John Goossens

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John Goossens
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Heemstede, Netherlands
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chicago Fire
Number 7
Youth career
1997–1999 HBC Heemstede
1999–2009 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 NEC 72 (14)
2012–2014 Feyenoord 30 (3)
2014 Pune City 4 (1)
2015–2016 Voluntari 14 (1)
2016– Chicago Fire 25 (3)
National team
2005–2006 Netherlands U-17 13 (5)
2010 Netherlands U-21 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 4, 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:16, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

John Goossens (born 25 July 1988 in Heemstede) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Born in Heemstede, Goossens plays as a midfielder and began his career at HBC Heemstede, then joined AFC Ajax in September 1999, and was promoted to Jong Ajax in November 2006 and signed a new contract later in May 2007, that will keep him until 2011.[1] In the 2008/09 season, he played left back in that team, where he had previously acted as left winger. However, under the management of Marco van Basten, Goossens was told that he doesn't have a future at Ajax no longer.[2] While at Ajax, Goossens was described as "super talented".[3]

N.E.C. Nijmegen[edit]

On 2 February 2009 he switched from AFC Ajax to NEC, where he signed a contract for four years.[4] Previously moving to N.E.C, FC Twente originally keen to sign Goosens. Both parties already agreed with Goossens, but could with Ajax not agree on the terms of the contract. Ajax wanted the contract to include a repurchase option, to which Twente ceased negotiations.[5] Goossens signed a contract until mid- 2012 in Nijmegen.[6]

He made his professional football debut on 4 February 2009, playing his first game against Groningen, where he came on as a substitute for Rachid Bouaouzan in the 29th minute.[7] Goossens then scored his first goal for the club, in a 1-1 draw against Twente on 3 April 2009.[8] In his first half to his career at NEC, Goossens made eight appearance and scoring once.

In 2009-10 season, Goossens started his full season at NEC when he wasn't used and was on the bench at the start of the season before he scored his first goal of the season, in a 1-1 draw against ADO Den Haag.[9] A week later, on 28 October 2009, in the third round of KNVB Cup, in a 2-1 win over Excelsior. Then, he scored his second league goal of the season, in a 4-3 loss against Twente two months later.[10] Then in the fourth round of KNVB Cup, Goossens then scored, in a 2-0 win over Groningen.[11] During in a friendly match against Pelister, Goossens damaged his left ankle that left him out between four and six weeks.[12] He made his return, in a 2-0 loss to Groningen on 20 February 2010. Goossens then scored his third goal of the season, in a 4-1 loss to Heerenveen on 20 March 2010.[13] At the end of the season, Goosses scored five goals in twenty-four appearance in all competitions. One of his goal this season resulted Goossens being awarded for Goal of the season.[14]

In 2010-11 season, Goossens started his season when he scored his goal of the season, when he scored in a 3-1 loss against PSV on 11 September 2010.[15] Despite being on the losing side, Goossens was named by Algemeen Dagblad as the team of the week.[16] Then, in the third round of KNVB Cup against Dordrecht, Goossens was sent-off after a straight red card in the 45th minutes, which NEC lost 4-3.[17] After the match, Goossens was given a three match ban, which lead the club appealed.[18] As a result, Goossens was suspended on one match.[19] The appeal would later become successful.[20] He then scored his second goal of the season, in a 3-1 win over Willem II on 11 December 2010,[21] followed up his third goal on 22 January 2011, in a 2-2 draw against NAC Breda.[22] He then scored his fourth and fifth goal against Utrecht[23] and Vitesse Arnhem.[24] The next game after Vitesse, Goossens scored twice, in a 4-1 win over VVV-Venlo.[25] At the end of the 2010-11 season, Goossens scored seven goals in thirteen appearance. The club started negotiation a new contract for Goossens, whose contract expire at the end of the 2011-12 season.[26]

In 2011-12 season, Goossens appeared in two matches before being sidelined with a knee injury which he sustained during a match.[27] Goossens made his return, in a 3-0 loss against Ajax, where he made a start, only to be substituted for 25 minutes after injuring his ankle.[28] Goossens would score twice from a direct free kick, in a 2-0 win over VVV-Venlo.[29] After the match, Goossens never practice taking free kick.[30] Goossens then scored four days later, in the fourth round of KNVB Cup, in a 3-0 win over Achilles '29 (III).[31] His third goal of the season came in a 4-0 win over Groningen on 25 February 2012.[32] Soon after, Goossens ended his season and his career at NEC when he had a knee surgery and kept him for eight weeks.[33]

Due to his good performance for NEC Nijmegen, Goossens was offered a new contract in 2012, but he rejected the offer. Welsh side Swansea City were interested in signing Goossens. This led to the club's technical director Carlos Aalbers admitted he had mixed feelings over midfielder John Goossens' proposed move to the club.[34] NEC stated they do not want to risk losing Goossens on a free transfer in the summer. Eventually, Goossens eventually rejected a move to Swansea as he had decided to serve the remainder of his contract.[35]

Feyenoord[edit]

Two weeks later, Feyenoord managed to sign him on a free transfer at the end of the season. Eventually, Goossens agreed to join Feyenoord on a four-year deal. The club's technical director Martin van Geel said: "We are delighted that Goossens has chosen Feyenoord."[36] On 25 June 2012, Goossens was fit when he appeared at the club's first training sessions of the season.[37] Goossens made his Feyenoord debut when they played in a friendly match against FC Horst on 10 July 2012, which he played for an hour.[38] However, Goossen's career at Feyenoord career didn't a good start after he wasn't fit, with recurring injury around him.[39]

After three months at the club, Goossens made his debut for the club on 21 October 2012, where he set up the second goal in the match for Feyenoord, in a 3-2 win over VVV-Venlo.[40] However, for the second time this season, Goossens was out for a month with a knee injury.[41] Following his return, Goossens scored his first goals for Feyernood, in a 6-0 win over Heracles, as well as, making two assists, on 28 April 2013.[42] Goossens would make 10 appearance and scoring two goals in his first season.

In 2013-14 season, Goossens started his season well when he scored his first goal of the season, in a 4-0 win over Roda JC on 1 September 2013.[43] Goossens continued to be a first team regular, though he had problem with indifferent form and his playing minutes significantly decreased. Towards the end of the season, Goossen sustained a hamstring injury during training that left him out for four weeks.[44] Goossens made his return on the last game of the season, in a 1-1 draw against AZ Alkmaar, where he came on as a substitute in the second half.[45] At the end of the season, Goossens would make twenty appearance for the club. However, the start of the 2014–15 season, it announced that Goossens left the club by mutual consent.[46]

Pune City[edit]

Goossens signed for Pune City in October 2014.[47]

Goossens suffered a very serious lower rib cage and paraspinal muscle injury after a collision with his own goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya on 7 November 2014, which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.[48]

Voluntari[edit]

In September 2015, Goossens signed for Romanian side FC Voluntari.[49]

Chicago Fire[edit]

Following a successful trial, Goossens signed for Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire on February 29, 2016. [50]

International career[edit]

Goossens was part of the Netherlands U-17 squad that reached third place at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship.[51] He scored two goals in the tournament.[52]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Van Basten gaat snijden in selectie" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "'Ik kan me ook niet vinden in de kritiek van Cruijff'" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
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  5. ^ "Twente haalt Jonge Fin" (in Dutch). TC Tubantia. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
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  7. ^ "Ook NEC verslikt zich in Euroborg" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Goossens schiet NEC laat naast lankmoedig Twente" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Wondergoal Goossens bezorgt NEC punt tegen ADO" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 18 October 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Bizar duel in De Goffert prooi FC Twente" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 6 December 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Blunder Luciano brengt Vloet eerste zege als NEC-traine" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Fikse blessure Goossens smet op monsterzege NEC". Voetbal International. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Winst geeft Heerenveen lucht" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Goossens wint prijs voor mooiste goal van het seizoen" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "PSV verslaat NEC met 3-1" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "AD.nl Elftal van de Week" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Dordrecht zorgt voor bekerstunt tegen tien NEC'ers" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Goossens niet akkoord met schikkingsvoorstel" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Tuchtcommissie schorst Goossens voor 3 duels" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Commissie van beroep spreekt NEC'er Goossens vrij" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Simpele overwinning NEC op Willem II" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "NEC laat zege op NAC in absolute slotfase glippen" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "NEC en Utrecht blijven met remise ongeslagen in 2011" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Strijdend Vitesse wint Gelderse derby tegen NEC" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 3 April 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "NEC weigert VVV helpende hand" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  26. ^ "NEC hoopt Goossens en Schøne langer te binden" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  27. ^ "Goossens staat zeker twee maanden buitenspel" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  28. ^ "Kortom - Berg lang aan de kant, deceptie Goossens" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  29. ^ "John Goossens leidt tien man NEC langs VVV-Venlo" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  30. ^ "'Roberto Carlos' Goossens: Vrije trappen?" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "Heerenveen kraakt Oss, NEC is beste in burenstrijd" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  32. ^ "Zeldzame weelde voor NEC met vier goals" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  33. ^ "Goossens kan zich na operatie al richten op Feyenoord" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  34. ^ "NEC sad to let Goossens go". Sky Sports. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  35. ^ "Goossens snubs Swansea bid". Sky Sports. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  36. ^ "Goossens agrees Feyenoord deal". Sky Sportss. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  37. ^ "Goossens meldt zich fit bij Feyenoord" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  38. ^ "Goossens: 'Liever heel seizoen fit dan dat ik ga forceren'" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  39. ^ "Geen airco, wel zouttabletten voor Feyenoord in Kiev" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  40. ^ "Veerkrachtig Feyenoord rekent eindelijk af met 'angstgegner'" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  41. ^ "Blessuregevallen rijgen zich aaneen in aanval Feyenoord" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  42. ^ "Trefzekere Goossens: 'Fantastisch dat-ie er zo in vloog'" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  43. ^ "Wederopstanding Feyenoord krijgt vervolg tegen Roda JC" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  44. ^ "Feyenoord vier weken zonder geblesseerde Goossens" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  45. ^ "Koeman neemt met fitte selectie afscheid van De Kuip" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  46. ^ "Goossens voortijdig weg bij Feyenoord" [Goossens leaves Feyenoord prematurely]. ad.nl (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  47. ^ "India in plaats van Feyenoord: Niet gedacht dat dit mijn volgende stap zou zijn". http://www.voetbalprimeur.nl/ (in Dutch). voetbalprimeur. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  48. ^ "ISL: FC Pune City forward John Goossens ruled out of next match". IBN Live. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  49. ^ "09-09-2015 John Goossens signs for FC Voluntari". http://www.aggregatedgroup.com/. Aggregated Group. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  50. ^ http://www.chicago-fire.com/post/2016/02/29/chicago-fire-sign-midfielder-john-goossens
  51. ^ Netherlands roster – FIFA
  52. ^ "WK-brons voor Oranje-jeugd" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 3 October 2005. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

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