Louis van Gaal is a Dutch professional football manager who coaches the Netherlands national football team. He is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. The 71-year-old is leading the Oranje in the FIFA World Cup 2022. His net worth is $16 million.
Here we look closely at Louis van Gaal’s net worth, salary earnings, career, record, and more.
About Louis van Gaal
van Gaal’s full name is Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal. He was born on 8 August 1951 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
As a professional footballer, van Gaan played for Sparta Rotterdam (1978-1986) for most of his career. He had 248 caps for the Dutch club and scored 26 goals.
The Dutchman has been more popular as a football mastermind and skilled tactician. He managed Europe’s top clubs like Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, etc. He led his nation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-finals.
Louis van Gaal managed the Oranje in his first spell from 2000-2001. However, he was unable to qualify the nation for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
His second spell as the Netherlands manager was his most successful spell, from 2012-2014. He led the nation to the 2014 World Cup semi-finals. His side lost to Argentina on penalties in the semi-finals.
On 4 August 2021, Louis van Gaal took charge of the Netherlands for third place. The Oranje have been in the terrific form under him, heading to the FIFA World Cup 2022.
They won 5 games and drew 1 in their six games in the Nations League 2022-23 last June and September, including a 4-1 victory over Belgium. The result led them to the Nations League finals, which will take place in 2023, as the only team from that group.
Memphis Depay and co. are also a strong favorite for this year’s World Cup.
Oh World Cup, we've missed you. 🥺#NothingLikeOranje #WorldCup #SENNED pic.twitter.com/k0R5Hlk7Ld
— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) November 21, 2022
Moreover, van Gaal managed Ajax (1991-1997), Barcelona (1997-2000 and 2002-2003), Bayern Munich (2009-2011), and Manchester United (2014-2016).
He won three Eredivisie titles for Ajax, a Champions League title (1994-1995), and a UEFA Super Cup title (1995).
He led Barcelona to win two La Liga titles and a UEFA Super Cup in 1997.
The Dutch tactician helped Bayern Munich to win a Bundesliga and a DFB-Pokal. He won a FA Cup title with Manchester United (2015-2016).
Louis van Gaal’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings
The 71-year-old Dutch coach Louis van Gaal’s net worth is $16 million as of 2023. He is currently leading the Oranje in Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup.
According to several sources, he earns a £2.5 million annual salary as the head coach of the Netherlands national football team.
The 71-year-old’s prime sources of income are his football contracts, bonuses, real estate, and other businesses.
|Full Name||Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal|
|Common Name||Louis van Gaal|
|Current Team||Netherlands (Head Coach)|
|Date of Birth||8 August 1951|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Net Worth||$16 million|
|Salary||£2.5 million per year|
Louis van Gaal is a vastly experienced tactician. He marshals his troops according to the games. However, he often goes for the 3-5-2 formation. He deploys a three-man defensive line.
Van Gaal’s wing-backs are crucial. Denzel Dumfries usually makes forward runs along the right wing and puts crosses into the box.
Born on 8 August 1951, he is 71 years old.
He is 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) tall.
[As of 25 Nov. 2022]
|Netherlands||2021 – Present||17||12||5||0|
Achievements as a Manager
- Eredivisie: 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96
- KNVB Cup: 1992-93
- UEFA Champions League: 1994-95; Runners-up 1995-96
- UEFA Super Cup: 1995
- La Liga: 1997-98, 1998-99
- Copa del Rey: 1997-98
- UEFA Super Cup: 1997
- Eredivisie: 2008-09
- Bundesliga: 2009-10
- DFB-Pokal: 2009-10
- Champions League Runners-up: 2009-10
- FA Cup: 2015-16
- FIFA World Cup 3rd Place: 2014
FAQs About Louis van Gaal
What is Gaal’s Net Worth in 2023?
Van Gaal’s net worth is $16 million as of 2023.
How much is his salary?
He earns a £2.5 million salary per year as the coach of the Netherlands.