Rutger Worm

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Rutger Worm
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Personal information
Full name Rutger Worm
Date of birth (1986-02-01) 1 February 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Nijmegen, Netherlands
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
0000–1998 Quick 1888
1998–2000 Vitesse Arnhem
2000–2004 NEC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2010 NEC 106 (5)
2010–2012 Melbourne Heart 46 (2)
2012–2013 FC Emmen 13 (0)
2013 Chiangrai United 4 (0)
2014–2015 Achilles '29 29 (3)
National team
2004–2005 Netherlands U-19 6 (2)
2005–2007 Netherlands U-21 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Rutger Worm (born 1 February 1986) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a Winger.



Rutger started his career in the youth program, Quick 1888, in Nijmegen. He subsequently moved to the Vitesse Arnhem youth squad in Arnhem for two years before ending up at the NEC football academy in 2000. He was often used as a substitute during his career at NEC where he also appeared in several European Cup matches under coach Mario Been.[1][2]

Melbourne Heart[edit]

On 25 February 2010 he signed a multi-year deal with Melbourne Heart becoming their first ever international signing.[3] He scored two goals for Heart in their first season, including the first ever scored by a Heart player, as the club's first official goal was an own goal by Ben Kantarovski. On 6 April 2012 it was announced that he would be leaving the club.[4]


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