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Jan van Dijk (footballer)

Johannes ("Jan") Hermannus van Dijk (born 10 December 1956 in Schalkhaar, Deventer, Overijssel) is a retired Dutch footballer and manager. He currently manages Hoofdklasse side Chevremont.

Jan van Dijk
Personal information
Full name Johannes Hermannus van Dijk
Date of birth (1956-12-10) 10 December 1956 (age 62)
Place of birth Schalkhaar, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chevremont (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1992 FC Groningen 465 (43)
1978–1979Go Ahead Eagles (loan) 9 (1)
Teams managed
1996–1997 FC Groningen
1997–2001 FC Groningen
2001 Roda JC
2002–2003 Helmond Sport
2004–2004 RBC
2005–2007 Emmen
2007–2008 Al-Nassr (assistant)
2008–2010 VVV
2012–2013 Gemert
2014–2016 Helmond Sport
2017– Chevremont
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit


Van Dijk is best known for having spent his entire career at FC Groningen, except for a short loan spell to Go Ahead Eagles. His stay with the club spanned from 1975 to 1992, and earned him the nickname "Mister FC Groningen", as well as the record for number of appearances with a Groningen jersey (537).[1]

Coaching careerEdit

After he retired in 1992, Van Dijk became a football manager. He coached FC Groningen, Roda JC,[2] RBC Roosendaal,[3] Helmond Sport, and FC Emmen.[4] He was fired from FC Emmen on 15 February 2007.[5] After a season serving as Foeke Booy assistant at Al-Nassr,[6] he was appointed manager of then-Eerste Divisie club VVV-Venlo on June 2008.[7] Under his tenure, VVV-Venlo were crowned 2008–09 Eerste Divisie champions and achieved immediate promotion back to the Eredivisie. He was successively dismissed in December 2010 due to poor results.[8]

On March 2012 it was announced Van Dijk would become manager of Topklasse amateurs VV Gemert on a two-year deal valid from the 2012–13 season.[9] After suffering relegation on the first season of his in charge, Van Dijk and Gemert agreed to mutually part company in May 2013.[10]

On March 2014 Van Dijk agreed to return to Helmond Sport, agreeing on a deal effective from 1 July 2014.[11] He left the club in February 2016.[12]

He was named manager at amateur side Chevremont for the 2017/18 season.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Two of his sons, Gregoor and Dominique, also played professional football in the Netherlands.[1] He is married to Ineke and he has two more sons and two daughters.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Zo vader, zo zoon: Jan en Gregoor van Dijk" (in Dutch). 15 December 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  2. ^ Roda JC trainers aller tijden: Jan van Dijk 2001-2001 - Roda JC (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Jan van Dijk gaat naar RBC Roosendaal - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  4. ^ Jan van Dijk vindt nieuwe club: Emmen - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Schikking FC Emmen en Jan van Dijk - RTV Drenthe (in Dutch)
  6. ^ 'Jan van Dijk volgt het spoor van Foeke Booy' - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  7. ^ Jan van Dijk trainer VVV - L1 (in Dutch)
  8. ^ VVV ontslaat trainer Van Dijk - NOS (in Dutch)
  9. ^ "Jan van Dijk nieuwe trainer Gemert" (in Dutch). 24 March 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Trainer Jan van Dijk en Gemert uit elkaar" (in Dutch). 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Jan van Dijk nieuwe trainer van Helmond Sport" (in Dutch). Helmond Sport. 24 March 2014. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  12. ^ Jan van Dijk stapt per direct op als trainer van Helmond Sport - NU (in Dutch)
  13. ^ Chèvremont strikt voormalig hoofdtrainer van Roda en VVV - 1Limburg (in Dutch)
  14. ^ De trainer en zijn nieuwe uitdaging: Jan van Dijk - Heerlen Nieuws (in Dutch)

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