|Full name||Tim Jan Willem Visser|
|Date of birth||29 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Zeewolde, Netherlands|
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||109 kg (17 st 2 lb; 240 lb)|
|School||Christelijk College Nassau-Veluwe
Barnard Castle School
|Notable relative(s)||Sep Visser|
|Rugby union career|
Tim Visser (born 29 May 1987) is a Dutch rugby union player who plays for the Scotland national team, and for English club Harlequins. A wing, he is the first Dutch rugby player to play professionally.
Visser was born in Zeewolde, and joined the Newcastle Falcons Academy as a teenager, after having been spotted playing in the Amsterdam Sevens. Moving from the Netherlands – where he played for RC Hilversum – to England he joined Barnard Castle School and went on to represent England Schools at under-18 level in 2005.
Visser made his competitive debut in the Guinness Premiership on 8 September 2006 against Worcester, coming on as a substitute and scoring the winning try. He played a further 10 games for the Falcons in his first season, scoring four tries in total, before finishing the season on loan to Darlington Mowden Park, a National Division Three club.
Visser was the top try scorer in the Pro 12 league in each of his first four seasons for Edinburgh.
In his first season in the Scottish capital Visser became top scorer in the Magners League with 10 tries, winning the Young Player of the Season Award and being named in the Magners League Dream Team. In the 2010–11 season he again became top try scorer with 14 tries. He was again included in the Magners League Dream Team. Visser finished the 2011–12 Pro12 season with 13 tries, again being the league's top try scorer. With Edinburgh, Visser also reached the semi-finals of the 2011–12 Heineken Cup, scoring four tries in total during the competition, and was selected for the third consecutive season to the RaboDirect Pro12 Dream Team. In addition he was voted the Player's Player of the Season.
On 29 May 2011, his 24th birthday, Visser made his debut for the Barbarians against England. Visser scored two tries, including a last effort try which saw the Barbarians snatch away the victory from England at Twickenham.
Visser opted not to play for the Netherlands in order to become eligible to play test rugby for one of the Home Nations. World Rugby eligibility rules state that a player may play for a country's national team after 3 years of residency. Visser stated in 2011 that he wished to play for Scotland when he became eligible in June 2012. Scotland coach Andy Robinson named Visser to the 28-player squad for Scotland's tour of Oceania in June 2012. He completed his three years of residency on 12 June and thus was not available for the match in Australia on 5 June, but was available for their two remaining tests against Fiji and Samoa.
Visser made his Scotland debut against Fiji on 16 June and scored two tries in a 37–25 win. Visser made his home debut against New Zealand on 11 November 2012 during the autumn internationals, scoring two tries.
|[1–2]||Fiji||Lautoka, Fiji||Churchill Park||Summer Tour||2012|
|[3–4]||New Zealand||Edinburgh, Scotland||Murrayfield Stadium||Autumn Test||2012|
|||Italy||Edinburgh, Scotland||Murrayfield Stadium||Six Nations||2013|
|||France||Saint-Denis, France||Stade de France||Six Nations||2013|
|||United States||Houston, US||BBVA Compass||Summer Test||2014|
|[8–9]||Italy||Edinburgh, Scotland||Murrayfield Stadium||World Cup warm-up||2015|
|||United States||Leeds, England||Elland Road||2015 Rugby World Cup||2015|
|||France||Edinburgh, Scotland||Murrayfield Stadium||Six Nations||2016|
|||Wales||Edinburgh, Scotland||Murrayfield Stadium||Six Nations||2017|
|||Italy||Edinburgh, Scotland||Murrayfield Stadium||Six Nations||2017|
- Magners League Dream Team 2009–10
- Magners League Dream Team 2010–11
- RaboDirect Pro12 Dream Team 2011–12
- Magners League Young Player of the Year 2009–10
- RaboDirect Pro12 Players' Player of the Year 2011–12
- Most tries scored by a player in one Celtic League/Magners League/Pro12 season – 14
- Record Edinburgh try scorer with 59 tries (in all competitions Guinness Pro12, Heineken Cup, and Challenge Cup)
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- Hannan, Martin (10 July 2011). "Scottish cap is in Tim Visser's sights". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
- "Scotland debut for Ryan Grant as David Pocock leads Wallabies". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
- "Five Uncapped Players Named in Scotland Summer Tour Squad". Scottish Rugby Union. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- "Visser Makes Debut as Evans Returns" (Press release). Scottish Rugby Union. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
- "Fiji 25–37 Scotland". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.