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The Netherlands Squad in UEFA EURO 2020

The Netherlands team have appeared in nine UEFA European Championships, winning the 1988 tournament in West Germany. UEFA Euro 2020 is the tenth season that they part in. The squad promises to make the most impressive matches to get the best result.
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1. HOW IS THE NETHERLANDS SQUAD IN UEFA EURO 2020?

The Netherlands national football team (Het Nederlands Elftal in Dutch) has represented the Netherlands in international men's football games since 1905. The squad is managed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a part of UEFA, and under the jurisdiction of FIFA. They are widely considered one of the strongest teams in world football. 

Netherlands squad in Euro 2020

The Netherlands team have appeared in nine UEFA European Championships, winning the 1988 tournament in West Germany. The UEFA Euro 2020 is the tenth season that they take part in. The final tournament officially took place on 11th June 2021 after a year delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic so that it was also called the Euro 2021

 

On 8th June 2021, Holland midfielder Donny Van de Beek (Manchester United) announced not to join the Netherlands squad due to his groin injury. The other news is that the Netherlands' star defender and captain Virgil van Dijk is also not playing, having missed all of Liverpool's season through injury- a major blow to the Oranje. There was no replacement in the list of the Netherlands manager so that the Netherlands Euro 2020 squad will feature only 25 players instead of 26 as usual. 

Captain Virgil van Dijk and Midfielder Donny van de Beek can't join the team

2. WHO IS THE COACH OF THE NETHERLANDS TEAM?

  • Full name:         Franciscus de Boer
  • Date of birth:     15 May 1970
  • Place of birth:    Hoorn, Netherlands
  • Height:              1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Positions:          Defender/ Netherlands Coach


Frank De Boer
is a Dutch football manager who is the current head coach of the Netherlands national team. In the past, he spent more than a decade playing as a defender for Ajax (1988-1999), winning 5 Eredivisie titles, 2 KNVB Cups, 3 Super Cups, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 UEFA Champions League, and 1 Intercontinental Cup with the team. Later, he had 5 years playing for Barcelona FC where he had a La Liga title (1998-1999). In the last 4 years before retiring from his playing career, he signed for Galatasaray, Rangers, Al-Rayyan, and Al-Shamal on short contracts. 

After retiring, De Boer became the manager of the Ajax youth team and assist Bert van Marwijk with the Netherlands national team. In December 2010, he took over the Ajax team and lead the team to win the Eredivisie titles in his first management season. In 2013 and 2014, he received the prestigious Rinus Michels Award for the manager of the year in the Netherlands after helping Ajax winning the three consecutive top league seasons. He then has short terms managing in Serie A with Inter Milan in 2016, Crystal Palace in the Premier League in 2017, and Atlanta United in MLS in 2019 and 2020 seasons. Currently, he is the head coach of the Netherlands national football team. 

 

Coach Frank De Boer

3. LIST OF 25 NETHERLANDS PLAYERS IN EURO 2020  

GOALKEEPERS

Maarten Stekelenburg

  • Shirt Number:   1
  • Date of birth:     22 September 1982 
  • Place of birth:    Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Height:              1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
  • Current Club:     Ajax
  • Position:            Goalkeeper


Maarten Stekelenburg started his career at
Ajax in 2002. He played 282 matches over 9 seasons and won 9 honors, including 2 Eredivisie titles, 3 KNVB Cups, and 3 Johan Cruyff Shield titles. He went to play for Roma (2011-2013), Fulham (2013-2016), Monaco (2014-15, loan deal), Southampton (2015-16, loan deal), and Everton (2016-2020). He returned to Ajax after his contract with Everton finished at the end of the 2019-20 Premier League season. 

This goalkeeper had his first match for the Netherlands squad in 2004 and has earned 58 caps in total as of July 2018. He also helped the nation to the 2010 World Cup final and played at Euro 2012. Having impressive height and agility in each game, Maarten Stekelenburg continues being the first choice of goalkeepers for the Netherlands team in the Euro 2020. 

 

Maarten Stekelenburg

Tim Krul

  • Shirt Number:   13
  • Date of birth:     3 April 1988
  • Place of birth:   The Hague, Netherlands
  • Height:              1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:    Norwich City
  • Position:           Goalkeeper 


Timothy Michael Krul started his playing career at his hometown club
RAS and later the local Eredivise club ADO Den Haag. In the summer of 2005, he signed a three-year deal with the Premier League club Newcastle United after failing to sign professional terms with the old club. He had played for Newcastle United from 2006 to 2017. In that period, he also had some loan short deals with other teams like Falkirk (2007-08), Carlisle United (2008-09), Ajax, Ajax II (2016-17), AZ Alkmaar, Brighton& Hove Albion (2017). On 20 September 2017, Krul signed a permanent deal with Brighton, ending his twelve-year association with Newcastle. However, he left the club at the end of the season. He has played for Norwich City since the 2018-19 season. He was received the  Norwich City's Player of the Season Award in the club’s 2019-20 campaign. 

In his international career, he has represented the Netherlands at all levels since 2002. His debut match for the national team was in July 2011. He was also a part of the team coming to the third position at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

 

Tim Krul

Marco Bizot

  • Shirt Number:   23
  • Date of birth:    10 March 1991
  • Place of birth:   Hoorn, Netherlands
  • Height:             1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
  • Current Club:    AZ 
  • Position:           Goalkeeper


Bizot began his career in his early youth for
 SV Westfriezen. In 2000, he was discovered and brought to Ajax’s Youth Academy. He was finally played for Ajax’s first team in the 2011-12 season. Besides, he also played for Cambuur on a loan deal in the 2011-12 Dutch Eerste Divisie. On 14 June 2012, Bizot signed with Groningen FC and became a solid Eredivisie goalkeeper with 50 matches played in two seasons for the team. He spent the following three years playing for the Belgian club K.R.C.Genk. On 10 May 2017, Bizot signed a contract with AZ Alkmaar and still played for the team until now. 

He was first called up to the national team in March 2018. His debut in the international arena was in a friendly against Spain on 11 November 2020.

Marco Bizot

DEFENDERS

Daley Blind

  • Shirt Number:  17
  • Date of birth:    9 March 1990
  • Place of birth:   Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Height:             1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Current Club:    Ajax
  • Position:           Defender/ Midfielder/ Left-back/ Center-back


Daley Blind
is a talented player in the Netherlands team. He can play well in various positions on the field. He is also the descendant of former Ajax defender and former Netherlands team manager Danny Blind.

He grew up through the youth ranks at Ajax (1998-2008). He continued playing in Ajax’s first team for the next 6 years(2008-2014) and had a loan deal in 2010 with Groningen FC. Blind signed with Manchester United from 2014 to 2018 and returned to Ajax from 2018 until now. 

In any championship, Daley Blind has always been shining with his talent. He had a part in helping his teams to have a lot of prestigious titles. As of the 2020-21 season, Blind has had 10 titles in the biggest competition in Holland together with the Ajax team. He also had a FA Cup, an EFL Cup, and a Europa League Cup when playing for Man Utd. 

Daley Blind has taken part in many levels of the Netherlands team since 2013. He is one of the best defenders of the national team. 

Daley Blind

Stefan de Vrij

  • Shirt Number:  6
  • Date of birth:    5 February 1992
  • Place of birth:   Ouderkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands
  • Height:             1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:   Inter Milan
  • Position:           Defender/ Center-back


Stefan de Vrij was born in a family having the football-playing tradition. That might be a great motivation that helped this young player gaining impressive successes in his playing career. 

His first matches were played with his local club VV Spirit (1997-2002). Then, he debuted as a professional player for Feyenoord at the age of 17 and played for the club from 2009 to 2014 after 7 years of training in the Feyenoord youth team. He signed with Lazio in the next 4 seasons and has played for Inter Milan since 2018. 

As of 6 June 2021, De Vrij had 45 caps for the Netherlands team. He joined the young team in 2007. On 7 May 2012, he was named in the 36-player list for Euro 2012 but was one of 9 uncapped players to be chosen in the squad. On 15 August 2012, he made his debut in the 4-2 loss against Belgium in a friendly match. Since then, he has often appeared in international tournaments together with teammates in the Netherlands squad. He helped a lot in the wins of the national team. 

 

Stefan de Vrij

Joel Veltman

  • Shirt Number:   2
  • Date of birth:    15 January 1992
  • Place of birth:   IJmuiden, Netherlands
  • Height:             1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Current Club:   Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Position:           Defender/ Center-back


Joël Ivo Veltman is considered a qualified player who has grown up from the Ajax youth academy. After 11 years of training in the academy, he debuted as a defender for Ajax’s first team. He played here from 2012 to 2020 and made 246 appearances for the Amsterdam club before signing with Brighton & Hove Albion in July 2020 for a  £900,000 fee on a three-year deal.

Together with the Netherlands national team, Veltman has had 27 caps updated on 11 November 2020 since his debut in November 2013. 

 

Joel Veltman

Matthijs de Ligt

  • Shirt Number:   3
  • Date of birth:    12 August 1999
  • Place of birth:   Leiderdorp, Netherlands
  • Height:             1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:   Juventus
  • Position:           Defender/ Center-back

 

Initially, De Ligt was underestimated because he was too slow and out of shape. However, he was given a chance to develop in Ajax academy and prove his quality. Matthijs de Ligt has started his senior career from the 2016-17 season when he played for Jong Ajax in Eerste Divisie after a decade playing in the young teams Abcoude (2005-2009) and Ajax (2009-2016).

De Ligt quickly established himself in Ajax’s first team after being promoted to the senior squad and played there from 2016 to 2019. In March 2018, he was named the youngest captain of Ajax after the injury to club captain Joel Veltman. By his excellent performances for Ajax in big games, De Ligt was taken notice by many of Europe’s top clubs. On 18 July 2019, he signed with the Serie A champions Juventus on a five-year contract for a fee of €75 million. 

De Ligt was described as a completed and talented young defender. At the age of 17, he became the youngest player to start for the national team since the 1931 season. This year, De Ligt was just over 21 years old but he had a spot in the 26-player list competing in the Euro 2021. 

 

Matthijs de Ligt

Nathan Ake

  • Shirt Number:   4
  • Date of birth:    18 February 1995
  • Place of birth:   The Hague, Netherlands
  • Height:             1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Current Club:    Manchester City
  • Position:           Defender/ Center-back/ Left-back


After nearly a decade of practicing in youth clubs ADO Den Haag (2003-07), Feyenoord (2007-11), and Chelsea (2011-12), Nathan Benjamin Aké was debuted as a player in the Chelsea senior team on 26 December 2012. On 8 August 2013, Aké made a new five-year agreement with Chelsea, lasting until 2018. In that period, he also played for Reading (2014-15), Watford (2015-16), and AFC Bournemouth (2016-17) on loan deals. 

On 30 June 2017, Ake officially signed with Bournemouth and played for the team from the 2017-2018 season to the 2019-20 season. On 5 August 2020, he started a new five-year contract with Manchester City, for a reported fee of £41 million. He made his Champions League debut for the club in a 3–0 home win over Olympiacos in the group stage on 3 November 2020. 

Nathan Ake has his versatility with defending tactics. He can play at both full-back, center-back, and defensive midfield. His gifted technique and calmness on the ball have made people compare to the Dutch legend Ruud Gullit. 

 

Nathan Ake

Denzel Dumfries

  • Shirt Number:   22
  • Date of birth:    18 April 1996
  • Place of birth:   Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Height:             1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:    PSV Eindhoven
  • Position:           Defender/ Right-back


Denzel Justus Morris Dumfries
began his senior career in Sparta Rotterdam. He played for the team for 3 years from 2014 to 2017 before joining SC Heerenveen for a year. Since June 2018, Dumfries has played for PSV Eindhoven replacing Joshua Brenet and Santiago Arias.

The former Holland coach Ronald Koeman named Dumfries in the national squad for the first time in October 2018. His debut in the international game was a match against Germany on 13 October.

 

Denzel Dumfries

Patrick van Aanholt

  • Shirt Number:   12
  • Date of birth:     29 August 1990
  • Place of birth:   's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • Height:              1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Current Club:    Crystal Palace 
  • Position:            Defender/ Left-back


Patrick John Miguel van Aanholt
started his professional career at Chelsea. He signed to play for The Blues from 2009 to 2014 but spent almost time playing for other clubs on short loan deals ( with Coventry City, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Wigan Athletic, and Vitesse ). He joined Sunderland from 2014 to 2017 and was transferred to Crystal Palace in a contract until 2021. 

Van Aanholt appeared at numerous youth levels in the Netherlands before making his full international debut in 2013.

 

Patrick van Aanholt

Owen Wijndal

  • Shirt Number:   5
  • Date of birth:     28 November 1999
  • Place of birth:   Zaandam, Netherlands
  • Height:              1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Current Club:    AZ
  • Position:            Defender/Left-back


Owen Wijndal was trained at the AZ youth academy at the age of ten. Until the present time, he has spent all of his youth for
AZ Alkmaar. Wijndal has played for Jong AZ and AZ since the 2016-17 season.

This year, he is 21 years old. He is one of the youngest players in the Netherland squad taking part in the Euro 2020. That means this guy is a potential player in the future. 

 

Owen Wijndal

Jurrien Timber

  • Shirt Number:    25
  • Date of birth:     17 June 2001
  • Place of birth:    Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Height:              1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Ajax
  • Position:            Defender/ Center-back


At the age of 19, Jurrien Timber had the two most honorable titles in Netherlands football. It was
an Eredivise and a KNVB Cup title (2020-21). This was also the first season he played in a senior team (Ajax). 

In his international career, Timber won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship (2018) with his teammates. He was named in the official 26-player list of coach Frank De Boer for UEFA Euro 2021. The early playing career has been developing impressively. This player may be a surprising factor in the plan of the Netherlands manager this international season.  

 

Jurrien Timber

MIDFIELDERS

Georginio Wijnaldum

  • Shirt Number:    8
  • Date of birth:     11 November 1990
  • Place of birth:    Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Height:              1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Current Club:    Liverpool
  • Position:            Midfielder


Georginio Wijnaldum is one of the Netherlands players who has the most impressive playing career. Wijnaldum had 10 years of training in Dutch youth teams (Sparta Rotterdam and Feyenoord) from 1997 to 2007.

He started his senior career with Feyenoord FC  from 2007 to 2011. He became the youngest player ever to represent the first team. He played 135 matches during 5 years and won a KNVB Cup in his first season here. He signed with PSV for a 4-year contract (2011-15) and helped the club to win the biggest competitions in Holland. He was also awarded the Dutch Footballer of the Year in the 2014–15 season. Since his time playing in the club, Wijnaldum established himself in the starting 11 as he scored goals and developed assists from his attacking position in midfield. He was the PSV’s captain for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Eredivisie seasons. Wijnaldum joined Newcastle United in the 2015-2016 season but the team were relegated from the championship. The Holland midfielder left the club and signed with Liverpool on a five-year contract. Here, he had all the most prestigious titles in the football world. 

Wijnaldum has earned over 70 caps in his international career since making his debut in 2011. He was a member of the national squad coming third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and second in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League. Georginio Wijnaldum is the vice-captain of the Netherlands team playing in the Euro 2021. He takes up the captain duty to help coach Frank de Boer to manage the team while captain Virgil van Dijk can’t join the game due to his injury. 

 

Georginio Wijnaldum

Frenkie de Jong

  • Shirt Number:    21
  • Date of birth:     12 May 1997
  • Place of birth:    Gorinchem, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Current Club:     Barcelona
  • Position:             Midfielder


De Jong was trained at Willem II academy from 2004 to 2015 and he had an official senior spot in the
Williem II club in 2015. He transferred to Ajax for a symbolic fee worth only €1 a year later. At Ajax, he established himself as one of the best young midfielders in Europe. During 4 years playing for Ajax, De Jong had won an Eredivisie and a KNBV Cup (2018-19). Besides, he received many individual titles like the Eerste Divisie Talent of the Season (2016–17), Eredivisie Player of the Month (Dec 2018, Feb 2019), Eredivisie Player of the Season (2018–19), UEFA Midfielder of the Season (2018–19), Dutch Football Talent of the Year (2018–19), etc. These achievements attracted the famous FC Barcelona to buy De Jong with a fee worth up to  €75 million.  

De Jong made his senior international debut for the Netherlands on 6 September 2018 when he replaced Georginio Wijnaldum at half-time in a friendly 2-1 win against Peru. In Euro 2021, it won’t be easy for the Netherlands team to play without Van Dijk and having failed to qualify for the last two major tournaments. However, De Jong will be one of the key men who can help the team to have the best results. 

 

Frenkie de Jong

Davy Klaassen

  • Shirt Number:    14
  • Date of birth:      21 February 1993
  • Place of birth:     Hilversum, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Ajax
  • Position:             Midfielder


Davy Klaassen began his professional career with
Ajax from the 2011-12 season to the 2016-17 season. He was Ajax’s captain in the 2015-16 edition. On 15 June 2017, Klaassen signed for Premier League side Everton on a five-year contract worth £23.6 million. However, he then joined  Werder Bremen on a four-year deal in July 2018 while the transfer fee paid to Everton was about £12 million. On 5 October 2020, Klaassen rejoined Ajax on a  nearly four-year agreement until 30 June 2024. 

Klaassen made his debut for the Netherlands’ first team in a friendly match against France on 5 March 2014. The playing style of this midfielder was described by the former coach Ronald Koeman as “hardworking, liked to press and would provide creativity and goals”.  

 

Davy Klaassen

Marten de Roon

  • Shirt Number:    15
  • Date of birth:      29 March 1991
  • Place of birth:     Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Atalanta
  • Position:             Midfielder


De Roon made his senior debut for 
Sparta Rotterdam on 27 March 2010 in a match against Twente. Two years later, he signed for Heerenveen on a three-year contract. He continued playing for Atalanta in the 2015-16 seasons and Middlesbrough in the 2016-17 season. Since August 10th, 2017, he resigned with Atalanta for an undisclosed fee.  

This midfielder was first called for the senior Netherlands squad in March 2018 for the friendlies against England and Portugal. 

 

Marten de Roon

Ryan Gravenberch

  • Shirt Number:    16
  • Date of birth:      16 May 2002
  • Place of birth:     Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Current Club:      Ajax
  • Position:             Midfielder


Ryan Jiro Gravenberch
joined the Ajax youth academy in 2010 after a year practicing in Zeeburgia. On 7 June 2018, he received the first-ever "Abdelhak Nouri Trofee", which recognized the best talent in the Ajax academy. Having had impressive achievements in the young team, he was officially debuted with the Ajax club in September 2018. 

Gravenberch represents the Netherlands at the youth international level. On September 5, 2018, he played for the Netherlands U19s in a friendly 4–1 loss to the England U19s. In November 2020, he was called up to the senior Netherlands squad. He made his debut against Turkey in a World Cup qualifying on March 24, 2021, and scored in an international friendly game on June 6, 2021.

 

Ryan Gravenberch

Teun Koopmeiners

  • Shirt Number:     24
  • Date of birth:      28 February 1998
  • Place of birth:     Castricum, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Current Club:      AZ
  • Position:             Midfielder

Teun Koopmeiners began his senior career in 2016 with Jong AZ after a long time being trained in the AZ young academy. Since 2017, he has played as the midfielder for Eredivisie club AZ’s first team

He was called up to the senior team's preliminary UEFA Nations League team in August 2020 after having represented the Netherlands at several youth levels. Koopmeiners is capable of playing as a defensive or central midfielder. He can also play in the center of the field.  He is highly appreciated for his leadership capabilities despite his youth. 

 

Teun Koopmeiners

FORWARDS

Memphis Depay

  • Shirt Number:    10
  • Date of birth:      13 February 1994 
  • Place of birth:     Moordrecht, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Current Club:      Lyon
  • Position:             Forward


When being a boy playing in Sparta Rotterdam, Memphis Depay was estimated as a complete young player. At the age of 12, Depay caught the eye of clubs such as 
Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, and Feyenoord. He was then advised to join PSV

He became one of the most important members of the club under the guidance of manager Phillip Cocu. He scored 50 goals in 124 matches across all competitions. He was the Eredivisie's top goalscorer in 2014–15 and helped the squad win the Eredivisie title for the first time since 2008. For his efforts during the season, he was also awarded the Dutch Footballer of the Year. From 2015 to 2017, Depay signed for Manchester United. Since 2017, he played for Lyon and had excellent performances in Ligue 1. He was recognized as the France Football Best Young Player (2015), Ligue 1 Goal of the Year (2016–17), and UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year (2020-21). 

Depay has been likened to the Netherlands’ Cristiano Ronaldo. He has the technical expertise and pure physical strength which can make amazing exploits for the Dutch team in the upcoming international games.

 

Memphis Depay

Quincy Promes

  • Shirt Number:    11
  • Date of birth:      4 January 1992
  • Place of birth:     Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Current Club:      Spartak Moscow
  • Position:             Forward/ Attacking midfielder


Quincy Anton Promes
is one of the best Netherlands forwards at this present time.  He spent his three first senior career with Twente (2011-14), including a loan deal in the 2012-13 season for Go Ahead Eagles. On 8 August 2014, he transferred to the Russian side Spartak Moscow and played for the team from 2014 to 2018. He respectively signed for Sevilla and Ajax in the next two seasons. On 24 February 2021, Promes was announced to re-sign with his previous club Spartak Moscow for a 3.5-year deal. 

In his international career, Promes was first called up by Netherlands U19. On 5 March 2014, he had his debut game by the senior team in a friendly match against France. 

 

Quincy Promes

Luuk de Jong

  • Shirt Number:    9
  • Date of birth:      27 August 1990
  • Place of birth:     Aigle, Switzerland
  • Height:               1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:     Sevilla
  • Position:             Forward/ Striker


Luuk de Jong signed contracts playing for De Graafschap (2008-09), Twente (2009-12),  Borussia Mönchengladbach (2012-14), Newcastle United (2014, loan deal), and PSV Eindhoven (2014-19) before coming to
Sevilla in 2019 and playing for the club since then. In his own career until now, he had 4 Eredivisie titles, 1 KNVB Cup, 4 Johan Cruyff Shield with Twente and PSV. He also won a UEFA Europa League title with Sevilla in the 2019-20 season. 

De Jong had his first call-up for the senior Netherlands team in the friendly against Austria on 9 February 2011. 

 

Luuk de Jong

Steven Berghuis

  • Shirt Number:     7
  • Date of birth:      19 December 1991
  • Place of birth:     Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Current Club:     Feyenoord
  • Position:             Forward/ Winger


Steven Berghuis started his first senior season with Twente and also played for
VVV-Venlo on a loan deal in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, he signed for AZ and had his first KNVB Cup (2012-13). He played for the England team Watford in the 2015-16 season before returning to Holland to play for Feyenoord from the 2016-17 season. This is the club helping Berghuis to gain the most titles, including an Eredivisie (2016-17), a KNVB Cup (2017-18), and two Johan Cruyff Shield titles (2017, 2018). 

He also got individual awards for his great devotion to the top league as Eredivisie Player of the Month (Sep 2017, Dec 2017), Eredivisie top scorer (2019–20; shared with Cyriel Dessers). 

 

Steven Berghuis

Donyell Malen

  • Shirt Number:    18
  • Date of birth:      19 January 1999
  • Place of birth:     Wieringen, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     PSV Eindhoven
  • Position:             Forward


At the age of 22, Malen had 4 years playing as a senior player. He played as a forward for
Jong PSV in the 2017-18 season and then has been promoted to play in PSV’s first team since 2018. 

He joined the Netherlands U15 in 2014 and continued playing with the young teams in the following years. On 6 September 2019, Malen made his senior debut for the Netherlands squad in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Germany in Hamburg. He possesses the flexibility, speed, and great dribbling skills that can make surprises in international games. 

 

Donyell Malen

Wout Weghorst

  • Shirt Number:    19
  • Date of birth:      17 August 1992 
  • Place of birth:     Borne, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
  • Current Club:     VfL Wolfsburg
  • Position:             Forward/ Striker

This 28-year-old forward is a great striker of the Netherlands team. His height is up to 6’6’’. He has long and strong legs, good health, and an impressive ability to read the game. He can completely help the national squad to have wonderful matches. 

From his first senior season, he signed a new contract every two years. He played for Emmen (2012-2014), Heracles Almelo (2014-2016), and AZ (from 2016-2018). On 26 June 2018, he signed a four-year agreement with VfL Wolfsburg to play in Bundesliga seasons. 

 

Wout Weghorst

Cody Gakpo

  • Shirt Number:    26
  • Date of birth:      7 May 1999 
  • Place of birth:     Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Height:               1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:     PSV Eindhoven
  • Position:             Forward/ Winger


Cody Mathès Gakpo
grew up in the PSV young academy. In the 2016-17 season, he had his first senior matches for Jong PSV. After a season playing in the Eerste Division (2016-17), Gakpo has had opportunities to play in the Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven’s first team since 2017. 

The youth, speed, and strength that he displayed in every match helped him to have a dreamy spot in the Netherlands Euro 2020 squad list of the coach Frank de Boer. 

 

Cody Gakpo


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Premier League
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Arsenal 50 19 16 2 1 45 16 29
2 Man City 45 20 14 3 3 53 20 33
3 Newcastle 39 20 10 9 1 33 11 22
4 Man Utd 39 20 12 3 5 32 25 7
5 Tottenham 36 21 11 3 7 40 31 9
6 Brighton 31 19 9 4 6 37 27 10
7 Fulham 31 21 9 4 8 32 30 2
8 Brentford 30 20 7 9 4 32 28 4
9 Liverpool 29 19 8 5 6 34 25 9
10 Chelsea 29 20 8 5 7 22 21 1
11 Aston Villa 28 20 8 4 8 23 27 -4
12 Crystal Palace 24 20 6 6 8 18 27 -9
13 Nottm Forest 21 20 5 6 9 16 35 -19
14 Leicester 18 20 5 3 12 28 35 -7
15 Leeds 18 19 4 6 9 26 33 -7
16 West Ham 18 20 5 3 12 17 25 -8
17 Wolverhampton 17 20 4 5 11 12 30 -18
18 Bournemouth 17 20 4 5 11 19 42 -23
19 Everton 15 20 3 6 11 15 28 -13
20 Southampton 15 20 4 3 13 17 35 -18