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Louis van Gaal
Netherlands L. van Gaal 003
Personal information
Full name Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal
Date of birth 8 August 1951 (1951-08-08) (age 68)
Place of birth    Amsterdam, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth clubs
Netherlands RKSV de Meer
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1972–1973
1973–1977
1977–1978
1978–1986
1986–1987
Total
Netherlands Ajax
Belgium Royal Antwerp
Netherlands Telstar
Netherlands Sparta Rotterdam
Netherlands AZ
0000(0)
041 00(7)
025 00(1)
248 0(26)
017 00(0)
331 0(34)   
Teams managed
1991–1997
1997–2000
2000–2002
2002–2003
2005–2009
2009–2011
2012-2014
2014-2016
Netherlands AFC Ajax
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Netherlands Netherlands
Flag of Spain Barcelona
Netherlands AZ
Germany Bayern Munich
Netherlands Netherlands
England Manchester United

Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal OON (born 8 August 1951) is a Dutch former football manager and player. At club level, he served as manager of Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich and Manchester United, as well as having two spells in charge of the Netherlands national team. Van Gaal is one of the most decorated managers in world football, having won 20 major honours in his managerial career.

Before his career as a coach, Van Gaal played as a midfielder for Royal Antwerp, Telstar, Sparta Rotterdam and AZ. He is also a fully qualified gymnastics teacher and has worked as such at high schools during various stages of his career as a semi-professional footballer.

After a brief spell as coach at AZ, Van Gaal served as assistant coach under Leo Beenhakker at Ajax and eventually took over as head coach in 1991. Under his lead, the club won three Eredivisie titles, the UEFA Cup, and the Champions League. Van Gaal moved to Barcelona in 1997 and won two Spanish league titles and one Copa del Rey. After some disagreements at Barcelona, he was appointed coach of the Netherlands national team, but failed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. Another brief spell at Barcelona followed before he became manager of AZ. After winning the Eredivisie with AZ in 2008–09, he was hired by Bayern Munich on 1 July 2009. In his first season at Bayern, he secured the Bundesliga title, won the DFB-Pokal, and reached the final of the Champions League. In July 2012, he was appointed manager of the Netherlands for the second time, and led them to third place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Honours

Managerial honours

Club

Ajax
Barcelona
AZ
Bayern Munich

International

Netherlands

Awards and achievements

  • World Soccer Manager of the Year: 1995
  • Onze d'Or Coach of the Year: 1995
  • Rinus Michels Award: 2007, 2009
  • Dutch Sports Coach of the Year: 2009
  • Die Sprachwahrer des Jahres (3rd place): 2009
  • German Football Manager of the Year: 2010

Orders

  • Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau: 1997

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Netherlands – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Third place

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