Willie Overtoom

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Willie Overtoom
Willie Overtoom.jpg
Overtoom playing for Cameroon in 2013
Personal information
Full name William Steve Overtoom
Date of birth (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Bertoua, Cameroon
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zulte Waregem
Number 17
Youth career
Victoria Obdam
AZ
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 AZ (0)
2006–2007 Telstar (loan) 9 (0)
2007–2008 HVV Hollandia
2008–2013 Heracles Almelo 144 (39)
2013–2014 AZ 17 (1)
2014– Zulte Waregem 5 (0)
National team
2012– Cameroon 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 March 2014

Willie Overtoom (born 2 September 1986) is a Dutch/Cameroonian footballer who plays as an offensive midfielder for the Belgian Pro League side Zulte Waregem. He is the son of a Dutch father and a Cameroonian mother, and has lived the first three years of his life in Cameroon before moving to the Netherlands. Overtoom holds a Dutch passport.

Career[edit]

Club Career[edit]

Overtoom started playing football at amateur side Victoria Obdam and became an exponent of the AZ youth academy at the age of 13. During the 2006-07 season, Overtoom was sent on loan to Telstar, where he played nine matches in the Eerste Divisie. After his expiring contract was not extended, he started playing for Hoofdklasse side Hollandia. He impressed during the season and was able to sign with Eredivisie side Heracles Almelo the following season. He became an important player for the side from Almelo, where he spent four and a half years, before returning to his former team AZ in January 2013. However, his move did not become a success. On 28 August 2014, it was announced that Overtoom had left the club as a free agent, having only played 17 Eredivisie matches. Three days later, Overtoom signed a one-year deal with Belgian side Zulte Waregem.

International career[edit]

Overtoom has played for several national Dutch youth squads in the past but has never received an invitation for the Netherlands national football team. In 2011 he announced the application for a Cameroonian passport so he would be granted permission to represent The Indomitable Lions.[1] On 15 March 2012, Overtoom received his first call ever for the Cameroonian senior team.[2]

He made his international debut in a friendly match against Guinea national football team on 26 May 2012.[3]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

AZ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Overtoom gaat uitkomen voor Kameroen" (in Dutch). NuSport. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  2. ^ [1] (French)
  3. ^ [2]

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