Fernando Derveld

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Fernando Derveld
Personal information
Full name Fernando Albert Derveld
Date of birth (1976-10-22) 22 October 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Vlissingen, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
SV Walcheren
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 PSV 0 (0)
1996–1998 Willem II 40 (1)
1998–2000 Haarlem 37 (1)
2000–2001 Norwich City 22 (1)
2001 West Bromwich Albion (loan) 2 (0)
2001–2005 OB 122 (6)
2005–2006 Heerenveen 18 (1)
2006–2008 Esbjerg 39 (0)
2008 Dordrecht 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fernando Albert Derveld (born 22 October 1976 in Vlissingen) is a retired Dutch footballer. He played as left back.


Derveld began his career in his home country the Netherlands, playing for the youth teams of Walcheren and PSV Eindhoven, before he made his senior debut with Willem II in the 1995-96 season. After three seasons at Willem II, he moved on to HFC Haarlem, where he stayed for one and a half years. He had a trial with English club Norwich City F.C. in early 2000, though the then City manager Bruce Rioch declined to offer him a contract. Rioch's successor at Norwich - Bryan Hamilton - did give him a contract when he took over towards the end of the 1999-00 season.

In total, Derveld played 25 games for Norwich, scoring one goal in a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion.[1] He struggled to find form and was not held in high esteem by City supporters. When Hamilton left the club in late 2000, his successor - Nigel Worthington - made it clear that Derveld did not figure in his plans, and after a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, his contract with Norwich was terminated in the summer of 2001.

He moved on to play for Odense BK in the Danish Superliga, under head coach Troels Bech. While playing in a UEFA Cup match for Odense BK against Celta Vigo in 2002, Derveld scored from a free-kick and was then sent off moments later. Derveld was ever-present in the Odense starting formation, and in the summer 2005, he moved back to the Netherlands to play for SC Heerenveen. Following a mediocre season at Heerenveen, he returned to Denmark where he re-united with Bech at Esbjerg fB. Summer 2008 Derveld and Esbjerg fB agreed to cancel the player contract.

Derveld as a painter[edit]

Fernando has painted a few paintings. A couple of paintings were painted for a charity auction in Esbjerg in 2006.


  1. ^ "West Brom 2-3 Norwich". BBC. 14 October 2000. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 

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