Open main menu

John van den Brom

John van den Brom (born 4 October 1966) is a former professional footballer and manager of Dutch Eredivisie side FC Utrecht. As a player, he played for Vitesse, Ajax, De Graafschap and Istanbulspor. After his playing career, Van den Brom became a manager. He worked as a head coach for AGOVV Apeldoorn (2007–2010), ADO Den Haag (2010–2011), Vitesse (2011–2012) and Anderlecht (2012–2014). After managing AZ for 5 years, he moved to take charge of FC Utrecht from the 2019-2020 season.

John van den Brom
Zenit-AZ (14).jpg
Van den Brom in September 2016
Personal information
Full name Joseph Anthonius van den Brom
Date of birth (1966-10-04) 4 October 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Amersfoort, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Utrecht (manager)
Youth career
APWC
AFC Quick 1890
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1993 Vitesse 225 (80)
1993–1995 Ajax 44 (7)
1995–1996 Istanbulspor 22 (3)
1996–2001 Vitesse 99 (13)
2002–2003 De Graafschap 42 (4)
Total 432 (107)
National team
1990–1993 Netherlands 2 (1)
Teams managed
2003–2004 Bennekom
2004–2007 Jong Ajax
2007–2010 AGOVV
2010–2011 ADO Den Haag
2011–2012 Vitesse
2012–2014 Anderlecht
2014–2019 AZ
2019– Utrecht
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Born in Amersfoort, Netherlands, Van den Brom started his career at the amateurs of APWC in Amersfoort before signing as a professional footballer for Vitesse in 1986. After seven seasons with Vitesse, playing 225 games and scoring 80 goals, he made the move to Dutch giants Ajax, where he played for two seasons before moving abroad with Turkish side Istanbulspor.[1] He returned to Vitesse after one season, and spent another five seasons there before signing for De Graafschap for his final season, retiring from playing in 2003.

International careerEdit

Van den Brom made two appearances for the Dutch national team.[2] He played in the 8–0 win against Malta and the 6–0 win against San Marino. He scored one goal.

Managerial careerEdit

After his playing career he became head scout of De Graafschap and head coach of amateur side Bennekom,[3] before becoming coach of the second team at Ajax, on 29 April 2004. From 2007 to 2010 he served as head coach of small Eerste Divisie club AGOVV Apeldoorn with impressive results, also winning a place in the promotion playoffs in his last season in charge. In May 2010 he was presented as new head coach of Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag,[4] with whom he qualified for the 2011–12 Europa League. In June 2011, Van den Brom was named as head coach of his old club Vitesse.[5] Again, he managed to qualify for the Europa League.

He signed with Belgian side Anderlecht on 29 May 2012 as head coach.[6] He was sacked on 10 March 2014.[7]

On 27 September 2014, it was announced that Van den Brom had signed a deal with AZ to succeed Marco van Basten as the new manager.[8] After managing AZ for 5 years, he moved to take charge of FC Utrecht from the 2019-2020 season.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Apps Goals
Vitesse 1986–87 Eerste Divisie 36 17
1987–88 Eerste Divisie 25 10
1988–89 Eerste Divisie 36 6
1989–90 Eredivisie 33 14
1990–91 Eredivisie 33 8
1991–92 Eredivisie 32 10
1992–93 Eredivisie 30 15
Ajax 1993–94 Eredivisie 27 2
1994–95 Eredivisie 17 5
Istanbulspor 1995–96 1. Lig 22 3
Vitesse 1996–97 Eredivisie 28 5
1997–98 Eredivisie 15 1
1998–99 Eredivisie 26 1
1999–00 Eredivisie 24 6
2000–01 Eredivisie 6 0
De Graafschap 2000–01 Eredivisie 16 2
2001–02 Eredivisie 23 2
2002–03 Eredivisie 3 0
Total 432 107

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 10 November 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
AGOVV Apeldoorn   1 July 2007 30 June 2010 120 45 22 53 037.50
Den Haag   1 July 2010 29 June 2011 40 20 7 13 050.00
Vitesse   1 July 2011 30 May 2012 42 20 9 13 047.62
Anderlecht   30 May 2012 9 April 2014 98 54 18 26 055.10
AZ Alkmaar   29 September 2014 30 June 2019 216 116 41 59 053.70
Utrecht   1 July 2019 Present 16 8 3 5 050.00
Total 532 263 100 169 049.44

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Van den Brom en Van Vossen akkoord met Istanbulspor" (in Dutch). De Volkskrant (15 June 1995). Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ John van den Brom. Voetbalstats.nl Retrieved on 28 November 2016
  3. ^ De roots van Van den Brom - RTVNH (in Dutch)
  4. ^ "Van den Brom nieuwe hoofdtrainer" (in Dutch). ADO Den Haag. 29 May 2010. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  5. ^ "John van den Brom toch trainer van Vitesse" (in Dutch). NRC. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  6. ^ "John van den Brom toch naar Anderlecht" (in Dutch). De Gelderlander. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=bel/news/newsid=2069626.html
  8. ^ Van den Brom nieuwe trainer AZ (Dutch)
  9. ^ "Van den Brom signs for three years at FC Utrecht as successor Advocaat | tellerreport.com". www.tellerreport.com. Retrieved 2 August 2019.

External linksEdit