Joost van Aken

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Joost van Aken
Personal information
Full name Joost Maurits van Aken[1]
Date of birth (1994-05-13) 13 May 1994 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sheffield Wednesday
Number 4
Youth career
Vv Warga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2017 SC Heerenveen 89 (3)
2017– Sheffield Wednesday 15 (0)
National team
2014 Netherlands U21 2 (0)
* 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.

Career[edit]

SC Heerenveen[edit]

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.[3] He went on to make 92 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring three goals.

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

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.[4] He was assigned the number 4 shirt.[5] van Aken made his Football League debut on 9th September, playing the entire ninety minutes in a 3–1 victory over Nottingham Forest.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 16 September 2017 [6]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SC Heerenveen 2013–14 Eredivisie 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 2
2014–15 30 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 33 0
2015–16 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2016–17 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 28 1
2017–18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Heerenveen total 84 3 3 0 0 0 5 0 92 3
Sheffield Wednesday 2017–18 Championship 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
20-18-19 Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Sheffield Wednesday total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 90 3 3 0 0 0 5 0 98 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL Released and Retained List 2017-18" (PDF). English Football League. p. 37. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Joost Van Aken". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Joost van Aken extends contract at SC Heerenveen". SC Heerenveen. SC Heerenveen. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. ^ "First interview with Joost van Aken". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Owls land Dutch defender". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  6. ^ Joost van Aken at Soccerway. Retrieved 10 October 2017.

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