Wim Suurbier in 1978
|Full name||Wilhelmus Lourens Johannes Suurbier|
|Date of birth||16 January 1945|
|Place of birth||Eindhoven, Netherlands|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|1979-1981||Los Angeles Aztecs||73||(3)|
|1980-1981||-> Sparta (loan)||11||(1)|
|1982||San Jose Earthquakes||23||(0)|
|1982-1983||Golden Bay Earthquakes (indoor)||28||(0)|
|1986-1987||Tampa Bay Rowdies (indoor)||10||(0)|
|1983||Golden Bay Earthquakes (assistant)|
|1986||Los Angeles Heat|
|1986-1987||Tampa Bay Rowdies|
|1988||Fort Lauderdale Strikers|
|1994||St. Petersburg Kickers|
|2017||Kerala Blasters (assistant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Wilhelmus "Wim" Lourens Johannes Suurbier (Dutch pronunciation: ['m 'sy:r.?bi:r]) (born 16 January 1945 in Eindhoven, North Brabant) is a former Dutch football player and among others assistant coach of the Albanian national team.
Suurbier made his debut for Ajax Amsterdam when he was 19 and played with them for 13 years, all throughout the most successful era until 1977 when he was 32 years old. Usually a right back, Suurbier was renowned for his pace and stamina. Suurbier was a big part of the 70's total football team the 'Twelve Apostles' of Ajax Amsterdam led by Johan Cruijff, which lifted the UEFA European Cup three times in a row. In 1977, he moved to Schalke 04 for one season. In 1979, he transferred to the Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League. He played three seasons in Los Angeles before moving to the San Jose Earthquakes for the 1982 season. In the fall of 1982, the team was renamed the Golden Bay Earthquakes and entered the Major Indoor Soccer League. He retired at the end of the season to become an assistant coach with the Earthquakes. He later resumed his playing career as a player-coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the American Indoor Soccer Association.
He played 60 matches and scored 3 goals for the Netherlands national football team from 1966 to 1978. He played in both the 1974 and 1978 World Cups where the Dutch finished second, and also the 1976 UEFA European Football Championship.
In 1983, he was an assistant coach with the Golden Bay Earthquakes. In 1984, the Tulsa Roughnecks of the North American Soccer League hired Suurbier as head coach. He took the team to a 10-14 record. In 1986, he became the head coach of the Los Angeles Heat of the Western Soccer League. In the fall of 1986, he was hired by the Tampa Bay Rowdies as the team entered the American Indoor Soccer Association. In November 1987, Suurbier became the head coach of the newly established Fort Lauderdale Strikers in preparation of the team's first season in 1988. That season, the Strikers finished and went to the American Soccer League championship before falling to the Washington Diplomats. In January 1989, Suurbier resigned as coach of the Strikers. In February 1989, he was named the new head coach of the Miami Sharks. After starting the season at 2-3, the Sharks fired Suurbier. In 1994, he became the head coach of the St. Petersburg Kickers.