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Ronald Spelbos (born 8 July 1954 in Utrecht) is a Dutch former football player and manager. He played central defense. He earned 21 caps for the Netherlands, scoring a goal in his last international, against Cyprus on October 28, 1987 in an 8-0 win that was later annulled because of crowd violence. He was a candidate to be selected for the Dutch team in the 1988 European Championships, but suffered a knee injury which ended his career.

Ronald Spelbos
Ajax tegen AZ '67 3-2, Ajax kampioen Kieft in duel met Spelbos, Bestanddeelnr 932-1616.jpg
Spelbos (left) and Wim Kieft
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-07-08) 8 July 1954 (age 65)
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Playing position Central Defender
Youth career
1971–1974 HVC Amersfoort
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1982 AZ 241 (10)
1982–1984 Club Brugge 62 (11)
1984–1988 Ajax 95 (19)
National team
1980–1987 Netherlands 21 (1)
Teams managed
1992–1995 NAC Breda
1995 Vitesse Arnhem
1996–1997 FC Utrecht
1998–1999 NAC Breda
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


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