Hofland taking the field for Feyenoord
|Full name||Kevin Hofland|
|Date of birth||7 June 1979|
|Place of birth||Heerlen, Netherlands|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2010–2011||→ AEK Larnaca (loan)||25||(5)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Over the course of ten seasons (in a career which lasted 15) he amassed Eredivisie totals of 182 games and eight goals, namely for PSV and Feyenoord. He also represented one team each in Germany and Cyprus.
Hofland played in various positions during his youth career, mainly as a left midfielder or left back. In 1995 he was reconverted by manager Henk Duut into a central defender, where he remained for the rest of his career.
On 10 September 1997, Hofland made his Eredivisie debut with Fortuna, against Sparta Rotterdam (1–1 away draw). He finished his first season with only six league appearances, but subsequently became a starter, helping the side to the 12th-place in the 1999–00 campaign.
In summer 2000, Hofland signed with national giants PSV Eindhoven. Despite his young age and the heavy competition within the team, he quickly became an important player in the team's defence but, after a serious ankle injury in a 2002–03 UEFA Champions League group stage match against Arsenal, he lost his starting position to Wilfred Bouma.
Hofland played 20 matches in 2003–04 to help the Philips outfit finished second in the domestic championship, to AFC Ajax. After the arrival of Alex on loan from Chelsea he decided to leave the club, having won a total of four major titles.
Former PSV manager Eric Gerets was one of the main reasons for Hofland to join VfL Wolfsburg in Germany. He went on to play three seasons in the Bundesliga, making his debut in the competition on 7 August 2004 in a 2–1 win at Borussia Dortmund (90 minutes played).
In his last two years with the Wölfen, Hofland played in 49 games combined scoring twice, but the team ranked 15th on both occasions, being the first side above the relegation zone.
Feyenoord / AEK
In the 2010 offseason Hofland was loaned to Cypriot First Division club AEK Larnaca FC, helping the team to the fourth position in both the regular season and the second stage, whilst scoring a career-best five goals and being team captain.
Hofland is married. He and his wife have three sons.
- "Nederlanders trefzeker voor winnend AEK Larnaca" [Dutch players are accurate for winning AEK Larnaca] (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
- "Hofland (32) stopt per direct vanwege 'Van Basten-enkel'" [Hofland (32) retires immediately because of 'Van Basten ankle'] (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
- "Profiel: Kevin Hofland" (in Dutch). FR-Fanatic. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
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