|Full name||Menno Willems|
|Date of birth||10 March 1977|
|Place of birth||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||6 ft 00 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Left Back|
|1999–2000||→ FC Den Bosch (loan)||24||(0)|
|2000–2001||→ Grimsby Town (loan)||14||(1)|
|2005–2006||Go Ahead Eagles||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Menno Willems (born 10 March 1977 in Amsterdam) is a former Dutch professional footballer who played as a defender but could also play as a midfielder between 1996 and 2006 notably for Vitesse Arnhem, Ajax and Grimsby Town. He also played for FC Den Bosch, HFC Haarlem, Sparta Rotterdam and Go Ahead Eagles before being forced to retire.
Originally Willems was scouted by Dutch giants Ajax and he signed to the Amsterdam based giants when he was a youngster and took the step up to the first team in 1996. After one season of limited chances or football action, Willems left Ajax bound for fellow Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem where he would remain until 1999.
He then spent a season playing with FC Den Bosch before returning to Vitesse a year later. In November 2001, Menno signed a three month loan deal with English club Grimsby Town as Mariners boss Lennie Lawrence brought in a wave of foreign talent following the dismissal of Alan Buckley. Willems along with David Nielsen, Knut Anders Fostervold and Zhang Enhua linked up with the club on loan.
After the end of his three month loan deal Grimsby paid Vitesse £160,000 for Menno, and made him one of the most highly paid players at the club. He played out the final few months of the 2000/2001 season and was the only foreign loan star too sign a permanent deal. In the new season, slight injury problems coupled with performances of other players saw Willems fall out of favour at the club under new manager Paul Groves. In May 2002, Willems left the club on a free transfer.
Menno Willems called time on his professional football career at the end of the 2005/2006 season. Because of wear and tear to the cartilage in his knee, he was advised to end his football career.
- "Menno's The Man For Lennie". Sky Sports. 2 March 2001. Retrieved 7 June 2016.