Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

  • Date of birth : 12/08/1983
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
 
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Klaas Jan Huntelaar

Klaas Jan Huntelaar

Clubs: PSV Eindhoven, De Graafschap (loan), AGOVV Apeldoorn (loan), sc Heerenveen, AFC Ajax, Real Madrid CF, AC Milan, FC Schalke 04

• After an inconspicuous start to his career at PSV Eindhoven and De Graafschap, Huntelaar came into his own when scoring 26 goals in 35 games on loan at AGOVV Apeldoorn in the Eerste Divisie; joined sc Heerenveen in 2004, registering 17 Eredivisie goals in his first season plus three in the UEFA Cup.

• Seventeen goals in the first half of 2005/06 earned him a move to AFC Ajax, where he carried on in the same prolific vein, scoring 16 in as many games en route to the Eredivisie top scorers' crown and also hitting both goals in the Dutch Cup final (2-1 v PSV).

• Retained the trophy with Ajax in 2007 (scoring again in the final, against AZ Alkmaar) and regained the Eredivisie top scorers' prize in 2007/08 – again with 33 goals.

• Touted for a 2006 FIFA World Cup call-up, he instead played at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, where he struck four goals, including two in the final against Ukraine, as the Jong Oranje won the trophy for the first time; was top scorer and Golden Player at the tournament and became the Netherlands' all-time record scorer at U21 level with 18 in 22 games.

• Made a remarkable senior debut for the Netherlands in August 2006, scoring twice in a 4-0 defeat of the Republic of Ireland; was also on target on his major tournament debut at UEFA EURO 2008, scoring on his only appearance, against Romania.

• Left Ajax for Real Madrid CF in January 2009 − as a replacement for injured compatriot Ruud van Nistelrooy − but moved to AC Milan after just half a season; struck seven Serie A goals but restricted playing time led to him moving on again in the summer of 2010.

• Helped the Netherlands finish runners-up at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, scoring the winner against Cameroon in the group stage, and was in blistering form throughout UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, scoring 12 from eight appearances.

• Signed for Schalke in August 2010 for €14m and though he only posted eight Bundesliga goals in his first season in Germany, he topped the scorers' charts with 29 in 2011/12 (in addition to ten goals in the UEFA Europa League).

• Returned ten more Bundesliga goals in 2012/13 but injury decimated the first half of the following campaign meaning he struck two goals from just two appearances in the Netherlands' successful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. 

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-21 Championship:
winner 2006

Last updated: 29/01/14 14.50CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 22/12/2014 02:59 CET
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundHungaryHungary1-4NetherlandsNetherlands4410
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0AndorraAndorra9011
29.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16NetherlandsNetherlands2-1MexicoMexico1411
05.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsNetherlandsNetherlands0-0
(4-3(p))
Costa RicaCosta Rica1500
09.07.2014FIFA World CupSemi-finalsNetherlandsNetherlands0-0
(2-4(p))
ArgentinaArgentina2400
18.08.2014German DFB CupFirst roundDresdenDresden2-1SchalkeSchalke9000
23.08.2014German BundesligaHannoverHannover2-1SchalkeSchalke9010
13.09.2014German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach4-1SchalkeSchalke2700
17.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageChelseaChelsea1-1SchalkeSchalke9010
20.09.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-2FrankfurtFrankfurt8200
23.09.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen0-3SchalkeSchalke9002
27.09.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-1DortmundDortmund9000
30.09.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke1-1MariborMaribor9010
04.10.2014German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim2-1SchalkeSchalke9010
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan3410
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundIcelandIceland2-0NetherlandsNetherlands4400
18.10.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-0HerthaHertha9010
21.10.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke4-3SportingSporting9010
25.10.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-0SchalkeSchalke9000
31.10.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-0AugsburgAugsburg9010
05.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSportingSporting4-2SchalkeSchalke9000
08.11.2014German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg2-0SchalkeSchalke9000
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands6-0LatviaLatvia9020
22.11.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-2WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
25.11.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke0-5ChelseaChelsea9000
29.11.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke4-1MainzMainz9031
06.12.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart0-4SchalkeSchalke9000
10.12.2014UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageMariborMaribor0-1SchalkeSchalke9000
13.12.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-2KölnKöln9000
17.12.2014German BundesligaPaderbornPaderborn1-2SchalkeSchalke9000
20.12.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke0-0HamburgHamburg9000

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General info

  • Name: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 12/08/1983 (31)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 25
  • Club: Schalke ( GER)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    30/09/04: Heerenveen 5-0 M. Petach-Tikva
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round)
    25/10/00: Netherlands 0-1 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Netherlands1917
Netherlands U-211714
Netherlands U-1953
Netherlands U-1843
Total4537

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Schalke2311
Milan30
Ajax63
Total3214
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Ajax1311
Schalke1214
Heerenveen135
Total3830
Last updated: 11/12/2014 01:12 CET
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