Rihairo Meulens

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Rihairo Meulens
Personal information
Full name Rihairo Meulens
Date of birth (1988-06-03) 3 June 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Zira
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Vitesse 9 (0)
2007–2008 AGOVV Apeldoorn (loan) 26 (6)
2008–2009 FC Dordrecht 34 (6)
2009–2011 Roda JC 22 (0)
2011–2013 Almere City 52 (6)
2013–2015 FC Dordrecht 42 (7)
2015 Rapid București 14 (2)
2015- Zira 3 (0)
National team
2011– Curaçao 7 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 August 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Rihairo Meulens (born 3 June 1988 in Apeldoorn) is a Curaçaoan footballer who plays for Zira FK in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Meulens is a striker who was born in Apeldoorn and made his debut in professional football, being part of the Vitesse squad in the 2006–07 season. He spent the 2007–08 season on loan with AGOVV.[1]

At the beginning of the 2011-12 season he was on trial at De Graafschap, but eventually joined the Eerste Divisie side Almere City FC on 11 July 2011.

In July 2015, Meulens signed a two-year contract with Azerbaijan Premier League side Zira FK.[2]

International[edit]

Meulens made his international debut on 7 September 2011 in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Haiti. He scored his first international goal during the qualification process, in a 5–2 loss against Antigua and Barbuda.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 24 August 2015[1][4]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitesse 2006–07 Eredivisie 9 0 - - 9 0
AGOVV Apeldoorn (loan) 2007–08 Eerste Divisie 26 6 - - 26 6
Dordrecht 2008–09 34 6 1 0 - 4 0 39 6
Roda JC 2009–10 Eredivisie 4 0 0 0 - - 4 0
2010–11 20 1 2 1 - - 22 2
Total 24 1 2 1 - - - - 26 2
Almere City 2011–12 Eerste Divisie 29 3 2 0 - - 31 3
2012–13 24 3 0 0 - - 24 3
Total 53 6 2 0 - - - - 55 6
Dordrecht 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 29 6 1 0 - 3 0 33 6
2014–15 Eredivisie 13 1 0 0 - - 13 1
Total 42 7 1 0 - - 3 0 46 7
Rapid București 2014–15 Liga I 14 2 0 0 - - 14 2
Zira 2015–16 Azerbaijan Premier League 3 0 0 0 - - 3 0
Career total 205 28 6 1 0 0 7 0 218 28

International[edit]

Curaçao
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 1
2014 4 1
2015 2 0
Total 7 2

Statistics accurate as of match played 31 March 2015[4]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2011 Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda  Antigua and Barbuda
0–1
5–2
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 11 November 2014 Catherine Hall Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  Trinidad and Tobago
1–0
2–3
2014 Caribbean Cup
3. 15 November 2014 Catherine Hall Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  French Guiana
4–1
4–1
2014 Caribbean Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "R.Meulens". http://uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rihairo Muelens Zirə də!". http://fczire.az/ (in Azerbaijani). Zira FK. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "R. Meulens". Soccerway. Soccerway. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Rihairo Meulens". National Football Teams. Retrieved 31 July 2015.