Bert Zuurman

Bert Zuurman (born 16 March 1973) is a retired football striker from the Netherlands, who made his professional debut in the 1990–1991 season for FC Groningen. Later on he played for Heracles Almelo, SC Heerenveen, BV Veendam, FC Eindhoven, FC Emmen, FC Zwolle, and TOP Oss.[1][2]

Bert Zuurman
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-03-16) 16 March 1973
Place of birth Winschoten, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 FC Groningen 18 (2)
1993SC Heracles (loan) 15 (4)
1993–1996 SC Heerenveen 8 (0)
1994–1995BV Veendam (loan) 43 (16)
1996–1998 BV Veendam 58 (18)
1998–2000 SBV Eindhoven 49 (23)
2000BVO Emmen (loan) 11 (2)
2000–2001 BVO Emmen 23 (7)
2001–2005 FC Zwolle 81 (11)
2005–2006 TOP Oss 25 (0)
Teams managed
2010–2013 FC Zwolle (women)
2016–2017 Ozone
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Winschoten, Groningen, Zuurman played professional football with SC Heerenveen, before spending four seasons with FC Zwolle.[3] Zuurman is a former U19 national player of The Netherlands. Zuurman holds a UEFA 'A' Licence.

After retiring from playing football, Zuurman became a manager and was appointed coach of FC Zwolle's women's team in 2010.[4]

Zuurman is now in India and is the coach of the Ozone Football Academy in Bangalore, India. Zuurman is the Head coach and Technical Director of OzoneFC, Bengaluru. OzoneFA, Bangalore runs a residential football academy and also their professional team, Ozone Footbal Club (OzoneFC, Bengaluru) now trains at the Bangalore Football Stadium; a stadium owned by the Karnataka State Football Association. Incidentally, the stadium also houses one of the four centres funded by the FIFA for the growth of youth football in India. The other centres are in Goa, West Bangal and Navi Mumbai.


Managerial statistics

As of 3 November 2018.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Ozone 2016 2017 6 3 1 2 050.00
Total 6 3 1 2 050.00


FC Zwolle


  1. "Cv Bert Zuurman" (in Dutch). Voetbalfocus. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. "Bert Zuurman". Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. "Zure gezichten met dank aan Bert Zuurman" [Sour faces thanks to Bert Zuurman] (in Dutch). Fries Dagblad. 10 November 2003.
  4. "Zuurman fulltimer" [Zuurman full-time] (in Dutch). de Stentor. 5 July 2010.

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