Taument in action for 'old' Feyenoord
|Date of birth||1 October 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's youth system. He played one first-team match in 1988–89 and another in the following season before joining second division side 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 to 1995, the pair combined for 61 Eredivisie goals).
In July 1997, after nearly 300 official games with Feyenoord, Taument signed with Portugal's Benfica, but failed to establish himself at the club, scoring just once in a Taça de Portugal tie against Rio Ave. He moved in the next transfer window to Anderlecht, also being rarely played during his tenure.
After spending the 1999–2000 campaign in Greece with OFI Crete, Taument was first-choice during his spell in the Austrian Football Bundesliga with Rapid Wien, helping them 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 squad at the 1994 FIFA World Cup – where he scored the winning goal in their first game against Saudi Arabia (2–1)– and at UEFA Euro 1996.
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