Arno Splinter (1977)

Arno Splinter (29 August 1977) was a defender of Ajax, de Graafschap and AGOVV and was considered a great talent of Ajax in the 90s, but never really managed to break through.

Splinter started his career at the 'big' Ajax of the brothers Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer, Edgar Davids and Patrick Kluivert, and played, among other things, an excellent Champions League match against Auxerre at the age of 17.

After Louis van Gaal left as a trainer and was succeeded by Morten Olsen, things went downhill with Splinter's Amsterdam career. The Dane bought all kinds of players for his position, including Andrzej Rudy and Sunday Oliseh, and Splinter left for De Graafschap. That was not a resounding success either.

after 38 games in three seasons as 'Superboer', Splinter went to Haarlem in 2002. Seventeen games and two goals have been left behind the name of Splinter and Haarlem. After an intermediate stop at the amateurs of VV Bennekom, he made another attempt at the higher level. Twelve times (no goals) Arno appeared on the field with AGOVV Apeldoorn, after which he decided to stop.

Arno Splinter now has his own company that organizes sports events and was trainer of (amateur) football club NVC in Naarden. Here he was fired, totally unexpected to himself, in 2015. Splinter also occasionally plays along with former Ajax.

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