Theo de Jong

Theodorus ("Theo") Jacob de Jong (born 11 August 1947[6] in Leeuwarden) is a former Dutch footballer and now coach in Nigerian Premier League at Ikorodu United F.C..

Theo de Jong
Personal information
Full name Theodorus Jacob de Jong
Date of birth (1947-08-11) 11 August 1947
Place of birth Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1970 Blauw Wit ? (?)
1971–1972 NEC Nijmegen 57 (17)
1972–1977 Feyenoord Rotterdam 163 (61)
1977–1981 Roda JC 125 (44)
1981–1983 Seiko 54 (15)
1983–1984 F. C. Den Bosch 28 (4)
National team
1972–1974 Netherlands 15 (3)
Teams managed
1986–1989 F. C. Den Bosch[1]
1989–1992 FC Zwolle[1]
1992–1993 SC Cambuur
1995–1996 Willem II
2001–2002 Go Ahead Eagles
2002–2004 China (Assistant)
2006 Persepolis F.C. (Assistant)[2]
2006–2007 Cameroon (Assistant)[2][3]
2007 Esteghlal (Assistant)[2][4]
2007 Steel Azin[5]
2010 Willem II
2016 Ikorodu United F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

During his career he played for NEC Nijmegen and Feyenoord Rotterdam.[7] He earned 15 caps and scored 3 goals for the Netherlands national football team, and played for them in the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final.[6]

De Jong was a member of the Feyenoord team that won the UEFA Cup in 1974, beating Tottenham Hotspur in the then two-legged final.[8] He later played 3 seasons in Hong Kong for Seiko.[9]

Theo's son, Dave de Jong, is also a footballer.


  1. "Theo de Jong treedt in dienst bij De Graafschap". 6 May 1996.
  2. "De Jong to Iran" (PDF). Newsletter Embassy of the I.R. of Iran. February 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 June 2007.
  3. "Haan takes charge of Cameroon". August 2006. Archived from the original on 3 January 2016.
  4. "De Jong head back to Iranian football". 14 February 2007.
  5. "Voetbaltrainers Theo de Jong en Jan Verheijen in Iraanse spagaat". 8 November 2007.
  6. FIFA profile
  7. "Europa Cup Cijfiers van: Theo de Jong". Archived from the original on 1 June 2008.
  8. "Feyenoord Wie is Wie".
  9. "de Jong, Theo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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