Louis van Gaal

1951 - Today

Louis van Gaal

Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van Gaal OON (Dutch pronunciation: [luˈʋi vɑŋ ˈɣaːl] (listen); born 8 August 1951) is a Dutch former football manager and player. At club level, he served as manager of Ajax, Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich and Manchester United, as well as having two spells in charge of the Netherlands national team. Van Gaal is one of the most decorated managers in world football, having won 20 major honours in his managerial career. He is sometimes nicknamed the "Iron Tulip".Before his career as a coach, Van Gaal played as a midfielder for Royal Antwerp, Telstar, Sparta Rotterdam, Ajax and AZ. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis van Gaal has received more than 3,312,758 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular coach.

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Among coaches, Louis van Gaal ranks 11 out of 280Before him are José Mourinho, Dino Zoff, Luis Aragonés, Fabio Capello, Giovanni Trapattoni, and Jürgen Klopp. After him are Marco van Basten, Vicente del Bosque, Carlo Ancelotti, Guus Hiddink, Claudio Ranieri, and Pep Guardiola.

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Among people born in 1951, Louis van Gaal ranks 8Before him are Phil Collins, Sting, John Deacon, Ilona Staller, Mohamed Morsi, and Bonnie Tyler. After him are Santiago Calatrava, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, Anatoly Karpov, Stellan Skarsgård, and Claudio Ranieri.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Louis van Gaal ranks 47 out of 908Before him are Max Euwe (1901), Ruud Gullit (1962), Theo van Gogh (1857), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), and Sophia of Hanover (1630). After him are Simon van der Meer (1925), Jan Tinbergen (1903), Marco van Basten (1964), Theo van Doesburg (1883), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), and Jacob van Ruisdael (1628).

Among COACHES In Netherlands

Among coaches born in Netherlands, Louis van Gaal ranks 2Before him are Rinus Michels (1928). After him are Marco van Basten (1964), Guus Hiddink (1946), Frank Rijkaard (1962), Ronald Koeman (1963), Dick Advocaat (1947), Bert van Marwijk (1952), Huub Stevens (1953), Co Adriaanse (1947), Henk ten Cate (1954), and Pim Verbeek (1956).