Dennis Gentenaar

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Dennis Gentenaar
Personal information
Full name Dennis Gentenaar
Date of birth (1975-09-30) 30 September 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Nijmegen, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
ZOW
NEC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2005 NEC 170 (0)
2005–2006 Borussia Dortmund 10 (0)
2006–2009 Ajax 7 (0)
2009–2012 VVV-Venlo 50 (0)
2012–2013 Almere City 27 (0)
2013–2014 NEC 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014 (UTC).

Dennis Gentenaar (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɛ.nɪs ˈɣɛn.tə.ˌnaːr]) (born 30 September 1975 in Nijmegen) is a Dutch former footballer[1]

Career[edit]

Coming from the amateur side ZOW, Gentenaar Indonesian descent this player made his professional debut for NEC on 26 November 1995 aged 20, at home against PSV Eindhoven which NEC lost 5–0. Gentenaar made another appearance later that season, but had to wait until 1998 to make his second appearance in professional football. During that season he played seven matches, still as the second goalkeeper for NEC. From the 2000–01 season, things changed for Gentenaar and he became NEC's first goalkeeper. Since then he only missed nine appearances in five seasons; during the last three seasons he did not miss a single match.

He developed into a trustworthy goalkeeper and his performance earned him a transfer to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. A year later he returned to the Eredivisie, to become second goalkeeper behind Maarten Stekelenburg at Ajax, at which time he won the 2007 KNVB Cup, his first career trophy. On 8 June 2009, he left Ajax and signed a two-year contract with VVV-Venlo. In 2012, he signed with Almere City FC for a two-year period. After a year in the First Division he returned to his former club NEC and signed a contract for one year. He ended his professional career in May 2014.

Statistics[edit]

Season Club Competition Apps Goals
1995–96 NEC Eredivisie 2 0
1996–97 NEC Eredivisie 0 0
1997–98 NEC Eredivisie 0 0
1998–99 NEC Eredivisie 7 0
1999–00 NEC Eredivisie 0 0
2000–01 NEC Eredivisie 29 0
2001–02 NEC Eredivisie 30 0
2002–03 NEC Eredivisie 34 0
2003–04 NEC Eredivisie 34 0
2004–05 NEC Eredivisie 34 0
2005–06 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 10 0
2006–07 Ajax Eredivisie 2 0
2007–08 Ajax Eredivisie 5 0
2008–09 Ajax Eredivisie 0 0
2009–10 VVV-Venlo Eredivisie 7 0
2010–11 VVV-Venlo Eredivisie 19 0
2011–12 VVV-Venlo Eredivisie 24 0
2012–13 Almere City Eerste Divisie 27 0
2013–14 NEC Eredivisie 6 0
Total 270 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gentenaar, Dennis" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rob Wielaert
N.E.C. Man of the Year
2003–2004
Succeeded by
Peter Wisgerhof