Joost van Aken
|Full name||Joost Maurits van Aken|
|Date of birth||13 May 1994|
|Place of birth||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:00, 4 August 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:41, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Joost Maurits van Aken (born 13 May 1994) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a central defender for EFL Championship team Sheffield Wednesday. He has previously played for the Netherlands Under 21s team.
Van Aken made his first appearance for SC Heerenveen on 16 February 2014 against the then champions AFC Ajax. Around two months later, van Aken scored his first goal for the club against Go Ahead Eagles.
In June 2015, van Aken signed a new three year contract running until 2018. He went on to make 92 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring three goals.
On 30 August 2017, Sheffield Wednesday announced that they had signed van Aken from Eredevisie side SC Heerenveen for an undisclosed fee on a four year contract. He was assigned the number 4 shirt. van Aken made his Football League debut on 9th September, playing the entire ninety minutes in a 3–1 victory over Nottingham Forest.
- As of match played 16 September 2017 
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Sheffield Wednesday total||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
- "EFL Released and Retained List 2017-18" (PDF). English Football League. p. 37. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
- "Joost Van Aken". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
- "Joost van Aken extends contract at SC Heerenveen". SC Heerenveen. SC Heerenveen. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
- "First interview with Joost van Aken". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
- "Owls land Dutch defender". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
- Joost van Aken at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- Voetbal International profile ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
- Joost van Aken at Soccerway
- Netherlands profile at OnsOranje
- Profile – Heerenveen
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