Arie van Lent

Arie van Lent (born 31 August 1970) is a Dutch former professional footballer and current manager of SpVgg Unterhaching, who played as a forward.

Arie van Lent
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-08-31) 31 August 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth Opheusden, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
SpVgg Unterhaching (manager)
Youth career
1984–1989 Sparta 57 Opheusden
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1998 Werder Bremen (A) 162 (101)
1990–1998 Werder Bremen 32 (6)
1992–1993VfB Oldenburg (loan) 1 (0)
1998–1999 Greuther Fürth 34 (16)
1999–2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach 145 (54)
2004–2006 Eintracht Frankfurt 43 (16)
2006 Rot-Weiss Essen 19 (6)
1989–2006 Total 436 (199)
Teams managed
2007–2009 1. FC Kleve
2010–2011 Rot Weiss Ahlen
2011–2013 Kickers Offenbach
2015–2020 Borussia Mönchengladbach II
2020– SpVgg Unterhaching
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

At the age of 12, van Lent played for the youth team of Sparta 57 Opheusden. In his youth, he dreamed of being with Ajax Amsterdam or PSV Eindhoven.[1]

He spent much professional career as a journeyman in Germany, mostly on the bench of Werder Bremen or featuring for second-division sides and below.[2] In 1997, he famously scored four goals in Werder Bremen's 3–2 home win in the Bundesliga against 1. FC Köln, one of which was an own goal.[3][4]

Later, he became a regular in the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach. In 2004, van Lent joined the then-second division side Eintracht Frankfurt and became their vice captain and leading scorer (16 goals) in their promotion campaign. During the 2005–06 season, van Lent lost his starting place to Ioannis Amanatidis.[5]

He last played for Rot-Weiss Essen, where he had a contract until 30 June 2008. However, the contract was cancelled in December 2006.[6]

Coaching careerEdit

In summer 2007, he was named as the new head coach of 1. FC Kleve and worked here until March 2009.[7] From July 2010 to June 2011 he was the head coach of Rot Weiss Ahlen.[8] On 10 May 2011, it was confirmed he will be the new head coach of Kickers Offenbach in the 2011–12 season.[9] On 1 October 2013, van Lent became a coach of the A-youth (U-19) of Borussia Mönchengladbach.[10]

On 18 August 2020, he was appointed as the head coach of SpVgg Unterhaching.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Arie van Lent has Dutch and the German citizenship.[12][13] He is married, is a father of a daughter[12] and lived in Korschenbroich, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kneer, Christof (6 February 2001). "Der letzte Borusse". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Fan fragt – Arie van Lent antwortet" (in German). fanprojekt.de. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Werder Bremen – 1. FC Köln 3:2, 1. Bundesliga, Saison 1996/97, 31.Spieltag – Spielanalyse". kicker Online (in German). 9 May 1997. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Vier Tore – "schöne Augenblicke" für Bremens van Lent". Die Welt (in German). 12 May 1997.
  5. ^ "Wie geht's eigentlich Arie van Lent?" (in German). Der Tagesspiegel.de. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Arie van Lent" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  7. ^ Horrmann, Wilfried (13 January 2010). "Arie van Lent will in den bezahlten Fußball" (in German). wz-newsline.de. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  8. ^ "ARIE VAN LENT NEUER TRAINER" (in German). Rot Weiss Ahlen. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  9. ^ "Arie van Lent wird OFC-Trainer" (in German). kicker.de. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Arie van Lent wird neuer U-19-Trainer" (in German). Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Arie van Lent neuer Trainer in Haching". spvggunterhaching.de. 18 August 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  12. ^ a b Kneer, Christof (6 February 2001). "Der letzte Borusse". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Berliner Verlag GmbH. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  13. ^ van Lent, Arie (12 June 2012). "Kickers Trainer Arie van Lent: Steigern oder Rückflug buchen". op-online.de (in German). Metac Medien Verlags GmbH. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Arie van Lent: "Idrissou weiß, wo die Kiste steht"". Westdeutsche Zeitung (WZ-newsline) (in German). Verlag Westdeutsche Zeitung GmbH & Co. KG. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2015.

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