Willem van der Ark
|Full name||Willem van der Ark|
|Date of birth||13 November 1963|
|Place of birth||Groningen, Netherlands|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|1993||FC Den Haag||10||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Van der Ark came through the GVAV Rapiditas youth system and joined Cambuur in 1984. He proved to be an immedatie success alongside fellow striker Bram Rontberg and was sold to Willem II for 250,000 guilders in 1988. He then moved abroad to Scottish side Aberdeen after only half a season in Tilburg.
During his time at Aberdeen he made 77 appearances (38 of them as substitute), scoring 17 goals and securing 2 winners medals – the 1989/90 Skol Cup and 1989/90 Scottish Cup. He played alongside compatriots Theo Snelders, Hans Gillhaus and Peter van der Ven at the club.
Van der Ark now works as a real estate agent in Leeuwarden.
- Schotse clubs in de rij voor Nederlanders - NRC (Dutch)
- Cambuur 50 jaar: Willem van der Ark (Bio) - Leeuwarder Courant (Dutch)
- Aberdeen, rijk en Hollands verleden - NOS (Dutch)
- FC Utrecht koopt Peter Hofstede en verkoopt Van der Ark - Trouw (Dutch)
- Medwerkers - Makelaardij Hoekstra(Dutch)