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Erwin Koeman

Erwin Koeman
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-09-20) 20 September 1961
Place of birth Zaandam, Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Southampton (assistant coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Groningen 6 (0)
1979–1982 PSV 43 (8)
1982–1985 Groningen 89 (39)
1985–1990 Mechelen 116 (22)
1990–1994 PSV 103 (13)
1994–1998 Groningen 115 (10)
Total 472 (92)
National team
1983–1994 Netherlands 31 (2)
Teams managed
1998–2002 PSV (youth coach)
2001–2004 PSV (assistant coach)
2004–2005 RKC Waalwijk
2005–2007 Feyenoord
2008–2010 Hungary
2011 Utrecht
2012 Eindhoven
2012–2014 RKC Waalwijk
2014– Southampton (assistant coach)

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

† Appearances (goals)

Erwin Koeman (Dutch pronunciation: ; born 20 September 1961 in Zaandam, North Holland) is a retired professional football player and became subsequently a Dutch football manager. He is currently the assistant head coach of Southampton where he works alongside his brother, Ronald.

Erwin Koeman as assistant coach of Southampton


  • Personal life 1
  • Club career 2
  • International career 3
  • Managing career 4
  • Honours 5
    • Club 5.1
    • International 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Personal life

He is the son of Dutch international footballer Martin Koeman, and, alongside his younger brother Ronald, has also represented the Netherlands.[2] All three Koemans played for Groningen at some time during their careers. Erwin Koeman's son, Len, is also a footballer and currently plays for the Helmond Sport youth team.[3]

Club career

Koeman played with Groningen, Mechelen, where he won the Belgian League in 1989 and 1988 Cup Winners' Cup during the team's heyday and PSV, where they became league champions in 1990–91 and 1991–92.[4]

International career

Koeman was a midfielder for the Netherlands that won the Euro 88 and featured in the 1990 World Cup. In total, Koeman was capped 31 times, scoring twice between 1983 and 1994.[5][6]

Managing career

Koeman finished his playing career with Groningen in 1998 and became youth coach at PSV.[7] In October 2001, he was promoted to assistant manager under Eric Gerets,[8] and for the 2004–05 season became manager in RKC Waalwijk. He managed RKC for one season before moving to Feyenoord.[9] In March 2006, he extended his contract to the summer 2009. However, on 3 May 2007, Koeman announced his immediate resignation due to motivational problems, after a troublesome season, where Feyenoord eventually finished seventh.[10]

Starting on 1 May 2008, Koeman became the coach of the Hungary national football team.[11] He was removed from his post on 23 July 2010.[12]

Before the 2011–12 season, he was appointed as the new manager of FC Utrecht. However, on 18 October 2011 he quit the job citing bad working conditions and frustration after several key players had been sold.[13]

On 16 June 2014, he was appointed as the assistant head coach of Southampton, where he works alongside his brother, Ronald, for the first time.[14]



PSV Eindhoven




  1. ^ "Erwin Koeman – Player profile". Eurosport Asia. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Erwin Koeman
  3. ^ A hétköznapok is a fociról szólnak (Hungarian)
  4. ^ Hungary Coach Erwin Koeman Targets Euro 2012 Qualification
  5. ^ Netherlands
  6. ^ Erwin Koeman
  7. ^ Erwin Koeman to Hungary: another export!
  8. ^ Népszabadság online: Orbán rárúgja az ajtót Koemanra (Hungarian)
  9. ^ Erwin Koeman ült le a Feyenoord kispadjára (Hungarian)
  10. ^ Erwin Koeman felállt a Feyenoord-kispadról (Hungarian)
  11. ^ Erwin Koeman az új szövetségi kapitány (Hungarian)
  12. ^ A Magyar Labdarúgó Szövetség elnökségének közleménye (Hungarian)
  13. ^ Koeman resigns as Utrecht manager
  14. ^ "Koeman appointed First Team Manager". Southampton FC. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 

External links

  • Erwin Koeman profile and stats at Wereld van Oranje (Dutch)
  • Profile on
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