Rob Wielaert

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Rob Wielaert
Rob Wielaert.jpg
Wielaert with FC Twente in 2008.
Personal information
Full name Rob Wielaert
Date of birth (1978-12-29) 29 December 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Emmeloord, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 PSV 7 (0)
1999–2001 Den Bosch 53 (2)
2001–2002 PSV 3 (0)
2002–2006 NEC 145 (11)
2006–2009 Twente 83 (3)
2009–2011 Ajax 19 (1)
2010–2011 Roda JC (loan) 30 (1)
2011–2013 Roda JC 47 (1)
2013– Melbourne City[1] 30 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rob Wielaert (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɔp ˈʋi.laːrt], born 29 December 1978 in Emmeloord, Flevoland) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Melbourne City in the A-League.

Career[edit]

Wielaert is a defender who was born in Emmeloord and made his debut in professional football with PSV Eindhoven in the 1997–98 season. He also played for FC Den Bosch and NEC before joining FC Twente.[2] During his FC Twente period he was the captain of the team.

During the 2009 January transfer period he went to Ajax for a transfer fee of 3 million. However, he lost his starting position and was sent on loan to Roda JC at the start of the 2010/11 season. He signed for two seasons with Roda in the summer of 2011. After his contract had expired in 2013, Wielaert was released. In June 2013, the Dutchman was signed by Australian club Melbourne Heart in the A-League.

Statistics[edit]

As of 2 November 2014
Season Club Competition Apps Goals
1997/98 PSV Netherlands Eredivisie 1 0
1998/99 PSV Netherlands Eredivisie 0 0
1999/00 PSV Netherlands Eredivisie 6 0
FC Den Bosch Netherlands Eredivisie 20 0
2000/01 FC Den Bosch Netherlands Eerste Divisie 33 2
2001/02 PSV Netherlands Eredivisie 3 0
NEC Netherlands Eredivisie 25 1
2002/03 NEC Netherlands Eredivisie 32 3
2003/04 NEC Netherlands Eredivisie 32 4
2004/05 NEC Netherlands Eredivisie 27 2
2005/06 NEC Netherlands Eredivisie 29 1
2006/07 FC Twente Netherlands Eredivisie 34 2
2007/08 FC Twente Netherlands Eredivisie 32 1
2008/09 FC Twente Netherlands Eredivisie 17 0
Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 16 1
2009/10 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 3 0
2010/11 Roda JC Netherlands Eredivisie 30 1
2011/12 Roda JC Netherlands Eredivisie 27 1
2012/13 Roda JC Netherlands Eredivisie 20 0
2013/14 Melbourne Heart Australia A-League 26 0
2014/15 Melbourne City Australia A-League 4 1
Total 417 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ The team was known as Melbourne Heart prior to 2014
  2. ^ "Rob Wielaert" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 2010-02-15. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Netherlands Danny Hesp
N.E.C. Man of the Year
2001–2002
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Netherlands Dennis Gentenaar