Michael de Leeuw

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Michael de Leeuw
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Personal information
Full name Michael de Leeuw
Date of birth (1986-10-07) 7 October 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Goirle, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Second striker
Club information
Current team
FC Groningen
Number 8
Youth career
DWC
RKTVV Tilburg
2007–2009 Willem II
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 SC Veendam 67 (38)
2011–2012 De Graafschap 33 (10)
2012– FC Groningen 54 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael de Leeuw (born 7 October 1986) is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays as a second striker for FC Groningen in the Eredivisie league.

Career[edit]

Born in Goirle, De Leeuw began his career at amateur clubs DWC and RKTVV before joining the youth department of Willem II. He never broke through to the first team, and therefore chose to play for BV Veendam in the Dutch second division.

Veendam[edit]

De Leeuw was placed as a striker in his first year for Veendam, and he was an immediate success, scoring 25 goals in 36 league matches. At the end of the year, he won the topscorer award and the award for 'Talent of the Year', for the most talented player of the season.[1] He was chased by several clubs in the Eredivisie and clubs abroad, but in the end chose to stay in Veendam.[2][3]

FC Groningen[edit]

On 22 May 2012, FC Groningen announced that they had signed De Leeuw.

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 Europe Other Total
2009–10 BV Veendam Eerste Divisie 36 25 1 0 0 0 37 25
2010–11 31 13 2 0 0 0 33 13
2011–12 De Graafschap Eredivisie 33 10 2 1 0 0 35 11
2012–13 FC Groningen 30 11 3 1 0 0 2 0 35 12
2013–14 24 9 3 0 0 0 2 0 29 12
Career total 154 68 11 2 0 0 4 0 169 70

Statistics accurate as of last match played on 10 May 2014.

  1. ^ "De Leeuw en De Vries gelauwerd in Jupiler League". VI. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "De Leeuw gewilde prooi bij verschillende clubs". VI. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "The top scorer in the Dutch Eerste Divisie has not yet been snapped up". IMScouting. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 

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