Remco van der Schaaf

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Remco van der Schaaf
Personal information
Full name Remco Jelmer van der Schaaf
Date of birth (1979-02-28) 28 February 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Ten Boer, Netherlands
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Central midfield, Centre back
Youth career
VV Omlandia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Vitesse Arnhem 82 (5)
2000 Fortuna Sittard (loan) 4 (0)
2002–2005 PSV 39 (1)
2005–2008 Vitesse Arnhem 70 (5)
2008–2011 Burnley 1 (0)
2009–2011 Brøndby (loan) 44 (6)
2011–2013 Randers 24 (3)
Total 264 (20)
National team
1997 Netherlands U18 2 (0)
1997–1998 Netherlands U19 4 (1)
1999–2001 Netherlands U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:34, 12 April 2017 (UTC).

Remco Jelmer van der Schaaf (born 28 February 1979) is a Dutch former professional football player who played as a midfielder.

Early and personal life[edit]

Van der Schaaf was born in Ten Boer, Groningen.


Club career[edit]

After playing youth football for VV Omlandia and TOP Oss, Van der Schaaf began his professional career in 1997 at Vitesse Arnhem, where he spent part of the 1999–2000 season on loan at Fortuna Sittard.

Van der Schaaf signed for PSV Eindhoven in 2002, and was injured in a 2004 UEFA Cup match by Titus Bramble of Newcastle United.[1] Van der Schaaf re-signed for Vitesse in 2005, and in July 2008 he signed a three-year deal with Burnley,[2] turning down a contract from Welsh side Cardiff City in the process.[3]

Schaaf signed on loan for Danish Superliga side Brøndby IF in February 2009, where he stayed until the end of the 2008–09 season.

in January 2010, van der Schaaf once again signed on loan for Brøndby IF on a one and a half year contract, thus seeing out his contract with Burnley.

In July 2011 he joined the Danish club Randers FC on a 2 year long contract

International career[edit]

Van der Schaaf has represented the Dutch under-21 side.[4]


  1. ^ "Bramble escapes Uefa action". BBC. 2004-04-13. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Burnley sign up van der Schaaf". BBC. 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ Terry Phillips (2008-06-26). "Bluebirds plea to Van Der Schaaf". Wales Online. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  4. ^ "England U21s go through". BBC. 2001-11-13. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 

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