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Name  Hans Smit
Years  Team
Years  Team

Full name  Hans-Peter Van Sprew Smit
Date of birth  (1958-06-29) June 29, 1958 (age 57)

Place of birth  Jakarta, Indonesia
Playing position  Sweeper, Midfielder

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Hans-Peter Van Sprew Smit is an Indonesia-born Filipino football manager. He was assistant coach of the Philippine national football team which participated at the 1996 Tiger Cup.


He is the current head coach of the DLSU Lady Booters which plays in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), as well as at the PFF Women's League.

Bandila football coach hans smit nakuha ang filipino citizenship sa ikatlong pagsubok

Early life and education

Smit was born as an Indonesian citizen in Jakarta, Indonesia but moved to the Philippines at age 6. Smit attended the University of the Philippines for his college and pursued a sports major program after considering to pursue a course in Human Resource Management and Mass Communication. He represented his school as a varsity player at the UAAP Football Championships. He voluntarily chose to drop out from the university to focus on his coaching career.

Coaching career

Smit started his coaching career in football at age 21 making him the youngest football coach in the country at that time. He began his coaching career with the newly formed De La Salle Santiago Zobel School football team in 1981.He also became the youngest Athletic Director in the country when he initiated a varsity program for the Alabang-based De La Salle Santiago Zobel School. Smit coached the schools' boys' team.

Among the other teams Smit had coached is Kaya and the National Capital Region youth team.

Smit led the DLSU Lady Booters to the top of its group at the elimination round of the UAAP Season 77 football tournament in 2015. In 2016, he served as the first head coach of the team at the PFF Women's League mentoring the team in the 2016-17 season.

Smit also organizes football festivals, leagues and national championships. He is an official Match Commissioner for the Philippine Football Federation and certified by the Asian Football Confederation.


Smit had a brief stint as head coach of the Philippine women's national team in 2008. He replaced Marlon Maro who last led the team at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games. Smit led the team at the 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers. He was replaced by Joey Villarino the same year who was first tasked to guide the team at the 2008 AFF Women's Championship.

Personal life

Smit is married to Carmencita Carlos Smit a natural-born Filipino and has four children who are all likewise born Filipino.


A bill was filed on March 17, 2015 before the Senate by Senators Pia and Alan Cayetano regarding the granting of Philippine citizenship to Hans Smit for staying more than 50 years in the country and for his contribution to Philippine football.

On June 6, 2016, the bill was approved in the Senate in the third and final reading, in time for the 16th Congress' sine die adjournment. On July 21, 2016, Smit became a naturalized Filipino citizen with the lapsing into law of the bill now known as Republic Act No. 10914, which was regarding his naturalization.


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