Jeroen Verhoeven

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Jeroen Verhoeven
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Personal information
Full name Jeroen Verhoeven
Date of birth (1980-04-30) 30 April 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Naarden, Netherlands
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 RKC Waalwijk 0 (0)
2002–2009 FC Volendam 152 (0)
2009–2012 Ajax 3 (0)
2012–2015 FC Utrecht 11 (0)
2015–2016 FC Volendam 4 (0)
2016–2017 ASV De Dijk 38 (0)
Total 208 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2016 (UTC)

Jeroen Verhoeven (Dutch pronunciation: [jə.ˈrun vər.ˈɦu.və(n)]) (born 30 April 1980 in Naarden) is a Dutch footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for ASV De Dijk in the Dutch Hoofdklasse. He also played for RKC Waalwijk, FC Volendam, AFC Ajax and FC Utrecht in the span of his 17-year career as a professional goalkeeper in the Netherlands.


He started his career in AFC Ajax's youth academy. He played for FC Volendam between 2002 and 2009. In July 2009, Ajax signed the goalkeeper from Volendam on a three-year deal, meaning Verhoeven returned to Amsterdam after seven years. Ajax deployed him as backup for Maarten Stekelenburg and Kenneth Vermeer. He made his debut for Ajax in the Eredivisie on 24 October 2010, coming on as a second-half substitute for the injured Stekelenburg. In this match he helped his team to a 2–2 draw with Excelsior by making three saves in the closing minutes. In the summer of 2012, Verhoeven was released by Ajax and signed a deal with FC Utrecht, where he served as second goalkeeper behind Robbin Ruiter. In August 2015, he signed a one-year deal with former club FC Volendam. He announced his retirement from professional football on 6 May 2016.[1] On November 28th, 2017 he announced his retirement from football altogether after an injury plagued season with ASV De Dijk playing in the Dutch Hoofdklasse.[2]

Verhoeven was often teased about his large waistline, which is uncharacteristic for a keeper, by opposing fans. In one match against ADO Den Haag during the 2010–11 season, the home supporters showered him with chants of "Pizza!" when he touched the ball.



FC Volendam
ASV De Dijk


  1. ^ Verhoeven hangt keepershandschoenen aan de wilgen (Dutch). Voetbal International. 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ Jeroen Verhoeven zet door aanhoudend blessureleed punt achter loopbaan (Dutch). Voetbalzone. 28 November 2017.

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