Piet Velthuizen

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Piet Velthuizen
Velthuizen rueda de prensa Hércules.JPG
Personal information
Full name Piet Hubertus Velthuizen[1]
Date of birth (1986-11-03) 3 November 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Nijmegen, Netherlands
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 22
Youth career
Quick 1888
0000–2006 Vitesse/ AGOVV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Vitesse 108 (0)
2010–2011 Hércules 3 (0)
2011– Vitesse 104 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U-21 8 (0)
2008–2009 Netherlands B 3 (0)
2009– Netherlands 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2009

Piet Velthuizen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈpit ˈvɛlt.ˌɦœy̯.zə(n)]) (born 3 November 1986 in Nijmegen, Gelderland), is a Dutch goalkeeper who currently plays for Vitesse. He has participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Club career[edit]


Velthuizen made his first team debut on 31 December 2006, in the 2–2 away match against Willem II. His career developed rapidly, and according to Sky Sports, he is, as of 2008, among the most promising goalkeepers in Europe.[2] He broke into the Vitesse first team in the 2007–08 season, when he signed a contract extension until 2011.[3]

International career[edit]

Velthuizen received his first call-up to the Dutch squad on 21 March 2008 for the friendly match against Austria.[4] On 5 September 2009, he made his debut for the national team in a friendly match against Japan after coming on as a half time substitute for Michel Vorm. He managed to keep a clean sheet in the 3:0 win.[5] Currently he is no longer part of the national football team.

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

He was selected by Foppe de Haan to be in the squad for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Although being first choice in most of the run-up to the Olympics, he was told by De Haan he would be second choice after the other Dutch goalkeeper in the squad; Kenneth Vermeer.


  1. ^ Interview Piet Velthuizen – Vitessespelers
  2. ^ Gerrit van Leeuwen (28 January 2008). "Gunners check on Dutch keeper". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Keeper happy at Vitesse". Sky Sports. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  4. ^ "Van Basten neemt Velthuizen mee" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  5. ^ "Netherlands beat Japan 3–0 in friendly". Associated Press. 5 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 

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