Melvin Platje

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Melvin Platje
Personal information
Full name Melvin Platje
Date of birth (1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Naarden, Netherlands
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Lommel United
Number 31
Youth career
FC Omniworld
SV Huizen
FC Volendam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 FC Volendam 100 (43)
2011–2013 NEC 63 (15)
2013–2014 Neftchi Baku 14 (1)
2014 Kalmar (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2015 VVV-Venlo 33 (15)
2015–2016 Brest 12 (1)
2016–2017 Hansa Rostock 25 (1)
2017– Lommel United 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 March 2017 (UTC).

Melvin Platje (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛlvɪm ˈplɑcə];[1] born 16 December 1988 in Naarden) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a forward for Lommel United.

Career[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3] He made his debut for the club on 6 August 2011, starting in their draw 2-2 draw with Heerenveen.[4] 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.[5] The win moved NEC up to fifth spot in the Eredivisie league table.[4]

In July 2013, Platje signed a lucrative one-year contract with Neftchi Baku in the Azerbaijan Premier League,[6] but after failing to make an impact in Azerbaijan, Platje moved to Kalmar on loan for the remainder of his contract.[7][8]

On 3 September, Platje signed a deal with Dutch Eerste Divisie side VVV-Venlo.

On 14 February 2017 he joined Belgian Second division club Lommel United till the end of the season.

Career statistics[edit]

As of Match played 19 July 2014[9]
Club performance League Cup Continental Other1 Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007–08 Volendam Eerste Divisie 11 1 - - 34 8
2008–09 Eredivisie 32 7 3 3 - - 35 10
2009–10 Eerste Divisie 24 14 1 1 - - 25 15
2010–11 37 26 3 0 - - 40 8
2011–12 NEC Eredivisie 30 6 4 2 - - 34 8
2012–13 33 9 1 0 - - 34 9
2013–14 Neftchi Baku APL 14 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 19 1
2014 Kalmar (Loan) Allsvenskan 4 0 0 0 0 0 - 4 0
Total Netherlands 163 58 12 6 - - - - 175 64
Azerbaijan 14 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 19 1
Sweden 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 181 59 14 6 2 0 1 0 198 65

Notes[edit]

1Includes other competitive competitions, including the Azerbaijan Supercup

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