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Jeffrey Bruma
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey van Homoet Bruma
Date of birth 13 November 1991 (1991-11-13) (age 18)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 43
Youth career
2006–2007 Feyenoord[2]
2007–2009 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Chelsea 001 000(0)
National team
2009– Netherlands U-21 003 000(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:03, 24 October 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 October, 2009 (UTC)

Jeffrey van Homoet Bruma,[3] commonly known as Jeffrey Bruma (born 13 November 1991)[4] is a Dutch professional footballer, currently playing for Chelsea in the Premier League. His position is centre back. His older brother Marciano is also a footballer.[5]

Playing career

Bruma joined Chelsea's youth setup from Feyenoord at the age of 15 for a fee of £100,000,[2] and was making appearances for the reserve team by the age of 16.[6] In the 2007–08 season, Bruma played centre back in every round of the FA Youth Cup run to the final and made the most amount of appearances in the youth league.[4] Bruma also plays for the Netherlands U-19 national football team.[7]

In September 2009, Bruma was added to Chelsea's UEFA Champions League squad and was on the bench against Portuguese side F.C. Porto.[8] On 13 October 2009, Bruma made his debut for the Netherlands U-21 national football team in an Under-21 Championship qualifying game victory over Poland.[9] Eleven days later, Bruma made his Premier League debut for Chelsea, coming on as a substitute in a 5–0 victory over Blackburn Rovers.[10]

On 2 December 2009, Bruma made his Carling Cup debut, substituting Juliano Belletti in the quarter final in a match against against Blackburn Rovers, in which Chelsea lost on penalties.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Jeffrey Bruma". ESPNsoccernet. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/players/stats?id=140073&cc=5739. Retrieved 26 October 2009.  
  2. ^ a b "FA Youth Cup Final: How the teams line up". Daily Mirror. 16 April 2008. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport-old/football/2008/04/16/fa-youth-cup-final-how-the-teams-line-up-115875-20384517/. Retrieved 26 October 2009.  
  3. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (16 April 2008). "City lift The Cup". The Football Association. http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/FACompetitions/TheFAYouthCup/NewsAndFeatures/2009/FAYC_final_report2.aspx. Retrieved 26 October 2009.  
  4. ^ a b "Jeffrey Bruma". Chelsea F.C.. 25 October 2009. http://www.chelseafc.com/page/TheReservesProfiles/0,,10268~900394,00.html. Retrieved 24 October 2009.  
  5. ^ "Barnsley 1 - 0 Chelsea". Chelsea F.C.. 8 March 2008. http://www.chelseafc.com/matchreport/barnsley-1-chelsea-0-20080308_2249014_43357. Retrieved 25 October 2009.  
  6. ^ "The Prospects: Jeffrey Bruma". footballprospects.wordpress.com. 24 October 2009. http://footballprospects.wordpress.com/the-prospects/jeffrey-bruma/. Retrieved 24 October 2009.  
  7. ^ Dimond, Alex (15 September 2009). "Alex Dimond's Chelsea Report: Just who are Blues newcomers Hutchinson, Bruma and Borini?". Goal.com. http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2603/chelsea-special/2009/09/15/1502198/alex-dimonds-chelsea-report-just-who-are-blues-newcomers. Retrieved 26 October 2009.  
  8. ^ "Chelsea 1 - 0 Porto (Lineups)". UEFA. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/ucl/fixturesresults/round=2000028/match=2000378/report=lu.html. Retrieved 25 October 2009.  
  9. ^ "Poland 0 - 4 Netherlands". UEFA. 13 October 2009. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/under21/fixturesresults/round=2000006/match=2000118/report=lu.html. Retrieved 24 October 2009.  
  10. ^ "Chelsea 5 - 0 Blackburn". BBC. 24 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/8318512.stm. Retrieved 24 October 2009.  
  11. ^ "Blackburn 3 - 3 Chelsea". BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/8387299.stm. Retrieved 1 January 2010.  

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