Edson Braafheid

  • Date of birth : 08/04/1983
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
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Edson Braafheid

Edson Braafheid

A former European champion at Under-21 level, Surinam-born left-back Edson Braafheid returned to the Dutch national team in the autumn of 2011 having overcome a disappointing spell at FC Bayern München and revived his career with another German Bundesliga side, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

• Started out with FC Utrecht in 2003/04 and remained with the club until January 2007, chalking up 81 Eredivisie appearances and scoring two goals – both in 2005/06, against Roda JC and RKC Waalwijk.

• Recruited by FC Twente on a free transfer, he was converted by Fred Rutten from a left-back to a central defender but was subsequently restored to his former role by Rutten's successor, Steve McClaren.

• Helped Twente to a runners-up spot in both the Eredivisie and Dutch Cup in 2008/09; the cup final, lost on penalties to SC Heerenveen, proved to be his final game for the Enschede club as he signed a four-year contract with Bayern a few weeks later.

• A member of the Jong Oranje team that won the 2006 U21 European title in Portugal, he was given his senior international debut in a 1-1 draw with Tunisia in February 2009; made one appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as an extra-time substitute for the retiring Giovanni van Bronckhorst in the final against Spain.

• Featured sporadically for Bayern in the first half of the 2009/10 campaign before he joined Celtic on loan for six months; transferred to Hoffenheim in January 2011 after little first-team action upon his return but was sent off on his debut, a 3-2 victory against 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-21 Championship:
winner 2006

Last updated: 13/04/12 12.21CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/06/2017 02:06 CET
21.08.2016Dutch First DivisionUtrechtUtrecht1-2AZAZ3000
26.08.2016Dutch First DivisionVitesseVitesse1-1UtrechtUtrecht2900
09.04.2017Dutch First DivisionUtrechtUtrecht3-0TwenteTwente300
07.05.2017Dutch First DivisionUtrechtUtrecht1-0VitesseVitesse000
17.05.2017Dutch First DivisionHeerenveenHeerenveen1-3UtrechtUtrecht000
20.05.2017Dutch First DivisionUtrechtUtrecht2-1HeerenveenHeerenveen000
25.05.2017Dutch First DivisionAZAZ3-0UtrechtUtrecht000
28.05.2017Dutch First DivisionUtrechtUtrecht3-0

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Edson Braafheid
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/04/1983 (34)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 28
  • Club: Utrecht ( NED)

  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 71kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    15/10/03: Žilina 0-4 Utrecht
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/09/04: Netherlands 0-0 Czech Republic

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Netherlands U-21120

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 19/08/2016 19:07 CET