Wim Koevermans

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Wim Koevermans
Personal information
Full name Wilhelmus Jacobus Koevermans
Date of birth (1960-06-28) 28 June 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Vlaardingen, Netherlands
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 FC Vlaardingen 43 (6)
1980–1988 Fortuna Sittard 255 (37)
1988–1990 FC Groningen 42 (5)
Total 340 (48)
National team
1988 Netherlands 1 (0)
Teams managed
1990–1993 FC Groningen (Assistant manager)
1993–1994 FC Groningen
1994–1996 RBC Roosendaal
1996–1997 NEC Nijmegen
1998–2001 MVV Maastricht
2002–2008 Netherlands (Youth coach)
2008–2012 Ireland (High Performance Director)
2010 Republic of Ireland U21 (Temporary)
2012–2014 India
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wilhelmus ("Wim") Jacobus Koevermans (born 28 June 1960 in Vlaardingen, South Holland), a former football central defender from The Netherlands, who earned one cap for the Netherlands national football team. He was a member of the Dutch team that won the European title at the 1988 European Football Championship in West Germany, although he didn't play under manager Rinus Michels.

Koevermans played for Fortuna Vlaardingen, FC Vlaardingen, Fortuna Sittard, and FC Groningen. He ended his professional career in 1990. After that he became a football manager, who worked for clubs like NEC Nijmegen, RBC Roosendaal and MVV Maastricht.[1] He was the International High Performance Director of the FAI until he was appointed the coach of India.[2] He resumed his office as the Chief Coach of Indian football team on 1 July 2012.[3] He left the post in October 2014 after India's loss against Palestine.[4]


Wim Koevermans was the head coach of the Indian National Football Team from the period of 2012 to 2015. He was succeeded by Stephen Constantine.

Coaching Statistics[edit]

Period Matches Won Drawn Lost Win %
2012–2015 20 8 4 8 040.0





  1. ^ "Wim Koevermans" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
  2. ^ "Wim Koevermans appointed new India coach". Chris Punnakkattu Daniel. Retrieved 2012-06-15.
  3. ^ "Wimp Koevermans announced as the new coach of Indian football team". Live Indian Football. Retrieved 2012-06-15.
  4. ^ Prasad, Vishnu (2014-11-07). "Heartbreak for Wim". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 16 January 2015.