Bruma at Chelsea in 2010.
|Full name||Jeffrey Kevin van Homoet Bruma|
|Date of birth||13 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2011||→ Leicester City (loan)||11||(2)|
|2011–2013||→ Hamburger SV (loan)||40||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Jeffrey Kevin van Homoet Bruma (born 13 November 1991), commonly known as Jeffrey Bruma (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdʒɛf.ri ˈbrʏ.ma]), is a Dutch association football player who plays for PSV as a centre back.
Bruma joined Chelsea's youth setup from Feyenoord at the age of 15 for a fee of £100,000, and was making appearances for the reserve team by the age of 16. In the 2007–08 season, Bruma played centre back in every round of the FA Youth Cup run to the final and made the most amount of appearances in the youth league. Bruma also plays for the Netherlands U-21 national football team.
In September 2009, Bruma was added to Chelsea's UEFA Champions League squad and was on the bench against Portuguese side FC Porto. On 13 October 2009, Bruma made his debut for the Netherlands U-21 national football team in an Under-21 Championship qualifying game victory over Poland. Eleven days later, Bruma made his Premier League debut for Chelsea, coming on as a substitute in a 5–0 victory over Blackburn Rovers.
On 2 December 2009, Bruma made his League Cup debut, coming on as a substitute for Juliano Belletti in the quarter final in a match against Blackburn Rovers, a match which Chelsea later lost on penalties.
Although Bruma was playing for Chelsea's first team, he was also playing in the youth squad, scoring a goal in the FA Youth Cup Final; First Leg at Villa Park. Chelsea went on to beat Aston Villa 3–2 on aggregate to lift the trophy for the first time since 1961.
He was named in the Netherlands squad in July 2010. He featured in a friendly match against Ukraine, which finished 1–1 earning his first cap. On 1 September 2010, Bruma signed a new four-year contract which will keep him at Chelsea until at least 2014.
He came on for Alex against Blackpool on 19 September 2010 and played a whole 90 minutes in a League Cup match against Newcastle on 22 September 2010.
Bruma had his first start in the Premier League in a home game against Aston Villa, where he partnered captain John Terry in central defence. The match was played on 2 January 2011 and ended in a 3–3 draw. Bruma played the whole game.
Loan to Leicester City
On 11 February 2011, Bruma joined Leicester City on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season, where he linked up with fellow Chelsea loanee Patrick van Aanholt. He made his debut for Leicester as a second half substitute for Sol Bamba in the 84th of the team's 2–0 away win at Derby County on 12 February 2011. Bruma made his first start in a 2–0 defeat to Cardiff City.
Bruma stated that he aimed to use the loan to Leicester City to earn a place in Chelsea's first team or a move elsewhere. If not he stated he would like to go on loan again.
On 2 April 2011, against Middlesbrough, Bruma conceded a penalty for handball which was saved by goalkeeper, Chris Weale. This was before receiving the first red card of his senior career after receiving two yellow cards for incidents of dissent towards the referee. Leicester City drew the game 3–3.
Leicester City hadn't won in the first seven starts Bruma had for the club. He was then moved into central midfield and he scored his first two league goals in a 4–2 win over Watford on 25 April 2011. Both efforts were struck from 30 yards out.
Loan to Hamburger SV
Bruma has joined Hamburger SV to gain more first team experience on a loan deal. He signed a one-year contract, until 30 June 2012, with an option for another year and was given the number 5 shirt. On 23 September 2011, he scored his first Bundesliga goal, in a 2–1 victory against VfB Stuttgart, with an equalising goal to make the score 1–1. Bruma said: "I'm not even thinking about returning to Chelsea. I am feeling very well at HSV. The club has a lot of faith in me and everything is great here. Playing in the reserves at Chelsea again wouldn't work."
Second spell at Hamburger SV
Bruma agreed to spend another season at the German side Hamburger SV after making 22 appearances and scoring two goals last season. On 26 April 2013, Bruma told and that he will "not be staying on at HSV" for a third season on loan after they decided not to sign him permanently. However, Bruma said that he is "looking forward to a return to London and to Chelsea".
Bruma has represented the Netherlands at all youth levels which are the Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 levels. With the Under-17's, Bruma played in the 2007 European Under-17 Championship. At Under-21, Bruma made his debut at 17 years old, on 4 September 2009, during a qualifying match for Euro 2011 Under-21 against Finland, where his team won 2–0.
On 11 August 2010, Bruma received his first call-up in the selection of the Netherlands making his debut, starting against Ukraine, with Jeremain Lens, Siem de Jong and Ricky van Wolfswinkel three other debutants in the starting line, which ended a 1–1 draw. His second appearance for Holland would be the 8 June 2011, another 1–1 draw against Uruguay, having replaced Joris Mathijsen at half time.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
Totals include one FA Community Shield appearance for Chelsea in 2010–11.
- Statistics accurate as of 11 October 2013.
- Profile at ESPNsoccernet
- Voetbal International profile (Dutch)
- Netherlands U17 stats at OnsOranje
- Netherlands U19 stats at OnsOranje
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