Arnold Bruggink

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Arnold Bruggink
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Bruggink playing for Hannover in 2008.
Personal information
Full name Arnold Jan Bruggink
Date of birth (1977-07-24) 24 July 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Almelo, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1997 Twente 99 (34)
1997–2003 PSV 152 (59)
2003–2004 Mallorca 26 (7)
2004–2006 Heerenveen 53 (7)
2006–2010 Hannover 96 111 (20)
2010–2011 Twente 6 (0)
Total 447 (127)
National team
1995–1999 Netherlands U21 31 (15)
2000 Netherlands 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Arnold Jan Bruggink (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑrnɔlt ˈjɑn ˈbrɵɣɪŋk]; born 24 July 1977) is a retired Dutch footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Almelo, Overijssel, Bruggink started his professional career at FC Twente, where he became the club's leading goalscorer in the 1995–96 season.

He joined PSV Eindhoven in 1997, winning the Dutch Talent of the Year award in 2000. He also won three league titles and two Supercups with the club, as well as appearing in the UEFA Champions League.

After six seasons in Eindhoven, he moved to Spanish club RCD Mallorca in 2003,[1] where he played in the UEFA Cup.

Bruggink moved back to his homeland after just one season joining SC Heerenveen.[2] He spent two seasons playing for them in the Eredivisie and in two successive UEFA Cup campaigns, before again heading abroad when he joined German side Hannover 96 in 2006.[3] He left the club after his contract was not renewed at the end of the 2009–10 season.[4]

He rejoined Twente,[5] only to finish his career after one season.

International career[edit]

Bruggink played 31 times for the Dutch U-21 national team, which equals a record with Roy Makaay. He made two appearances for the Dutch national team in 2000, a 2002 World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on 2 September and a friendly against Spain on 15 November.


Bruggink currently works as a pundit and color commentator for several TV stations in the Netherlands and Germany.[6]





  1. ^ Arnold Bruggink bijna rond met Mallorca - PSV (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Debuut Arnold Bruggink tegen De Graafschap - SC Heerenveen (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Bruggink zoekt zijn heil in de Bundesliga - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  4. ^ Bruggink weg bij Hannover - Eindhovens Dagblad (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Arnold Bruggink naar FC Twente - FC Twente (in Dutch)
  6. ^ Arnold Bruggink verruilt het veld voor de televisie - Voetbal International (in Dutch)

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