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John van den Brom

John van den Brom
Birthdate:October 04, 1966 in Amersfoort
International:2(1) caps(goals)
Current club:Retired
Former club(s):de Graafschap, Vitesse, Istanbulspor (Tur), Ajax, Vitesse, AFC 1890, APWC
John van den Brom started his professional career at the Vitesse Arnhem academy. He played for seven seasons in Arnhem. At the end of this successful period he received twice a call-up for the national team and scored once.

In 1993 he moved to Ajax for another two seasons Dutch football. The season 1995-96 he was transferred to the ambitious Turkish club Istanbulspor. Together with Dutch coach Leo Beenhakker and fellow Dutchman Peter van Vossen he joined the Turkish league. At the end of the season, he returned home to his former club Vitesse until 2001. Van den Brom moved in the beginning of 2001 to De Graafschap, having no more play opportunities at Vitesse. At the end of the 2002-03 season, Van den Brom was retiring from playing professional football.

After managing his coaching license, he was first head coach of Dutch amateurs Bennekom, before joining AGOVV Apeldoorn in 2007. In the 2010-11 season he was the head coach of Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag. He managed European qualification for the Hague club but decided to quit to his former club Vitesse Arnhem as their new head coach in June 2011.

His first season as head coach of Vitesse was successful. He managed to qualify the club for the Europa League. At the end of the 11-12 season he made a surprising move to Belgium becoming the new head coach of Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht. Van den Brom immediately won the Belgian league trophy in his first season. Just a few months before the end of his second season, he was fired because of disappointing results. In September 2014, Van den Brom was appointed as the new head coach of AZ Alkmaar. He succeeded fellow Dutchman abroad, Marco van Basten. Starting from the 2019-2020 season, John van den Brom is the new head coach of FC Utrecht.

Last update: July 24, 2019