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Hans Verèl (21 April 1953 – 9 November 2019) was a football defender and midfielder from the Netherlands, who played for Sparta Rotterdam, SVV and FC Den Bosch.

Hans Verèl
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-04-21)21 April 1953
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date of death 9 November 2019(2019-11-09) (aged 66)
Place of death Tilburg, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1976 Sparta 1 (0)
1976–1977 SVV
1977–1978 Den Bosch 5 (0)
Teams managed
1978–1980 Den Bosch (Assistant)
1980–1984 Den Bosch
1984–1987 RBC
1987–1990 NAC
1990–1991 Dordrecht'90
1991–1992 SVV/Dordrecht'90
1993 RKC
1995–1996 Pakhtakor Tashkent
1996–2001 Willem II (Assistant)
2000 Willem II (Caretaker)
2001 Fortuna Sittard
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Verèl made his debut for Sparta on 20 May 1973 against Den Bosch, but only managed to play one league game for the club.[1] In 1976 he left for SVV.[2]

Managerial careerEdit

A persistent injury ended his career while playing for Den Bosch in 1978, and he became an assistant coach at the club. In 1982 he became head coach alongside general manager Ad Zonderland and they won promotion with Den Bosch to the Eredivisie in 1983.[3] He later coached RBC Roosendaal, with whom he reached the 1985–86 KNVB Cup Final, NAC Breda, (SVV/)Dordrecht'90, RKC Waalwijk, FC Pakhtakor Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Willem II Tilburg and Fortuna Sittard. He also worked as an assistant to Jimmy Calderwood, Co Adriaanse and Hans Westerhof at Willem II and experienced the club's biggest success in qualification for the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Verèl retired as a coach after his dismissal in Sittard and was director at a swimming centre in Roosendaal until 2015. He died in November 2019 after a long illness.[5]


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