Taument in action for 'old' Feyenoord
|Date of birth||October 1, 1970|
|Place of birth||The Hague, Netherlands|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|VCS Den Haag|
|BTC Den Haag|
|1989–1990||→ Excelsior (loan)||25||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in the Hague, South Holland, Taument was a product of Feyenoord Rotterdam's youth system. He played one first-team match in 1988–89 and another in the following season, before joining second division side SBV Excelsior on loan, also in the city. During seven full seasons at De Kuip, he formed an efficient winger partnership with Regi Blinker (from 1991–95, the pair combined for 61 Eredivisie goals).
In July 1997, after nearly 300 official games with Feyenoord, Taument moved to Portugal's S.L. Benfica, but failed to establish with the club, moving in the next transfer window to R.S.C. Anderlecht, where he also was very rarely used throughout a half season spell.
After one season in Greece with OFI Crete, he managed to produce two sufficient seasons at SK Rapid Wien, helping the Austrian capital side finish second in his first year. He retired in June 2002 at the age of 31, and was named Dutch Football Talent of the Year in 1991.
Taument earned 15 caps for the Netherlands, scoring twice. He was a member of the Dutch team at the 1994 FIFA World Cup – where he scored the Netherlands' winning goal in their first game against Saudi Arabia (2–1)– and at UEFA Euro 1996.
- Netherlands - Saudi Arabia 2-1 (0-1); Planet World Cup, 20 June 1994
- Stats at Voetbal International (Dutch)
- Beijen profile (Dutch)
- Gaston Taument profile and stats at Wereld van Oranje (Dutch)
- Gaston Taument at National-Football-Teams.com
- Gaston Taument – FIFA competition record