Joris Mathijsen

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Joris Mathijsen
Joris Mathijsen Euro 2012.jpg
Mathijsen with the Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2012
Personal information
Full name Joris Mathijsen[1]
Date of birth (1980-04-05) 5 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Goirle, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Feyenoord
Number 4
Youth career
1986–1989 VOAB
1989–1998 Willem II
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 Willem II 127 (6)
2004–2006 AZ 52 (2)
2006–2011 Hamburger SV 145 (6)
2011–2012 Málaga 28 (0)
2012– Feyenoord 49 (1)
National team
2004–2012[2] Netherlands 84 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 November 2012

Joris Mathijsen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɔː.rɪs ma.ˈtɛi̯.sə(n)]; born 5 April 1980 in Goirle, North Brabant) is a Dutch footballer who plays for Feyenoord and the Netherlands national football team.

Club career[edit]

Mathijsen started his football career at SV VOAB in Goirle after he visited a training session of a friend as a young boy. At the age of nine he left this club and came through the youth system of Willem II Tilburg. He was promoted to the first team for the 1998–99 season, making his debut on 27 February 1999 in a match against FC Utrecht. After six seasons at Willem II, he was sold by manager Co Adriaanse to AZ Alkmaar. However he endured a harder time breaking into the first team at Alkmaar and his case was not helped by injuries.

After finishing as runners-up in the Eredivisie in 2006, Mathijsen opted to transfer to German Bundesliga side Hamburg for €6 million where he teamed up with fellow Dutchmen Rafael van der Vaart and Nigel de Jong. He scored Hamburg's 2500th Bundesliga goal (his first for the club) on 20 October 2007 against Stuttgart.[3]

In November 2008, Mathijsen signed a new contract extension, tying him to Hamburg until the summer of 2012.[4]

In mid June 2011, however, he signed a two-year contract with La Liga side Málaga CF.

In the summer of 2012, it became apparent that Malaga was willing to let Mathijsen transfer to another club, and several Dutch sides have shown interest, including Feyenoord and Ajax. On 10 August, Mathijsen signed a contract at Dutch side Feyenoord.

International career[edit]

Mathijsen (right) with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

On 17 November 2004, Mathijsen made his international debut for the Netherlands against Andorra in a 3–0 away win.

Since his international debut, Mathijsen has become a mainstay figure in the national team, especially after impressing at Hamburg. He is usually positioned as left central defender, because of his strong left-foot. He was called up to the Dutch squad for Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland. Initially in danger of losing his spot to Wilfred Bouma, he followed it up with a decent enough performance at the Euro 2008 and remained first choice.[5]

Mathijsen was ever present for Oranje during the 2010 World Cup qualifying.[6] He played more minutes than any other player in the Dutch squad and played a key role in their record of having conceded the fewest goals in their qualifying group.

2010 World Cup[edit]

Mathijsen was part of the Dutch team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup managed by Bert van Marwijk.[7] The player was in the starting line-up for their first match in the competition, a 2–0 victory over Denmark.[8]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe1 Other2 Total
1999–00 Willem II Eredivisie 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2000–01 22 1 2 0 24 1
2001–02 31 1 2 1 33 2
2002–03 34 1 2 0 6 0 42 1
2003–04 32 3 5 0 2 0 39 3
2004–05 AZ 25 1 1 0 10 3 36 4
2005–06 25 0 3 0 5 0 2 0 35 0
2006–07 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Germany League DFB Pokal Europe Other Total
2006–07 Hamburger SV Bundesliga 32 0 0 0 6 0 38 0
2007–08 31 1 0 0 8 0 39 1
2008–09 33 2 0 0 12 1 45 3
2009–10 33 1 0 0 14 1 47 2
2010–11 19 2 0 0 19 2
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
2011–12 Málaga La Liga 28 0 2 0 28 0
Netherlands League KNVB Beker Europe Other Total
2012–13 Feyenoord Eredivisie 29 0 3 0 2 0 34 0
2013–14 20 1 4 0 1 0 25 1
Totals Netherlands 226 9 22 1 26 3 2 0 276 13
Germany 148 6 0 0 40 2 188 8
Spain 28 0 2 0 28 0
Career totals 402 15 24 1 66 5 2 0 494 21
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 3 May 2014.[9]

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Eredivisie playoffs matches.

International performance[edit]

Dutch national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 1 0
2005 4 0
2006 12 1
2007 10 1
2008 14 1
2009 11 0
2010 15 0
2011 11 0
2012 6 0
Total 84 3
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 11 September 2012.[9]
Joris Mathijsen: International Goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 September 2006 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg
0–1
0–1
Euro 2008 qualifying
2. 7 February 2007 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Russia
3–1
4–1
Friendly
3. 11 October 2008 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Iceland
1–0
2–0
2010 World Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

Mathijsen is married to Christel van Rijn and has two sons, Jens and Julian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (10 May 2013). "Joris Mathijsen - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mathijsen: We have what it takes". FIFA.com. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mathijsen extends Hamburg association". UEFA.com. 13 November 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mathijsen speelde alles" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mathijsen bij Oranje 'zekerheidje'" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Holland coach Bert van Marwijk finalises World Cup squad". The Guardian. Press Association. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Netherlands-Denmark". FIFA.com. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Joris Mathijsen" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

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