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Stanley Brard

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Full nameStanley Brard
Date of birth24 October 1958(age 58)
Place of birthDen Haag, Netherlands
Playing positiondefender

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Stanley Brard (born 24 October 1958 in Den Haag) is a retired Dutch footballer who was active as a left back and who is currently head scout at Feyenoord Rotterdam. His niece Patty is a singer, TV icon and playmate, while his son Joshua is a professional footballer as well.

Brard started his career in his town of birth, Den Haag where he played for RKSV Lenig en Snel (LENS). He was spotted by scouts of Eredivisie side Feyenoord Rotterdam and joined the youth squads of this team. A few years later, in 1977 he made his debut in the first team of the club in a match against FC Twente. In the following years Brard became a decent fullback and was often in the starting line-up. The best achievements in his career came in the 1983-84 season when Johan Cruyff joined Feyenoord. In this year Brard's goal was to clean up the mess in defence and deliver the ball to Cruyff over and over again, with effect. Feyenoord won both the championship as well as the KNVB Cup.

Two years later Brard found himself on the bench more and more. It was time to leave the club. His next mission was at RKC Waalwijk, a club that recently had promoted to the Eerste Divisie and were ambitious to become an Eredivisie side. Brard became a key factor in this team and in the 1987-88 season RKC were the Eerste Divisie champions and promoted to the Eredivisie (to only relegate again in the 2006-07 season). In the Eredivisie Brard was a key player of the team for three more years before he was no longer chosen in the starting line-ups, in his last two seasons of his career he only played seventeen matches.

After his career Brard became a manager and joined Vitesse where he became a youth coach as well as the coach of the second team for several years. He then switched to ADO Den Haag to become their manager in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons. He also was a technical director at the team. In December 2001 Brard left ADO Den Haag to become a youth coach at Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan. He remained in this function until February 2005 when Feyenoord contacted him to become a head scout at the team.

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