Ron Vlaar

  • Date of birth : 16/02/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
 
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Ron Vlaar

Ron Vlaar

Clubs: AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Aston Villa FC

• Emerged from nowhere in the spring of 2005 to appear in both legs of AZ Alkmaar's UEFA Cup semi-final against Sporting Clube de Portugal and star for the Jong Oranje at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup on home soil a few weeks later.

• Left AZ for Feyenoord midway through the 2005/06 season and immediately became a regular for the Rotterdam club, but a foot injury forced him to miss the first half of the following campaign and cruciate ligament damage sustained in September 2007 kept him out of action for two years.

• Helped the Netherlands to victory in the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Portugal and skippered the team to a repeat triumph on home soil 12 months later – though he missed the final against Serbia through injury.

• Capped for the first time at senior level in October 2005, in a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Czech Republic, he revived his international prospects following a resounding recovery from injury in 2009/10, when he made 32 Eredivisie starts for Feyenoord and scored four goals.

• An ever-present for Feyenoord in the 2011/12 Eredivisie campaign, he was a key figure as the club finished runners-up to AFC Ajax, warranting selection for Bert van Marwijk's UEFA EURO 2012 squad.

• After a disappointing time in Poland and Ukraine, where the Dutch lost all three group games, he signed for Aston Villa and was named captain after Stiliyan Petrov was forced to retire. Helped the club avoid relegation in his first season while playing seven times as he aided the Netherlands in a successful World Cup qualifying campaign.  

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: winner 2006, 2007

Last updated: 13/03/14 17.22CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/04/2014 04:16 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands2-0TurkeyTurkey400
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundHungaryHungary1-4NetherlandsNetherlands9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0AndorraAndorra9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRomaniaRomania1-4NetherlandsNetherlands9000
17.08.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-3Aston VillaAston Villa9000
21.08.2013English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea2-1Aston VillaAston Villa9000
24.08.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-1LiverpoolLiverpool9000
28.08.2013English League CupSecond roundAston VillaAston Villa3-0RotherhamRotherham9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAndorraAndorra0-2NetherlandsNetherlands9000
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2NewcastleNewcastle9000
21.09.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-1Aston VillaAston Villa9000
24.09.2013English League CupThird roundAston VillaAston Villa0-4TottenhamTottenham9000
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa3-2Man. CityMan. City9000
05.10.2013English Premier LeagueHullHull0-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands8-1HungaryHungary9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey0-2NetherlandsNetherlands9000
20.10.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-2TottenhamTottenham9000
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-2EvertonEverton9000
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham0-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
09.11.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa2-0CardiffCardiff9000
25.11.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-2Aston VillaAston Villa9000
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-0SunderlandSunderland9000
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-3Aston VillaAston Villa9000
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-1Aston VillaAston Villa7000
13.01.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool2-2Aston VillaAston Villa9000
29.01.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa4-3West BromWest Brom9000
01.02.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-1Aston VillaAston Villa8000
11.02.2014English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff0-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
23.02.2014English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle1-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
02.03.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa4-1NorwichNorwich9001
15.03.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-0ChelseaChelsea9000
23.03.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-4StokeStoke9000
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United4-1Aston VillaAston Villa9000
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2FulhamFulham9000
12.04.2014English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Ron Vlaar
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 16/02/1985 (28)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Aston Villa ( ENG)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Semi-finals)
    28/04/05: Sporting 2-1 AZ
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    20/05/04: Hungary 1-0 Netherlands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Netherlands20
Netherlands U-2190
Netherlands U-1930
Total140

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
AZ41
Feyenoord30
Total71
Last updated: 09/01/2014 02:16 CET
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