Bryan Roy

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Bryan Roy
Bryan Roy
Personal information
Full name Bryan Edward Steven Roy
Date of birth (1970-02-12) 12 February 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
Vlug & Vaardig
Blauw Wit
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1992 Ajax 126 (17)
1992–1994 Foggia 50 (15)
1994–1997 Nottingham Forest 85 (24)
1997–2000 Hertha BSC 50 (3)
2001 NAC 14 (2)
2004 Workington 9 (2)
Total 334 (63)
National team
1989–1995 Netherlands 32 (9)
Teams managed
2001–2010 Ajax E1
2010– Ajax B
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bryan Edward Steven Roy (born 12 February 1970) is a Dutch football manager and a former professional player who played as a winger. He has managed various of Ajax's youth teams – formerly Ajax E1 and now Ajax B.

Club career[edit]

Born in Amsterdam, Roy started his professional playing career in Ajax in 1987, winning the UEFA Cup in 1992. In November 1992, Roy was traded to the Italian club Foggia and replaced as leftwinger by Marc Overmars. During his time there, he represented his country at the 1994 World Cup, scoring once as the Netherlands reached the quarter-finals. After the World Cup, he moved to England after Nottingham Forest paid their record fee of £2.5million for his services.[1]

Roy's first season at the City Ground was a success, as he provided a strong partner for Stan Collymore.[2] He helped the newly promoted side finish an impressive third in the Premiership and qualify for the UEFA Cup – the first time Forest had achieved European qualification in the post-Heysel era. Collymore was sold to Liverpool in the summer of 1995, although Forest did reach the UEFA Cup quarter-finals. His first-team opportunities were limited by injury and disappointing form in 1996–97, and Roy decided that he had seen enough of England.[3][4][5]

After Forest's 1996–97 season ended in relegation from the Premiership, Roy moved to Germany in a £1.5million switch to Hertha BSC. In 2000, he returned to his homeland and turned out for NAC Breda, where he remained until hanging up his boots in 2002. Roy came out of retirement briefly in 2004 where he had a short stint at Workington AFC scoring twice in 9 appearances.

Vink, Roy and Lindenbergh for "Ajax Legend" in HK7 soccer 2012

International career[edit]

Roy picked up 32 international caps for the Netherlands national football team, scoring nine goals. He played at the 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cups and the 1992 UEFA European Football Championships.

Coaching career[edit]

He worked as head coach of the AFC Ajax E-Youth before becoming head coach of Jong Ajax in the summer of 2010.[citation needed]





  1. ^ Winter, Henry (8 June 1994). "Football: Nottingham Forest agree deal with Roy: Foggia's Dutchman set for City Ground as Clark prepares to break club record". The Independent. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ Williams, Richard (2 October 1994). "Football: Roy central to Forest's ambitions: Foreign fields: A Dutchman inspired by new horizons clips his wings to stimulate a revival – Richard Williams meets the striker whose move to England has galvanised a club". The Independent. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Common ground". 13 February 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ Rice, Simon (21 October 2009). "The Ten Best Mass Insults". Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Nottingham Forest should be top flight - Bryan Roy". BBC News. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2012.

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