THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
Full Name:
Johannes Segers
Date of Birth:
30 October 1961
Place of Birth:
Eindhoven, Holland
Hans Segers
(1988/89 - 1995/96)
=== Wikipedia entry ===

Johannes "Hans" Segers (born 30 October 1961) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

As a player, he was a goalkeeper from 1981 to 2001, notably spending 8 years with Wimbledon where he featured in the Premier League. He also played in England's top flight for Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur. He also had spells in his native the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven and in Scotland with Dunfermline Athletic, and in the Football League with Sheffield United, Stoke City, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Playing career

Segers was born in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant. His early career was with home-town club PSV Eindhoven, before being signed for Nottingham Forest by Brian Clough during the 1983–84 season. In his first season with Forest he played 32 times but lost his place to Steve Sutton and played in 12 matches in 1985–86. He made 18 appearances in 1986–87 and signed for Stoke City on loan in March 1987 playing in one Second Division match for the "Potters", a 4–1 defeat away at West Bromwich Albion. Unable to get into the Forest side in 1987–88 Segers spent time out on loan at Sheffield United and Scottish side Dunfermline Athletic.

His career revived when he was signed as replacement for Dave Beasant by Wimbledon in the aftermath of their FA Cup glory in 1988, He would remain the club's first choice goalkeeper over the next eight seasons, making 265 league appearances. Although he was unable to help Wimbledon win any more silverware, they never finished lower than 14th in the top flight in any of the eight seasons he played for them, and peaked at sixth place in the FA Premier League in 1994.

In 1994, he was accused of involvement in match fixing, together with Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, Wimbledon striker John Fashanu and a Malaysian businessman. The case was referred to Winchester Crown Court for a criminal trial in 1997 but all four defendants were cleared. In December 1997, Grobbelaar and Segers were found guilty by the Football Association of breaching betting regulations.

In the summer of 1996, Segers signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers as understudy to Mike Stowell. A brief spell in the Conference with Woking followed, before he made a remarkable return to the Premier League scene Tottenham Hotspur, where he spent three years (playing just one league game) as a standby goalkeeper until he finally retired in the summer of 2001, a few months before his 40th birthday.

Coaching career

He was goalkeeper-coach at Tottenham Hotspur until 26 October 2007 when he was asked to stand down with immediate effect following the sacking of Martin Jol.

In June 2011, new Fulham manager Martin Jol brought Segers in as his goalkeeping coach, the pair having worked together at Tottenham previously.

Career statistics

  • Sourced from The English National Football Archive
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1988/89: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1989/90: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1990/91: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1991/92: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1992/93: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1993/94: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1994/95: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
1995/96: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
- Total: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0