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

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 25/11/2014 05:24 CET
14.09.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-0CesenaCesena9001
21.09.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-0LazioLazio9000
25.09.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-1UdineseUdinese7600
29.09.2014Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-4LazioLazio7700
05.10.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-2SassuoloSassuolo9000
26.10.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-1TorinoTorino100
03.11.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio4-2CagliariCagliari9000
09.11.2014Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli2-1LazioLazio5800
22.11.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-3JuventusJuventus9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Edson Braafheid
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/04/1983 (31)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Lazio ( ITA)

  • 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

TeamPGS
Netherlands U-21120
Total120

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Bayern30
Twente20
Total50
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Twente140
Utrecht50
Total190
Last updated: 06/08/2013 05:47 CET
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