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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: 15/04/2014 02:00 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0AndorraAndorra1900
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundNetherlandsNetherlands1-1ItalyItaly3000
31.07.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundSalzburgSalzburg1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
06.08.2013UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-1SalzburgSalzburg7702
17.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor3-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe6300
21.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
24.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor9010
27.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsArsenalArsenal2-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe6700
31.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe5-2SivassporSivasspor9020
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia2-2NetherlandsNetherlands2300
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAndorraAndorra0-2NetherlandsNetherlands1100
16.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa2-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
21.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe4-0ElazığsporElazığspor9010
29.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9010
06.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor8300
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands8-1HungaryHungary2900
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey0-2NetherlandsNetherlands4401
20.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
25.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-1GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
02.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor2-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
10.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0GalatasarayGalatasaray4500
24.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
30.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9010
07.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
13.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe4-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
22.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
29.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe5-1KayserisporKayserispor9000
27.01.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
01.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9010
09.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor2-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
16.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
24.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueElazığsporElazığspor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
01.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
10.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe4500
16.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1ErciyessporErciyesspor9010
24.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe8500
31.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-0BursasporBursaspor9010
06.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray1-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
13.04.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe4-1AntalyasporAntalyaspor9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Dirk Kuyt
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 22/07/1980 (33)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Fenerbahçe ( TUR)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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: 16/10/2013 01:55 CET
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