Gyliano van Velzen

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Gyliano van Velzen
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Personal information
Full name Gyliano van Velzen[1]
Date of birth (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Roda JC Kerkrade
Number 11
Youth career
2007–2010 Ajax
2010–2012 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Manchester United 0 (0)
2012–2013Royal Antwerp (loan) 12 (1)
2013–2015 FC Utrecht 7 (0)
2015–2017 FC Volendam 52 (6)
2017– Roda JC Kerkrade 12 (1)
National team
2009 Netherlands U15 2 (0)
2009–2010 Netherlands U16 9 (0)
2010–2011 Netherlands U17 9 (0)
2015 Netherlands U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 June 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:22, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Gyliano van Velzen (born 14 April 1994) is a Dutch footballer, who plays as a forward for Eredivisie side Roda JC Kerkrade. Born in Amsterdam, he began his career with Ajax before moving to English club Manchester United as a 16-year-old in 2010. However, he failed to break into the Manchester United first team and after a loan spell with Belgian club Royal Antwerp, he returned to the Netherlands with Utrecht.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Van Velzen began his career at Ajax at the age of 13, coming through the ranks at the club, but was not offered a professional contract.

Manchester United[edit]

In November 2010, he was signed by Manchester United and was placed into the Manchester United reserve team, where he spent two years, before being promoted to the senior squad. In August 2012, Van Velzen signed a professional contract with the club.[2]

Royal Antwerp (loan)[edit]

On 31 August 2012, Van Velzen was loaned out to Royal Antwerp. He made his league debut on 15 September 2012, in a 1–1 home draw against Mouscron-Péruwelz.[3] He scored his first goal in a 2–0 win against Brussels.[4] He returned to Manchester United on 2 January 2013.

FC Utrecht[edit]

In the summer of 2013, Van Velzen was released by Manchester United.[5] On 6 August 2013, Dutch club FC Utrecht signed him for three seasons.[6] He made his debut on 6 October in a 3–0 league defeat against Ajax.

FC Volendam[edit]

On 9 June 2015, it was announced that Van Velzen had signed a two-year contract with Eerste Divisie side FC Volendam.[7] He made 52 league appearances for the club, scoring six times. Van Velzen made his league debut for Volendam on 7 August 2015 in a 4-1 away win over NAC Breda.[8] He scored his first goal on 18 September 2015 in a 2-0 away win against Helmond Sport. The goal was the second of the game and came in the 76th minute.[9]

Roda JC Kerkrade[edit]

On 30 January 2017, Van Velzen signed a two and a half year deal with Eredivisie side Roda JC Kerkrade.[10]

International career[edit]

Van Velzen is eligible to play for the Netherlands or Suriname at international level.


  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists" (PDF). Premier League. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Man Utd pair Luke Giverin and Gyliano van Velzen sent on-loan to Royal Antwerp". 29 August 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Royal Antwerp 1–1 Mouscron-Péruwelz". Royal Antwerp F.C. official website. 15 September 2012. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Loans: Van Velzen's first". Manchester United F.C. official website. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Florent Malouda and David Bentley head Premier League free transfer list". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  6. ^ FC Utrecht legt van Velzen vast, Voetbalzone, 6 augustus 2013
  7. ^ Kortom - Zorgen om Buffon, Breuer blijft bij Sparta (Dutch). Voetbal International. 9 June 2015.
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  10. ^ Roda JC slaat transferslag nummer zeven met Van Velzen (Dutch). Voetbal International. 30 January 2017

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