Melvin de Leeuw
|Full name||Melvin de Leeuw|
|Date of birth||April 25, 1988|
|Place of birth||Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Current club||Ross County|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
De Leeuw started his football career at RBC Roosendaal, having played from various youth club like RKSV Halsteren and NAC Breda before moving RBC Roosendaal. On November 4, 2007, he made his debut in professional football, in the league match against RKC Waalwijk, which ended in a 0–2 loss. De Leeuw came in as a 77th minute substitution for Saša Stojanović. On 7 March 2008, De Leeuw received a red card after being booked twice, in a 2–1 win over Emmen.
In 2008–09 season, De Leeuw was featured in the starting line-up for the first ten matches and scored his first goal, in a 2–1 loss with SC Cambuur and two weeks later, on 7 November 2008, De Leeuw scored, again, in a 2–2 against RKC Waalwijk. In the 2008–09 De Leeuw's breakout season, he would added three more goals and made twenty-five appearance.
In 2009–10 season, De Leeuw would only score three goals in thirty-two appearance in all competitions and in 2010–11 season, De Leeuw would improve his season by scoring ten goals in thirty-two appearance in all competitions, including a brace and providing assist, in a 3–2 win over Dordrecht on the last game of the season. Shortly after the match, the club would suffer a huge setback by declaring themselves bankurpt before RBC will not play in the Eerste Divisie. De Leeuw played four seasons for RBC Roosendaal, before joining SC Cambuur in summer 2011 on a two-year contract.
In 2011–12 season, De Leeuw made his debut, in a 4–2 win over AGOVV Apeldoorn, on the opening game of the season and scored his first goal, on 11 September 2011, in a 4–1 win over Volendam. On 9 December 2011, De Leeuw scored twice, in a 5–1 win over Veendam. In his first season at Cambuur, De Leeuw would score eleven goals in thirty-four appearance in all competitions, becoming the club's second top-scorer behind Erik Bakker. During the season, De Leeuw position as a striker was revert to the wing, playing either left or right.
In 2012–13 season, De Leeuw continued to retain his first team status and despite this, De Leeuw unsuccessfully scoring many goals, like he produced last season and scored only two. As the 2012–13 season goes by, De Leeuw usually coming on as a substitute in the second half and would play the same position as from before.
At the end of the 2012–13 season, it announced that De Leeuw will leave the club on a free transfer, citing to pursue abroad.
On 19 June 2013, De Leeuw signed for Scottish Premier League side Ross County, penning a 2 year deal. De Leeuw made his debut for the club, coming on as substitute in the 46th minutes for Branislav Mićić, in a 3–1 loss against Partick Thistle. He scored his first goal for the club with an 89th minute header to equalise the game against Hearts. 2 minutes later, De Leeuw crossed the ball for Richard Brittain to score to win the game for Ross County.
- "Economical victory VVV-Venlo" [Zuinige zege VVV-Venlo] (in Dutch). AD.nl. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Tourist turns into spilling RKC" [VVV loopt uit op morsend RKC] (in Dutch). AD.nl. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Almere City degrades yet" [Almere City degradeert alsnog] (in Dutch). AD.nl. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Melvin Lion RBC to Cambuur" [Melvin de Leeuw van RBC naar Cambuur] (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. 22 April 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Melvin Lion to SC Cambuur" [Melvin de Leeuw naar SC Cambuur] (in Dutch). Nieus uit Friesland. 22 April 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Cambuur than along Volendam" [Cambuur ruim langs Volendam] (in Dutch). AD.nl. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Cambuur late points lie in Almere" [Cambuur laat punten liggen in Almere] (in Dutch). AD.nl. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Lion will not Cambuur and pulls Premier League" [De Leeuw blijft niet bij Cambuur en trekt naar Premier League] (in Dutch). Voetbal Zone. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Ross County manager Derek Adams signs new contract". BBC Sport. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.