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Ronald Koeman
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Personal information
Full name Ronald Koeman
Date of birth 21 March 1963 (1963-03-21) (age 55)
Place of birth    Zaandam, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current club England Everton (manager)
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1980–1983
1983–1986
1986–1989
1989–1995
1995–1997
Total
Netherlands FC Groningen
Netherlands Ajax
Netherlands PSV
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Netherlands Feyenoord
090 0(33)
094 0(23)
098 0(51)
192 0(67)
061 0(19)
535 (193)   
National team
1982–1994 Netherlands Netherlands 078 0(14)
Teams managed
1997–1998
1998–2000
2000–2001
2001–2005
2005–2006
2006–2007
2007–2008
2009
2011–2014
2014–2016
2016–2017
2018–
Netherlands Netherlands (assistant)
Flag of Spain Barcelona (assistant)
Netherlands Vitesse
Netherlands Ajax
Flag of Portugal Benfica
Netherlands PSV
Flag of Spain Valencia
Netherlands AZ
Netherlands Feyenoord
England Southampton
England Everton
Netherlands Netherlands

Ronald Koeman (born 21 March 1963) is a Dutch former professional footballer and the current manager of the Netherlands national team. He is the younger brother of his former international teammate Erwin Koeman and the son of former Dutch international Martin Koeman. A composed player on the ball, Koeman was capable of being deployed both as a defender and as a midfielder, and he frequently played as a sweeper, due to his vision and his ability on the ball. Regarded as one of the best and most prolific attacking central defenders of all time, Koeman was renowned for his long-range passing, as well as his shooting accuracy and power from distance, especially on free kicks, and is the top scoring defender in world football; he was also an accurate penalty kick taker.

At international level, Koeman was one of the stars of the Netherlands national team, alongside Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and Dennis Bergkamp. During his career with the Netherlands, Koeman won UEFA Euro 1988 and played at the 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cups, captaining the team at the latter.

Koeman began his career at FC Groningen before transferring to the Netherlands' most successful club Ajax, where he won the national Eredivise title in 1984–85. He then joined Ajax's rivals PSV, winning three consecutive Eredivisie titles (1986–87, 1987–88 and 1988–89) and the European Cup in 1988. In 1989, Koeman moved to Barcelona and became part of Johan Cruyff's "Dream Team", helping the club win La Liga four years in a row between 1991 and 1994, and the European Cup, where he scored the winning goal of the final against Sampdoria in 1992.

As a head coach, Koeman has won three Eredivisie titles: twice with Ajax (2001–02 and 2003–04) and once with PSV (2006–07). He is the only individual to have both played for and managed the "Big Three" of Dutch football: Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord. Prior to joining Southampton, he also had spells in Portugal with Benfica and Spain with Valencia, coaching Los Che to victory in the 2007–08 Copa del Rey.

Honours

Player

Ajax
PSV Eindhoven
Barcelona
Netherlands

Individual

  • Dutch Footballer of the Year (2): 1987, 1988

Manager

Ajax
Benfica
PSV
Valencia
AZ Alkmaar

Individual

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 1988

1. Van Breukelen 2. Van Tiggelen 3. Troost 4. R. Koeman 5. Winter 6. Van Aerle 7. Vanenburg 8. Mühren 9. Bosman 10. Gullit 11. Van 't Schip 12. Van Basten 13. E. Koeman 14. Kieft 15. Koevermans 16. Hiele 17. Rijkaard 18. Suvrijn 19. Krüzen 20. Wouters

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Netherlands – 1990 FIFA World Cup

1. Van Breukelen 2. Van Aerle 3. Rijkaard 4. R. Koeman 5. Van Tiggelen 6. Wouters 7. E. Koeman 8. Vanenburg 9. Van Basten 10. Gullit 11. Witschge 12. Kieft 13. Rutjes 14. Van 't Schip 15. Roy 16. Hiele 17. Gillhaus 18. Fräser 19. Van Loen 20. Winter 21. Blind 22. Menzo

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Netherlands – 1994 FIFA World Cup

1. De Goey 2. F. de Boer 3. Rijkaard 4. Koeman 5. Rob Witschge 6. Wouters 7. Overmars 8. Jonk 9. R. de Boer 10. Bergkamp 11. Roy 12. Bosman 13. Van der Sar 14. Van Gobbel 15. Blind 16. Numan 17. Taument 18. Valckx 19. Van Vossen 20. Winter 21. De Wolf 22. Snelders