Mike van der Hoorn

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Mike van der Hoorn
Mike van der Hoorn 2017.jpg
Van der Hoorn (right) playing for Swansea City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Mike Adrianus Wilhelmus van der Hoorn[1]
Date of birth (1992-10-15) 15 October 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Almere, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 5
Youth career
2000–2001 SC Buitenboys
2001–2006 FC Omniworld
2006–2010 FC Utrecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 FC Utrecht 48 (6)
2013–2016 Ajax 33 (3)
2013–2016 Jong Ajax 22 (1)
2016– Swansea City 48 (2)
National team
2012 Netherlands U20 2 (0)
2013–2014 Netherlands U21 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:01, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Mike Adrianus Wilhelmus van der Hoorn (born 15 October 1992) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Championship club Swansea City. He has made thirteen appearances for the Netherlands U-21 team.[2][3]

Career[edit]

FC Utrecht[edit]

Van der Hoorn was born in Almere, Flevoland where he first joined local club SC Buitenboys, followed by FC Omniworld before being recruited into the youth ranks of FC Utrecht in 2006.[4] He made his league debut for the first team on 15 May 2011, during the clubs 2010–11 campaign, in a home match against AZ. The match ended in a 5–1 victory, with Van der Hoorn coming on as a substitute in the 77th minute for Mark van der Maarel.[5] The following season saw Van der Hoorn appear in 12 league matches while scoring twice. His first two goals for Utrecht came in the same fixture. In a match against SBV Excelsior from Rotterdam on 30 March 2012. The match ended a 3–2 win at the Stadion Galgenwaard for Utrecht, with Van der Hoorn scoring in the 22' and in the 75th minute for his club.[6]

The 2012–13 campaign saw Van der Hoorn breakthrough as he became the first choice Centre back under head coach Jan Wouters, appearing in 31 Eredivisie matches and scoring four goals.[7] He helped his side to 5th-place finish in the league table, qualifying for the UEFA Europa League through the Eredivisie Playoff rounds, where they beat SC Heerenveen 3–1 on aggregate, and FC Twente 3–2 on aggregate,[8] thus qualifying for the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds.[9] That year Van der Hoorn was pronounced the FC Utrecht Player of the Year, winning the David Di Tommaso Trophy, receiving his award after the home match against Heracles Almelo on 12 May 2013. The trophy was awarded by none other than Audrey, David Di Tommaso's widow to a loud and warm applause from the audience. His teammates Robbin Ruiter and Jens Toornstra came in second and third place for the trophy that season.[10]

AFC Ajax[edit]

On 5 July 2013 it was announced that Van der Hoorn had transferred from Utrecht to Amsterdam for a reported fee of €3.8 million, signing a four-year contract binding him to Ajax until the Summer of 2017.[11][12] He made his first appearance for Ajax on 13 July 2013, in a pre-season friendly encounter against RKC Waalwijk. The match ended in a 1–5 victory for Ajax, with Van der Hoorn playing the full second half of the match, having replaced Toby Alderweireld at half-time.[13] He scored his first goal for his new club on 28 July 2013 in a pre-season friendly encounter against Willem II, scoring in the 22nd minute in the 3–1 win at the Sportpark De Toekomst.[14] His first official match of the season for Ajax was against arch-rivals Feyenoord on the third match day of the season. Making his league debut for his new club in the Klassieker match in the Amsterdam ArenA, Van der Hoorn came on in the 88th minute for Ruben Ligeon, with the match ending in a 2–1 win for the Amsterdammers.[15]

Swansea City[edit]

In July 2016, Van der Hoorn joined Swansea City on a three-year deal for a fee rumored to be around £2 million.[16] He was made to wait for his first appearance for the Swans, coming into the side for the 3–1 home defeat to Manchester City in late September. Van der Hoorn scored his first Swansea goal in a 3–1 defeat to Manchester United, heading in from a Gylfi Sigurðsson free kick.[17]

Van der Hoorn's Swansea appearances continued to be sporadic throughout the rest of the season, before a change of manager in December 2017 saw him becoming a first team regular for the first time since his arrival in South Wales. He scored the second goal in the 4–1 win over West Ham in March 2018 as Swansea climbed out of the relegation zone.[18]

International career[edit]

Van der Hoorn made his debut for the Netherlands U-21 team on 5 February 2013, in a friendly match against Croatia U-21 which ended in a 3–2 win for the Dutch.[19] With the national under-21 team qualifying for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, Van der Hoorn was selected by head coach Cor Pot to play in the tournament.[20] Van der Hoorn made two appearances during the tournament, which saw the Dutch eliminated in the semi-finals losing to Italy U-21.[21]

On 6 March 2013 he received his first call up for the Dutch national team from head coach Louis van Gaal, appearing in the teams preliminary squad ahead of their trip to Asia to play scheduled friendlies with China and Indonesia.[22] Van der Hoorn however did not make the final squad for the trip, and has yet to make his debut for the Dutch national first team.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of the end of the 2017–18 season[24]
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
2010–11 FC Utrecht Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 12 2 0 0 12 2
2012–13 31 4 1 0 4 0 36 4
2013–14 Ajax 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
2014–15 15 2 2 0 4 1 1 0 22 3
2015–16 15 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 18 1
2016–17[25] Swansea City Premier League 8 1 1 0 2 0 11 1
2017–18[26] 24 1 0 0 3 0 27 1
Total Netherlands 70 9 5 0 10 1 5 0 90 10
England 32 2 1 0 5 0 38 2
Career total 102 10 6 0 15 1 5 0 128 11

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Eredivisie Playoffs and Johan Cruijff Shield matches.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax[27]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ "De officiële website van Eredivisie Live vol voetbal – Eredivisie".
  3. ^ "Mike van der Hoorn".
  4. ^ "Van der Hoorn weet kennismaking met Ajaxfans nog goed". Ajaxlife.nl. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  5. ^ "FC Utrecht vs AZ 5–1". Soccerway. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  6. ^ "FC Utrecht vs SBV Excelsior 3–2". Soccerway. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Wouters lovend over Van der Hoorn". NOS.nl. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Heerenveen in play-offs tegen Utrecht". Leeuwarder Courant. 12 May 2013. Archived from the original on 19 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  9. ^ "FC Twente en FC Utrecht naar finale play-offs". NU.nl. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Supportersvereniging onthult borstbeeld Di Tommaso". RTV Utrecht. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Ajax heeft Van der Hoorn binnen". De Telegraaf. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Van der Hoorn: "Ik kon geen nee meer zeggen"". Voetbalprimeur.nl. 6 July 2013. Archived from the original on 8 July 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  13. ^ "Ajax-debuut lonkt voor Van der Hoorn en Bojan". Voetbalprimeur.nl. 12 July 2013. Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  14. ^ "Ajax wint geheim oefenduel van Willem II". Ajax Showtime. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  15. ^ "Ajax in eigen huis te sterk voor Feyenoord". NU.nl. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  16. ^ "Swansea complete Transfer of Mike van der Hoorn from Ajax".
  17. ^ "Swansea City 1–3 Manchester United". 6 November 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  18. ^ James, Stuart (3 March 2018). "Swansea leap out of the relegation zone by thrashing feeble West Ham". the Guardian.
  19. ^ "Debutants help Netherlands win in Croatia". UEFA. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  20. ^ "Van der Hoorn met Jong Oranje naar EK". RTV Utrecht. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  21. ^ "Jong Oranje strandt in halve finale EK onder-21". NU.nl. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  22. ^ "Van Gaal verrast Van der Hoorn volledig: 'Dan sta je perplex'". Voetbalzone.nl. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  23. ^ "Aandacht verandert Van der Hoorn niet". Goal.com. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  24. ^ "Mike van der Hoorn – Voetbal International profile". Voetbal International.
  25. ^ "Games played by Mike van der Hoorn in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Games played by Mike van der Hoorn in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  27. ^ Mike van der Hoorn at Soccerway

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