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Bert Konterman

Bert Konterman
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-01-14) 14 January 1971
Place of birth Rouveen, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender (Retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 FC Zwolle 121 (7)
1993–1996 Cambuur 96 (19)
1996–1998 Willem II 78 (10)
1998–2000 Feyenoord 65 (4)
2000–2003 Rangers 79 (5)
2003–2004 Vitesse 31 (0)
Total 470 (45)
National team
1999–2000 Netherlands 12 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Bert Konterman (Dutch pronunciation: , born 14 January 1971 in Rouveen) is a former professional footballer from the Netherlands. He retired in June 2004.

Konterman's career began with the local amateur club SC Rouveen, then went on to play for clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie including FC Zwolle, Cambuur, Willem II and Feyenoord, until he was snapped up by Dick Advocaat in 2000 to play for Rangers F.C. for a fee of £4.5m.

Konterman was part of a growing Dutch influence at Ibrox under Advocaat, but did not make a similarly impressive impact to the likes of Ronald de Boer and Arthur Numan. He endured a difficult start at Ibrox in defence; however, following the arrival of Alex McLeish, Konterman was often used in an advanced role in the heart of the midfield. In this position, he had a more successful spell at the club including netting a winning strike after extra time from 30 yards against arch rivals Celtic in a League Cup semi-final.[1] After a 3-year spell with Rangers and winning 6 caps for the Dutch national team, Konterman returned home in the summer of 2003 signing for Vitesse Arnhem.

Konterman is a Christian.[2] After retiring from football he took up the position of general manager at Dutch club FC Zwolle. However, on 1 July 2012 he stepped down from this position. In 2010 Konterman also began a part-time new career as a travel salesman alongside former teammate Michael Mols in his homeland.[1]

Since the 2013–14 season Konterman is assistant manager of Jong FC Twente, the second team of the club.

Honours

Rangers

References

  1. ^ a b "Changing room chat: Konterman kicks off in the pulpit". The Scotsman. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  2. ^ Joe McHugh (2002-02-10). "Born again Bert has faith in Rangers new manager". The Mirror. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 

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