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Nick Viergever

Nick Viergever
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Viergever with Ajax Amsterdam
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-08-03) 3 August 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Centre Back
Left Back
Club information
Current team
PSV
Youth career
Sparta Rotterdam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Sparta Rotterdam 30 (0)
2010–2014 AZ 114 (5)
2014–2018 Ajax 84 (6)
2015 Jong Ajax 4 (0)
2018– PSV 25 (2)
National team
2009–2010 Netherlands U21 5 (0)
2012– Netherlands 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:01, 10 March 2019(UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Nick Viergever (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnɪk ˈfiːrɣeːvər];[2] born 3 August 1989) is a Dutch footballer who plays for PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands national team as a defender.

Club career

2008–2010: Sparta Rotterdam

Viergever playing for Ajax in March 2015.

Viergever made his debut in the Eredivisie with Sparta Rotterdam in a 1–1 draw with NEC on 10 May 2009, coming on as a substitute for Edwin van Bueren in the second half.

2010–2014: AZ Alkmaar

In the summer of 2010, Viergever moved to AZ. He was named as vice-captain behind Maarten Martens at the beginning of the 2012–13 season, after Niklas Moisander and Rasmus Elm had left the club. With Martens ruled out through a long-term injury, Viergever skippered AZ for the most of the season.

2014–2018: Ajax

On 24 May 2014, it was announced that Viergever had signed a four-year contract with Ajax.[3] Viergever scored an important goal for Ajax against FC Schalke 04 in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. After a 2–0 victory in the first leg in Amsterdam Viergever saw his team trailing with 3–0 in the away game in Gelsenkirchen before hitting the net in 110th minute of extra time, sending his club to the semi-finals on away goals for the first time in over twenty years.[4]

2018–present: PSV

On 2 May 2018, Viergever signed a contract with PSV Eindhoven on a free transfer. Viergever said he understood the controversy with the move to Ajax arch rivals, however expressed his delight with signing with the Eredivisie champions.[5]

International career

On 7 May 2012, Viergever was one of nine uncapped players named in the provisional list of 36 players for the Euro 2012 tournament by Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk. He did not make the final cut. On 15 August 2012, Viergever made his debut under new manager Louis van Gaal in the 4–2 away loss to Belgium in a friendly match.

Career statistics

Club

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe1 Other2 Total
2008–09 Sparta Rotterdam Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 29 0 3 0 3 0 35 0
2010–11 AZ 16 0 0 0 3 0 19 0
2011–12 30 2 5 1 14 0 49 3
2012–13 31 0 6 0 2 0 39 0
2013–14 33 3 5 0 13 2 51 5
2014–15 Ajax 26 2 3 0 9 1 1 0 39 3
2015–16 17 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 19 0
2016–17 30 2 1 0 13 2 44 4
Career total 113 9 24 1 55 5 4 0 296 16
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 12 May 2017.

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes the Johan Cruijff Shield and Eredivisie playoffs matches.

International

Statistics accurate as of last match played on 28 March 2017

Dutch national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 1 0
2017 1 0
Total 2 0

Honours

Club

AZ

Ajax

References

  1. ^ "Nick Viergever". Ajax.nl. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  2. ^ Viergever in isolation: [ˈviːrɣeːvər].
  3. ^ "'Ajax onderneemt snel actie en legt Viergever voor vier seizoenen vast'". www.voetbalprimeur.nl. Voetbalprimeur. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. ^ "'Highlights: See how Ajax dramatically denied Schalke'". www.uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ "'Viergever per ingang van komend seizoen PSV'er'". Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. ^ "2016/17: United win it for Manchester". UEFA. 30 May 2017.

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