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Factfile: Louis van Gaal

2016-05-24 09:55
Louis van Gaal (Getty Images)

London - Factfile on Louis van Gaal, who was sacked as Manchester United manager on Monday.

Full name: Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal

Age: 64

Date of birth: August 8, 1951

Place of birth: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Playing career

Position: midfielder

Teams: Ajax (NED/1972-1973), Royal Antwerp (BEL/1973-1977), SC Telstar (NED/1977-1978), Sparta Rotterdam (NED/1978-1986), AZ Alkmaar (1986-1987)

Managerial career

Teams: Ajax (NED/1991-1997), Barcelona (ESP/1997-2000), Netherlands (2000-2002), Barcelona (ESP/2002-2003), AZ Alkmaar (NED/2005-2009), Bayern Munich (GER/2009-2011), Netherlands (2012-2014), Manchester United (ENG/2014-2016)

Managerial honours


Eredivisie (3): 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96

KNVB Cup (1): 1992-93

Johan Cruyff Shield (3): 1993, 1994, 1995

UEFA Champions League (1): 1994-95

UEFA Cup (1): 1991-92

UEFA Super Cup (1): 1995

Intercontinental Cup (1): 1995


La Liga (2): 1997-98, 1998-99

Copa del Rey (1): 1997-98

UEFA Super Cup (1): 1997

AZ Alkmaar

Eredivisie (1): 2008-09

Bayern Munich

Bundesliga (1): 2009-10

DFB-Pokal (1): 2009-10

DFB-Supercup (1): 2010

Manchester United

FA Cup (1): 2015-16


Rinus Michels Award: 2007, 2009

Dutch Sports Coach of the Year: 2009, 2014

German Football Manager of the Year: 2010


Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau: 1997


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