Melvin Holwijn

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Melvin Holwijn
Personal information
Full name Melvin Holwijn
Date of birth (1980-01-02) 2 January 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position(s) Winger/Forward
Club information
Current team
ASV Arsenal
Youth career
FC Abcoude
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Telstar 71 (13)
2001–2003 Stormvogels Telstar 83 (33)
2003–2004 Iraklis Thessaloniki 17 (0)
2005–2006 Cambuur Leeuwarden 39 (4)
2006–2009 Stormvogels Telstar 83 (21[1])
2009–2010 Carl Zeiss Jena 18 (3)
2010–2012 Telstar 36 (2)
2012 FC Lisse ? (?)
2012 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam ? (?)
2012–2013 Barnet 1 (0)
2013 Blauw-Wit Amsterdam ? (?)
2014 SV Hoofddorp ? (?)
2014– ASV Arsenal ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:58, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Melvin Holwijn (born 2 January 1980) is a Dutch football player who plays for ASV Arsenal in the Vierde Klasse.


Holwijn was born in Amsterdam, and played in his youth for DCG, FC Abcoude, and Jong Ajax.[2] He joined than from A.V.V. Zeeburgia to Telstar, who were promoted in July 1998. After five years with Telstar, Holwijn left the Netherlands and signed for the Greek club Iraklis Thessaloniki. He played in Greece for 18 months and, in January 2005, returned to the Netherlands signed to SC Cambuur.[3] After another one and a half years, he left Cambuur and returned to his former club Telstar,[4] becoming their second highest goalscorer of all time with 60 goals. He had a trial at Scottish Football League club Inverness Caledonian Thistle in summer 2009, but was not offered a contract. On 21 August 2009, he left Telstar and signed a one-year contract with FC Carl Zeiss Jena.

After a brief spell with FC Lisse, he joined amateur club Blauw-Wit Amsterdam in the summer of 2012. In November 2012, he signed for Barnet on a one-month contract, where Holwijn's former manager at Blauw-Wit, Ulrich Landvreugd, was assistant manager to Edgar Davids, and made his début on 8 December against AFC Wimbledon as an 83rd-minute substitute for George Barker.[5] This was the only appearance he made for the club, and he was released in January 2013.[6] Afterwards, he re-joined Blauw-Wit.[7]


  1. ^ "Voetbal International Profile".
  2. ^ "Melvin Holwijn neuer Mann beim FC Carl Zeiss Jena". 21 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Melvin HOLWIJN – Dutch Players Abroad".
  4. ^ "Holwijn kommt, Fuchs geht".
  5. ^ "Barnet 1 – 1 AFC Wimbledon". 8 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Melvin Holwijn departs". 28 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Melvin HOLWIJN – Dutch Players Abroad".

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