Mike Havenaar

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Mike Havenaar
ハーフナー・マイク
Mike Havenaar - 2010.jpg
Havenaar playing for Ventforet Kofu in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-05-20) 20 May 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Córdoba
Number 24
Youth career
Sapporo FC
2000–2002 Consadole Sapporo
2003–2005 Yokohama F. Marinos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Yokohama F. Marinos 26 (0)
2008 Avispa Fukuoka (loan) 26 (7)
2009 Sagan Tosu (loan) 33 (15)
2010–2011 Ventforet Kofu 63 (37)
2012–2014 Vitesse 79 (26)
2014– Córdoba 2 (0)
National team
2005 Japan U18 1 (0)
2006 Japan U19 3 (0)
2007 Japan U20 3 (1)
2011– Japan 17 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2013

Mike Havenaar (ハーフナー・マイク Hāfunā Maiku?, born 20 May 1987) is a Japanese professional footballer. He currently plays for Spanish side Córdoba CF as a striker.

Early life[edit]

Havenaar's parents came to Japan from the Netherlands in 1986 when his father Dido signed on to play for Hiroshima-based side Mazda F.C. of the Japan Soccer League (now Sanfrecce Hiroshima of the J. League). His mother was an athlete and a former national champion in the heptathlon.[1] His younger brother Nikki currently plays for Nagoya Grampus and has previously played for the U-17 and U-18 Japan national team as centre back.[2] The Havenaar family became naturalized Japanese citizens in 1994.

Club career[edit]

Havenaar began his career with the Consadole Sapporo U-15 side, where his father played and later worked as goalkeeper coach.

When Dido moved to powerhouse Yokohama F. Marinos, Mike joined the Marinos youth side and promoted to the top team in 2006. Playing as a forward, Havenaar made his debut as a professional on 15 April 2006, against Gamba Osaka. Havenaar and his father are the first father-son combination to play in the J. League.

He was loaned to second division club Avispa Fukuoka[3] and Sagan Tosu and showed respectable results.

In 2010, he joined Ventforet Kofu, scoring 20 goals in 30 appearances for the club, helping them gain promotion to J. League Division 1.

In 2011, Havenaar returned to Division 1 with Venforet and netted 17 times in 32 appearances. He received the J. League Best Eleven award after the season.[4] Despite his contendership for the Top Scorer award, Kofu was relegated at the end of the season.

Vitesse[edit]

On 21 December 2011, Dutch side Vitesse announced that they completed the signing of Havenaar on a two-and-a-half-year contract beating out the likes of Bundesliga side Wolfsburg for his signature.[5]

Havenaar made his debut for the club as a 73rd minute substitute for Nicky Hofs in their 1–0 away defeat to rivals NEC Nijmegen.[6] His first goal came in his next appearance, a 3–1 loss to PSV.[7] Havenaar made his first start for Vitesse on 4 February 2012 and provided an assist to Nicky Hofs first goal of the season, securing a 1–0 win NAC Breda.[8] Havenaar scored his second goal for his new club in another losing effort, this time a 4–1 loss to title contenders FC Twente.[9] Havenaar continued to impress for Vitesse, slotting the ball home after a cutting pass from Alexander Büttner to complete a 2–0 victory over De Graafschap on 4 March.[10] Away against FC Groningen he made the third goal for Vitesse in the last minute, the game ended in 1–3 for Vitesse.

Córdoba[edit]

On 21 July 2014, it was announced by Córdoba CF that they had signed Havenaar.[11] He made his La Liga debut on 25 August 2014, starting in a 0–2 away loss against Real Madrid.

International career[edit]

In 2007, Havenaar was picked to join the Japan U-20 squad to compete 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and played one match against Nigeria U-20.

In August 2011, he was called up to Japan's training squad.[12]

He made his debut for Japan on 2 September 2011 as a 70th minute substitute against North Korea in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier match,[13] striking the post. He scored his first ever goals for the national team with a brace, both headers, against Tajikistan on 11 October 2011 in the same competition. Japan won the game 8–0.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Havenaar is trilingual, he learned Japanese from his everyday life, Dutch from his parents and English from going to Yokohama International School.[15] Havenaar married a Japanese woman in 2011[16] and in the same year, his first daughter was born on 5 August.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 September 2014[18][19]
Club Season League Cup1 League Cup2 Continental3 Other4 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yokohama F. Marinos 2006 9 0 - 6 0 - - 15 0
2007 15 0 - 4 1 - - 19 1
Total 24 0 0 0 10 1 - - 34 1
Avispa Fukuoka 2008 26 7 - - - - 26 7
Total 26 7 0 0 - - - 26 7
Yokohama F. Marinos 2009 2 0 - - - - 2 0
Total 2 0 - - - - 2 0
Sagan Tosu 2009 33 15 2 2 - - - 35 17
Total 33 15 2 2 - - - 35 17
Ventforet Kofu 2010 31 20 1 0 - - - 32 20
2011 32 17 - 2 1 - - 34 18
Total 63 37 1 0 2 1 - - 66 38
Vitesse 2011–12 15 5 1 0 - - 2 0 18 5
2012–13 32 11 3 1 - 3 0 - 38 12
2013–14 32 10 2 0 - 1 0 2 0 37 10
Total 79 26 6 1 - 4 0 4 0 93 27
Córdoba CF 2014–15 2 0 0 0 - - 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 229 85 9 3 12 2 4 0 2 0 258 90

1Includes Emperor's Cup and KNVB Cup.

2Includes J. League Cup.

3Includes UEFA Europa League.

4Includes Eredivisie Playoffs.


International[edit]

As of 22 June 2013[13]
Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 5 2
2012 4 1
2013 8 1
Total 17 4

Goals for senior national team[edit]

[13]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2011 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan  Tajikistan 1–0 8–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 11 October 2011 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan  Tajikistan 5–0 8–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 6 September 2012 Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium, Niigata, Japan  United Arab Emirates 1–0 1–0 International Friendly
4. 23 March 2013 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar  Canada 2–1 2–1 International Friendly

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

  • List of Japanese footballers playing in Europe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Havenaar: Japan is where my roots are". FIFA. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "U-17 squad for Niigata International named". Japan Football Association. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "横浜ハーフナー・マイクがJ2福岡移籍へ". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). 29 November 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kashiwa Reysol's Leandro Domingues wins J-League Player of the Year award". Goal.com. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "EXCLUSIEF Mike Havenaar definitief Vitessenaar". Vitesse (in Dutch). 21 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  6. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report/_/id/321765?cc=5901
  7. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report/_/id/321761?cc=5901
  8. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report/_/id/321749?cc=5901
  9. ^ "FC Twente beats Vitesse Arnhem 4–1 in Dutch league". CNN. 19 February 2012. 
  10. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=321708&cc=5901
  11. ^ "Mike Havenaar nuevo jugador del Córdoba C.F." [Mike Havenaar new player of Córdoba C.F.] (in Spanish). Córdoba C.F. 2014-07-21. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  12. ^ "JFA picks 23 players for training camp". The Japan Times. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c "HAVENAAR Mike". Japan National Football Team Database. 
  14. ^ "'Flying Dutchman' lifts Japanese hopes". AsiaOne. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "'Flying Dutchman' lifts Japanese hopes". AsiaOne. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. .
  16. ^ "ハーフナー マイク選手入籍のお知らせ". Ventforet Kofu Official Website (in Japanese). 18 May 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "ハーフナーマイク選手に第一子(長女)誕生のお知らせ". Ventforet Kofu Official Website (in Japanese). 5 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Japan – Mike Havenaar – Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway.com. 
  19. ^ "Mike Havenaar > Club matches". Worldfootball.net. 

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