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


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/11/2015 02:17 CET
10.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan3410
13.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundIcelandIceland2-0NetherlandsNetherlands4400
12.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-3MexicoMexico9000
16.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands6-0LatviaLatvia9020
28.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands1-1TurkeyTurkey9010
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-0SpainSpain7900
05.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands3-4USAUSA7820
12.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundLatviaLatvia0-2NetherlandsNetherlands9000
08.08.2015German DFB CupFirst roundDuisburgDuisburg0-5SchalkeSchalke9010
15.08.2015German BundesligaBremenBremen0-3SchalkeSchalke9010
22.08.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-1DarmstadtDarmstadt9000
28.08.2015German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg3-0SchalkeSchalke9000
03.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands0-1IcelandIceland4000
13.09.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-1MainzMainz9010
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageAPOELAPOEL0-3SchalkeSchalke7520
20.09.2015German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart0-1SchalkeSchalke7100
23.09.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-0FrankfurtFrankfurt9001
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSchalkeSchalke4-0AsterasAsteras9010
04.10.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke0-3KölnKöln9000
10.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan1-2NetherlandsNetherlands8701
13.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands2-3Czech RepublicCzech Republic9010
25.10.2015German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach3-1SchalkeSchalke1700
28.10.2015German DFB CupPlay-offsSchalkeSchalke0-2MönchengladbachMönchengladbach9000
31.10.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-1IngolstadtIngolstadt9000
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSparta PrahaSparta Praha1-1SchalkeSchalke7700
08.11.2015German BundesligaDortmundDortmund3-2SchalkeSchalke9020
21.11.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-3BayernBayern7000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 12/08/1983 (32)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 25
  • Club: Schalke ( GER)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • 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

Netherlands U-211714
Netherlands U-1953
Netherlands U-1843

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 06/11/2015 01:27 CET