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Arie Haan

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Arie Haan
Haan in 1974
Personal information
Full name Arend Haan
Date of birth (1948-11-16) 16 November 1948 (age 75)
Place of birth Finsterwolde, Netherlands
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1975 Ajax 132 (23)
1975–1981 Anderlecht 199 (35)
1981–1983 Standard Liège 65 (12)
1983–1984 PSV 18 (0)
1984–1985 Seiko 5 (1)
Total 419 (71)
National team
1972–1980 Netherlands 35 (6)
Teams managed
1984–1985 Royal Antwerp
1986–1987 Anderlecht
1987–1990 Stuttgart
1990–1991 Nürnberg
1991–1993 Standard Liège
1994–1995 PAOK
1995–1997 Feyenoord
1997–1998 Anderlecht
1999 PAOK
2000 Omonia
2001 Austria Vienna
2002–2004 China PR
2006 Persepolis
2006–2007 Cameroon
2008–2009 Albania
2009 Chongqing Lifan
2010–2011 Tianjin Teda
2012 Shenyang Shenbei
2014–2015 Tianjin Teda 
Men's football
Representing  Netherlands (as player)
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up 1974
Representing  China (as manager)
AFC Asian Cup
Runner-up 2004
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Arend "Arie" Haan (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌaːrɛnt / ˈaːri) ˈɦaːn]; born 16 November 1948) is a Dutch football manager and former player who played as a midfielder. He scored 6 goals in 35 matches for the Netherlands national team of the 1970s. At club level, he enjoyed a successful career with AFC Ajax, R.S.C. Anderlecht, Standard Liège and PSV Eindhoven. A versatile and tireless midfielder with good playmaking skills and a powerful shot. He was famous for his strong long-range strike, which earned him the nickname Arie Bombarie, he was also an excellent free-kick taker. Widely considered as one of the best Dutch midfielders of all time.

Club career[change | change source]

He was a player of Ajax Amsterdam for eight years, with whom he won three domestic competitions and three times the European Cup. For Ajax Amsterdam he played 264 matches and scored 47 goals. in 1975 he joined RSC Anderlecht, where he played, among others, Rob Rensenbrink - the then star of European football. With Anderlecht, which in the 1970s achieved the greatest triumphs in its history on the European arena, he won the Cup Winners' Cup twice and the UEFA Super Cup twice. In 1981 he moved to Standard Liège, with whom, among others, he won the national championship twice and reached the final of the Cup Winners' Cup in 1982. At the end of his career, he played one season for PSV Eindhoven, but without much success. He ended his career in 1985 in Hong Kong, after playing a few matches for the Seiko SA team.

International career[change | change source]

Arie Haan in 1978

He made his debut for the Netherlands national team on August 30, 1972 in a match against Czechoslovakia. Arie Haan had the opportunity to play in the national team during the times of Total Football (Dutch: totaalvoetbal), playing alongside, among others, Johan Cruijff, Johan Neeskens and Willem van Hanegem. He played as a defensive midfielder or as a sweeper at 1974 FIFA World Cup. Thanks to his powerful right-foot shot, he could threaten the opposing team's goalkeeper even from a distance of several dozen meters, as was the case with his famous goal at the 1978 World Cup against the Italian national team. With the Netherlands, he was runner-up in the World Championship in 1974 and 1978. He played his last match for the national team at the European Championships in 1980 - also, as in his debut, against the Czechoslovak national team. For over 7 years of his national team career, he played 35 times for Oranje, scoring a total of 6 goals.

Coaching career[change | change source]

From 2002 to 2004 he was the coach of the Chinese national team. In August 2006, he became the coach of the Cameroon national team, but six months later he resigned from this position, citing too much interference in the running of the national team by the then president of the association, Mohammed Iya. In January 2008, he became the coach of the Albania national team. He resigned from this function on April 15, 2009 after a series of defeats suffered by the team in the qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup. From 2009 to 2015, he was the manager of several Chinese Super League teams. In April 2016, he announced the end of his coaching career. His decision was motivated by health problems and loss of motivation to continue working.

Honours[change | change source]

Player[change | change source]



Standard Liège[8]




Manager[change | change source]


VfB Stuttgart[15]

Standard Liège[8]

Tianjin Teda

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ajax | Prijzenkast".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "RSC Anderlecht | Palmares".
  3. "Tijdperk-Vanden Stock: 20 landstitels, 8 bekers en 3 Europabekers". 20 December 2017.
  4. "Amsterdam Tournament". Archived from the original on 31 August 2004. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  5. "Tournois de Paris : une compétition opposant 4 clubs" (in French). Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  6. "Jules Pappaert Cup". October 2018.
  7. "Nationale Trofee voor Sportverdienste".
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Standard de Liège | Palmares".
  9. "PSV Eindhoven | Palmares". 16 July 2014. Archived from the original on 29 May 2023. Retrieved 23 April 2024.
  10. "Seiko | Successi".
  11. "FIFA World Cup 1974". Archived from the original on 17 May 2018.
  12. "FIFA World Cup 1978". Archived from the original on 17 May 2018.
  13. "UEFA Euro 1976".
  14. "1978 Tournoi de Paris". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  15. "Vfb Stuttgart | Palmarès".
  16. "足协杯-王新欣于大宝联手逆转 天津2-1胜山东夺冠" (in Chinese). Sports.sina.com.cn. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2019.

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