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Louis van Gaal

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Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van Gaal (Dutch pronunciation: [luˈʋi vɑŋ ˈɣaːl] (listen); born 8 August 1951) is a Dutch former football player and manager. At club level, he served as manager of Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich and Manchester United, as well as having three spells in charge of the Netherlands national team. Van Gaal is one of the greatest and most decorated managers in world football, having won 20 major honours in his managerial career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis van Gaal has received more than 5,360,453 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Louis van Gaal is the 11th most popular coach (up from 13th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 48th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Dutch Coach.

Louis van Gaal is most famous for his coaching career. He has coached teams such as Ajax, Barcelona, AZ, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and the Netherlands national team.

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  • 59

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  • 3.46

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Among coaches, Louis van Gaal ranks 11 out of 328Before him are José Mourinho, Dino Zoff, Rinus Michels, Guus Hiddink, Luis Aragonés, and Giovanni Trapattoni. After him are Fabio Capello, Sepp Maier, Marco van Basten, Joachim Löw, Vicente del Bosque, and Luiz Felipe Scolari.

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Among people born in 1951, Louis van Gaal ranks 6Before him are Robin Williams, John Deacon, Ilona Staller, Sting, and Phil Collins. After him are Kurt Russell, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, Santiago Calatrava, Stellan Skarsgård, and Mohamed Morsi.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Louis van Gaal ranks 39 out of 1,427Before him are Paul Verhoeven (1938), Jan Steen (1626), Rinus Michels (1928), Michiel de Ruyter (1607), William II of the Netherlands (1792), and Guus Hiddink (1946). After him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Marco van Basten (1964), Thomas Bernhard (1931), André Rieu (1949), and Max Euwe (1901).

Among COACHES In Netherlands

Among coaches born in Netherlands, Louis van Gaal ranks 3Before him are Rinus Michels (1928) and Guus Hiddink (1946). After him are Marco van Basten (1964), Frank Rijkaard (1962), Ronald Koeman (1963), Dick Advocaat (1947), Bert van Marwijk (1952), Huub Stevens (1953), Henk ten Cate (1954), Co Adriaanse (1947), and Pim Verbeek (1956).