Theo Vonk

Theo Vonk (born 16 December 1947 in Uitgeest) is a Dutch former footballer and manager, most recently in charge of Gibraltar Premier Division side Glacis United, where he also served as technical director.

Theo Vonk
Personal information
Date of birth (1947-12-16) 16 December 1947
Place of birth Uitgeest, Netherlands
Playing position Centre-Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1978 AZ'67 306 (11)
1978–1979 FC Volendam 12 (6)
Total 51 (27)
Teams managed
De Tubanters 1897
1979–1984 AZ'67 (assistant manager)
1984–1986 Sparta Rotterdam
1986–1992 FC Twente
1992 Real Burgos
1993–1994 FC Groningen
1994–1997 AZ
1998 Roda JC
1998–1999 Heracles
2003–2004 Eintracht Nordhorn
2007–2008 Enschede
2012–2013 Enschede
2018 Glacis United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2018


Vonk spent the majority of his playing career at AZ'67, playing for them as a central defender for 10 years from 1968 to 1978, before spending a year at FC Volendam and subsequently retiring. After retiring from playing, he joined his boyhood club AZ'67 as assistant manager, spending five years at the club before moving to Sparta Rotterdam in 1984. After a successful two years at the club, during which he guided them to 4th in his first season, he moved to FC Twente, finishing third 3 times over 6 years. A disastrous spell in Spain with Real Burgos followed in 1992, after which he became something of a journeyman manager, aside from three years in charge of AZ. Five years after leaving his last job at Sportclub Enschede, he joined Glacis United as manager and technical director.[1] He left the club on 10 August 2018 due to personal reasons.[2]

Personal life

Theo Vonk is the father of Michel Vonk, who notably played for AZ and Manchester City during his playing career. In 2013, while in his second spell at Enschede, he suffered a stroke.


As a player


As a manager


(* as assistant manager)


  1. Glacis appoint former Dutch first division head coach Gibraltar Chronicle.
  2. Theo Vonk steps down from role as Glacis Head Coach Football Gibraltar. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
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