Hans Kraay Sr. in October 1973
|Full name||Johan Hendrik Kraay|
|Date of birth||14 October 1936|
|Place of birth||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Date of death||27 October 2017 81)(aged|
|Place of death||Tiel|
|1973–1974||Go Ahead Eagles|
|1985–1987||PSV Eindhoven (technical director)|
|1988–1989||Feyenoord (technical director)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Hans Kraay (14 October 1936 – 27 October 2017) was a Dutch football player (defence). Subsequently, he became well known for his football management skills as well as analysis of matches on Dutch television.
Born in Utrecht, Kraay made his professional debut at DOS and also played for Feijenoord.
After his playing career, Kraay became manager at DFC, Elinkwijk, Go Ahead Eagles, Ajax Amsterdam, AZ'67, Edmonton Drillers, Sparta Rotterdam (only two days due to some health trouble), FC Den Haag and Feyenoord Rotterdam. He also served Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven as a technical director, as well as the NOS and other television channels with his views on football, both commentary and analysis. In 1986, he took place at PSV Eindhoven, as manager. The team was first in the League, but in March, 1987, he was replaced by Guus Hiddink, after a loss against FC Den Bosch, on penalties, for the KNVB Cup.
His son Hans Kraay Jr. is also a retired professional footballer and television personality.
Kraay also worked for N.E.C. Nijmegen as head of scouting and personal adviser of chairman Marcel Boekhoorn.
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