Jeffrey Leiwakabessy

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Jeffrey Leiwakabessy
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Leiwakabessy
Date of birth (1981-02-23) 23 February 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Elst, Netherlands
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Number 37
Youth career
Elistha Elst
1993–1998 NEC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2006 NEC 150 (0)
2006–2008 Alemannia Aachen 60 (0)
2008–2012 Anorthosis 100 (3)
2012–2013 VVV 35 (0)
2013– NEC 57 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2016.

Jeffrey Leiwakabessy (born 23 February 1981) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for NEC as a left-back.

Club career[edit]

Born in Elst, Gelderland, Leiwakabessy played his first professional seasons with NEC Nijmegen. In 2006–07 he moved to Alemannia Aachen in Germany, which had just returned to the Bundesliga after a four-decade absence; during the campaign he appeared in all 34 league matches, but could not help prevent the team's immediate relegation.

After one more season in Aachen, Leiwakabessy joined Anorthosis Famagusta FC in the Cypriot First Division.[1] He went on to feature in twelve 2008–09 UEFA Champions League games as the side overachieved in the group stage, even though it was eventually ousted as last.

On 4 January 2012, Leiwakabessy returned to his country and signed a one-year contract with VVV-Venlo in the Eredivisie.[2] On 15 October of the following year, after a period of trial, he joined former club NEC until the end of the campaign.




  1. ^ Η "ακτινογραφία" του Λεϊβακαμπέσι [Leiwakabessy announced by Anorthosis] (in Greek). Politis-sports. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Jeffrey Leiwakabessy naar VVV-Venlo" [Jeffrey Leiwakabessy to VVV-Venlo] (in Dutch). VVV-Venlo. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 

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