Frank van der Struijk

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Frank van der Struijk
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Personal information
Full name Frank van der Struijk
Date of birth (1985-03-28) 28 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Boxtel, Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back, Centre back
Club information
Current team
Dundee United
Number 20
Youth career
1991–2003 LSV Lennisheuvel
2003–2005 Willem II
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Willem II 109 (5)
2008–2014 Vitesse Arnhem 115 (1)
2010 Willem II (loan) 11 (0)
2014–2016 Willem II 59 (1)
2016– Dundee United 10 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:05, 20 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Frank van der Struijk (born 28 March 1985) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a right back or centre back for Scottish club Dundee United. He previously played for Willem II and Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands before joining Dundee United in 2016.

Club career[edit]

Van der Struijk made his debut in the professional football squad of Willem II in the 2003–04 season. He joined Vitesse Arnhem in 2008 and returned to Willem II on loan in 2010. He later rejoined the club permanently in 2014.

He signed a one-year contract with Scottish club Dundee United in August 2016.[1]

International career[edit]

In 2007 Van der Struijk was called up by Jong Oranje coach Foppe de Haan to be part of his squad for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship where they qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The final was reached with a 1–1, 13–12 win after a penalty shootout with 32 penalty kicks taken against England. The Dutch went on to retain their 2006 title by beating Serbia 4–1 in the final.


  1. ^ "UNITED IN DOUBLE SWOOP". Dundee United FC. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 

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