Ger Blok

Ger Blok (16 October 1939[1] – 19 December 2016) was a Dutch football manager.[2]

Ger Blok
Ger Blok
Ger Blok in 1974
Personal information
Full name Ger Blok
Date of birth 16 October 1939
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of death 19 December 2016 (aged 77)
Place of death Anna Paulowna, Netherlands
Teams managed
Years Team
1971–1974 De Volewijckers
1974–1975 Netherlands Women
1987–1988 Honduras
1988–1989 RKC Waalwijk
1990 Mersin İdmanyurdu
1990–1991 Fenerbahçe (assistant)
1993–1996 Myanmar

Managerial career

Blok was born in Amsterdam and supported Blauw-Wit as a child.[3] Before becoming a manager, he was employed as a teacher in Bilthoven.[3] At the age of 29, Blok became the manager of amateur side SVM.[3] In 1971, he started managing professional club De Volewijckers.[3] In 1974, after De Volewijckers merged with FC Amsterdam, Blok found employment with the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), managing the Netherlands women's national football team between 1974 and 1975 and several national youth teams between 1975 and 1985.[1] With the under-20 team, he secured qualification for the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, but Kees Rijvers was chosen to coach the team during the tournament.[3]

In 1987, Blok became the manager of Honduras.[4] He later reflected that the team had been good enough to qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, but this did not come to be.[3] He subsequently returned to the Netherlands, where, in the summer of 1988, he was appointed as manager of newly promoted Eredivisie club RKC Waalwijk.[2][5] However, after half a season, he was sacked and replaced by Leo van Veen.[5] He then moved to Turkey, working as manager of Mersin İdmanyurdu between January and May 1990 and as assistant of Guus Hiddink at Fenerbahçe S.K. during the 1990–91 season.[6] He also coached Myanmar, between 1993 and 1996.[7][8]

Later life

Shortly after finishing his coaching job in Myanmar, Blok was in an accident (a fall from stairs), which caused him to become paraplegic and in need of a wheelchair.[3] In 2005, he said that he remained an ardent follower of football.[3] In June 2012, he commented on the selection policy of then-Netherlands head coach Bert van Marwijk.[9]

Blok died of leukaemia at his home in 2016, he was 77 years old.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Staflid: Ger Blok" (in Dutch). OnsOranje. Archived from the original on 26 December 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Ger Blok". Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Annema, Poul (11 June 2005). "De film van een enerverend voetbalverleden" (in Dutch). de Volkskrant. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  4. ^ Van der Voort, Marieke (27 May 2011). "Foppe de Haan moet Tuvalu op de kaart zetten" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Leon Hutten (1962)" (in Dutch). Kent u deze nog?. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Rijkaard zesde Nederlandse trainer in Turkse competitie" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  7. ^ Haverkort, Jeroen (9 February 2011). "Werken op twijfelachtig grondgebied" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Soccer-news on/from Burma". 3 January 1996. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  9. ^ ""Vind het een drama dat Anita niet in de selectie zit"" (in Dutch). 12 June 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  10. ^ Oud-bondscoach Ger Blok (77) overleden - RTV Noord Holland ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
1989–90 Mersin İdmanyurdu season

Mersin İdmanyurdu (also Mersin İdman Yurdu, Mersin İY, or MİY) Sports Club; located in Mersin, east Mediterranean coast of Turkey in 1989–90. Mersin İdmanyurdu (MİY) football team in 1989–90 season. The team fought for promotion to first division in second league but finished 3rd in its group.

According to a ranking published in France Football magazine, MİY ranked as 448th among 528 teams who participated in European cups since 1955.Kaya Mutlu was the president. Head coach was Aydın Tohumcu at the start of the season; in the mid season Gerhart Block took over the team. Most appeared player was Hakan with 32 appearances, while Yasin Evkuran was the top goalscorer with 15 goals.

2016 in association football

The following were the scheduled events of association football for the year 2016 throughout the world.

Blok (surname)

Blok is a Dutch surname. Dutch blok has similar meanings as English "block" and the name has a variety of origins, including descriptive, metonymic occupational (referring e.g. to a miller or shoemaker), toponymic or even patronymic. The Russian and Polish surnames appear of German and Dutch descent. Notable people with the surname include:

Alexander Blok (1880–1921), Russian lyrical poet

Alexander Lvovitch Blok (1852–1909), Russian law professor, father of Alexander Blok

Anneke Blok (born 1959), Dutch actress

Anthony Johannes Blok (1868–1934), Dutch jurist and university president

Anton Blok (born 1935), Dutch anthropologist

Benjamin Block (1631–1690), German-Hungarian painter, son of Daniel

Daniel Blok (1580–1660), German painter of Dutch ancestry

Dick Blok (born 1925), Dutch scholar of onomastics

Ger Blok (1939–2016), Dutch football manager

Hetty Blok (1920–2012), Dutch cabaret artist, singer, and actress

Irina Blok (born c.1977), Russian-born American graphic designer and artist

Ivan Blok (1858–1906), Russian governor of Samara, uncle of Alexander Blok

Johanna Blok (1650–1715), Dutch silhouette cutter, painter, drawer, etc.

Josine Blok (born 1953), Dutch classical scholar

Liubov' Blok (1881–1939), Russian artist and historian, wife of Alexander Blok, daughter of Dmitri Mendeleev

Peter Blok (born 1960), Dutch stage, television, film and voice actor

Petrus Johannes Blok (1855–1929), Dutch historian

Stanisław Blok (1916–1994), Polish fighter ace in World War II

Stef Blok (born 1964), Dutch politician (VVD)

Tom de Blok (born 1996), Dutch baseball pitcher

Vladimir Blok (1932–1996), Russian musicologist, composer and orchestrator

Willem Johannes "Wim" Blok (1947–2003), Dutch logician

Willy Blok Hanson (1914–2012), Javanese-born Canadian dancer and choreographer

Deaths in December 2016

The following is a list of notable deaths in December 2016.

Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.

Honduras national football team

The Honduras national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Honduras) nicknamed Los Catrachos, La Bicolor or La H, is governed by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras (FENAFUTH). To date, the team has qualified three times for the FIFA World Cup, in 1982, 2010 and 2014.

Outside the FIFA World Cup tournament, Honduras has competed in several other international continental championships, like the CONCACAF Championship which they won in 1981, and the Copa América championship in which their best result was third place in 2001. Apart from that Honduras has also won the Central American Cup championship four times and are the current champions, having won the 2017 Copa Centroamericana, in Panama.

Mersin İdman Yurdu

Mersin İdman Yurdu or Mersin İdmanyurdu (abbreviated as Mersin İY or MİY) was a Turkish sports club from Mersin, Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean Region. The team played in the Turkish first division for 11 seasons, and after the 1983–84 season the football team played in the Turkish second and third divisions. The team was promoted to the Turkish second level division after the 2008–09 season. MİY became the champions of the Turkish second division during the 2010–11 season and earned promotion to the Turkish Süper Lig during the 2011–12 season. Previous ground of the team was 10,125 capacity Tevfik Sırrı Gür Stadium. In 2013, their new 25,534 person capacity stadium, Mersin Arena, was inaugurated on 23 March 2013 with a TFF First League match against Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor. Their main rivals are Adana Demirspor, Adanaspor and Tarsus İdmanyurdu, and are friendly with Bucaspor.

Myanmar national football team

The Myanmar national football team (Burmese: မြန်မာအမျိုးသားဘောလုံးအသင်း) is the national team of Myanmar and is controlled by the Myanmar Football Federation.

It was known as the Burma national football team until 1989, when Burma was renamed Myanmar. It finished second in the 1968 Asian Cup. They have participated in the Summer Olympics in 1972 and in the Asian Games. The Burma team was dominant in Asia in the 1960s and 1970s, having won the Asian Games twice; in 1966 and 1970, and the football event of the Southeast Asian Games on five successive occasions; in 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971 and 1973. Since then, Myanmar's highest achievement is the silver medal in 1993. Myanmar played its first World Cup qualifiers in 2007, losing 0–7 and 0–4 to China.

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.

RKC Waalwijkmanagers


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