Marten de Roon

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Marten de Roon
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Personal information
Full name Marten Elco de Roon[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atalanta
Number 15
Youth career
ASWH
Feyenoord
2006–2010 Sparta Rotterdam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Sparta Rotterdam 58 (2)
2012–2015 Heerenveen 94 (5)
2015–2016 Atalanta 36 (1)
2016–2017 Middlesbrough 34 (4)
2017– Atalanta 35 (3)
National team
2009 Netherlands U19 3 (1)
2016– Netherlands 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2018

Marten Elco de Roon (born 29 March 1991) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club Atalanta and the Netherlands national team. He formerly played for Sparta Rotterdam, SC Heerenveen and Middlesbrough.

Club career[edit]

Sparta Rotterdam[edit]

De Roon made his Eredivisie debut for Sparta Rotterdam on 27 March 2010, starting in the match against Twente at De Grolsch Veste.[2] He made a total of three appearances in the Eredivisie for the 2009–10 season.

Heereveen[edit]

In April 2012, Eredivisie club SC Heerenveen announced the signing of De Roon on a three-year contract.[3]

Atalanta[edit]

In July 2015, De Roon was signed by Serie A side Atalanta.[4]

Middlesbrough[edit]

On 4 July 2016, De Roon signed for newly-promoted Premier League side Middlesbrough for a reported £12 million transfer fee.[5] He scored his first goal for his new club – a 91st-minute equaliser – on 5 November 2016 in a 1–1 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. On 18 July 2017, Middlesbrough confirmed that they paid £8.8 million for De Roon, with Atalanta earning another £900,000 after the midfielder played 30 games for the club.[6]

Return to Atalanta[edit]

On 10 August 2017, De Roon re-signed for Atalanta for an undisclosed fee.[7]

International career[edit]

De Roon has represented the Netherlands under-19 national team in the qualification rounds for the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. On 12 November 2009, he made his debut and scored his first goal for the U-19 Oranje in a qualification match against Malta.[8] On 13 November 2016, he made his debut for the senior team.

He was later named in the first Dutch squad chosen by new national team manager Ronald Koeman. This was in March 2018 for the friendlies agsinst England and Portugal. [9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 August 2018 [10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sparta Rotterdam 2009–10 Eredivisie 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2010–11 Eerste Divisie 27 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
2011–12 Eerste Divisie 28 2 3 0 2[a] 0 33 2
Total 58 2 3 0 2 0 63 2
Heerenveen 2012–13 Eredivisie 26 1 2 0 4[b] 1 32 2
2013–14 Eredivisie 32 3 3 0 0 0 35 3
2014–15 Eredivisie 36 1 1 0 0 0 37 1
Total 94 5 6 0 4 1 104 6
Atalanta 2015–16 Serie A 36 1 1 1 0 0 37 2
Middlesbrough 2016–17 Premier League 33 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 35 5
2017–18 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 34 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 37 5
Atalanta 2017–18 Serie A 34 3 4 0 8[b] 0 46 3
2018–19 1 0 0 0 4[b] 0 5 0
Total 71 4 5 1 0 0 12 0 88 5
Career total 257 15 16 2 0 0 18 1 292 18
  1. ^ Appearances in the Eerste Divisie promotion play-offs
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in the Europa League

International[edit]

As of 4 June 2018 [11]
Netherlands senior team
Year Apps Goals
2016 1 0
2017 1 0
2018 3 0
Total 5 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Twente vs. Sparta Rotterdam". Soccerway. 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Marten de Roon tot zomer 2017 bij sc Heerenveen". www.sc-heerenveen.nl (in Dutch). SC Heerenveen. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mercato Atalanta, Marten De Roon all'Atalanta a titolo definitivo". www.atalanta.it (in Italian). Atalanta B.C. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Marten de Roon: Boro Move Is An Honour For Me". July 2016. 
  6. ^ "MFC – Clarifying Transfer Facts". mfc.co.uk. Middlesbrough F.C. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Middlesbrough midfielder Marten De Roon joins Atalanta". www.skysports.com. Sky Sports. 10 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Under-19 2010 - Netherlands-Malta". UEFA.com. 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  9. ^ https://www.eurosport.com/football/koeman-puts-trust-in-newcomers-as-dutch-prepare-to-play-england_sto6678015/story.shtml
  10. ^ Marten de Roon at Soccerway. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Marten de Roon". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 

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