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Armand Sahadewsing (born 7 July 1939) is a former Surinamese football player and manager who has played for S.V. Transvaal in the Surinamese Hoofdklasse, and for AFC DWS in the Dutch Eredivisie. He also played for the Suriname national team and later managed the team for the country's 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.[1]

Armand Sahadewsing
Personal information
Full name Armand Sahadewsing
Date of birth (1939-07-07) 7 July 1939 (age 79)
Place of birth Paramaribo, Surinam
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
1950–1952 KMD
1952–1954 Sparta
1954–1955 Tuna
1955–1956 Unitas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1966 Transvaal ? (?)
1967–1968 DWS 2 (0)
National team
1957–1966 Dutch Guyana 6 (0)
Teams managed
1980–1982 Suriname
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 25, 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 25, 2015



Early careerEdit

Sahadewsing began his football career on the Mr. Bronsplein in Paramaribo, Surinam at age 10 playing for KMD (Klein Maar Dapper), a club registered through the Bronsplein Sport Bond which was specifically for shorter people (Klein Maar Dapper is Dutch for "Small but courageous"). After two season with KMD he transferred to the youth ranks of Sparta, Tuna and finally Unitas. At age 16 he transferred to SV Transvaal to play in the Hoofdklasse, the top flight for association football in Suriname.[1]

SV TransvaalEdit

In 1956, Sahadewsing made his debut in the Hoofdklasse at age 16. He would go on to play for Transvaal for a decade, becoming the teams first choice on the right wing. He was made team captain from 1960 to 1965, and helped Transvaal to win two national championships in 1962 and 1965. He also won the Surinamese Footballer of the Year award in 1965.[1]


In 1966, Sahadewsing relocated to the Netherlands in pursuit of a KNVB coaching license. While in the Netherlands he joined AFC DWS competing in the Dutch Eredivisie, appearing in two matches in the 1967–68 season, where he played with the likes of Frans Geurtsen and Rob Rensenbrink.[2]

International careerEdit

Sahadewsing played for the Dutch Guyana national team, Dutch Guyana being the predecessor of Suriname, as the Dutch colony was known prior to 1976. He made his debut in 1957, in a 2–1 loss to the Netherlands Antilles, in the CONCACAF leg of the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.[3]

Managerial careerEdit

In 1966, Sahadewsing relocated to the Netherlands to obtain a KNVB coaching license. In 1980, he became the manager of the Suriname for the country's 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. Suriname were eliminated by Cuba in the 1981 CONCACAF Championship qualification.[4]



S.V. Transvaal[1]



  1. ^ a b c d "Ricky W. Stutgard, De eerste Surinaamse sportencyclopedie (1893-1988). Alberga, Paramaribo, 1990". Alberga.
  2. ^ "1967-1968 AFC DWS season". Elfvoetbal. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Armand Sahadewsing". Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  4. ^ "1981 CONCACAF Championship: Cuba vs. Suriname". All World Cup. Retrieved 25 December 2015.

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