Dirk Kuyt

  • Date of birth : 22/07/1980
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
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Dirk Kuyt

Dirk Kuyt

A tireless front runner who can play as an out-and-out striker or in a wide attacking berth, Dirk Kuyt has been a regular Dutch international since 2004 and will appear in his fourth major tournament at UEFA EURO 2012. He proved his continued worth by scoring six goals in the qualifying competition.

• Born in the Dutch fishing town of Katwijk aan Zee, he left local club Quick Boys for FC Utrecht in 1998.

• Gained a reputation as a super sub in his early days but gradually forced his way into Utrecht's starting XI and became a prolific marksman; scored 20 Eredivisie goals in 2002/03 and was named man of the match in the Dutch Cup final, scoring in a 4-1 win against Feyenoord, the club he was about to join.

• Registered 20 goals again in his first season at Feyenoord followed by an Eredivisie-best tally of 29 (under coach Ruud Gullit) in 2004/05 – the highest total for the club in 22 years.

• A mainstay for the Netherlands in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying and replaced Ruud van Nistelrooy up front at the finals; a regular member of the team at UEFA EURO 2008 (scored one goal, against France).

• After being named the 2006 Dutch Footballer of the year, he joined Liverpool that summer, scoring 12 goals in his debut Premier League campaign plus a late consolation in the Reds' 2007 UEFA Champions League final defeat by AC Milan.

• Started every game at the 2010 World Cup − scoring once, in the Oranje's opener against Denmark − as the Netherlands reached the final.

• Scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory against Manchester United FC in March 2011, surpassed a half-century of Premier League goals the following season and was on target in Liverpool's 2012 League Cup final triumph over Cardiff City FC.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
runner-up 2007

Last updated: 30/05/12 14.09CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/06/2016 16:31 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly2-0NetherlandsNetherlands9000
08.08.2015Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord3-2UtrechtUtrecht9010
16.08.2015Dutch First DivisionCambuurCambuur0-2FeyenoordFeyenoord9010
23.08.2015Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord2-0VitesseVitesse9010
30.08.2015Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV3-1FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
13.09.2015Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord1-0Willem IIWillem II9000
20.09.2015Dutch First DivisionRodaRoda1-1FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
24.09.2015Dutch KNVB CupSecond roundFeyenoordFeyenoord3-0ZwolleZwolle9020
27.09.2015Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord2-0ZwolleZwolle9010
04.10.2015Dutch First DivisionDe GraafschapDe Graafschap1-2FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
18.10.2015Dutch First DivisionHeerenveenHeerenveen2-5FeyenoordFeyenoord9030
25.10.2015Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord3-1AZAZ9030
28.10.2015Dutch KNVB CupThird roundFeyenoordFeyenoord1-0AjaxAjax9000
01.11.2015Dutch First DivisionDen HaagDen Haag1-0FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
08.11.2015Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord1-1AjaxAjax9001
22.11.2015Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord5-0TwenteTwente9001
28.11.2015Dutch First DivisionExcelsiorExcelsior2-4FeyenoordFeyenoord9010
06.12.2015Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord3-0HeraclesHeracles9010
13.12.2015Dutch First DivisionGroningenGroningen1-1FeyenoordFeyenoord9010
17.12.2015Dutch KNVB CupFourth roundFeyenoordFeyenoord2-1Willem IIWillem II12010
20.12.2015Dutch First DivisionNECNEC3-1FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
17.01.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord0-2PSVPSV9000
24.01.2016Dutch First DivisionAZAZ4-2FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
28.01.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord1-2HeerenveenHeerenveen9001
31.01.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord0-2Den HaagDen Haag9000
03.02.2016Dutch KNVB CupQuarter-finalsRodaRoda0-1FeyenoordFeyenoord12000
07.02.2016Dutch First DivisionAjaxAjax2-1FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
14.02.2016Dutch First DivisionZwolleZwolle3-1FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
21.02.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord1-1RodaRoda9010
28.02.2016Dutch First DivisionUtrechtUtrecht1-2FeyenoordFeyenoord9010
03.03.2016Dutch KNVB CupSemi-finalsFeyenoordFeyenoord3-1AZAZ9010
06.03.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord3-1CambuurCambuur9010
13.03.2016Dutch First DivisionVitesseVitesse0-2FeyenoordFeyenoord6900
02.04.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord3-0ExcelsiorExcelsior8220
10.04.2016Dutch First DivisionTwenteTwente0-1FeyenoordFeyenoord7300
16.04.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord1-1GroningenGroningen9000
20.04.2016Dutch First DivisionHeraclesHeracles2-2FeyenoordFeyenoord2300
24.04.2016Dutch KNVB CupFinalFeyenoordFeyenoord2-1UtrechtUtrecht8900
08.05.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord1-0NECNEC7610

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Dirk Kuyt
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/07/1980 (35)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Feyenoord ( NED)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    20/09/01: Utrecht 3-0 GAK
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round)
    28/10/98: Netherlands 0-1 Serbia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Netherlands U-21116
Netherlands U-1852

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 02/06/2015 17:31 CET