Roy Beerens

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Roy Beerens
Roy Beerens2014.jpg
Beerens playing for AZ
Personal information
Full name Roy Johannes Henricus Beerens[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Bladel, Netherlands
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 7
Youth career
Bladella
PSV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 PSV 9 (1)
2007 NEC (loan) 14 (2)
2007–2011 Heerenveen 114 (25)
2011–2014 AZ 93 (13)
2014–2016 Hertha BSC 29 (4)
2016– Reading 40 (6)
National team
2007–2010 Netherlands U-21 19 (3)
2008–2009 Netherlands B 3 (0)
2010– Netherlands 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2017.

Roy Johannes Henricus Beerens (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɔi ˈbеːrə(n)s]; born 22 December 1987 in Bladel, Netherlands) is a professional footballer who currently plays as a right winger for Championship club Reading. Beerens is known for his quick dribbling and fast sprints.

In 2007 Beerens was called up by Jong Oranje coach Foppe de Haan to be part of his squad for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship held in the Netherlands. Beerens participated in their second first round group match against Portugal (2–1 win) to secure a semi final spot and to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the semi finals against England (1–1, 13–12 after 32 penalty kicks) Beerens came on as a substitute and scored both penalties he had to take in the series. The Dutch went on to retain their 2006 title by beating Serbia 4–1 in the final. That year he signed a four-year contract with Heerenveen.

Style Of Play[edit]

Roy Beerens is known for his quick dribbling and fast sprints. He has good agility which allows him to skip past the opposition with ease.

Club career[edit]

Heerenveen[edit]

In July 2007, Beerens signed a three-year contract with SC Heerenveen.[2] In May 2009, Beerens signed a contract extension with Heerenveen until the summer of 2013.[3]

AZ Alkmar[edit]

In August 2011, Beerens moved from Heerenveen to AZ Alkmaar on a four-year contract.[4]

Hertha BSC[edit]

On the 11 July 2014, it was announced by German club Hertha BSC that they had signed Roy Beerens on a 3-year deal.[5] He scored his first goal in a 4–2 win against FC Viktoria Köln on 16 August 2014.[6]

Reading[edit]

On 16 July 2016, Beerens signed a three-year contract with Reading for an undisclosed fee.[7] He scored his first goal for Reading in a 2-0 EFL Cup win against Plymouth Argyle on 9 August 2016.[8]

International career[edit]

Beerens training with the Netherlands under-21 team in 2008

Beerens played for the Netherlands at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[9] He was first called up for the senior team for a friendly match against the Ukraine in August 2010.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017[10][11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PSV Eindhoven 2005–06 Eredivisie 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006–07 7 1 1 0 - 2 0 0 0 10 1
Total 9 1 1 0 - - 2 0 0 0 12 1
N.E.C. (loan) 2006–07 Eredivisie 14 2 0 0 4 0 18 2
Heerenveen 2007–08 Eredivisie 28 6 2 0 2 0 4 0 36 6
2008–09 29 9 6 2 5 0 40 11
2009–10 29 4 2 0 6 0 1 0 38 4
2010–11 28 6 1 0 29 6
Total 114 25 11 2 - - 13 0 5 0 143 27
AZ Alkmaar 2011–12 Eredivisie 26 3 4 0 12 0 42 3
2012–13 34 5 5 0 2 0 41 5
2013–14 33 5 4 0 13 0 1 0 51 5
Total 93 13 13 0 - - 27 0 1 0 134 13
Hertha BSC 2014–15 Bundesliga 27 4 2 1 29 5
2015–16 2 0 1 0 3 0
Total 29 4 3 1 - - - - - - 32 5
Reading 2016–17 Championship 40 6 1 0 2 1 43 7
Career total 299 51 30 3 2 1 42 0 10 0 383 55

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches. 2 Includes the Johan Cruijff Shield and Eredivisie playoffs matches.

International[edit]

Dutch national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 1 0
Total 2 0

Statistics accurate as of match played 15 November 2011[11]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Heerenveen
AZ Alkmaar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/07/2016 and 31/07/2016" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 33. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Roy Beerens in zijn nopjes met Heerenveen". sc-heerenveen.nl (in Dutch). SC Heerenveen. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Roy Beerens verleng contract". sc-heerenveen.nl (in Dutch). SC Heerenveen. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Roy Beerens van Heerenveen naar AZ". omroepbrabant.nl (in Dutch). Omroep Brabant. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Roy Beerens verstärkt Hertha BSC". Hertha BSC. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "HERTHA-NEUZUGÄNGE SORGEN FÜRS WEITERKOMMEN" (in German). Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Roy is a Royal!". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. Retrieved 16 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Reading 2-0 Plymouth". BBC Sport. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Roy Beerens Biography and Statistics". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "R.Beerens". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Roy Beerens". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 

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