Henk Timmer (footballer)

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Henk Timmer
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Personal information
Full name Hendrik Timmer[1]
Date of birth (1971-12-03) 3 December 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth Hierden, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
VV Hierden
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–2000 Zwolle 285 (0)
2000–2006 AZ 130 (0)
2001–2002 Feyenoord (loan) 2 (0)
2002–2003 Ajax (loan) 2 (0)
2006–2009 Feyenoord 94 (0)
2010 Heerenveen 9 (0)
Total 522 (0)
National team
2005–2008 Netherlands 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Hendrik "Henk" Timmer (born 3 December 1971) is a Dutch retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Timmer was born in Hierden, Harderwijk, Gelderland. He spent his first 11 senior seasons in the second division, with FC Zwolle – named PEC in his first year. In 2000 he moved to AZ Alkmaar, making his Eredivisie debut at almost 29 and also serving unassuming loans at Feyenoord and AFC Ajax.

In 2003 Timmer returned to AZ for three more solid seasons, being essential as the club finished runner-up in the 2006 league and the following year's domestic cup. He made another return in the 2006 summer, now to Feyenoord, leaving Alkmaar after an alleged fall-out with manager Louis van Gaal.[2]

Timmer retired from the game at almost 38, after helping Feyenoord to the seventh place in 2008–09 campaign, having appeared in 513 matches as a professional – only in the league. However, in March 2010, as SC Heerenveen had all three first-team goalkeepers on the injured list, he went on trial with the club and signed a contract until the end of the season, contributing with nine games to an eventual 11th place-finish, and retiring for good in June.

In June 2012, Timmer was appointed as technical/commercial manager of second level club AGOVV Apeldoorn.[3]

International career[edit]

Somewhat of a late bloomer in the Dutch national side, Timmer did not get his first call-up for until February 2005, being summoned by Marco van Basten for a friendly with Turkey in Birmingham.[4] His debut would only arrive on 12 November, in another friendly (1–3 home loss to Italy).

In total Timmer won seven caps for his country, never in official games, representing the nation at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008.

Club statistics[edit]

[5]

Season Team Competition Matches Goals
1989/90 PEC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 1 0
1990/91 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 0 0
1991/92 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 16 0
1992/93 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 33 0
1993/94 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 34 0
1994/95 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 34 0
1995/96 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 33 0
1996/97 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 34 0
1997/98 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 32 0
1998/99 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 34 0
1999/00 FC Zwolle Eerste Divisie 34 0
2000/01 AZ Eredivisie 30 0
2001/02 Feyenoord Eredivisie 2 0
2002/03 Ajax Eredivisie 2 0
2003/04 AZ Eredivisie 34 0
2004/05 AZ Eredivisie 34 0
2005/06 AZ Eredivisie 32 0
2006/07 Feyenoord Eredivisie 32 0
2007/08 Feyenoord Eredivisie 32 0
2008/09 Feyenoord Eredivisie 30 0
2009/10 Heerenveen Eredivisie 9 0
Total 522 0

Personal[edit]

Timmer is married to speed skater Marianne Timmer.[6][7] After retiring in 2009, he said Heerenveen would be the only club he would play for if he decided to return, as she had previously experienced success in Heerenveen's Thialf.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. p. 19. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Timmer makes Feyenoord return; UEFA.com, 13 July 2006
  3. ^ "AGOVV benoemt oud-international Timmer als manager" [AGOVV appoints former international Timmer as manager] (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Van Basten opts for fresh faces; UEFA.com, 4 February 2005
  5. ^ "H. Timmer". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Timmer en Timmer gaan trouwen" [Timmer and Timmer to marry] (in Dutch). AD.nl. 27 December 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Marianne Timmer en Henk Timmer getrouwd" [Marianne Timmer and Henk Timmer married] (in Dutch). NU.nl. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

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