John Veldman

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John Veldman
Personal information
Full name John Fitzgerald Veldman
Date of birth (1968-02-24) 24 February 1968 (age 50)
Place of birth Paramaribo, Suriname
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 PSV 11 (0)
1989–1991 Willem II 59 (0)
1991–1996 Sparta Rotterdam 152 (0)
1996–1997 Ajax 17 (0)
1997–2000 Vitesse 44 (0)
2000–2001 RBC Roosendaal 14 (0)
Total 297 (0)
National team
1996 Netherlands 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Fitzgerald Veldman (born 24 February 1968 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Dutch former footballer who played as a defender. He is the brother of Elfried Veldman, who died in the Surinam Airways Flight 764 crash. John Veldman started his professional career for PSV Eindhoven, and then moved on to Willem II, Sparta Rotterdam, Ajax, Vitesse and RBC Roosendaal. While at Sparta, he started in various defensive positions and helped the club reach the final of the KNVB Cup in 1996.

In the Eredivisie Veldman played 297 matches, from 1986 to 2001. He earned a single cap for the Netherlands national football team, which came on 24 April 1996 in a 1–0 loss to Germany, and he was included in the Dutch squad for Euro 1996.

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