George Knobel

George Knobel
Personal information
Date of birth (1922-12-10)10 December 1922
Place of birth Roosendaal, Netherlands
Date of death 5 May 2012(2012-05-05) (aged 89)
Place of death Roosendaal, Netherlands
Teams managed
Years Team
1966–1969 VV Baronie
1969–1973 MVV
1973–1974 Ajax
1974–1976 Netherlands
1976–1978 MVV
1980–1981 Hong Kong
1981 Seiko
1982 MVV (caretaker)
1985 Seiko

George Knobel (10 December 1922 – 5 May 2012) was a Dutch football manager.[1]

Knobel was born and died in Roosendaal. He was the coach of the Netherlands national football team for 15 matches (9 wins, 1 draw, 5 losses) from 1974 to 1976. During his period the Dutch finished third at the European Championship of 1976. He also coached Dutch clubs AFC Ajax and MVV, including a temporary spell from march to April 1982.[2][3] He had a brief stint with Seiko SA in Hong Kong.


  1. Oranje-wit. "Oud-bondscoach George Knobel op 89-jarige leeftijd overleden – Sport Algemeen – Sport – bndestem". Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  2. "Knobel tijdelijk coach van MVV - NDC|VBK - De Krant van Toen". Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  3. "Knobel weg bij MVV - NDC|VBK - De Krant van Toen". Retrieved 2014-04-19.

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