Jeffrey Bruma

  • Date of birth : 13/11/1991
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
 
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Jeffrey Bruma

Jeffrey Bruma

A central defender who spent the 2011/12 season on loan to Hamburger SV from parent club Chelsea FC, Jeffrey Bruma has been fast-tracked into the Dutch senior national team following spells with the Under-19 and U21 sides. He appeared in two UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers.

• Born in Rotterdam, he left Feyenoord at the age of 15 to join Chelsea and became a regular for the London club's youth and reserve teams.

• Made his Premier League debut for Chelsea aged 17 in October 2009 − as a substitute in a 5-0 win against Blackburn Rovers FC − and helped the club win the FA Youth Cup for the first time in 39 years.

• Spent several weeks in the spring of 2011 on loan to Leicester City FC, then coached by ex-England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson, and scored two spectacular long-range goals in a game against Watford FC while deployed in midfield.

• Agreed to spend the whole of 2011/12 on loan at Hamburg and made a positive start, scoring important Bundesliga goals away to VfB Stuttgart (2-1) and Hannover 96 (1-1).

• First capped in an August 2010 friendly against Ukraine in Donetsk (1-1), he started both of the Netherlands' final two UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers, replacing John Heitinga in central defence.

Last updated: 02/03/12 13.48CET

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General info

  • Name: Jeffrey Bruma
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/11/1991 (22)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: PSV ( NED)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 85kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    23/11/10: Chelsea 2-1 Žilina
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    23/10/07: Netherlands 3-0 Albania

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Netherlands31
Netherlands U-21100
Netherlands U-1950
Netherlands U-1760
Total241

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
PSV40
Chelsea20
Total60
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
PSV130
Total130
Last updated: 29/11/2014 01:06 CET
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