Frank van Kouwen

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Frank van Kouwen
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-07-02) 2 July 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Weert, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back, Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
De Treffers
Youth career
Willem II
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 Willem II 4 (0)
2003–2004 Eindhoven (loan) 33 (3)
2004–2007 VVV-Venlo 104 (6)
2007–2008 Roda JC 8 (0)
2008–2011 VVV-Venlo 61 (4)
2011–2012 FC Eindhoven 17 (0)
2012–2014 De Graafschap 27 (0)
2014– De Treffers 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 June 2014 (UTC).

Frank van Kouwen (born 2 July 1980) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a centre back or defensive midfielder for Topklasse side De Treffers. He formerly played for Willem II, Roda JC, VVV-Venlo, FC Eindhoven and De Graafschap.


Van Kouwen was born in Weert, Limburg. He started playing football in the youth ranks of local amateur club Megacles. He was soon picked up by Willem II, where he started in the youth. In the 1998–99 season, he made his debut in the first team. Van Kouwen almost never played, and in the 2003–04 season, he played on loan for FC Eindhoven.[1] In this period Van Kouwen showed potential, and was signed by VVV-Venlo in the following season.

Being a regular started for VVV, there was a lot of interest from bigger clubs. Of these, he chose to play for Roda JC who played in the Eredivisie, but again he was not sure of being in the starting lineup. He therefore returned to VVV in 2008.[2] After one season, playing in the second division, he and VVV promoted to the Eredivisie.[3]


  1. ^ "Willem II verhuurt Van Kouwen aan FC Eindhoven" [Willem II loans out Van Kouwen to FC Eindhoven]. Voetbalzone (in Dutch). 18 July 2003. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "VVV-Venlo weekt Van Kouwen toch los bij Roda JC" [VVV-Venlo signs Van Kouwen from Roda JC after all]. Voetbal International (in Dutch). 19 June 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "VVV kampioen: collectief met uitblinkende aanvallers" [VVV champions: Collective with pre-eminent strikers]. Voetbal International (in Dutch). 24 April 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 

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