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)
2012–2013 Royal 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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