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Arno Pijpers
Personal information
Full name Arnoldus Dick Pijpers
Date of birth 21 April 1959 (1959-04-21) (age 50)
Place of birth    Rotterdam, Netherlands
Playing position Manager
Club information
Current club FC Zenit (physio)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
6 Feyenoord
V.V. Papendrecht
Teams managed
Excelsior Rotterdam
Olympia Gouda
Netherlands U-16
Estonia and Flora Tallinn
Utrecht (Director of Football)
FC Zenit (Reserve team coach)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Arnoldus Dick Pijpers (born 21 April 1959) is a Dutch football coach who most recently was employed as the head coach of the Kazakhstan national football team. He worked for the Royal Netherlands Football Association as a youth coach, before taking up a dual role in being the coach of Estonian club FC Flora Tallinn and the Estonia national football team. After the end of his contract, he joined Eredivisie club FC Utrecht as a technical director, before going to Kazakhstan in 2005. At the same time he coached FC Astana for the 2006 season, winning the Kazakhstan Super League title. He was sacked as manager of Kazakhstan in September 2008.


Estonia National Team

Pijpers led Estonia first in World Cup 2002 qualification with two wins over Andorra and two draws with Cyprus. He achieved almost the same result in Euro 2004 qualification beating twice Andorra again, and drawing with Croatia (away) and Bulgaria (home). At World Cup 2006 qualification Pijpers won the first two games against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. However the contract was terminated mutually with national team after a conflict with the FC Flora chairman Aivar Pohlak, who was the head of the Estonian Football Association at that time.[1]

Kazakhstan National Team

Pijpers led Kazakhstan in their first European campaign in Euro 2008 qualification [2]. They recorded wins over Serbia (home) and Armenia (away) and drew both matches against Belgium and Azerbaijan. Pijpers then extended his contract until the end of World Cup 2010 qualification [3] and Kazakhstan proved to be very ambitious with the board feeling that they could qualify for the FIFA World Cup. Pijpers however disagreed and after a poor start to the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, he was sacked by the Kazakhstan Football Association as they felt he was being under ambitious.


As a manager


As a manager


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