Hans van de Haar

Johannes "Hans" van de Haar (born February 1, 1975) is a Dutch football manager and former player.

Hans van de Haar
Personal information
Full name Johannes van de Haar
Date of birth (1975-02-01) February 1, 1975
Place of birth Amersfoort, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Lienden (manager)
Youth career
SC Hoevelaken
USV Elinkwijk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Haarlem 48 (8)
1996–1998 De Graafschap 46 (12)
1999 KFC Uerdingen 05 21 (5)
1999–2001 SSV Ulm 33 (11)
2001 Bregenz 9 (1)
2002–2003 De Graafschap 44 (16)
2003–2005 Utrecht 56 (16)
2005–2007 RKC Waalwijk 49 (6)
2007–2009 ADO Den Haag 33 (9)
2008–2009AGOVV (loan) 20 (5)
2009–2010 AGOVV 18 (3)
2010 Dayton Dutch Lions 11 (3)
2010–2012 Spakenburg
Teams managed
2013–2016 FC Lienden
2016–2017 SV Spakenburg
2016–2018 FC Utrecht (assistant)
2018– FC Lienden
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 8, 2018 (UTC)

Professional career


Van de Haar was born in Amersfoort. He played in the Dutch, German and Austrian football leagues, having played with HFC Haarlem, De Graafschap, KFC Uerdingen 05, SSV Ulm 1846, SW Bregenz, FC Utrecht and RKC Waalwijk, ADO Den Haag and AGOVV Apeldoorn. He won the KNVB Cup twice with Utrecht in 2003 and 2004, and subsequently played in the UEFA Cup.

United States

In May 2010, van de Haar signed a two and a half year contract[1] to play for the new American team Dayton Dutch Lions in the USL Premier Development League. Van de Haar made his first appearance for the Dutch Lions on May 15, 2010 against the Cleveland Internationals, and scored his team's second goal in a 3–0 victory.[2]

He returned to the Netherlands to play for SV Spakenburg following the conclusion of the 2010 PDL season in August.[3][4]

Managerial career

In the summer of 2013, Van de Haar became manager of Topklasse side FC Lienden. In 2016, he moved to SV Spakenburg to become the head coach of the team in the newly formed Second Division, where he was a fired on January 7, 2017.[5] On May 8, 2018 he was added to FC Lienden's staff for the remainder of the 2017–2018 season.[6] He is also an assistant-trainer at FC Utrecht.


  1. "Van de Haar zet loopbaan voort in Amerika" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  2. "Akron Summit Assault at Dayton Dutch Lions 0:3". uslsoccer.com. May 15, 2010. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  3. "Hans van de Haar naar Spakenburg" (in Dutch). April 25, 2010. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  4. "Hans van de Haar: 'Ik heb altijd een wat bijzondere band met Spakenburg gehad'" (in Dutch). Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  5. "Spakenburg ontslaat trainer Van de Haar" (in Dutch). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  6. "Hans van de Haar per direct toegevoegd aan technische staf FC Lienden" (in Dutch). Retrieved May 8, 2018.
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