Dirk Kuyt

  • Date of birth : 22/07/1980
  • Position : Midfield
  • 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: 11/06/2017 01:02 CET
07.08.2016Dutch First DivisionGroningenGroningen0-5FeyenoordFeyenoord7400
14.08.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord2-0TwenteTwente6300
21.08.2016Dutch First DivisionHeraclesHeracles0-1FeyenoordFeyenoord9001
27.08.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord4-1ExcelsiorExcelsior9020
11.09.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord3-1Den HaagDen Haag8310
15.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFeyenoordFeyenoord1-0Man. UnitedMan. United9000
18.09.2016Dutch First DivisionPSVPSV0-1FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
25.09.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord5-0RodaRoda8400
29.09.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
02.10.2016Dutch First DivisionWillem IIWillem II0-2FeyenoordFeyenoord6300
16.10.2016Dutch First DivisionNECNEC1-2FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
23.10.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord1-1AjaxAjax9010
30.10.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord2-2HeerenveenHeerenveen9000
03.11.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageZoryaZorya1-1FeyenoordFeyenoord7001
06.11.2016Dutch First DivisionGo Ahead EaglesGo Ahead Eagles1-0FeyenoordFeyenoord7400
20.11.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord3-0ZwolleZwolle9011
24.11.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMan. UnitedMan. United4-0FeyenoordFeyenoord6100
27.11.2016Dutch First DivisionUtrechtUtrecht3-3FeyenoordFeyenoord9010
04.12.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord6-1SpartaSparta6500
08.12.2016UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageFeyenoordFeyenoord0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
14.12.2016Dutch KNVB CupThird roundFeyenoordFeyenoord5-1Den HaagDen Haag9030
17.12.2016Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord3-1VitesseVitesse8301
15.01.2017Dutch First DivisionRodaRoda0-2FeyenoordFeyenoord9010
21.01.2017Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord1-0Willem IIWillem II7500
26.01.2017Dutch KNVB CupPlay-offsVitesseVitesse2-0FeyenoordFeyenoord1900
29.01.2017Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord4-0NECNEC9001
05.02.2017Dutch First DivisionTwenteTwente0-2FeyenoordFeyenoord6200
11.02.2017Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord2-0GroningenGroningen1400
19.02.2017Dutch First DivisionDen HaagDen Haag0-1FeyenoordFeyenoord8100
05.03.2017Dutch First DivisionSpartaSparta1-0FeyenoordFeyenoord2200
12.03.2017Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord5-2AZAZ6510
19.03.2017Dutch First DivisionHeerenveenHeerenveen1-2FeyenoordFeyenoord7400
02.04.2017Dutch First DivisionAjaxAjax2-1FeyenoordFeyenoord9000
05.04.2017Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord8-0Go Ahead EaglesGo Ahead Eagles9010
09.04.2017Dutch First DivisionZwolleZwolle2-2FeyenoordFeyenoord7300
16.04.2017Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord2-0UtrechtUtrecht700
07.05.2017Dutch First DivisionExcelsiorExcelsior3-0FeyenoordFeyenoord2600
14.05.2017Dutch First DivisionFeyenoordFeyenoord3-1HeraclesHeracles9030

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Dirk Kuyt
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/07/1980 (36)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Feyenoord ( NED)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • 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: 12/12/2016 09:48 CET