Jeroen Tesselaar

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Jeroen Tesselaar
Personal information
Full name Jeroen Tesselaar
Date of birth (1989-01-16) 16 January 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Wognum, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left Back / Centre Back
Club information
Current team
St. Mirren
Number 22
Youth career
HVV Hollandia
AZ Alkmaar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 AZ Alkmaar 0 (0)
2008–2011 Telstar 60 (2)
2011–2012 St. Mirren 33 (0)
2012–2014 Kilmarnock 62 (0)
2014– St. Mirren 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jeroen Tesselaar (born 16 January 1989 in Wognum) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Scottish Premiership club St. Mirren. He has previously played for AZ Alkmaar, Telstar and Kilmarnock.

Career[edit]

AZ Alkmaar[edit]

Tesselaar started his professional career in his native Netherlands with HVV Hollandia at age thirteen before joining AZ Alkmaar.[1] In the 2008–09 season, Tesselaar signed his first professional contract, which will keep him until 2010.[2] He did not make a league appearance for the club, but played on loan for Telstar for three season with AZ players Furdjel Narsingh and Kevin Brands.[3][4]

At the end of the 2010–11 season, Tesselaar was among eleven players to be released.[5]

St. Mirren[edit]

After leaving AZ, Tesselaar went on trial with Scottish Premier League club St. Mirren. The first time he arrived there, he said about the club, "[I] didn’t know what the group wanted but, after the first week, we saw a little movie of Barcelona and how they press the ball."[6]

On 14 July 2011, Tesselaar would later signed for St. Mirren on a one-year deal after making impressive display on trial.[7] Upon joining St. Mirren, Tesselaar cited joining the club as "efforts to play total football."[8] He made his debut against Dunfermline at East End Park on 25 July.[9] On 20 August, he assisted both St. Mirren goals for Steven Thomson, who scored both goals in a 2–1 victory at Easter Road against Hibernian.[10]

Tesselaar never thought what to expect, but finds the quality good.[11] Tesselaar quickly settled in Scotland and played regularly during the 2011–12 Scottish Premier League season,[12][13] but their good performances led manager Danny Lennon to offer both Tesselaar and Nigel Hasselbaink improved contracts,[14] only the offer of a new contract at St. Mirren to be rejected despite captain Jim Goodwin pleading the duo to sign a new contract.[15][16] Though making thirty-three appearances, Tesselaar was absent due to an injury that kept him out for six weeks.[17]

Kilmarnock[edit]

Tesselaar signed for Kilmarnock in June 2012 on a two-year contract despite interests from Aberdeen.[16][18] On his move, Manager Kenny Shiels told STV, "We're really happy to get him on board because we've lost Ben Gordon so now we've got competition between Rory McKeown and Jeroen."[19]

Tesselaar made his debut for the club, in the opening game of the season, as Kilmarnock drew 0–0 with Dundee, where he started as a left-back in defense.[20] After making four appearance, Tesselaar sustained an injury during a match against Stenhousemuir, in the first round of the Scottish League Cup, which Kilmarnock lose 2–1.[21] Tesselaar was out for six weeks due to a hamstring injury.[22] After two months out, Tesselaar made his return, where he came on for James Dayton in the last minutes, as they beat Celtic, to give their first win at Celtic Park for the first time since 1955.[23] He made his first start since being injured, as Kilmarnock beat Ross County 3–0 on 9 November 2012.[24] He finished his first season at the club, making twenty-six appearance.

In his second season, Tesselaar continues to remain in the left-back position until he came off in the sixth minutes in the first half, in a 1–1 draw against Partick Thistle on 21 September 2013.[25]

During the season, Tesselaar broke his nose in four occasion that he might wear a protective mask for the rest of his career.[26] In a match against Hearts on 8 March 2014, Tesselaar made national headlines in the Netherlands when he made fabulous way through the legs of Jordan McGhee and then he gave the ball which was scored by Michael Gardyne, in a 4–2 victory.[27] At the end of the 2013–14 season, Tesselaar was offered a new contract by the club.[28] While negotiating a new contract, Tesselaar faced uncertainty over his future: "I'm open to everything. A new club is a nice adventure."[29] However, Tesselaar left Kilmarnock in late June.[30]

St. Mirren[edit]

Tesselaar re-joined St. Mirren on a one-year deal, after leaving Kilmarnock at the end of season 2013–14.[31] The Dutchman previously played for the Saints during season 2011–12 in the Scottish Premier League, making 33 league appearances.

Personal life[edit]

Tesselaar is an avid photographer and considered taking photos his second hobby after buying his first camera six years ago when he was sixteen. He often bikes or walks to take pictures and took pictures in black and white when he attended photography school.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kilmarnock defender Jeroen Tesselaar at Football School in Schagen!" [Kilmarnock verdediger Jeroen Tesselaar bij Voetbalschool in Schagen!] (in Dutch). Sports Bureau 33. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jeroen Tesselaar tekent bij AZ". RTV NH Sport. 29 February 2008. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "AZ leent opnieuw jonge spelers uit aan Telstar". Voetbal International. 26 June 2009. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "AZ stalt Tesselaar, Brands en Narsingh weer in Velsen". Voetbal International. 29 May 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "AZ moet elf spelers laten gaan". Voetbal International. 1 April 2011. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tess wants ‘magnificent’ seven from a possible nine". Daily Record. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dutch defender Jeroen Tesselaar agrees St Mirren deal". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ "St Mirren style sold me on move to Paisley, says Buddies new boy Jeroen Tesselaar". Daily Record. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dunfermline 0 – 0 St Mirren". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Hibernian 1–2 St Mirren". BBC Sport. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Saints a home from home for Tesselaar". Daily Record. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "‘Tess’ goes Dutch for the weekend". Daily Record. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Let’s get physical, says Dutchman Tesselaar". Daily Record. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "St Mirren boss confident of keeping Nigel Hasselbaink and Jeroen Tesselaar". STV. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin urges Dutch duo to show loyalty". BBC Sport. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Kilmarnock sign former St Mirren defender Jeroen Tesselaar". BBC Sport (BBC). 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Tesselaar a fitness doubt for Dons clash". Daily Record. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Kari out, but Dons are still in for Hayes". The Scottish Sun. 23 May 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Killie snap up Tesselaar". Sky Sports. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  20. ^ "Kilmarnock 0 Dundee 0". Daily Record. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels facing more injury trouble". BBC Sport. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  22. ^ "Everton: Matthew Kennedy secured from Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "Celtic 0 Kilmarnock 2: Kenny Shiels lauds side after stunning victory over leaders". Daily Record. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  24. ^ "Kilmarnock 3–0 Ross County". BBC Sport. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  25. ^ "Partick Thistle 1–1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  26. ^ "Kilmarnock's Jeroen Tesselaar may have to wear mask for rest of care". STV Sport. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  27. ^ "Panna van Jeroen Tesselaar is een hit". RTV NH Sport. 14 March 2014. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  28. ^ "Trio depart Kilmarnock". TeamTalk Official Website. 28 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  29. ^ "Tesselaar ziet wel waar hij zijn loopbaan voortzet". RTV NH Sport. 5 June 2014. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  30. ^ "Kilmarnock boss Allan Johnston hoping to shop on quality street". Daily Express. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  31. ^ "Tess Back at Saints". St. Mirren Official website. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  32. ^ "Jeroen Tesselaar photographs life behind-the-scenes at St Mirren". BBC Sport. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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