Edwin de Graaf

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Edwin de Graaf
Personal information
Full name Edwin de Graaf
Date of birth (1980-04-30) 30 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth The Hague, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
HBS Craeyenhout
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 RBC Roosendaal 89 (19)
2004–2006 Feyenoord 6 (0)
2005 RBC Roosendaal (loan) 10 (2)
2005–2006 ADO Den Haag (loan) 23 (3)
2006–2010 NAC Breda 86 (16)
2010–2011 Hibernian 19 (0)
2011 Excelsior (loan) 5 (1)
2011–2012 Excelsior 27 (0)
2012–2013 FC Lisse 30 (4)
2013– HBS Craeyenhout 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Edwin de Graaf (born 30 April 1980) is a Dutch midfielder who plays for HBS Craeyenhout in the Dutch Topklasse.

Career[edit]

De Graaf is a midfielder who was born in Den Haag and made his debut in professional football, being part of the RBC Roosendaal squad in the 2001–02 season. He also played for Feyenoord Rotterdam and ADO Den Haag before joining NAC Breda.[1]

On 15 June 2010, he signed a two-year deal with Scottish Premier League club Hibernian.[2][3] De Graaf made an "impressive" performance in his home debut for Hibs, scoring two goals in a 3–2 defeat by NK Maribor.[4] His later performances were not as productive, however, as he missed clear goalscoring chances in games against Rangers,[5] Inverness[6] and Kilmarnock.[7] De Graaf later admitted that those missed chances contributed to Hughes having to leave the club soon afterwards.[8]

De Graaf struggled to hold down a place under Hughes' successor, Colin Calderwood, and was loaned to SBV Excelsior for the remainder of the 2010–11 season.[9] Calderwood stated in April 2011 that he had received good reports about De Graaf's performances for Excelsior and confirmed that he would return to Easter Road for the 2011–12 season.[10] His contract with Hibernian was terminated and he signed for SBV Excelsior on 1 September 2011.[11][12]

International career[edit]

De Graaf has represented the Netherlands B national football team five times.[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edwin de Graaf" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Edwin de Graaf signs for Hibernian". Hibernian Football Club. 
  3. ^ a b "Hibernian sign Dutch midfielder Edwin de Graaf". BBC Sport. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hibernian 2–3 NK Maribor (agg 2–6)". BBC Sport. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Campbell, Andy (22 August 2010). "Hibernian 0–3 Rangers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hibernian 1–1 Inverness CT". BBC Sport. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kilmarnock 3–1 Hibernian". BBC Sport. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Martin, Robert (15 October 2010). "I should have saved big Yogi". The Scottish Sun (News International). Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "De Graaf swaps Hibs for Excelsior". STV. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  10. ^ Schweitzer-Thompson, Alex (22 April 2011). "De Graaf to figure again for Hibs". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Edwin de Graaf out, Adam Mitter in at Hibs". BBC Sport (BBC). 1 September 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Excelsior trekt transfervrije routinier De Graaf aan". Voetbal International (in Dutch). 1 September 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.