Joost Terol

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Joost Terol
Joost Terol in 2011
Personal information
Full name Joost Adrianus Terol
Date of birth (1980-02-01) 1 February 1980 (age 43)
Place of birth Leiden, Netherlands
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 SJC
2001–2003 Noordwijk
2003–2006 Utrecht 48 (0)
2006–2007 Sparta Rotterdam 15 (0)
2007–2008 Veria 16 (0)
2008 AEP Paphos 6 (0)
2009 AGOVV 13 (0)
2009–2013 De Graafschap 75 (0)
2014 Antwerp 6 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Joost Terol (born 1 February 1980) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Leiden, Terol started at SJC where he joined the first team at the age of 16 playing in the Tweede Klasse. When he dropped out of his CIOS education, he joined the military and quit football. He served in Kosovo as part of the 13 Infantry Battalion.[1] In 2001, he began playing in the Hoofdklasse for VV Noordwijk.

As part of the Netherlands military national football team, he was scouted by FC Utrecht, where he subsequently played for three seasons. He was the backup goalkeeper behind René Ponk for a season and a half, after which he became the starting keeper Utrecht in early 2005. He made his professional debut on 26 October 2003 in a 2–2 away draw against FC Twente, when he came in for an injured René Ponk after 43 minutes.

From the summer of 2005, he lost his starting place to Guadeloupean keeper Franck Grandel, who had been signed from French club Troyes AC. After a series of mistakes from Grandel, he reclaimed his starting position. Terol signed for Sparta Rotterdam ahead of the 2006–07 season, before playing in Greece and Cyprus.[2] After Cyprus he went back to the Netherlands to play for AGOVV Apeldoorn. On 24 June 2009, De Graafschap announced that they had signed Terol as a replacement for Erik Heijblok who had left for AZ. With De Graafschap, he won promotion to the Eredivisie in his first season, after which he was rewarded with a contract extension of one year.[3] In the summer of 2013 he was left without a club. In January 2014, he signed with Belgian club Royal Antwerp until the end of the 2013–14 season.

In mid-2014, Terol became the goalkeeper coach at VV Katwijk. He resigned from the position in December 2017.[4]



De Graafschap


  1. ^ "Monoloog: Joost Terol". Voetbal International (in Dutch). 25 August 2004. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Terol één van twaalf nieuwelingen bij Veria". Voetbal International (in Dutch). 26 July 2007. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  3. ^ van Laar, Matthijs (14 May 2010). "Terol gaat in op aanbieding De Graafschap en blijft een jaar langer". (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  4. ^ "De Lange, Heijmans en Albers verlengen, Joost Terol stopt". VV Katwijk (in Dutch). 19 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  5. ^ Steenbergen, Mark van (4 April 2020). "Het kampioenschap van 2010 met De Graafschap bezorgt Powel nog steeds kippenvel". De Gelderlander (in Dutch).

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