Lex Immers

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Lex Immers
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Personal information
Full name Alexander Ricard Immers
Date of birth (1986-06-08) 8 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth The Hague, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Feyenoord
Number 10
Youth career
LENS
DSO
Vredenburch
ADO Den Haag
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 ADO Den Haag 145 (25)
2012– Feyenoord 76 (27)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lex Immers (born 8 June 1986 in The Hague) is a Dutch footballer currently playing for Eredivisie side Feyenoord.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In his youth, Immers played for numerous clubs from The Hague, including amateurs LENS and Vredenburch. He also had a spell at DSO from Zoetermeer. ADO was impressed by his abilities, and he signed a contract with them, starting in the club's reserves. He made his professional debut on 24 August 2007, in the 2–2 away match against RKC Waalwijk.

ADO Den Haag[edit]

He made his debut from a substitute in the 74th minute for Yuri Cornelisse.[1] A week later, he renewed his contract with ADO, and signed for an additional period of two years.[2] He soon became a reliable force in the club from his hometown. Immers is also well known for his great love for ADO Den Haag. He has a tattoo on his back, with a stork, the symbol of the city of The Hague and of the club.

On 21 March 2011, Immers was fined by ADO for remarks about Jews (the nickname of Ajax supporters) made at the ADO supportershome after a 3–2 victory over AFC Ajax.[3] The incident was caught on video and published on the internet.[4] Immers apologized for his remarks on the ADO website.[5]

Feyenoord[edit]

On 5 June 2012, Immers moved to Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee, believed to be approximately €1m and also trading in Feyenoord's youngster Kevin Jansen.[6] Under contract with Feyenoord until 2016, Immers was handed the number 10 jersey. With the number 10 jersey he will replace former number 10 John Guidetti. On October 24, 2013 it was announced that Feyenoord hired Immers the first two years to avoid paying an agency commission.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[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
2007–08 ADO Den Haag Eerste Divisie 31 6 1 1 - 7 2 39 9
2008–09 27 3 2 1 - - 29 4
2009–10 Eredivisie 26 1 0 0 - - 26 1
2010–11 30 7 2 2 - - 32 9
2011–12 31 8 2 0 4 2 - 37 10
2012–13 Feyenoord 32 12 4 3 4 0 - 42 15
2013–14 32 12 3 0 2 0 - 37 12
2014–15 12 3 0 0 7 1 - 19 4
Total Netherlands 221 52 14 7 17 3 7 2 259 64
Career total 221 52 14 7 17 3 7 2 259 64
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 30 October 2014.[8]

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes the Eredivisie playoffs matches.

  1. ^ RKC Waalwijk v. ADO Den Haag at VI.nl (Dutch)
  2. ^ ADO bindt drietal amateurs (Dutch)
  3. ^ "Dutch soccer player sorry for offensive chant". USA Today. Associated Press. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "ADO player apologises for chant". ESPN. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "ADO The Hague sorry for offensive chants, likely to be fined by club". Google. Associated Press. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  6. ^ [1] (Dutch)
  7. ^ http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/5619/Feyenoord/article/detail/3532451/2013/10/24/Eerste-gat-in-huurovereenkomst-Immers.dhtml
  8. ^ "Lex Immers - Voetbal International profile". Voetbal International. 

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