Frans de Kat

Frans de Kat (born 1965) is a Dutch former footballer and coach who is the head of the Dutch national footballing academy.[3]

Frans de Kat
Personal information
Full name Frans de Kat
Date of birth 16 March 1965
Place of birth Assen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
SC Heerenveen
SVV Scheveningen
Teams managed
2001–2004 Netherlands women's national football team
2004–2008 ADO Den Haag (Head of Academy)
2008–2010 Willem II (Head of scouting and youth development)
2010–2012 ROC ID College
2012–2014 Move Into Balance
2014–2016 Arsenal F.C. (Under 18 Manager)
2016–2017 KNVB (Coordinator of soccer training)[1][2][3]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career

De Kat firstly played as a professional footballer for SC Heerenveen. He later featured for clubs SC REMO and SVV Scheveningen. [4]

Coaching career

After ending his playing career, De Kat moved toward coaching, with him earning a CIOS-diploma in Heerenveen and studying at Den Haag's Academy of Physical Education. He thereafter became a district coach with the KNVB. De Kat was appointed in 2001 as the manager of the Netherlands Women's Football Team. Two years later he attained his UEFA Pro professional football coaching license.[1] In 2004, he was replaced as the Dutch Women's football manager by Vera Pauw.[5] Altogether he was at the helm of the side for a sum of 27 games.

He then took up the post of Assistant Manager at ADO Den Haag. De Kat eventually moved on to Willem II where he was named as the club's Head of Scouting and a consultant to their Academy. In March 2010 he coached Willem II Women's team until the end of that season.[6] In July 2010 De Kat was appointed as the technical consultant at club RKDEO, a post which he held for another 18 months .[4]

On 1 July 2014 De Kat linked up with London club Arsenal F.C. in the role of the Under18's manager.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Achtergrond Frans de Kat". Move Into
  2. ^ a b "Meet Andries Jonker, the new manager of Arsenal's academy". SB
  3. ^ a b "De Kat nieuwe coördinator voetbalopleiding KNVB Academie". (in Dutch).
  4. ^ a b "RKDEO aan de hand van Frans de Kat op zoek naar een nóg betere toekomst". Delft op (in Dutch).
  5. ^ "Vera Pauw langer bij KNVB". De Voetbal (in Dutch).
  6. ^ "Frans de Kat per direct trainer Willem II vrouwenteam". Willem II (in Dutch).
De Kat

De Kat may refer to:

Frans de Kat (born 1965), Dutch former footballer and coach

Otto B. de Kat (1907–1995), Dutch painter and art critic

De Kat, Zaandam, a windmill

Netherlands women's national football team

The Netherlands women's national football team (Dutch: Nederlands vrouwenvoetbalelftal) is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.

In 1971, the team played the first women's international football match recognized by FIFA against France. They have played at the final tournament of the 2009, 2013, and 2017 UEFA Women's Championship and were champions in 2017. They have played at the final tournament of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, and reached thirteenth place. They have also played at the final tournament in the 2019 edition, losing 2-0 the final against the United States.

The nicknames for the team are Oranje (Orange) and Leeuwinnen (Lionesses). Sarina Wiegman has been head coach since January 2017. As of July 2019, the team is ranked number 3 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

Willem II (women)

Willem II Vrouwen was the women's football section of Willem II football club from Tilburg, the Netherlands. They were founder members of the Eredivisie Vrouwen in 2007. In February 2011 Willem II announced they were withdrawing support for their women's section, for financial reasons.Willem II worked together with SC 't Zand from Tilburg.


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