AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Barry van Galen

Van Galen playing for AZ
Personal information
Full nameBart van Galen
Date of birth4 April 1970(age 46)
Place of birthHaarlem, Netherlands
Height1.80 m
Playing positionMidfielder

     Home | Football | Barry van Galen

Bart "Barry" van Galen (-nlˈbɑrt ˈbɑri vɐn ˈɣaːlə(n)) (born 4 April 1970 in Haarlem) is a Dutch former footballer. He was a left-footed midfielder who could also play as a left sided winger. He was well known for his playmaking ability.

He made his debut in Dutch professional soccer on 17 August 1991 (Haarlem - Telstar 2-1), and made his international debut on 17 November 2004 against Andorra, substituting Pierre van Hooijdonk. At age 34, he was the oldest debutant ever for "Oranje".

Van Galen is known in the Netherlands as "de geniale gek" which can be translated in English to "the brilliant madman". He was a stylish and effective attacker, but also notoriously erratic, sometimes behaving violently on the pitch. He had long held the Eredivisie record for yellow cards although this was recently broken. However, he was an invaluable player for AZ and undoubtedly an AZ legend. He ended his playing career in 2006, and is now a scout for AZ.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260