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Gerard van der Lem
Personal information
Full name Gerard van der Lem
Date of birth November 15, 1952 (1952-11-15) (age 57)
Place of birth    Amsterdam, Netherlands
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Ajax Amsterdam
FC Amsterdam
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
FC Amsterdam
Roda JC
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam
FC Utrecht
066 0(8)
066 (10)
072 0(9)
010 0(1)
086 (17)
300 (45)   
National team2
Netherlands 00 0(0)
Teams managed
AZ Alkmaar (assistant)
HFC Haarlem (assistant)
Ajax Amsterdam (assistant)
FC Barcelona (assistant)
AZ Alkmaar
Ajax Amsterdam (youth coach)
Saudi Arabia
Apollon Limassol
Sharjah FC
Panathinaikos FC (coach)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 8 June 2007.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 8 June 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Gerard van der Lem (born November 15, 1952 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a retired football (soccer) winger from the Netherlands, who made his professional debut for FC Amsterdam on August 12, 1973 against PSV Eindhoven. He later played Roda JC, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Sparta Rotterdam and FC Utrecht.

After his professional career Van der Lem started to work as a football coach, first as an assistant at HFC Haarlem and Ajax Amsterdam, where he was the long-time helping hand of head coach Louis van Gaal. As a manager he did not have any success. His first assignment as a head coach came in 1999, when he joined AZ Alkmaar. He got the sack in December 2000. Later he also coached the Saudi Arabia national football team (2002-2004). In Saudi Arabia he was fired by the Federation. In 2005 he was back at Ajax Amsterdam as an assistent coach of manager Danny Blind. Van der Lem and Blind got fired at Ajax in 2006. During the 2006-07 season he coached Apollon Limassol of Cyprus. After he got the sack again, Van der Lem became the coach of UAE club Sharjah FC for the 2007-2008 season. He got fired from Sharjah after a 4-0 loss to rivals Al Wasl in the Presidents Cup.

In July 2008, he was appointed by Panathinaikos FC as an assistent coach, while his fellow manager Henk ten Cate became the club's manager. In September 2009 he was fired as an assistent manager of Panathinaikos.



Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
1973-74 FC Amsterdam 33 2
1974-75 33 6
1973-75 Total 66 8
1975-76 Roda JC 33 5
1976-77 33 5
1975-77 Total 66 10
1977-78 Feyenoord 34 6
1978-79 19 2
1979-80 19 1
1977-80 Total 72 9
1979-80 Sparta Rotterdam 10 1
1979-80 Total 10 1
1980-81 FC Utrecht 23 5
1981-82 31 7
1982-83 17 1
1983-84 15 4
1980-84 Total 86 17
Total Netherlands 300 45
Career Total 300 45



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