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Orlando Trustfull (born 4 August 1970) is a Dutch football manager and a former professional player.[2] He was the assistant manager at Internazionale and was brought in by Frank de Boer.[3][4] As of the start of the 2017–18 season he joined de Boer as a member of the coaching staff at Crystal Palace. He once again joined Frank de Boer on 14 January 2019 when Trustfull was announced as assistant manager of defending champions Atlanta United in the MLS.[5]

Orlando Trustfull
Personal information
Full name Orlando Trustfull
Date of birth (1970-08-04) 4 August 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlanta United (assistant manager)
Youth career
Sloten/Rivalen
Blauw Wit
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Haarlem 14 (0)
1990–1992 SVV/Dordrecht '90 50 (1)
1992 Twente 9 (1)
1992–1996 Feyenoord 78 (13)
1996–1997 Sheffield Wednesday 19 (3)
1997–2001 Vitesse 53 (6)
Total 223 (24)
National team
1995 Netherlands 2 (0[1])
Teams managed
2011–2013 Ajax B1
2013–2014 Ajax A1
2014–2015 Netherlands U-19 (assistant manager)
2015 Netherlands U-17 (assistant manager)
2015–2016 Ajax (assistant manager)
2016 Internazionale (assistant manager)
2017 Crystal Palace (assistant manager)
2019– Atlanta United (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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CareerEdit

Trustfull was born in Amsterdam and played as a youth player for De Rivalen, Ajax Amsterdam and Blauw-Wit before signing his first professional contract at HFC Haarlem that played in the Eerste Divisie. The midfielder played 14 matches in his first season and was transferred to fellow Eerste Divisie team SVV Schiedam that merged with Dordrecht '90 a year later. Trustfull was a regular first team player and managed to score his first professional goal in the 1991–92 season.

He spent some time at FC Twente where he scored another goal before he was signed by Feyenoord Rotterdam where he had a hard time gaining his first team position but succeeded in this later.

Trustfull felt he was ready to move on to a foreign country and switched to Sheffield Wednesday in the English Premier League, where he played 19 matches and scored three goals in his first season.[6] He struggled with settling in England and decided to go back to his native country to play for Vitesse Arnhem, where he played a decent first season, but suffered several injuries in the years after. He ended his career after the 2000–01 season having played 223 professional matches and having scored 24 goals.

International careerEdit

Eventually 1994–95 season he succeeded and was even selected for the Dutch national team twice. He participated in two Euro 96 qualification matches versus Belarus and Malta, which were won 1–0 and 4–0 respectively.

Personal lifeEdit

Trustfull is married to Dutch television presenter Quinty Trustfull. Their Son Malik Trustfull is a football player as well, currently playing in the ranks of the Ajax Youth Academy.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Orlando Trustfull". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ http://english.ajax.nl/News/Archive/Article/The-right-coaches-in-the-right-positions.htm
  3. ^ "Frank de Boer confirmed as Inter Milan head coach after Roberto Mancini exit". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Ook Kreek en Trustfull weg bij Inter". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Frank de Boer, Atlanta United finalize technical staff". Atlanta United. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  6. ^ Sheffield Wednesday Newcastlefans. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Cookies Accepteren - Ajax Showtime". www.ajaxshowtime.com. Retrieved 14 July 2017.