Maikel van der Werff

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Maikel van der Werff
Maikel van der Werff.jpg
van der Werff with Vitesse in 2016.
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Hoorn, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Vitesse
Number 3
Youth career
Always Forward
Hollandia
0000–2008 FC Volendam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 FC Volendam 71 (11)
2013–2015 PEC Zwolle 63 (5)
2015– Vitesse 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2017 (UTC).

Maikel van der Werff (born 22 April 1989 in Hoorn) is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays as a centre back for Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie. He formerly played for FC Volendam and PEC Zwolle.

Club career[edit]

FC Volendam[edit]

van der Werff joined FC Volendam at a young age, having played for Hollandia and Always Forward. On 12 November 2008, van der Werff made his FC Volendam debut in a 1–0 victory over Ajax in a KNVB Cup third round tie, replacing Marijn Sterk in the 87th minute. On 13 November 2009, van der Werff scored his first FC Volendam goal in a 5–2 defeat against MVV, netting the equalizer.

PEC Zwolle[edit]

On 30 January 2013, after impressing at FC Volendam, van der Werff joined PEC Zwolle on a two-and-a-half-year deal for a fee thought to be around the margin of £140,000.[1][2] On 10 March 2013, one month after joining the club, van der Werff made his PEC Zwolle debut in a 3–0 defeat against Ajax. On 30 March 2014, van der Werff scored his first PEC Zwolle goal in a 1–1 draw against ADO Den Haag, netting in the 21st minute. van der Werff was part of the squad that won the KNVB Cup in 2014, playing all but one game in their victorious campaign.

Vitesse[edit]

On 19 February 2015, it was announced that van der Werff would join Vitesse on the expiry of his contract at the end of the season.[3] On 20 September 2015, van der Werff made his Vitesse debut in a 3–0 victory over local rivals De Graafschap, replacing Kevin Diks in the 27th minute.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 May 2017.
Club Season League KNVB Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Volendam 2008–09 Eredivisie 0 0 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Eerste Divisie 18 1 0 0 18 1
2010–11 Eerste Divisie 18 3 3 0 21 3
2011–12 Eerste Divisie 18 6 0 0 18 6
2012–13 Eerste Divisie 17 1 1 0 18 1
Total 71 11 5 0 76 11
PEC Zwolle 2012–13 Eredivisie 6 0 0 0 6 0
2013–14 Eredivisie 24 1 5 2 29 3
2014–15 Eredivisie 33 4 5 0 2[a] 0 2[b] 1 42 5
Total 63 5 10 2 2 0 2 1 77 8
Vitesse 2015–16 Eredivisie 26 0 1 0 1[a] 0 28 0
2016–17 Eredivisie 17 0 3 0 0 0 20 0
2017–18 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 43 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 48 0
Career total 177 16 19 2 3 0 2 1 201 19
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in 2014–15 Eredivisie European play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

PEC Zwolle

Vitesse

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valpoort joins PEC Zwolle on loan". Football Oranje. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Maikel van der Werff". From Arnhem With Love. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Vitesse neemt Van der Werff over van PEC Zwolle" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 

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