Ronald Koeman


The Dutch coach came to Barça in the summer of 2020

Born in Zaandam in Holland on 21 March 1963, Ronald Koeman became FC Barcelona coach in the summer of 2020. After a coaching career of more than 20 years with spells in charge at Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Southampton, Everton and the Dutch national team, Koeman arrived to take charge of the first for the 2020/21 season. 

The Dutch defender was a real legend as a player at Barça in his seven seasons between 1989 and 1995 in which he played 264 matches, scoring 88 goals, many from his trademark free kicks. Koeman won a total of 10 trophies as a blaugrana: four league titles, a European Cup, a Copa del Rey, a European Super Cup and three Spanish Super Cups

Apart from his goals and trophies, Koeman is most remembered by Barça fans for the Wembley final in 1992. The Dutchman was the scorer of the only goal of the game, his extra time winner giving the blaugranes 1-0 victory over Sampdoria handed the Club their first ever victory in the European Cup and secured his place in FC Barcelona history.  

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Zaandam (Netherlands)
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