Rens van Eijden

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Rens van Eijden
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Van Eijden playing for AZ in September 2016
Personal information
Full name Rens van Eijden
Date of birth (1988-03-03) 3 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Oss, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
1999–2006 PSV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 PSV 0 (0)
2008–2009 Willem II (loan) 25 (2)
2009–2016 NEC 189 (8)
2016– AZ 14 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Netherlands U20 8 (0)
2009–2010 Netherlands U21 5 (0)
2008 Netherlands B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 February 2017

Rens van Eijden (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɛns vɑn ˈɛidə(n)]; born 3 March 1988) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a centre back for Eredivisie club AZ.

Club career[edit]

On 11 April 2007, he made his debut for PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League-match against Liverpool. Van Eijden came on as a substitute in the 72nd minute for the Ivorian striker, Arouna Koné. Some 18 month later Van Eijden still had not made his debut in the Eredivisie.

In the summer of 2008, he left PSV on loan, to play for Willem II, which also obtained a transfer right option. He made 23 appearances for Willem.

In April 2009, he signed a four-year contract with N.E.C. He joined the side after he finishing his loan spell at Willem II which ran until the end of the 2008–09 Eredivisie season.

In January 2016 he had an agreement with Dynamo Moscow, but after negotiations he decided not to go. So after all these happenings he will stay at NEC. In the meantime he lost his captaincy to Brad Jones.




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