Ronald Koeman is a former professional football player and manager. From 2020-2021, he managed FC Barcelona, the team that he also played for from 1989 to 1995. In 1988, while he played for PSV Eindhoven, he helped the team win the UEFA European Championship.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Ronald Koeman was born in Zaandam, Netherlands on March 21, 1963. He stands 181 cm tall. His older brother Erwin Koeman, coached for the Oman National Team. They were the first set of brothers who coached two different nations at the same time.

Koeman is married to Bartina Koeman and they have a son Roland Koeman Jr. who is a professional goalkeeper and has played for SC Telstar and Erste Divisie. After a cancer scare, he became an anti-smoking advocate. In 2021, he was the subject of the movie Foca Koeman, which focused on his transfer to coaching FC Barcelona.

Position Defender
Height / weight 1.81 m / 90 kg
Born 21 Mar 1963
Nationality Netherlands Netherlands
Team History
Feyenoord Feyenoord 1995 - 1997
FC Barcelona FC Barcelona 1989 - 1995
PSV Eindhoven PSV Eindhoven 1986 - 1989
Ajax Amsterdam Ajax 1983 - 1986
FC Groningen FC Groningen 1980 - 1983

Professional Career

He became a senior football player at 17 years old after he signed with Groningen. He would go on to spend three years with the team, making 90 appearances and 32 goals. After that, he signed with Ajax and helped them win the KNVB Cup in the 1985-1986 season.

In 1986, he signed with PSV Eindhoven and also helped them with the KNVB Cup twice. In addition, they also won the 1987-1988 European Cup while Koeman was part of their lineup. He stayed with PSV through to 1989 when he was signed by FC Barcelona.

At Barcelona, he helped them win La Liga titles four times. He was also instrumental in then winning the European Cup in the 1991-1992 season coming in second place in the 1993-1994 season. The last club he played for was Feyenoord. He was with them from 1995 to 1997.

Management Career

Right after he retired from professional football, he started managing the Netherlands National Football Team and was their assistant coach for a season. He then jumped over to coaching FC Barcelona for the 1998-1999 season.

From 2000 to 2021, Koeman coached several clubs including those he’s played for like Ajax and PSV. From 2018 to 2020, he began coaching the Netherlands National Football Team again.

Career Highlights:

Player

Ajax

  • Eredivisie - 1984–85
  • KNVB Cup - 1985–86

PSV

  • Eredivisie - 1986–87, 1987–88,1988–89
  • KNVB Cup - 1987–88, 1988–89
  • European Cup - 1987–88

Barcelona

  • La Liga - 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93,1993–94
  • Copa del Rey - 1989–90
  • Supercopa de España - 1991, 1992,1994
  • European Cup - 1991–92 Runner Up1993–94
  • European Super Cup - 1992

Netherlands

  • UEFA European Championship - 1988

Individual

  • Dutch Footballer of the Year - 1987,1988
  • UEFA European Championship Team ofthe Tournament - 1988
  • UEFA Champions League top scorer -1993–94
  • UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll - No. 26

Manager

Ajax

  • Eredivisie - 2001–02, 2003–04
  • KNVB Cup - 2001–02
  • Johan Cruyff Shield - 2002

Benfica

  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira - 2005

PSV

  • Eredivisie - 2006–07

Valencia

  • Copa del Rey - 2007–08

AZ

  • Johan Cruyff Shield - 2009

Netherlands

  • UEFA Nations League runner-up -2018–19

Barcelona

  • Copa del Rey - 2020–21

Individual

  • Rinus Michels Award - 2012
  • Premier League Manager of the Month
  • September 2014, January 2015, January 2016

Team History:

National Team

  • 1983–1994 - Netherlands

Teams Managed

  • 1997–1998 - Netherlands (assistant)
  • 1998–1999 - Barcelona (assistant)
  • 2000–2001 - Vitesse
  • 2001–2005 - Ajax
  • 2005–2006 - Benfica
  • 2006–2007 - PSV Eindhoven
  • 2007–2008 - Valencia
  • 2009 - AZ Alkmaar
  • 2011–2014 - Feyenoord
  • 2014–2016 - Southampton
  • 2016–2017 - Everton
  • 2018–2020 - Netherlands
  • 2020–2021 - Barcelona

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