Martijn Meerdink

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Martijn Meerdink
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Meerdink in 2015
Personal information
Full name Martijn Meerdink
Date of birth (1976-09-15) 15 September 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Winterswijk, Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
WVC Winterswijk
De Graafschap
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 De Graafschap 91 (21)
2002–2007 AZ 94 (18)
2007–2009 Groningen 44 (2)
2009–2010 De Graafschap 6 (1)
Total 230 (41)
National team
2006 Netherlands 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Martijn Meerdink (born 15 September 1976 in Winterswijk) is a Dutch former footballer who most notably played for AZ. In his career, he played for De Graafschap, AZ and FC Groningen.

At the beginning of his career, he was a player of De Graafschap, he was known by supporters for his crossing ability and his skill at getting through the defense in preparation to cross. However, in the 2005–2006 season he was made a substitute and replaced by an attacker due to his low scoring record: he only scored 4 goals in the 2004–2005 season, but he was still considered a great team member, because he was so nice.

He has one cap for the Netherlands national football team.

In January 2007, he moved from AZ to F.C. Groningen in a transfer worth ₤150.000. In July 2009 he returned to his first club De Graafschap, but a hard injury made an end to his professional career. He retired from professional football in March 2010.

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