Martijn Reuser

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Martijn Reuser
Personal information
Full name Martin Franciscus Reuser
Date of birth (1975-02-01) February 1, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Rood Wit Amsterdam
Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1999 Ajax 45 (6)
1997–1999 Vitesse (loan) 56 (14)
2000–2004 Ipswich Town 92 (14)
2004–2006 Willem II 47 (14)
2006–2008 RKC Waalwijk 40 (11)
2008–2010 NAC Breda 37 (1)
Total 317 (60)
National team
1998 Netherlands 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 September 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Martijn Franciscus Reuser (born 1 February 1975 in Amsterdam) is a former Dutch footballer who last played for NAC Breda in the Eredivisie.[1]

Reuser began his career at Dutch side Ajax and, having joined the side at youth level, made the step up to play in the first team. He was a skillful, goal-scoring midfielder who looked capable of being a permanent fixture in the Dutch national setup. His career was looking very promising, but he suffered a serious knee injury, which appeared to end his Ajax career. He moved to another Dutch side, Vitesse Arnhem. It was here that Martijn made his one and only international appearance against Ghana in a friendly. He did not really hit it off at Vitesse and was re-signed by Ajax.

He made only one appearance for the first team and he was loaned to English side Ipswich Town in the 1999–2000 season after being scouted by Romeo Zondervan.[2] Having scored a late winner on his début against Fulham[3] and a memorable goal to seal off Ipswich's play-off win against Barnsley at Wembley, Ipswich signed him on a permanent basis. During his four-year stay at Portman Road he established a reputation as a free-kick taker.[4] He was troubled by injury problems during his Ipswich Town career. Despite this, he managed to score 6 goals in his first full season with the club, establishing himself as one of the most dangerous attacking midfielders in the Premier League, helping Ipswich to an impressive fifth place finish in the 2000-2001 season and a return for the club to UEFA Cup football. After that, however, the injuries really set in. Ipswich were relegated the following season and he also fell out with new manager Joe Royle.

Reuser left Ipswich and joined Willem II for the 2004–2005 season. He was less troubled by injury in the Netherlands, but he missed 2 months of the season with achilles problems. He was still the club's top scorer as the team finished 11th in the table. The following season was more difficult for Willem II. Reuser spent a lot of the season on the sidelines, and the side finished 16th in the table, which meant play-offs again for Reuser. He saved his side, with a hat-trick in their semi-final against FC Zwolle. Martijn signed for another Dutch side RKC Waalwijk for the 2006–2007 season. He played for NAC Breda in the 2009–10 season. In January 2012, Reuser was linked with a return to former club Ipswich Town.[5]

Reuser, Roy and Lindenburgh for "Ajax Legend" in HK7 Soccer 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martijn Reuser". National Football Teams. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Ex-Files: Martijn Reuser". www.twtd.co.uk. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ipswich 1 Fulham 0". Sporting Life. 25 March 2000. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "My Favourite Footballer ... Martijn Reuser". The Equaliser (Blog). 27 September 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Martijn Reuser NAC Breda. Retrieved 9 February 2010.

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