Arjan van Heusden
|Full name||Arjan van Heusden|
|Date of birth||11 December 1972|
|Place of birth||Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|1997||→ Oxford United (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Van Heusden began his career in his native Netherlands with VV Noordwijk, moving to England in December 1993 for a trial with Port Vale, signing permanently in May 1994 for a fee of £4,500. He joined up with fellow Dutchman Robin van der Laan, who had already established himself in John Rudge's squad. However Van Heusden failed to dislodge the ever-reliable Paul Musselwhite and so joined Oxford United on loan in September 1997, playing 11 league games.
In August 1998 he moved to Cambridge United on a free transfer. He played 42 league games before moving to Exeter City in August 2000. After stalling on Exeter's offer of a fresh contract in April 2002 he signed within the club's ten day limit, though this failed to put an end to speculation over his future.
In August 2002 he joined Scottish side Clyde on a short-term deal, before returning to England to play for Mansfield Town the following month as Mansfield were in the midst of a goalkeeping injury crisis. In November 2002 he joined Torquay United, initially on non-contract terms, later signing a longer contract after establishing himself as the first choice keeper. He struggled with injury in the 2004–05 season and subsequently retired from professional football and returned to the Netherlands where he resumed his playing career with FC Lisse.
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- "Van Heusden stays". BBC Sport. 14 May 2002. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- "Van Heusden eyes exit". BBC Sport. 20 August 2002. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- Oliver, Pete (26 September 2002). "Van Heusden joins Stags". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- "Boardley earns Gulls deal". BBC Sport. 30 September 2004. Retrieved 2009-06-11.