, he quickly became a crowd favorite, although only 33 league goals went to his account between 1993 and 2002. Youri Mulder belonged to the Euro Fighter said Schalke team that won the UEFA Cup in 1997. However, Mulder was in the semi-finals and finals due to a cruciate ligament injury he had sustained in a league match against Karlsruher SC, not be used. 2001 and 2002 won Mulder with FC Schalke 04 DFB Cup. 2002 ended Youri Mulder his professional career. He was still a year for De Tubanters from Enschede active.
In the Dutch national Youri Mulder made his debut against the Czech Republic on 16 November 1994, but came because he had problems with his knee again and again, only to a total of nine appearances. For the last time he wore Oranje in a friendly match against Morocco on 28 April 1999 One of his three goals for the Oranje was a very important. With the winning goal against Belarus after submission of Orlando Trust Full he held the Dutch in the race for qualification to Euro 1996 in England.
After the career
Mulder now works as a sports expert for NOS Dutch television, and is also often questioned by German media as an analyst for games with Dutch participation. He is also, together with Evert Ten Napel commentator of the Dutch version of the computer game Fifa 07
In the 2007 /08 season Mulder, who has the A- license ( cf. football coach ), as a striker coach the coach team of FC Twente in Enschede belonged. Since 13 April 2008 he was again working for the FC Schalke 04. First, he led, together with interim coach Michael Büskens the team until the end of the season. Two days after taking office, he had to look after the team and achieved with her a 5-0 win over Energie Cottbus for the first time in the Bundesliga. After the end of the 2007/ 08 Büskens and Mulder moved into second place and supported from July 1, 2008 the new coach Fred Rutten as an assistant coach. After a leave of absence from Rutten on 26 March 2009 Mulder headed with Mike Büskens and Oliver Reck to the start of work of new coach Felix Magath training the first Schalke team. Since Magath his two assistant coach Seppo Eichkorn and Bernd Hollerbach from VfL Wolfsburg brought, leaving Mulder to FC Schalke 04 after the 2008 /09 season. For the 2011/12 season he returned as an assistant coach of Co Adriaanse back to FC Twente.