Overtoom playing for Cameroon in 2013
|Full name||William Steve Overtoom|
|Date of birth||2 September 1986|
|Place of birth||Bertoua, Cameroon|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2006–2007||→ Telstar (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
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. On 15 March 2012, Overtoom received his first call ever for the Cameroonian senior team.
- Voetbal International profile (Dutch)
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