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Dirk Kuyt
Dirk Kuijt
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Personal information
Full name Dirk Kuyt
Date of birth 22 July 1980 (1980-07-22) (age 37)
Place of birth    Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger / Wingback
Youth clubs
1985–1998 Netherlands Quick Boys
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1998-2003
2003-2006
2006-2012
2012-2015
2015-2017
Total
Netherlands Utrecht
Netherlands Feyenoord
England Liverpool
Flag of Turkey Fenerbahçe
Netherlands Feyenoord
160 0(51)
101 0(71)
208 0(51)
087 0(26)
062 0(31)
632 (233)   
National team
2004-2014 Netherlands Netherlands 105 0(24)

Dirk Kuyt (born 22 July 1980) is a retired Dutch former footballer who most recently played for Feyenoord as a forward. In April 2015, Kuyt signed a one-year contract to rejoin his former club Feyenoord for the 2015–16 season.

Kuyt began his professional career with FC Utrecht in 1998 and quickly became part of their first team. He spent five years at the club and in his final season he won his first senior honour, the KNVB Cup, and was chosen as the season's Dutch Golden Shoe Winner. Following this, he left Utrecht in a €1 million transfer to Feyenoord. He became the club captain in 2005 and was a prolific goalscorer at the Rotterdam club; he was the club's top scorer for three consecutive seasons, the top goalscorer in the 2004–05 Eredivisie season, and the 2005–06 Dutch Footballer of the Year. Kuyt missed only five games over seven seasons from 1999 until 2006 and appeared in 179 consecutive matches between 2001–06, striking up a fruitful partnership with fellow Feyenoord teammate Salomon Kalou.

He left Feyenoord after three years, having scored 71 league goals in 101 appearances, and joined Premier League side Liverpool for £10 million. He made his Premier League debut late in 2006 and became part of the first team squad. He scored in his first ever UEFA Champions League final with Liverpool against AC Milan.

Kuyt scored several important goals for Liverpool elsewhere, including seven goals in the 2007–08 Champions League, including a goal in the quarter-final against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and in the semi-final against Chelsea, and two penalty kicks against Everton in the derby the same season. He scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool against Manchester United in March 2011. After coming on as a substitute, his extra time goal at Wembley for Liverpool against Cardiff City in the 2012 League Cup Final helped win the trophy for Liverpool, and was also his only trophy as a Liverpool player.

He made his international debut in 2004 and has represented the Netherlands at five major international tournaments, the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and the 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Championships.

Honours

Clubs

Utrecht
Liverpool

Winner

Runner Up

Fenerbahçe
Feyenoord

International

Netherlands

Individual

External links

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Netherlands – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16

1. van der Sar 2. Jaliens 3. Boulahrouz 4. Mathijsen 5. van Bronckhorst 6. Landzaat 7. Kuyt 8. Cocu 9. van Nistelrooy 10. van der Vaart 11. Robben 12. Kromkamp 13. Ooijer 14. Heitinga 15. de Cler 16. Maduro 17. van Persie 18. van Bommel 19. Vennegoor of Hesselink 20. Sneijder 21. Babel 22. Timmer 23. Stekelenburg

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 2008

1. van der Sar 2. Ooijer 3. Heitinga 4. Mathijsen 5. van Bronckhorst 6. De Zeeuw 7. van Persie 8. Engelaar 9. van Nistelrooy 10. Sneijder 11. Robben 12. Melchiot 13. Timmer 14. Bouma 15. De Cler 16. Stekelenburg 17. De Jong 18. Kuyt 19. Huntelaar 20. Afellay 21. Boulahrouz 22. Vennegoor of Hesselink 23. van der Vaart

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Netherlands – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Runners-up

1. Stekelenburg 2. van der Wiel 3. Heitinga 4. Mathijsen 5. van Bronckhorst 6. van Bommel 7. Kuyt 8. de Jong 9. van Persie 10. Sneijder 11. Robben 12. Boulahrouz 13. Ooijer 14. de Zeeuw 15. Braafheid 16. Vorm 17. Elia 18. Schaars 19. Babel 20. Afellay 21. Huntelaar 22. Boschker 23. van der Vaart

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Netherlands – UEFA Euro 2012

1. Stekelenburg 2. Van der Wiel 3. Heitinga 4. Mathijsen 5. Bouma 6. Van Bommel (c) 7. Kuyt 8. N. De Jong 9. Huntelaar 10. Sneijder 11. Robben 12. Vorm 13. Vlaar 14. Schaars 15. Willems 16. Van Persie 17. Strootman 18. L. De Jong 19. Narsingh 20. Afellay 21. Boulahrouz 22. Krul 23. Van der Vaart

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Netherlands – 2014 FIFA World Cup

1. Cillessen 2. Vlaar 3. De Vrij 4. Martins Indi 5. Blind 6. De Jong 7. Janmaat 8. De Guzmán 9. Van Persie (c) 10. Sneijder 11. Robben 12. Verhaegh 13. Veltman 14. Kongolo 15. Kuyt 16. Clasie 17. Lens 18. Fer 19. Huntelaar 20. Wijnaldum 21. Memphis 22. Vorm 23. Krul

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