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Facts of Fernanda Obbes

Full NameFernanda Obbes
First NameFernanda
Last NameObbes
ProfessionCelebrity Ex-Wife
Birth CountryNetherlands
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLouis Van Gaal
No Of Children2

Fernanda Obbes is the first spouse of Louis Van Gaal. Louis’s real name is Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" Van Gaal. He is a Dutch football manager. 

Previously, he had also served as a player and currently serves as a head coach of the Netherlands national team.

Married Life

Louis was just 18 years old when he met Fernanda. Fernanda was two years junior to him. 

Their eyes met at the Catholic youth organization, which lies near Louis’s home at that moment. His buddies thought that, for them, it was love at first sight. 

Fernanda Obbes with her husband Louis Van Gaal on their wedding day.
Fernanda Obbes with her husband Louis Van Gaal on their wedding day. Source: Lifebogger

Louis was in his early twenties when they tied the knot. They were living happily together until Fernanda got really sick in 1994

Going through the check-up, it was discovered that Fernanda had liver and pancreatic cancer. 

Hearing this, Louis went into contact with all the best surgeons and doctors to look for treatment for his spouse. Sadly, nothing could be done. 

Attending the procedures of the treatment, he even faced issues he couldn’t even handle himself. 

He took care of his wife in private, while on the other side, he had to have strict discipline as, at that time, Dutch fans were mocking their situation. 

Fernanda passed away; however, they had two daughters, Brenda van Gaal and Renate van Gaal from their marriage. 

Louis married Truus van Gaal; nevertheless, there is a picture of his first wife in his house still. 

Fernanda Obbes with her husband Louis Van Gaal.
Fernanda Obbes with her husband Louis Van Gaal. Source: Dailymail

Why did Louis decide to end his coaching career?

Louis faced a huge family tragedy which led him to end his career. 

His son-in-law's sudden demise has been the primary catalyst as he also turned down the offer from China

He decided to end his coaching career due to the tragedy that happened. He elaborated, stating that he could have gone there but is still here. 

There was so much that happened in that span of time with his family that he has been forced to observe things differently. 

Further on the topic, he spoke that he admitted then he would stop, but the whole scenario changed into a sabbatical, and now he thinks that he will not again return to the coaching field. 

When asked if he did not have further ambitions to which, he replied, stating no, there are not actually. 

He confronted about getting everything in his life and also said that he finds it totally boring to mention all. 

He remembers that he had been a part of numerous countries and the clubs he worked in and coached, and says there is nothing left now. 

Not only this, he revealed that he wanted to stop early after the 2014 World Cup ended, but a new opportunity came in for him from England

He didn’t want to miss it as it was coming from a beautiful country and that chance he took wasn’t regrettable as it is now mentioned in his CV too. 

He pinpoints that the greatest achievement he felt in his career was winning the FA Cup against the backdrop of his impending dismissal. 

He revealed that he stood on a gangplank for six months, which made his head guillotined. 

Net worth

Since Fernanda is no more in this world, there is no information on her finance as well. 

On this note, we will rely on her husband, who, as mentioned earlier, is the football manager. 

He has a whopping net worth of 16 million dollars as of 2022. He is also recognized for his work in managing the Dutch national team

Net worth16 million dollars
Income sourceDutch association football manager


  1. Her husband was born on August 8, 1951, which makes him 71 years old.

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Updated On Tue Oct 25 2022 Published On Thu Oct 13 2022 By Smity

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