Bart Schenkeveld

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Bart Schenkeveld
Personal information
Full name Bartholomew Schenkeveld
Date of birth (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Den Hoorn, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
Number 5
Youth career
1996–1997 SV Den Hoorn
1997–2009 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Feyenoord 5 (0)
2012Excelsior (loan) 12 (2)
2012–2015 Heracles Almelo 61 (0)
2015–2017 PEC Zwolle 32 (1)
2017– Melbourne City 45 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Netherlands U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 February 2019

Bart Schenkeveld (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɑrt ˈsxɛŋkəˌvɛlt]; born 28 August 1991) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a centre back for Melbourne City in the A-League.

Early life[edit]

Schenkeveld was born and raised in Den Hoorn, South Holland, a village between the cities The Hague and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.[1]

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

At the age of five, Schenkeveld started his youth career at the local amateur club SV Den Hoorn. After one season, Schenkeveld joined the Feyenoord youth academy as right winger, but got quickly turned into a defender.[2] Schenkeveld successfully went through the complete academy, but had a major injury setback at the age of 15. The youngster partially tore his cruciate ligament, which caused him to be out for five months. When he was about to make his comeback, he tore his cruciate ligament completely. In total, Schenkeveld had to recover for almost two years.

On 29 November 2008, Schenkeveld was able to make his comeback for Feyenoord U19 in the youth match against Sparta Rotterdam U19 (2–1). Feyenoord youth coach Jean-Paul van Gastel was impressed by Schenkeveld's comeback: "If you work this hard for one-and-a-half years and you come back like this, it's unbelievable. I was standing at the sideline with goosebumps." [3][4]

Feyenoord (2009–2012)[edit]

On 29 November 2009, exactly one year after his comeback, Schenkeveld made his official debut for Feyenoord's first team in the Eredivisie away match against ADO Den Haag (0–2). Due to Giovanni van Bronckhorst's suspension, Schenkeveld played on the right back position, as Kelvin Leerdam switched to left back.[5]

On 7 January 2010, Schenkeveld signed his first professional contract with the Rotterdam club. It was confirmed that he will stay in de Kuip until summer 2012, with an option for another season.[1]

On 23 December 2011, Schenkeveld joined another Rotterdam based team SBV Excelsior on a loan deal.

Heracles Almelo and PEC Zwolle (2012–2017)[edit]

Between 2012 and 2017, Schenkeveld played for Eredivisie clubs Heracles Almelo and PEC Zwolle.

Melbourne City[edit]

In August 2017, A-League club Melbourne City announced it had signed Schenkeveld on a 2-year deal.[6] On the 22nd of January 2019, Schenkeveld scored his first goal for the club in a stoppage time winner against the Western Sydney Wanderers FC.[7]

International career[edit]

Youth teams[edit]

Schenkeveld made his international youth debut on 6 December 2005. Schenkeveld was the captain of the youngest Dutch representative team, the Netherlands U15, in the friendly home match against Ireland U15 (3–1).[8] The youngster continued his international career in the Netherlands U16, but was forced to skip the U17 and U18 representative teams due to his major injury.

Netherlands U19[edit]

After his comeback, Schenkeveld restarted his international career on 20 August 2009, as he got selected for the Netherlands U19 by youth coach Wim van Zwam for the first time.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Schenkeveld verbindt zich tot medio 2012 aan Feyenoord" [Schenkeveld commits himself to Feyenoord until 2012]. (in Dutch). 7 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Debuut Bart Schenkeveld bij Feyenoord tegen ADO Den Haag" [Debut Bart Schenkeveld at Feyenoord vs ADO Den Haag]. SV Den Hoorn (in Dutch). 28 November 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Video: Schenkeveld over zijn ervaringen bij eerste elftal" [Video: Schenkeveld about his experiences with the first team squad]. (in Dutch). 5 December 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Winst voor Feyenoord A1 en B1, gelijkspel C1" [Wins for Feyenoord U19 and U17, draw U15]. (in Dutch). 29 November 2008. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Feyenoord vecht zich naar zege in Den Haag: 0–2" [Feyenoord fights to victory in The Hague: 0–2]. (in Dutch). 29 November 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  6. ^ "City confirm Schenkeveld signing". Four Four Two. 21 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Schenkeveld wins it for City". Hyundai A-League. 22 January 2019.
  8. ^ "'Kicken' als aanvoerder van het jongste Oranje" ['Tripping' as captain of the youngest Oranje]. KNVB (in Dutch). 8 December 2005. Archived from the original on 9 June 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Vierlandentoernooi voor Onder 19" [Fourcountrytournament for U19]. Ons Oranje (in Dutch). 20 August 2009. Archived from the original on 23 August 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2010.

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