Mark van der Maarel

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Mark van der Maarel
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Personal information
Date of birth (1989-08-12) August 12, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Arnhem, Netherlands
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Utrecht
Number 2
Youth career
2006–2008 Haarlem
2008–2009 FC Utrecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– FC Utrecht 204 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2017.

Mark van der Maarel (born on August 12, 1989 in Arnhem), is a Dutch footballer who plays as a right back for FC Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie.


Van der Maarel was in his youth an Argonaut (nickname for players from SV Argon in Mijdrecht), and after a spell in the Haarlem youth, he joined FC Utrecht in May 2008.

He made his debut on 22 August 2009 in a friendly against non-league side Elinkwijk. His first league match was on 20 September at ADO Den Haag, where he replaced the injured Sander Keller after 67 minutes. Due to injuries to regular right back and team captain Tim Cornelisse, he kept his place in the first team and made an impressive contribution to the best start to a season ever for FC Utrecht. In the 1–0 win against champions AZ he was voted Man of the Match.[1][2]

On 5 October, Van der Maarel was called up for Netherlands U21, for the European U21 Championship group 4 qualifiers at Finland and Poland. Here he also benefitted from injury problems: he replaced Feyenoord defender Kelvin Leerdam.[3]

Van der Maarel can play central defender or right back.

He is of Indonesian descent.[4]


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