Wilfred Bouma

  • Date of birth : 15/06/1978
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
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Wilfred Bouma

Wilfred Bouma

Clubs: PSV Eindhoven (twice), MVV Maastricht (loan), Fortuna Sittard (loan), Aston Villa FC

• Started out as a left-winger, scoring freely while on loan from PSV to Limburg outfits MVV Maastricht and Fortuna Sittard.

• Back as a regular starter at PSV in 1999/2000, when he won the first of four titles in six seasons, scoring a career-best nine goals; converted into a left-back by coach Eric Gerets.

• Scored against Manchester United FC in his maiden UEFA Champions League campaign of 2000/01; spent six successive seasons in the competition, starting 30 matches in a row, but qualifying for the knockout phase only at the final attempt, in 2004/05, when PSV reached the semi-finals.

• His international breakthrough came at UEFA EURO 2004, where he played four games in central defence, scoring his first senior goal in a 3-2 defeat by the Czech Republic.

• Move to Aston Villa in 2005 and injury problems led to non-participation in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but Marco van Basten reinstated him for UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying, where he was the team's regular left-back, and he went on to play twice at finals.

• Ever-present in the Premier League for Aston Villa in 2007/08 before an ankle dislocation sidelined him for the next two seasons; returned in 2010 to PSV, where he re-established his credentials in the Eredivisie and UEFA Europa League.

• Won the Dutch Cup in 2012 and earned a place in the Netherlands squad for UEFA EURO 2012, but failed to play in the Oranje's disappointing campaign.  

UEFA honours

Last updated: 04/04/14 15.48CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 08/07/2013 01:18 CET
31.10.2012Dutch KNVB CupThird roundPSVPSV3-1EHC EHC 9000
30.01.2013Dutch KNVB CupQuarter-finalsPSVPSV2-1FeyenoordFeyenoord1500
09.05.2013Dutch KNVB CupFinalAZAZ2-1PSVPSV7900

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Wilfred Bouma
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 15/06/1978 (35)
  • Country: Netherlands

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    18/07/98: Fortuna Sittard 3-0 Vorskla
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    24/11/93: Netherlands 1-1 England

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Netherlands U-21102
Netherlands U-1872
Netherlands U-1630

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Fortuna Sittard40
Aston Villa20
Last updated: 04/01/2013 13:06 CET