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Ruud Brood

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Ruud Brood
Brood in 2014
Personal information
Full name Ruud Brood
Date of birth (1962-10-19) 19 October 1962 (age 59)
Place of birth Gorinchem, Netherlands
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
ADO Den Haag (manager)
Youth career
1973–1983 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 Feyenoord 0 (0)
1985–1987 RBC 68 (17)
1987–1989 Den Bosch 64 (5)
1989–1990 Willem II 22 (1)
1990–1998 NAC 153 (10)
Total 307 (33)
Teams managed
1997–2004 NAC (youth coach)
2004–2006 Helmond Sport
2006–2007 Heracles
2008–2012 RKC
2012–2013 Roda JC
2014–2015 NEC
2015–2018 PSV (assistant manager)
2019 NAC
2020– ADO Den Haag
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ruud Brood (born 19 October 1962) is a Dutch football manager and former player.

Football career


Brood was born in Gorinchem. After joining the Feyenoord youth academy from hometown amateur side Unitas, Brood was not able to break into Feyenoord's senior squad. He then served RBC (1985–1987), FC Den Bosch (1987–1989), Willem II Tilburg (1989–1990) and NAC Breda (1990–1998).

With Den Bosch, he finished 7th in the 1987–88 Eredivisie season and that won him a place in Rinus Michels' preliminary Euro 1988 squad. Unfortunately, he did not make the final squad which went on to win the Euro 1988 title.[1]


He previously coached Helmond Sport,[2] the second team of NAC Breda, Heracles Almelo,[3] RKC Waalwijk and Roda JC Kerkrade.[4] He was appointed manager of relegated NEC in 2014[5] and immediately led the club back to the Eredivisie.[6] In summer 2015 he became assistant to Phillip Cocu at PSV Eindhoven.[7]

Managerial Honours


RKC Waalwijk



  1. ^ De ambities van beginnend hoofdcoach Ruud Brood - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Ruud Brood nieuwe trainer Helmond Sport - Omroep Brabant (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Ruud Brood nieuwe coach Heracles Almelo - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  4. ^ RKC-trainer Ruud Brood naar Roda JC - Omroep Brabant (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Ruud Brood nieuwe trainer gedegradeerd NEC - Trouw (in Dutch)
  6. ^ NEC als kampioen terug in de eredivisie - Trouw (in Dutch)
  7. ^ Ruud Brood van NEC naar PSV - Gelderlander (in Dutch)
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