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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: 01/07/2015 18:16 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-0AndorraAndorra1900
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia2-2NetherlandsNetherlands2300
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAndorraAndorra0-2NetherlandsNetherlands1100
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands8-1HungaryHungary2900
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundTurkeyTurkey0-2NetherlandsNetherlands4401
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-0ChileChile8900
29.06.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16NetherlandsNetherlands2-1MexicoMexico9000
05.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsNetherlandsNetherlands0-0
Costa RicaCosta Rica12000
09.07.2014FIFA World CupSemi-finalsNetherlandsNetherlands0-0
12.07.2014FIFA World CupThird placeBrazilBrazil0-3NetherlandsNetherlands9000
31.08.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe3-2KarabüksporKarabükspor9001
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly2-0NetherlandsNetherlands9000
14.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
21.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
28.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe7200
04.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1KonyasporKonyaspor9000
18.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe8700
25.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9010
02.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
08.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-1RizesporRizespor9000
24.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9010
30.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-2EskişehirsporEskişehirspor9000
06.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueBalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe6900
12.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe4-1SivassporSivasspor9011
19.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
27.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0MersinMersin9000
03.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir7910
24.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa0-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe8520
31.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe7300
07.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor5800
14.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor0-5FenerbahçeFenerbahçe7111
23.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-2AkhisarAkhisar6801
28.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
04.03.2015Turkish CupQuarter-finalsMersinMersin1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe3100
08.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0GalatasarayGalatasaray9010
15.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği2-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
22.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş5000
16.04.2015Turkish CupQuarter-finalsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe4-1MersinMersin4520
25.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor1-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe2100
28.04.2015Turkish CupSemi-finalsBursasporBursaspor1-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
02.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe4-3BalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor4500
09.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor2-3FenerbahçeFenerbahçe2400
13.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe1-1ErciyessporErciyesspor4500
17.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueMersinMersin0-1FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9001
21.05.2015Turkish CupSemi-finalsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-3BursasporBursaspor9000
25.05.2015Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir2-2FenerbahçeFenerbahçe6200
30.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe2-0KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Dirk Kuyt
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 22/07/1980 (35)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Feyenoord ( NED)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • 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: 02/06/2015 17:31 CET
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