Arnold Kruiswijk

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Arnold Kruiswijk
Personal information
Full name Arnold Kruiswijk
Date of birth (1984-11-02) 2 November 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Groningen, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 15
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 FC Groningen 150 (0)
2008–2010 Anderlecht 17 (0)
2010 Roda JC (loan) 17 (0)
2010–2014 SC Heerenveen 81 (0)
2014– Vitesse 0 (0)
National team
2003–2007 Netherlands U21 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:14, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Arnold Kruiswijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑr.nɔɫt ˈkrœy̆s.ʋɛi̯k], born 2 November 1984 in Groningen) is a Dutch international footballer currently playing for Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse as a left back.


In 2006 he was part of the Netherlands squad that won the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Portugal. A year later at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship held in the Netherlands he was again part of the squad that successfully defended their title and that qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics by reaching the semi finals at the tournament.

After the 2007–2008 season, Kruiswijk moved to the Belgian club RSC Anderlecht

In January 2010 Kruiswijk went on loan to Dutch side Roda JC until the end of the season. Kruiswijk scored the fastest own goal ever in the Dutch Eredivisie, misplacing a back pass to the keeper that ended up in the goal after 9 seconds.

On 21 May 2010 he signed a 4-year contract for SC Heerenveen, where he was reunited with his former Groningen-coach Ron Jans.[1]


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