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Gerald Vanenburg

Personal information
Full nameGerald Mervin Vanenburg
Date of birth5 March 1964(age 52)
Place of birthUtrecht, Netherlands
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7.7 in)
Playing positionMidfielder (retired)

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Gerald Mervin Vanenburg (born 5 March 1964 in Utrecht) is a former Dutch footballer. He has earned 42 caps for the Netherlands national football team, in which he scored one goal. He was a member of the PSV team that won the European Cup in 1988 and a member of the Dutch team that won the European title at the 1988 European Football Championship in West Germany.

Nicknamed Vaantje and Geraldinho for his fabulous technique, he played for Ajax Amsterdam (1980 86), PSV Eindhoven (1986 93), Júbilo Iwata (1993 96), FC Utrecht (1997), AS Cannes (1997 98), and 1860 München (1998 2000). While playing for PSV, Italian side AS Roma at the height of his career is willing to pay millions for him, supposedly even making him the most expensive player in history of that time. Vanenburg however rejects the Roma offer and prolonges with PSV.

After his professional career he was caretaker-manager with 1860 München in 2004 for a couple of months, and started as a head coach for Helmond Sport in Holland's second division (Eerste Divisie) in the summer of 2006. He was fired there on Saturday February 17, 2007. Since December 20, 2007 he is head coach of FC Eindhoven, a second division club in Holland. Vanenburg is unmarried and has one child, his son lives in the UK.

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