Boy Waterman

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Boy Waterman
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-01-24) 24 January 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Lelystad, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 99
Youth career
SV Lelystad '67
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Heerenveen 18 (0)
2007 AZ (loan) 11 (0)
2007–2011 AZ 22 (0)
2008–2010 ADO Den Haag (loan) 10 (0)
2010–2011 De Graafschap (loan) 33 (0)
2011–2012 Alemannia Aachen 30 (0)
2012–2013 PSV 29 (0)
2013– Karabükspor 46 (0)
National team
2003–2007 Netherlands U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:02, 05 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Boy Waterman (born 24 January 1984 in Lelystad, Flevoland) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Turkish side Kardemir Karabükspor.

He was part of the Dutch Under-21 team to win the 2007 Under-21 European Football Championship.

Club career[edit]

He started his career at SC Heerenveen, debuting in 2004. After being loaned to AZ Alkmaar for half a year he completed a transfer in April 2007. On 10 February 2007, Waterman played his first Eredivisie match for AZ against Willem II [1] He made his European debut in AZ's 3–3 draw against Fenerbahce (UEFA Cup) on 14 February 2007.

On 22 February, Waterman joined Viking FK on loan until August.[2] However, the loan deal was cancelled because of a groin injury. After that period Waterman played for De Graafschap [3] and the German club Alemannia Aachen. He played 30 competitive matches with Aachen. After the club was eventually relegated, he left on a free transfer to PSV Eindhoven.

Waterman began the 2012–13 season as PSV's second-choice goalkeeper, behind Przemysław Tytoń. However, after five league games, Waterman was promoted to first-choice goalkeeper by manager Dick Advocaat.

International career[edit]

In 2007 Waterman was called up by Jong Oranje coach Foppe de Haan to be part of his squad for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship held in the Netherlands. Waterman was De Haan's first goalkeeper for the tournament and helped his team in their first match against Israel to a 1–0 victory. He also started in their second match against Portugal but was substituted by Kenneth Vermeer in the first half with a back injury. The match against Portugal was eventually won and the Dutch managed to qualify for the semi finals of the tournament as well as for the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the semi finals Waterman returned on the pitch and The Netherlands eliminated England after a 1–1 draw with 13–12 in a penalty shootout with 32 penalty kicks taken, with Waterman stopping three English penalties and scoring one himself.[4] The Dutch went on to retain their 2006 title by beating Serbia 4–1 in the final.


  1. ^ "Tactical Formation". Retrieved 14 February 2007. 
  2. ^ "Waterman joins Viking". 22 February 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "De Graafschap plukt Waterman weg bij AZ". Voetbal International. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Boy Waterman and the Young Orange keep home crowds happy". Reuters. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2008. 

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