|Full name||Melvin Platje|
|Date of birth||16 December 1988|
|Place of birth||Naarden, Netherlands|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2014||→ Kalmar (loan)||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2017 (UTC).
Before joining FC Volendam, Platje played in the youth departments of FC Omniworld and SV Huizen. He later moved to the FC Volendam youth system, and Platje joined the professional ranks at the club in the summer of 2007. Platje made his first team debut on 24 August 2007, when he came on as a 68th-minute substitute for Jack Tuyp in an Eerste Divisie match against FC Zwolle.
In the 2008–09 Eredivisie season, Platje became known as a super sub for coming on as a substitute and scoring many vital goals in the minutes he played. In his last season with Volendam in the Eerste Divisie, Platje recorded 4 appearances and netted 5 goals.
During the 2011 summer transfer window, Platje was transferred from Volendam to NEC on a free transfer. He made his debut for the club on 6 August 2011, starting in their draw 2-2 draw with Heerenveen. In his second game for the club, Platje scored a nine-minute second-half brace against Excelsior to give his club a 2-0 win. The win moved NEC up to fifth spot in the Eredivisie league table.
In July 2013, Platje signed a lucrative one-year contract with Neftchi Baku in the Azerbaijan Premier League, but after failing to make an impact in Azerbaijan, Platje moved to Kalmar on loan for the remainder of his contract.
On 14 February 2017 he joined Belgian Second division club Lommel United till the end of the season.
- As of Match played 19 July 2014
1Includes other competitive competitions, including the Azerbaijan Supercup
- In isolation, Melvin is pronounced [ˈmɛlvɪn].
- "FC Volendam 2-2 FC Zwolle". Voetbal International. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- Melvin Platje transferred from Volendam to NEC Nijmegen on a free transfer
- Match: NEC Nijmegen v Excelsior - Dutch Eredivisie - ESPN FC
- "'Platje rondt transfer af in Baku en gaat vier à vijf keer meer verdienen'" (in Dutch). forzanec. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
- Нефтчи избавился от Платье (in Russian). azerifootball. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
- "Melvin Platje op huurbasis naar Zweden" (in Dutch). gelderlander. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
|This biographical article relating to Dutch football is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|