Jeroen Verhoeven

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Jeroen Verhoeven
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Personal information
Full name Jeroen Verhoeven
Date of birth (1980-04-30) 30 April 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Naarden, Netherlands
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC Utrecht
Number 30
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 RKC Waalwijk 0 (0)
2002–2009 FC Volendam 152 (0)
2009–2012 Ajax 3 (0)
2012– FC Utrecht 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Jeroen Verhoeven (Dutch pronunciation: [jə.ˈrun vər.ˈɦu.və(n)]) (born 30 April 1980 in Naarden) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for FC Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie. After leaving Ajax in July 2012, he was signed by FC Utrecht for three years on 28 September 2012.


He started his career in AFC Ajax's youth academy. He played for FC Volendam between 2002 and 2009. In July 2009, Ajax signed the goalkeeper from Volendam on a three-year deal, meaning Verhoeven returned to Amsterdam after seven years. Ajax deployed him as backup for Maarten Stekelenburg and Kenneth Vermeer. He made his debut for Ajax in the Eredivisie on 24 October 2010, coming on as a second-half substitute for the injured Stekelenburg. In this match he helped his team to a 2–2 draw with Excelsior by making three saves in the closing minutes.

Verhoeven is often teased about his large waistline, which is uncharacteristic for a keeper, by opposing fans. In one match against ADO Den Haag during the 2010–11 season, the home supporters showered him with chants of "Pizza!" when he touched the ball.



FC Volendam

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