Who Is Louis van Gaal Netherlands Football Coach, His Age, Family, Wife, Stats, Trophies, Salary, Net Worth

Who Is Louis van Gaal Netherlands Football Coach, His Age, Family, Wife, Stats, Trophies, Salary, Net Worth

Here is all you need to know about Louis van Gaal, his career achievements, family, net worth, salary, trophies and more 

The manager of the Netherlands’ National Football Team, Dutch professional footballer named Louis van Gaal was a midfielder in his previous career as a  professional football player. The 71-year-old is the Oranje’s captain at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 

Who Is Louis van Gaal Netherlands Football Team Coach, His Age, Family, Wife, Stats, Trophies, Salary, Net Worth

Have a look at the Louis van Gaal’s net worth, salary, career, record, and other factors in this article below:

Who Is Louis van Gaal: Age, Career, Family, Net Worth, Salary And Earnings

Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal is his full name. He was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on August 8, 1951 and is 71 years old.

Van Gaan spent the majority of his career as a professional football player at Sparta Rotterdam (1978–1986). He scored 26 goals in 248 games for the Dutch team. The Dutchman is more well-known for being a brilliant football strategist and talented tactician. Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and other elite clubs in Europe were under his management. He steered his country to the semifinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Under his lead, Ajax won three Eredivisie titles, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. He moved to Barcelona in 1997 and won two league titles and one Copa del Rey, but left after disagreements with the club’s hierarchy.

Louis van Gaal · 1x Champions League winner · 1x German Champion · 2x Spanish champion · 2x Uefa Supercup winner · 1x Uefa Cup winner · 1x German cup winner ·

In his first tenure, from 2000 to 2001, Louis van Gaal managed the Oranje. He failed, though, to get his country into the 2002 FIFA World Cup. His most prosperous tenure as manager of the Netherlands was his second, which lasted from 2012 to 2014. In 2014, he guided his country to the World Cup semifinals. In the semi-finals, his team was defeated by Argentina on penalties.

Louis van Gaal became the manager of the Netherlands, who finished third, on August 4, 2021. Going into the FIFA World Cup 2022, the Oranje have been in fantastic form under him.


Between June and September of last year, they played six games in the Nations League 2022–23, winning five and drawing one. One of those games was a 4–1 victory over Belgium. The outcome qualified them as the only team from that group for the Nations League finals, which will take place in 2023. At the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, he is now the coach of the Oranje.

Louis van Gaal Family, Wife, Children

Van Gaal was raised as a Catholic and is the youngest of nine siblings. Van Gaal was 11 when his salesman father passed away. At a Catholic youth group, Van Gaal, then 18, met Fernanda Obbes. Three years later, they got married and had two daughters, Brenda and Renate. Obbes passed away in 1994 from pancreatic and liver cancer.

Fans of Ajax’s rival team made fun of Van Gaal for her condition. Van Gaal wed Truus, his wife at the time, in 2008; the two of them currently reside in a vacation home close to Albufeira, Portugal’s Algarve. Van Gaal lost millions of pounds investing in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, according to The Daily Telegraph, which first came to light in 2009.

Louis van Gaal Prostate Cancer

Van Gaal announced on April 3, 2022, that he was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. He announced the outcome of his treatment on April 12, 2022.

Louis van Gaal Net Worth, Salary

Van Gaal is paid £2.5 million year to serve as the head coach of the Netherlands National Football Team, according to multiple reports. Football contracts, bonuses, real estate, and other businesses are the 71-year-old’s main sources of income. As of 2022, Dutch coach, has a net worth of $16 million