Dick Advocaat is a former Dutch football player and a manager. Dick Advocaat currently works as a manager for the Netherlands national team. His nickname is “The Little General”
Table of Biography
Dick Advocaat was born on 27 September 1947 in The Hague, Netherlands. His real name is Dirk Nicolaas Advocaat. He is 73 years old. There is no information about their parents, he has two siblings Jaap, Jan, and Chris Advocaat. Likewise, his nationality is Dutch and belongs to white ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra.
He was born in The Hague and began his playing career as a defensive midfielder with Den Haag in 1966. He won the Dutch Cup with the team in 1968.
Career and Professional life
Being a defensive midfielder he is a well-recognized player. Dick started his career joining ADO Den Haag in 1966. For the club, his first appearance came in 1967, at the age and he made his professional debut with the club on 21 May 1967 of 21. Moreover, He made his professional debut with the club on 21 May 1967 for the team against GVAV. He scored 7 goals in 147 appearances. He is also one of the members of the team that won the 2008 UEFA CUP.
Advocaat continued his career for Roda JC in 1973 until he moved to VVV-Venlo. With Roda JC Advocaat made 121 total appearances and scored 2 goals. Before signing a four-year deal with Roda JC he was sent on loan to San Franciso Gales in 1967. During that time he scored 1 goal in 7 matches before ending his loan deal.
After his loan year, Advocaat moved to the United States and signed a contract with Chicago Sting for North American Soccer League (NASL), after making 32 appearances and 3 goals for the team he left the club. however, he returned to the Netherlands and started to play for his former club Den Hang. Further, he left the team after scoring 1 goal in 31 appearances for the team. Furthermore, Advocaat joined the Sparta Rotterdam for the 1980-81 season. He played with the club for two years scoring 6 goals in 61 matches while he also played for K.Berchem Sports around the year.
Advocaat ended his football career with the team Utrecht in 1984. Besides, he scored 27 goals in 543 appearances in his whole career of 18 years.
Dick Advocaat Manager Career
Advocaat was a physical education teacher and became involved in coaching in 1981 which was offered by his brother, Jaap. After four years with the team, he moved to HFC Haarlem in 1987, which he led for about two years. Advocaat then transferred to Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging in 1989 as a manager, under his supervision the team won the Eerste Divisie champions (1989-90) season and Eredivisie (1990-1991).
Advocaat joined the Dordrecht in 1991 and led the team for a year. He again transferred to PSV in December 1994 and the team’s first match came against Ajax on January 1, 1995, when he became the manager. Advocaat coached the two players Luc Nilis and Ronaldo. While he was a manager, the team has been honored with the Eredivisie title as well as qualified for the UEFA Champions League in the following year.
Further, Advocaat has managed numerous clubs including Rangers where the club won the SPL League cup and scottish cup. He also led Borussia Monchengladbach, Zenit Saint Petersburg with the team; he won the UEFA cup final. Along with this, he managed the club AZ, Sunderland A.F.C, Fenerbache, and so on.
Dick Advocaat International Career
Advocaat also represented the team of U.A. E (2005), South Korea (2005-2006), Belgium (2009-2010), Russia (2010-2012), Serbia (2014), etc. His current players on the team are Robin Van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Quincy Promes, etc.
Awards and Net Worth
Reflecting on Dick Advocaat’s awards and nominations, Advocaat was nominated as an Honoured Coach of Russia.
As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $10 million, since he has “UEFA Pro Licence”, his salary is 15 times more than the salary of the Greece coach Fernando Santos. He receives €7 million as a yearly salary from his profession.
There is no exact information about his married life, wife, and children. Dick is very clever to hide his personal information in front of the media. The rumor is said to believe that he was previously married and divorced.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Talking about Dick’s body measurement, his height is 5 ft 7inch while his weight is unknown. Other body measurement facts such as the chest, hip size, shoe size, waist size, and more. His eye color is blue while his hair color is black and white.
Talking about Advocaat’s social media platform, he is active on Instagram with followers of 756.