Chris Dekker

Chris Dekker (born 6 December 1945 in Westzaan, North Holland) is a retired football defender and midfielder from the Netherlands.

Chris Dekker
Dekker in 1973
Personal information
Full name Chris Dekker
Date of birth (1945-12-06) 6 December 1945
Place of birth Westzaan, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Youth career
ZVV Zaandijk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1967 FC Zaanstreek
1967–1970 AZ'67 66 (5)
1970–1971 NEC 29 (2)
1971–1972 DWS 28 (3)
1972–1974 FC Amsterdam 64 (5)
1975–1977 MVV 76 (13)
1977–1981 Charleroi 108 (7)
1981 Seiko 17 (3)
1981–1982 Sparta 30 (1)
1982–1985 Fortuna Sittard 78 (4)
Total 479 (40)
National team
1974 Netherlands 1 (0)
Teams managed
1991–1992 FC Eindhoven
1992–1994 Fortuna Sittard
1995 Al-Jazira
1995–1996 FC Den Bosch
2000–2001 Qatar U-17
2002–2003 RBC
2003 Sparta
2004–2006 Fortuna Sittard
2011–2014 KFC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career


He played in AZ'67's first ever squad after the merger between his club FC Zaanstreek and Alkmaar '54 and also played for NEC, DWS and FC Amsterdam, before moving to Belgium to play for Charleroi (1977–1981). When he returned to Holland in 1981 he signed for Sparta Rotterdam and ended his career at Fortuna Sittard (1982–1985). He also played for Seiko Sports Association in Hong Kong in the early 80s.


He earned one cap for the Netherlands national football team, when he replaced Johan Neeskens on 27 March 1974 in a friendly against Austria.[1]

Managerial career

Dekker played his last match on 10 March 1985, and became a football manager, who coached Fortuna Sittard, FC Eindhoven, United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Jazira, FC Den Bosch, Qatar U-17, RBC,[2] Sparta Rotterdam[3] and Fortuna Sittard[4] once again. He also was Academy boss at Feyenoord.[5]

His most recent job was coach at his former youth club KFC.[6]

See also

  • Sparta Rotterdam season 2002–03


  1. Intl career stats - EU Football
  2. Dekker aangesteld als coach van RBC - NRC (in Dutch)
  3. 'Chris Dekker trainer van Sparta' - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  4. Fortuna Sittard verder met Chris Dekker - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  5. Den Bosch laat Dekker naar Feyenoord gaan - Volkskrant (in Dutch)
  6. Chris Dekker en KFC praten over andere rol - Zaanse Sportkrant (in Dutch)

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