Vera Pauw (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈveːraː pʌu]; born 18 January 1963) is a Dutch football coach and former player. She has managed several national women's football teams, including Scotland, Netherlands, Russia and South Africa.
|Full name||Vera Pauw|
|Date of birth||18 January 1963|
|Place of birth||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|2014–2016||South African Women|
|2019–||Thailand Women (Adviser)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
As a kid, Pauw played football with her two brothers on the streets, when she was 13 years SV Bredorodes started a women's team which Pauw joined, and at the age of 18 she moved to VSV Vreeswijk to play in a higher level. Soon she arrived at the Netherlands women's national football team and from 1983 to 1998 played 89 international matches, but never qualified for the final tournament of a World Cup or European Championship. She did become the first female Dutch player to play professionally outside the country, when she signed for Italian club CF Modena in 1988. After two years in Italy, she returned to the Netherlands and played for Puck Deventer and SV Saestum.
|1.||19 March 1990||Solitude, Belfast, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||3–0||6–0||1991 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|2.||16 March 1995||Estádio José Arcanjo, Olhão, Portugal||Sweden||1–1||1–2||1995 Algarve Cup|
In September 1998, Pauw was appointed coach and technical director of Scotland women's national football team, at the same time her husband Bert van Lingen was working as assistant manager of Rangers F.C. in Glasgow. She departed in October 2004 to take up a similar role with the Netherlands and led her home country to the semi–final of UEFA Women's Euro 2009. She stepped down as the Dutch coach in the first half of 2010.
In April 2011, she succeeded Igor Shalimov as coach of the Russia women's national football team on an interim basis. In September 2011 she was replaced by Farid Benstiti. After that she was appointed as a technical director of Russian team.
In March 2014, she becomes the South Africa women's national football team coach, replacing Josepha Mkhonza who became a selector for the national team. She said at the time "I am excited to become part of this ambitious project in which we can develop our girls into international stars. SAFA is aiming high with women’s football." Pauw explained that she had previously had a great deal of involvement with the South Africa setup due to the frequency of friendlies with the Dutch while she was managing them.
The 2018 Houston Dash season is the team's fifth season as an American professional women's soccer team in the National Women's Soccer League. Before the start of the 2018 season Vera Pauw was appointed as head coach.2018 National Women's Soccer League season
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The off-season brought significant changes, with FC Kansas City and the Boston Breakers ceasing operations, while new club Utah Royals FC joined the league. The 2018 season began on March 24, and ended on September 8. Teams once again played 24 regular-season games this year, with the top four teams making a single-elimination playoff. The North Carolina Courage won the NWSL Shield with 15 more points than second place Thorns. The NWSL Playoffs began on September 15 with the two semifinal matches, which were won by the Thorns and the Courage. The NWSL Championship Game was held on September 22 at Providence Park in Portland. The Courage won 3–0, becoming the first team to win both the NWSL Shield and the NWSL Championship in the same season.2019 Houston Dash season
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Vera Pauw managerial positions