Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dutch Eredivisie: 2009 Summer Transfers Out to Foreign Leagues

Many consider the Dutch league to be a great proving ground before making the jump to one of the "Big" leagues of Europe. In the fairly recent past, 'foreign' players like Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, Kalou, Chivu, Kezman, Park Ji-Sung, Henrik Larsson, etc. have excelled in the Dutch league before moving on to bigger clubs. In this post, I thought it'd be interesting to look at the Dutch Eredivisie exports from the 2009 summer transfer window (no loan deals included).

Thomas Vermaelen seems to be playing well at Arsenal, but there are surprisingly very few transfers from the Netherlands to the 'bigger' clubs in Europe from this transfer window.

Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal)
Albert Luque (Malaga)

Ryan Donk (Club Brugge)
Simon Cziommer (Red Bull Salzburg)

Lee Chun-Soo (Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia)
Sherif Ekramy (El Gouna FC, Egypt)

FC Groningen
Evegeniy Levchenko (FC Saturn Moscow Oblast)
Marcus Berg (Hamburger SV)

SC Heerenveen
Danijel Pranjić (FC Bayern Munich)
Hans Vonk (Ajax Cape Town)
Donovan Deekman (SC Lokeren, Belgium)
Lesley Fellinga (Toronto FC)

Heracles Almelo
Lukas Bajer (SK Sigma Olomouc, Czech Republic)

NAC Breda
Patrick Mtiliga (Malaga)

Tim Janssen (Esbjerg fB, Denmark)

Jeremie Brechet (FC Sochaux)
Jason Culina (Gold Coast United)

RKC Wallwijk

Roda JC
Marcel Meeuwis (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Andres Oper (Shanghai Shuenhua, China)

Sparta Rotterdam

FC Twente
Edson Braafheid (Bayern Munich)
Eljerio Elia (Hamburger SV)

FC Utrecht
Tom Caluwe (Al-Wakrah Sports Club, Qatar)
Ali Boussaboun (Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia)


VVV Venlo

Willem II

Leagues transferred to:
5 - Germany
2 - Belgium
2 - Saudi Arabia
2 - Spain
1 - Austria
1 - China
1 - Czech Republic
1 - Denmark
1 - Egypt
1 - England
1 - France
1 - Qatar
1 - Russia
1 - South Africa
1 - USA/Canada

1 comment:

  1. All these tiny details are made with lot of background knowledge. I like it a lot.