Who Is Truus van Gaal? Wife Of Louis Van Gaal

by Manisha Tue Oct 04 2022 Updated On Tue Nov 22 2022
Who Is Truus van Gaal? Wife Of Louis Van Gaal

Truss Van Gal is the wife of Louis Van Gaal, who is a former footballer and manager of the national team Netherlands. 

She is Louis's second wife. Louis met her long after he lost his first wife. 

They dated for 14 years and got engaged in 2007. They tied the knot in 2008 on Louis's birthday. Louis has two kids, Renate van Gaal and Brenda van Gaal from his two marriages.

Louis's First Wife Was Mocked By The Ajax Rival Fan

Louis was married to Fernanda Obbes

When Louis got an opportunity to manage one of the biggest clubs in Holland, his wife was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

He privately treated his wife with the best doctors and treatments. He never spoke about his wife's illness in public. 

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But the Ajax opponents fan used his wife's illness to mock him. 

They mocked him to the extent that in one of the games, they brought a banner written he has a cancer b*tch written on it. 

It was a very challenging phase for him as he had to show professionalism, and he never reacted to those things. 

His wife was insulted, but he controlled all his emotions and never showed them on his face. 

He was hurt inside, but it was never reflected in his actions. He lost his wife in 1994.

Truus van Gaal with her husband, Louis Van Gaal.
Truus van Gaal with her husband, Louis Van Gaal. Source: Pinterest


Her husband Louis is 71 years old.

Net Worth

Her husband Louis's net worth is estimated to be $18.3 million

Louis Argued With One of the Journalists During Press Conference

When a journalist asked why he wanted to play defensive football, Louis was outraged by his question. 

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He said that for him, it is not a defensive football. 

He bashed the journalist, saying that as a journalist, he must have the vision to implement football, but he lacked that quality. 

The journalist compared his playing style to Chelsea.

To that, he said that Chelsea has a different style of playing, and he is impressed with it. But he didn’t follow their style.

Louis Talked About His Recovery

Louis had a small fracture in his hip socket. He has to go through a lot of pain because of that fracture. 

He said it generally takes 5 to 6 weeks to recover from that fracture completely. 

He said he had a speedy recovery and was fully recovered in five weeks. 

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He said during that recovery phase, the pain was immense, but his doctor didn’t allow him to take painkillers. 

He said he had to recover faster as he had to fulfill his duties as a manager.

Who Is The Talented Player Louis Has Ever Coached?

When a fan asked Louis about which was the best young player he had ever coached in his career. 

He said that Clarence Seedorf stands out for him as he was just 16 years old he made his debut. 

He started his career at Ajax during the early 1990s as a right midfielder.

He said he is one of the best players that the Netherlands ever had. 

He said he had won not only domestic prizes but also many international prizes. 

Other than him, he also mentioned Xavi and Andres Iniesta. 

He said they were also 17 or 18 years old when they made their debut as a professional player. 

Fun Facts About Louis

Louis likes soft pop music. He loves playing cards, tennis, and golf. 

He has an interesting hobby, which is loving his wife. There is a documentary made after him. 

He loves the 1960s, 70s, and 80s music. He doesn’t like today's generation's music. 

According to him, the present player he resembles most is Teun Koopemeiners.

He said Teun has good insights and techniques like him.

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