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 26)
Place of birth Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Middlesbrough
Number 14
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– Middlesbrough 30 (4)
National team
2009 Netherlands U19 3 (1)
2016– Netherlands 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2017.

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

Club career[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.

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

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

On 4 July 2016, De Roon signed for newly promoted English 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 Etihad Stadium.

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.[6] On 13 November 2016, he made his debut for the senior team.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 November 2016[7]
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 0 0 3 0
2010–11 Eerste Divisie 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
2011–12 Eerste Divisie 28 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 33 2
Total 58 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 63 2
Heerenveen 2012–13 Eredivisie 26 1 2 0 0 0 4 1 32 2
2013–14 Eredivisie 32 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 35 3
2014–15 Eredivisie 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 37 1
Total 94 5 6 0 0 0 4 1 104 6
Atalanta 2015–16 Serie A 36 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 37 2
Middlesbrough 2016–17 Premier League 21 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 3
Career total 208 9 10 1 0 0 6 1 225 11

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. ^ "Under-19 2010 - Netherlands-Malta". UEFA.com. 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  7. ^ "M. DE ROON". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 

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