Tommie van der Leegte
Van der Leegte (left)
|Full name||Tom van der Leegte|
|Date of birth||27 March 1977|
|Place of birth||Bergeijk, Netherlands|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Defensive midfielder|
|1997||→ RKC Waalwijk (loan)||12||(0)|
|2003||→ RKC Waalwijk (loan)||11||(0)|
|2003–2006||ADO Den Haag||80||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Van der Leegte made his debut as a 17-year-old for PSV. He was a member of the Dutch squad at the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship. After two seasons for PSV he was loaned to RKC Waalwijk. After one season in Waalwijk he signed a contract with the club.
In the 2000–01 season, he was sold to FC Twente for 4 million gulden (approximately €1.8 million) where he played two seasons. In his third season at the club he had a loan spell for his second time at RKC Waalwijk where he finished the season. In the summer of 2003, he signed a contract at ADO Den Haag. After the first half of the 2005–06 campaign he signed a contract for VfL Wolfsburg. Among his teammates at VfL Wolfsburg, his fellow Dutch were Kevin Hofland and Rick Hoogendorp.
In May 2007, it was rumoured that van der Leegte would become Phillip Cocu's successor at PSV. A few days later PSV signed him for two years. He joined NAC Breda in September 2008 on a two-year contract.
Van der Leegte ended his career in March 2010, after long series of injuries.
- "Van der Leegte: 'Het moest zo zijn blijkbaar'" (in Dutch). nac.nl. 1 September 2008. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
- "Van der Leegte stopt na zestien jaar profvoetbal" (in Dutch). vi.nl. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2012.