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Michael Reiziger
Personal information
Full name Michael John Reiziger
Date of birth May 3, 1973 (1973-05-03) (age 36)
Place of birth    Amstelveen, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1990–1996
1992–1993
1993–1994
1996–1997
1997–2004
2004–2005
2005–2007
Ajax
Volendam (loan)
Groningen (loan)
Milan
Barcelona
Middlesbrough
PSV
083 (1)
010 (2)
034 (6)
010 (0)
173 (0)
022 (1)
024 (1)   
National team
1994–2004 Netherlands 072 (1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Michael John Reiziger (born May 3, 1973 in Amstelveen, North Holland) is a former Dutch footballer, who played mainly as a right defender.

He is actually retired as a footballer and lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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Club career

Reiziger started his career with hometown's AFC Ajax, having two consecutive loan spells with FC Volendam and FC Groningen shortly after: with the latter, in 1993–94, he scored a career-best six goals, while operating also as a midfielder.

Upon his return to Ajax, Reiziger established himself as a renowned defensive element, helping the club to, among other conquests, the 1994–95 UEFA Champions League. In 1996 he signed for A.C. Milan, but after an injury-hit season he departed for FC Barcelona, where he spent the following seven years, arriving at the same time as countrymen and former Ajax boss Louis van Gaal: almost never an undisputed starter, he did manage to feature heavily for the Catalonians, amassing more than 200 overall appearances and helping the club to back-to-back league titles.

In 2004, Reiziger moved to Middlesbrough F.C. on a Bosman transfer. He scored once in the league for Boro, against Aston Villa in December 2004.[1] However, after another campaign dealing with several injuries, he left and returned to Holland, playing his final two years at PSV Eindhoven (in his second, he won the league, and was also reunited with Ajax, Barça and national team mate Patrick Kluivert, although the two rarely ever played).[2]

International career

Reiziger made his debut for the Dutch national team on October 12, 1994 against Norway. He played for his country at the UEFA Euro 1996, 1998 FIFA World Cup, Euro 2000 and Euro 2004, retiring from international play after the latter.[3]

Shortly after he signed for PSV, Reiziger said he would consider playing for the Netherlands again if the opportunity arose, but he was never recalled again, totalling 72 internationals in ten years.

Club statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
1990-91 Ajax Dutch League 1 0
1991-92 1 0
1992-93 1 0
1992-93 Volendam Dutch League 10 2
1993-94 Groningen Dutch League 34 6
1994-95 Ajax Dutch League 34 0
1995-96 26 1
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1996-97 Milan Italian League 10 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1997-98 Barcelona Spanish League 29 0
1998-99 26 0
1999-00 29 0
2000-01 25 0
2001-02 13 0
2002-03 21 0
2003-04 30 0
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2004-05 Middlesbrough Premier League 18 1
2005-06 4 0
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
2005-06 PSV Dutch League 13 0
2006-07 12 1
Total Netherlands 132 10
Italy 10 0
Spain 173 0
England 22 1
Career Total 337 11

Honours

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Ajax

Barcelona

PSV Eindhoven

Netherlands

References

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Simple English

Michael Reiziger
Personal information
Full name Michael John Reiziger
Date of birth 3 May 1973 (1973-05-03) (age 37)
Place of birth    Amstelveen, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1990-1996
1993
1993-1994
1996-1997
1997-2004
2004-2005
2006-2007
Ajax
→Volendam (loan)
→Groningen (loan)
Milan
Barcelona
Middlesbrough
PSV Eindhoven
National team
1994-2004 Netherlands

Michael Reiziger (born 3 May 1973) is a former Dutch football player. He has played for Netherlands national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague
1990/91AjaxEredivisie10
1991/9210
1992/9310
1992/93VolendamEredivisie102
1993/94GroningenEredivisie346
1994/95AjaxEredivisie340
1995/96261
ItalyLeague
1996/97MilanSerie A100
SpainLeague
1997/98BarcelonaLa Liga290
1998/99260
1999/00290
2000/01250
2001/02130
2002/03210
2003/04300
EnglandLeague
2004/05MiddlesbroughPremier League181
2005/0640
NetherlandsLeague
2005/06PSV EindhovenEredivisie130
2006/07111
CountryNetherlands 13110
Italy 100
Spain 1730
England 221
Total 33611

International career statistics

[2]

Netherlands national team
YearAppsGoals
199410
199550
199690
199770
1998111
199950
200080
200150
200260
200380
200470
Total721

References


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