Wim Rijsbergen

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Wim Rijsbergen
Wim Rijsbergen 1978c.jpg
Rijsbergen in 1978
Personal information
Full name Wilhelmus Gerardus Rijsbergen
Date of birth (1952-01-18) 18 January 1952 (age 69)
Place of birth Leiden, Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
VV Roodenburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1971 PEC Zwolle 26 (0)
1971–1978 Feyenoord 173 (1)
1978–1979 Bastia 24 (0)
1979–1983 New York Cosmos 86 (2)
1983–1984 Helmond Sport 21 (0)
1984–1986 Utrecht 18 (0)
Total 348 (3)
National team
1974–1978[1] Netherlands 28 (1)
Teams managed
1986–1988 Ajax Amsterdam (youth coach)
1988–1989 DS'79 (youth coach)
1989–1991 VV Roodenburg
1991–1993 DWS
1993–1995 FC Volendam
1995–1997 NAC Breda
1997–1998 Groningen
1998–1999 Universidad Católica (youth coach)
1999–2001 Universidad Católica
2002 Al-Ittifaq
2003–2004 Club América (assistant)
2005–2006 Trinidad and Tobago (assistant)
2006–2007 Trinidad and Tobago
2010–2011 PSM Makassar
2011–2012 Indonesia
2012–2013 Indonesia (technical director)
2014–2015 Persibo Bojonegoro
2019 Solomon Islands
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wilhelmus "Wim" Gerardus Rijsbergen (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋɪlˈɦɛlmʏs (ˈʋɪm) ɣeːˈrɑrdʏs ˈrɛizbɛrɣə(n)]; born 18 January 1952) is a Dutch football manager and former defender. He was last the manager of Solomon Islands' national team.

Playing career[edit]

Rijsbergen was born in Leiden, South Holland. Playing for Feyenoord Rotterdam, he was part of the Netherlands national football team which finished second in both the 1974 and 1978 World Cups. He later played in the North American Soccer League, for the New York Cosmos. Rijsbergen began his professional career at PEC Zwolle, and ended it in 1986 at FC Utrecht.

Managerial career[edit]

Rijsbergen, an assistant to Leo Beenhakker at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, assumed control of the Trinidad and Tobago national team in his own right following the World Cup. As of December 2007, he was suspended by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation for six (6) months, through 4 June 2007 and replaced.[2]

He was manager of Indonesia from 2011 to 2012, after which he stayed in Indonesia to become technical director. After a short spell at Persibo Bojonegoro, Rijsbergen joined the Solomon Islands and guided the island nation to a fourth place in group B in the 2019 Pacific Games.

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Indonesia Indonesia July 2011 January 2012 11 2 3 6 018.18


As a player[edit]

PEC Zwolle


New York Cosmos



As a manager[edit]

FC Volendam


  1. ^ "Wim Rijsbergen - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ Lasana Liburd (22 December 2007) "TTFF put coach Rijsbergen on six-month suspension". Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). trinidadexpress.com

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