Dick Advocaat is a former Dutch professional football player. He is currently serving as the head coach of the Netherland national team named Feyenoord Rotterdam.
Dick Advocaat was born on the 27th of September in the year 1947, in Hague, the Netherlands. He was born Dirk Nicolaas “Dick” Advocaat. As of 2019, he is 72 years old and his star sign is Libra.
Dick grew up alongside his three brothers named Jaap Advocaat, Jan Advocaat, and Chris Advocaat. He has Dutch nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Advocaat has a decent height of 5 feet and 7 inches. He has light brown colored hair with light blue color eyes.
Dick Advocaat began his career with the Dutch football club named ADO Den Haag in the year 1966. He played as a midfielder defensive there and made his first appearance in 1967 against GVAV. Overall he made 147 appearances and made 7 goals for the team.
The same year, Advocaat was transferred to San Francisco Gales. He made 29 appearances and scored his first goal for the team in the 1969-1070 season. After playing some seasons with the club, he signed a four-year deal with Roda JC in the year 1973. He made 113 appearances and 2 goals with the club by the end of his contract.Caption: Former Dutch Footballer, Dick Advocaat (Photo: ed.nl )
On July 1, 1977, he joined VVV-Venlo. He made 6 goals and 74 appearances for the team. Then in 1978, he went to the United States in order to play for Chicago Sting for North American Soccer League (NASL). He finished 32 appearances and 3 goals for the team. He then played for the club Den Haag and scored 1 goal in 11 appearances. In the year 1980, Dick joined Chicago Sting. He scored 1 goal in 31 appearances for the team.
After leaving the Chicago Sting, Advocaat joined the Sparta Rotterdam and played for the 1980-81 season. He played for two years with the team and he scored 6 goals in 61 matches. Advocaat gets retired from his football career with the team Utrecht in 1984. Overall he scored 27 goals in 543 appearances in his 18 years of playing career as a professional football player.
Advocaat has served as the manager for numerous teams like Russia, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands, U.A.E, Serbia, and many more. He also served as an assistant manager for the Netherlands national team in the year 1984.
After retiring from his playing career, Advocaat started his managerial career with DSVP. He served the team for four years. Then he moved to HFC Haarlem in 1987 where he served for two years. After that, Advocaat joined Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging in the year 1989. He served the team as their manager and under his guidance, the team won the Eerste Divisie champions (1989-90) season and Eredivisie (1990-1991).Caption: Former Dutch Footballer and Football coach of Feyenoord Rotterdam, Dick Advocaat (Photo: dhakatribune)
The same year, he joined the Dordrecht. In 1994, he was transferred to PSV and the team had its first match against Ajax on January 1, 1995. During that time, he also coached some re-known players Luc Nilis and Ronaldo. He even managed his team to qualified for the UEFA Champions League and they were also honored with the Eredivisie title.
So far, Advocaat has managed numerous clubs like Borussia Monchengladbach and Rangers. He won the SPL League Cup and the Scottish Cup for the Rangers. He also served the Zenit Saint Petersburg where the team won the 2008 UEFA Cup Final. Other than that, he has served the club of AZ, Sunderland A.F.C, Fenerbahce, and many more.
What Is The Net Worth Of Dick Advocaat?
The former professional Dutch footballer has an accumulated net worth of $10 million as of 2019. He earned this much worth through his professional career as a former football player and as a manager of numerous national teams. Throughout his 18 years of playing career, he has played for numerous teams like ADO Den Haag, San Francisco Gales, VVV-Venlo, Chicago Sting, and many more.Caption: Former Dutch Footballer, Dick Advocaat (Photo: ed.nl )
As of now, he is serving as the manager of Feyenoord Rotterdam through which he earns an annual salary of €7 million. Besides, he also bought a luxurious home in The Hague, Netherlands.