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Co Adriaanse
Adriaanse in 2009
Personal information
Full name Jacobus Adriaanse
Date of birth (1947-07-21) 21 July 1947 (age 76)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Position(s) Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1970 De Volewijckers
1970–1976 Utrecht 176 (0)
Teams managed
1984–1988 PEC Zwolle
1988–1992 FC Den Haag
1992–1997 Jong Ajax
1997–2000 Willem II
2000–2001 Ajax
2002–2005 AZ
2005–2006 Porto
2006–2007 Metalurh Donetsk
2007–2008 Al-Sadd
2008–2009 Red Bull Salzburg
2010–2011 Qatar (olympic)
2011–2012 Twente
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jacobus "Co" Adriaanse (born 21 July 1947) is a Dutch football manager. As player he played as centre-back for De Volewijckers anf FC Utrecht.

Playing career[change | change source]

Adriaanse played six seasons with (now dissolved) De Volewijckers (1964 until 1970) and also six seasons with Utrecht (1970 until 1976).

Managerial career[change | change source]

Early career[change | change source]

Adriaanse began his managing career with Zilvermeeuwen in 1979for four years and then went to AZ as scout and youth trainer. Then he coached PEC Zwolle and FC Den Haag for four seasons each. He then managed the youth side of Ajax, for five seasons.

Willem II[change | change source]

In 1997 he became manager of Willem II. The team finished in fifth place and had wins over Feyenoord (2–0) and defending champions PSV (4–1). The fifth place was the first qualification for European football since 1963. In the 1998–99 UEFA Cup they reached round 2 but lost to Betis Sevilla. After the team did not reach another European competition, Adriaans resigned in 2000.

Ajax[change | change source]

Adriaanse returned to Ajax as manager and reached a third place but was sacked early in the next season because of poor results.

AZ[change | change source]

In November 2002 Adriaanse was signed to AZ. In the first season they finished tenth, in the next fifth . They qualified for the UEFA Cup 2004-05. There they reached the semi-finals but lost to Sporting Clube de Portugal. In the Eredivisiethey finished third.

Porto[change | change source]

On 24 May 2005 Adriaanse was presented as the new manager of Portuguese club Porto. In the first season as Porto coach, he achieved the double for the first time since Jose Mourinho left the club.

Metalurh Donetsk[change | change source]

On 9 August 2006 Adriaanse resigned as manager of Porto. In December 2006 he became coach of FC Metalurh Donetsk. On 17 May 2007 he resigned as manager of Metalurh Donetsk.

Al-Sadd Sports Club[change | change source]

On 27 August 2007 Adriaanse became manager of Al-Sadd but resigned as coach on 28 January 2008.

Red Bull Salzburg[change | change source]

Adriaanse in 2009

On 13 March 2008 Adriaanse signed with the Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg. He left the club after the end of the season finishing with the team as champion.

Qatar Olympic team[change | change source]

2010 he became manager of the Qatar Olympic team.[1] His Middle East stint, however, lasted only 14 months, as his contract was terminated by mutual consent in March 2011.[2][3]

Twente[change | change source]

On 20 June 2011 he was named manager.[4] In his first official match with the club, Adriaanse won the Johan Cruyff Shield against his former team Ajax. In January 2012 the contract was dissolved by Twente.

2014-15 Adriaanse was technical advisor at Utrecht. At the end of the season he left.[5]

Honours[change | change source]


  • Primeira Liga:206
  • Portuguese cup:206

Red Bull Salzburg



References[change | change source]

  1. "Co Adriaanse coach Jong Qatar". NOS Sport (in Dutch). 12 January 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  2. "QFA part ways with Adriaanse". Qatar Football Association. 25 March 2011. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  3. "Adriaanse definitief weg bij voetbalbond Qatar". NU.nl (in Dutch). 25 March 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  4. "Co Adriaanse trainer FC Twente". FC Twente (in Dutch). 20 June 2011. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  5. Alflen en Adriaanse verlaten FC Utrecht Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine - FC Utrecht (in Dutch)