Dirk Kuyt

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Dirk Kuyt
Dirk Kuijt
Dirk Kuyt 2012.jpg
Kuyt with Fenerbahçe in 2012
Personal information
Full name Dirk Kuyt[1]
Date of birth (1980-07-22) 22 July 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Centre forward
Winger
Club information
Current team
Fenerbahçe
Number 11
Youth career
1985–1998 Quick Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Utrecht 160 (51)
2003–2006 Feyenoord 101 (71)
2006–2012 Liverpool 208 (51)
2012– Fenerbahçe 63 (18)
National team
2004–2014 Netherlands 103 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 July 2014

Dirk Kuyt (Dutch: Dirk Kuijt; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɪr ˈkœy̆t] ( ); born 22 July 1980) is a Dutch footballer who plays for Fenerbahçe[3] as a winger.

Kuyt began his professional career with FC Utrecht in 1998 and quickly became part of their first team. He spent five years at the club and in his final season he won his first senior honour, the KNVB Cup, and was chosen as the season's Dutch Golden Shoe Winner. Following this, he left Utrecht in a €1 million transfer to Feyenoord. He became the club captain in 2005 and was a prolific goalscorer at the Rotterdam club; he was the club's top scorer for three consecutive seasons, the top goalscorer in the 2004–05 Eredivisie season, and the 2005–06 Dutch Footballer of the Year. Kuyt missed only five games over seven seasons from 1999 until 2006 and appeared in 179 consecutive matches between 2001–06, striking up a fruitful partnership with fellow Feyenoord teammate Salomon Kalou.

He left Feyenoord after three years, having scored 71 league goals in 101 appearances, and joined Premier League side Liverpool for £10 million.[4] He made his Premier League debut late in 2006 and became part of the first team squad. He scored in his first ever UEFA Champions League final with Liverpool against AC Milan.

Kuyt scored several important goals for Liverpool elsewhere, including seven goals in the 2007–08 Champions League, including a goal in the quarter-final against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and in the semi-final against Chelsea, and two penalty kicks against Everton in the derby the same season. He scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool against Manchester United in March 2011. After coming on as a substitute, his extra time goal at Wembley for Liverpool against Cardiff City in the 2012 League Cup Final helped win the trophy for Liverpool, and was also his only trophy as a Liverpool player.

He made his international debut in 2004 and has represented the Netherlands at five major international tournaments, the 2006, 2010, and 2014 FIFA World Cups and the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.

Early life[edit]

Kuyt is the third of four children. His father was a fisherman and he has stated that had he not found a career in football he probably would have followed his father into the family business. He grew up in the fishing town of Katwijk aan Zee.

His football career began when he joined the local amateur team Quick Boys at age 5. He broke into the first team in March 1998, playing the last six games of the season in the Hoofdklasse, and catching the eye of Eredivisie team FC Utrecht.[5] Kuyt still regularly visits Katwijk and his old club Quick Boys, who benefited from a £300,000 windfall as a result of the player's move to Liverpool. He achieved his 50th league goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 2011–12 season.

Club career[edit]

FC Utrecht[edit]

Kuyt celebrates winning the Dutch Cup with FC Utrecht

Kuyt signed professionally for FC Utrecht that summer, aged 18, and immediately established himself in the first team. Sometimes he played as striker. However he was more often than not played as a winger, as they preferred to play Serbian Igor Gluščević up front.

This continued until the 2002–03 season when Foeke Booy was installed as the club's new manager. Booy played Kuyt as a striker / attacking midfielder (behind the striker) for the entire season, and Kuyt repaid him with 20 league goals. FC Utrecht also reached the Dutch Cup final, where they met Feyenoord. Although they were the underdogs Utrecht comfortably won the cup 4–1, with Kuyt scoring one and being given the man-of-the-match award. At the end of the season Kuyt completed a €1 million move to Feyenoord, where he replaced the out-going Pierre van Hooijdonk.

Feyenoord[edit]

At Feyenoord, Kuyt immediately became a fans' favourite with his continued goal scoring success. His first season saw him net another 20 league goals. The opening game of the 2004–05 season marked Kuyt's first ever hat-trick against De Graafschap. He later went on to score three in the 6–3 victory against Den Haag and ended the season as the Eredivisie's top scorer with 29 goals—a career high.

In 2005 Kuyt was handed the Feyenoord club captaincy and went on to have a third successful season with the club, scoring 25 goals in all competitions. He formed a golden duo with Salomon Kalou, nicknamed K2.[6]

Kuyt during his time at Feyenoord

Over the summer of 2006 Kuyt was again linked with moves to many top English clubs, most notably Liverpool and Newcastle United. Rumours started in May with Dirk Kuyt stating "I am happy at Feyenoord but I would like to play in the Premier League."[7] Kuyt completed a move to Liverpool on 18 August for an undisclosed fee.

Kuyt missed only five games over seven seasons from 1999 until 2006, making 233 appearances.[5] Between March 2001 and April 2006 he played 179 consecutive matches.

Liverpool[edit]

2006–07 season[edit]

Upon joining Liverpool, Kuyt stated "I only wanted to leave Feyenoord for a really big club, and that is what Liverpool are. They are a fantastic big club and it will be a real pleasure to play here."[8]

Kuyt made his Liverpool debut as a substitute against West Ham United on 26 August 2006. His first start came against PSV in the UEFA Champions League and he has been first choice in most games since. He immediately got praises for the new defensive approach by a striker. In his third start for the club, Kuyt scored his first Liverpool goal in a Premier League fixture against Newcastle United at Anfield,[9] and followed up with another against Tottenham Hotspur in the next game. He scored his third goal for Liverpool with his father watching the game at Anfield, contributing to Liverpool's 3–1 win over Aston Villa. Two weeks later he bagged a brace, as the only scorer in the Reds' 2–0 victory against Reading

Kuyt won much praise for his early performances, with the Daily Mirror stating: "The Dutch striker has the look of a cult hero in the making"[10] and The People reporting that he is "propelling himself towards iconic status."[11] One of the reasons for his early popularity was his post match courtesy to the fans. After each match he would walk to every corner of the ground, and applaud the Liverpool supporters.

Kuyt (left) with former teammate Xabi Alonso at Liverpool

On 20 January 2007, Dirk Kuyt opened the scoring against Chelsea after only 4 minutes as Liverpool went on to defeat the champions 2–0. It was the first time Rafael Benítez had defeated José Mourinho in the Premier League. It was also the first goal scored by Liverpool against a top four club in the league in the 2006–07 season. Kuyt moved his league-goal tally into double figures by scoring the first goal in the game against West Ham United on 30 January 2007, opening the scoring in a 2–1 away win at Upton Park.[12]

Kuyt played a key part in Liverpool's penalty shoot-out win over Chelsea in the semi-finals of the 2006–07 Champions League. In extra-time he had a goal disallowed for offside from Xabi Alonso's strike. Kuyt also scored the winning kick in the shoot-out, and scored a consolation goal in their 2–1 defeat to Milan in the final.[13]

2007–08 season[edit]

He scored his first goals of the 2007–08 season in Liverpool's 4–0 Champions League qualifying victory over Toulouse on 28 August 2007. He scored two penalties against Everton in the Merseyside derby to give Liverpool a 2–1 win. His third and final league goal of the season came in a 3–0 away win over Newcastle United in November 2007, Kuyt would not score another league goal until October 2008.

Dirk Kuyt with Fernando Torres

In all competitions, Kuyt failed to score in 13 matches for Liverpool, before netting against Barnsley in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

On 19 February 2008, Kuyt scored the first goal in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League against favourites Internazionale in a 2–0 win.

Starting in early 2008, Kuyt began to be employed as a right winger and set up two of Fernando Torres's goals against West Ham United in March. He adapted to this new role and soon regained his overall form, playing himself into the starting XI again after putting on various vital team performances. On 2 April 2008, Kuyt scored an equalising goal against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Dirk Kuyt

On 22 April 2008, in the first leg of the Champions League all-English semi-final against Chelsea at Anfield, Kuyt scored the opening goal just before half time.

2008–09 season[edit]

Dirk Kuyt scored a late extra time goal against Standard Liège in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League qualifying match to put Liverpool through to the group stages of the competition. In his next game, a 2–1 win in the Premier League against Manchester United, he assisted fellow countryman Ryan Babel's winning goal.

Kuyt's goals at vital moments in important games, such as the last minute strike against Standard, an injury time winner against Manchester City on 5 October 2008 and twice in Liverpool's 3–2 comeback win over Wigan Athletic on 18 October 2008, led to his reputation as a "Big Game Player"[who?]

The 2008–09 season saw Kuyt score 15 goals, his best return for the club, as they finished runner-up in the Premier League

2009–10 season[edit]

Kuyt with Liverpool in 2009

As a result of heavy injuries sustained by the Liverpool squad, Kuyt often found himself playing a central striker role. Kuyt scored against Stoke City and Burnley in two home 4–0 triumphs. He also scored the winning goal in Liverpool's opening Champions League group game against Hungarian team Debrecen in a 1–0 win. Kuyt's goal against Debrecen means only Ian Rush and Steven Gerrard have scored more goals for the club in the European Cup. It was his 12th goal in Europe's premier club competition.[14] Kuyt scored his fourth league goal of the season in a 2–0 win against Everton at Goodison Park, in the Merseyside derby. He took his season's goal tally to six, his fifth in the league, by scoring in a 2–1 Premier League loss to Arsenal at Anfield. On 20 January, Kuyt scored both goals at Anfield against Spurs in a 2–0 victory and a week later, scored the opener against Bolton Wanderers.

On 6 February, Kuyt scored his fourth Merseyside Derby goal, with a header from a corner against Everton in the 55th minute bringing his tally of goals for Liverpool to 50 in all competitions. He was also awarded man of the match for this game which Liverpool won 1–0. On 8 April, he scored his 51st goal for Liverpool with a header in the UEFA Europa League against Benfica. The goal, a header direct from a corner, was originally dissallowed by the linesmen for offside, but after some heavy protests by the Liverpool players and manager Rafael Benítez that a player cannot be offside directly from a corner, the referee changed his mind and allowed the goal. Kuyt played in his 200th competitive game for Liverpool, against Hull City on the final day of Liverpool's season.

2010–11 season[edit]

Kuyt during pre-season training

Kuyt featured in Liverpool's opening game of the season against Arsenal at Anfield, the game finishing 1–1 and both teams finishing with 10 men. On 23 August, he played in the team's heavy defeat to Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium and featured in Liverpool's Europa League qualifier against Trabzonspor, netting the winning goal in a 2–1 win three days later. On 29 August, he played in Liverpool's 1–0 win against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. An injury to his shoulder during a Netherlands training session forced Kuyt out for a month, but returned a week earlier than expected, celebrating by scoring his second goal of the season against Sunderland at Anfield on 25 September in a 2–2 draw.[15] Kuyt scored a penalty in Liverpool's 3–0 win against West Ham United. On 16 January 2011, he scored another penalty to draw Liverpool level 2–2 against Everton, after Tim Howard had fouled Maxi Rodríguez. On 24 February he headed in from a corner against Sparta Prague to put Liverpool through to the last 16 of the Europa League, winning 1–0 on the night at Anfield and 1–0 on aggregate.[16]

On 6 March, Kuyt scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool in a 3–1 win at Anfield against the club's biggest rival Manchester United.[17] Kuyt added another goal to his Liverpool tally on 20 March 2011 with a well placed penalty kick against Sunderland, and scored his 11th goal of the season against Manchester Cit in a 3–0 win. On 15 April, Kuyt signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2013.[18] On 17 April, Kuyt scored a 102nd minute penalty kick to seal a late draw against Arsenal after Robin van Persie had scored a penalty in the 98th minute. The match finished 1–1. On 23 April, Kuyt scored a 23-minute goal against Birmingham after a tussle inside the box, the match ended 5–0 to Liverpool. On the 1 May, Kuyt scored a 59-minute penalty kick against Newcastle United for the second goal in a 3–0 win. On 9 May 2011, he became the first Liverpool player since John Aldridge, in over two decades to score in five consecutive games, after his 16th minute goal against Fulham that led to a 5–2 victory.[19] Kuyt finished the season as Liverpool's top goal scorer scoring 13 league goals, finishing with a total of 15, equalling his best return for the club in a season.

2011–12 season[edit]

On 21 September 2011, Dirk Kuyt scored his first goal of the season in a 2–1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion in the 83rd minute in the third round of the League Cup.[20] He did not score for the rest of 2011, missing a chance to get his 50th league goal for the club on 1 October 2011 with a saved penalty against Everton, a game Liverpool went on to win 2–0. On 8 October, Kuyt was announced as having taken up an advisory role with his first club in football, Quick Boys.[21] Kuyt's next goal was a crucial 88th minute winner in a 2–1 victory against Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on 28 January 2012. He went on to score his 50th league goal for Liverpool the following week in a 3–0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, becoming only the fifth player to score 50 or more goals for Liverpool in the Premier League. After coming on as a substitute, Kuyt scored Liverpool's second goal in the 2012 Football League Cup Final against Cardiff City on 26 February; the game finished 2–2 after extra-time, with Liverpool winning after a penalty shoot-out – with Kuyt converting his kick.[22]

Fenerbahçe[edit]

Dirk Kuyt, playing for Fenerbahçe

On 3 June 2012, Fenerbahçe declared on their official website that Kuyt had signed for them on a three-year contract.[23][24] The price was €1 million, the release clause price in his contract.[25] Kuyt will earn €2.85 million per season in addition to a match bonus of €17,500.[26] He scored his first goals in a Champions League qualifier against Romanian side Vaslui in a 4–1 win, netting the second and third goals.[27] Kuyt also scored on his league debut at league newcomers Elazigspor on 18 August 2012, as the game ended in a 1–1 draw.[28] In the match against Gaziantepspor, Dirk Kuyt scored his 250th goal in his career, including international goals.[29]

International career[edit]

Kuyt playing for the Netherlands

When Marco van Basten took over as coach of the Dutch national team he dropped many established players, including strikers Roy Makaay and Patrick Kluivert. Kuyt benefitted as in September 2004 he made his international debut in Van Basten's first game against Liechtenstein. He has been a permanent fixture in the Dutch squad ever since, making the starting line-up for eleven of the Netherlands' twelve 2006 World Cup qualification matches.[30] Kuyt usually wears the number 7 jersey when representing his country, with exception of Euro 2008, where he played with number 18, the same number he then wore at his club Liverpool.

2006 World Cup[edit]

At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Kuyt found himself relegated to the substitutes bench. Although he made an appearance as a 69th minute replacement in the first match against Serbia and Montenegro, he sat the entire second game out. With the team already qualified for the next round Van Basten decided to rest many of his first choice players for the final group game against Argentina,[31] and Kuyt was handed a start in the right wing position.

Kuyt (left) with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in a training session prior to Euro 2008.

For the Netherlands' round of 16 tie against Portugal, Kuyt was selected to start ahead of regular first-choice striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. However, Kuyt did not have a successful game and the Netherlands eventually lost 1–0 in a game that was more reputable for its record breaking disciplinary record (four red cards and 16 yellow cards).[32]

Euro 2008[edit]

Kuyt was selected for the Dutch squad for UEFA Euro 2008. On 9 June, he played in their opening Group C match, a 3–0 victory over world champions Italy, assisting two goals, his most notable act being the header that provided the link between Giovanni van Bronckhorst's crossfield pass and Wesley Sneijder's goal to make the score 2–0 on 31 minutes. On 13 June, Kuyt contributed his team's second in the next game of Group C, a 4–1 victory over 2006 World Cup finalists France by opening the scoring with a ninth minute header from a corner,[33][34] taking his tally of international goals to eight. During Euro 2008, Kuyt was employed as a winger, partnering with Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart in the midfield due to the team's change of formation from 4-3-3/4–4–2 to 4–2–3–1.[citation needed]

2010 World Cup[edit]

Kuyt prior to a 2010 World Cup qualification match

Kuyt scored three goals in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. During a friendly against England, he opened the scoring less than ten minutes after kick-off, pouncing on Rio Ferdinand's poor back pass.

He was included in the Netherlands' preliminary squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[35] On 27 May 2010, Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk announced that the player would be part of the final squad of 23 participating in the competition.[36]

At the finals, Kuyt scored the Netherlands' second goal in the 85th minute of their 2–0 win over Denmark in their opening group match on a tap-in after Eljero Elia's shot hit the post. In the quarter-final match on 2 July against Brazil, Kuyt flicked a corner on to Wesley Sneijder who headed the ball into the net giving the Dutch in a 2–1 win. He also assisted the goal scored by Arjen Robben against Uruguay in the semi-finals.

Kuyt started all seven matches for the Dutch who finished as runners-up to Spain and finished the tournament with one goal and three assists.[37]

Euro 2012[edit]

Kuyt playing for the Netherlands at UEFA Euro 2012.

On 2 September 2010, Kuyt scored a penalty as the Netherlands began their UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 5–0 away win against San Marino.[38] On 12 October 2010, Kuyt injured his ankle in the Netherlands' fourth qualifier against Sweden and was out of action for four weeks with the injury.[39] On 25 March 2011 Kuyt scored the Netherlands' third goal in a 4–0 win against Hungary and, four days later, he scored twice in a 5–3 win against the same opponents.[40] Kuyt scored the fourth goal in the Netherlands' record 11–0 win over San Marino. Kuyt headed in his seventh international goal of 2011 in a 3–2 loss against Sweden. Despite being an undisputed starter in the qualifying campaign, Kuyt lost his spot during Euro 2012, with Arjen Robben preferred on the right wing and Ibrahim Affelay on the left wing. He made two brief appearances as a substitute for Gregory van der Wiel against Denmark in the 85th minute and for Arjen Robben against Germany in the 83rd minute.

2014 World Cup[edit]

After Bert van Marwijk resigned as manager of the Netherlands in June 2012, Kuyt was made vice-captain behind Wesley Sneijder by new coach Louis van Gaal. Despite being vice-captain, he did not feature in any games until the match against Andorra on 12 October replacing Jermain Lens as a substitute in the 71st minute. After Kevin Strootman was subbed off four minutes later, Kuyt took the captain's armband. On 14 November, he played the full 90 minutes in a friendly against Germany as a striker, wearing the captain's armband. Kuyt said he would retire from the national team after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Kuyt won his 100th cap in the Netherlands' round of 16 victory over Mexico on 29 June 2014. He was selected to start the match in an unfamiliar left wing-back role by coach Louis van Gaal, who also positioned the 33-year-old at right full-back and centre forward during the course of the match.[41]

In the quarter-final, Kuyt scored the Netherlands' final kick in a 4–3 penalty shootout defeat of Costa Rica.[42]

In the semi-final, Kuyt scored the Netherlands' fourth kick in a penalty shootout against Argentina, but they went on to lose the shootout 4-2.

International goals[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Kuyt's wife Gertrude has found favour in the Dutch media for her down-to-earth attitude. She continued to work as a nurse in an old people's home after marrying Kuyt until their daughter, Noelle, was born. Kuyt and his wife now carry out extensive charity work off the pitch. Most notably, he and his wife set up the Dirk Kuyt Foundation to help disadvantaged children in his homeland and the developing world. One of the ways the foundation raises money is by selling DK-branded clothes.[43][44]

Kuyt's father, also called Dirk, died of cancer on 29 June 2007.[45]

Statistics[edit]

Club career[edit]

As of 9 May 2014.
Professional club performance
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Other[46] Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Other Total
1998–99 FC Utrecht Eredivisie 28 5 2 1 0 0 30 6
1999–2000 32 6 4 4 0 0 36 10
2000–01 32 13 5 3 0 0 37 16
2001–02 34 7 3 3 4 1 41 11
2002–03 34 20 4 2 2 1 40 23
2003–04 Feyenoord 34 20 2 1 4 1 40 22
2004–05 34 29 3 4 7 3 44 36
2005–06 33 22 1 0 2 1 2 2 38 25
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
2006–07 Liverpool Premier League 34 12 1 1 2 0 11 1 48 14
2007–08 32 3 4 1 0 0 12 7 48 11
2008–09 38 12 2 0 0 0 11 3 51 15
2009–10 37 9 2 0 1 0 13 2 53 11
2010–11 33 13 1 0 0 0 7 2 41 15
2011–12 34 2 6 1 5 2 45 5
Turkey League Turkish Cup Europe Other Total
2012–13 Fenerbahçe Süper Lig 31 8 7 1 17 7 1 1 56 17
2013–14 32 10 0 0 4 0 1 0 37 10
Totals Netherlands 261 122 24 18 19 7 2 2 306 149
England 208 51 16 3 8 2 54 15 286 71
Turkey 63 18 7 1 21 7 2 1 93 27
Career totals 532 191 47 22 8 2 94 29 4 3 684 247

* Other – Play-off games

International career[edit]

[47]

Netherlands national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 5 1
2005 10 2
2006 12 2
2007 8 1
2008 13 3
2009 11 4
2010 14 4
2011 11 7
2012 8 0
2013 6 0
2014 5 0
Total 103 24

Honours[edit]

Kuyt with Arjen Robben on a boat in Amsterdam following the World Cup.

Club[edit]

Utrecht
Liverpool
Fenerbahçe

International[edit]

Netherlands

Individual[edit]

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