Nick Viergever

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Nick Viergever
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Viergever in 2011
Personal information
Full name Nick Viergever
Date of birth (1989-08-03) 3 August 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Left Back
Club information
Current club AZ
Number 4
Youth career
Sparta Rotterdam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Sparta Rotterdam 30 (0)
2010– AZ 103 (5)
National team
2009–2010 Netherlands U21 5 (0)
2012– Netherlands 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 15, 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:08, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Nick Viergever (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnɪk ˈfiːr.ˌɣeː.vər]; born 3 August 1989 in Capelle aan den IJssel) is a left-footed Dutch footballer who plays as a defender for AZ. Viergever is capped several times for national Dutch youth teams.

He made his debut in the Eredivisie with Sparta Rotterdam, on 10 May 2009 against NEC in a 1–1 draw, substituting Sparta player Edwin van Bueren in the second half.

In the summer of 2010 Viergever moved from Sparta to AZ. He now is an important key player in the team. At the beginning of the 2012/2013 season, after Niklas Moisander and Rasmus Elm had left the club, Viergever was named vice-captain behind Maarten Martens. Because Martens suffered a long term injury, Viergever skippered AZ for the most of the season.

On 7 May 2012, Viergever was named in the provisional list of 36 players for the Euro 2012 tournament, one of nine uncapped players to be chosen by Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk as part of the preliminary squad. He did not make the final cut. On 15 August 2012, Viergever made his debut under new manager Louis van Gaal in the 2:4 loss against Belgium in a friendly match.

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
2008–09 Sparta Rotterdam Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
2009–10 29 0 3 0 - 3 0 35 0
2010–11 AZ Eredivisie 16 0 0 0 3 0 - 19 0
2011–12 30 2 5 1 14 0 - 49 3
2012–13 31 0 6 0 2 0 - 39 0
Total Netherlands 107 2 14 1 19 0 3 0 143 3
Career total 107 2 14 1 19 0 3 0 143 3
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 12 May 2013.[1]

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes the Johan Cruijff Shield and Eredivisie playoffs matches.

International performance[edit]

Statistics accurate as of last match played on 12 May 2013.[2]

Dutch national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

AZ

References[edit]