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Nicky Hofs
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Personal information
Full name Nicky Hofs
Date of birth May 17, 1983 (1983-05-17) (age 26)
Place of birth    Arnhem, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Vitesse
Number 30
Youth career
1988–1995
1995–2001
Arnhemse Boys
Vitesse
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2001–2004
2004–2009
2008–2009
2009–
Vitesse
Feyenoord
Vitesse (loan)
Vitesse
69 (15)
68 (21)
30 0(7)
13 0(1)   
National team2
2006 Netherlands 01 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 22:11, 12 November 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 7 July 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Nicky Hofs (born May 17, 1983, in Arnhem) is a Dutch football midfielder, who currently plays for Vitesse. In July 2009 he signed a 2-year contract with the club from the city where he was born.

Career overview

Nicky Hofs started playing football at the age of five, for his team Arnhemse Boys in the city of Arnhem, The Netherlands. It was soon discovered he possessed considerable talent and when twelve years old scouts from both Ajax and Vitesse Arnhem showed interest. After failing his trial at Ajax in Amsterdam, Vitesse (his favourite Dutch team) decided to sign him.

He first appeared in professional football in the 2001/2002 season, playing 13 games for Vitesse and scoring two goals. Halfway through the 2004/2005 season he was signed by Feyenoord. Nicky Hofs left Vitesse having played 69 official league games for the club and scored fifteen goals.

In his first season for Feyenoord he played 13 league games. In his second season Hofs started off great, scoring four goals in six matches. However, he suffered a major knee injury, which limited the number of games he was able to play in the 2005/2006 season to only 14.

International games

Nicky Hofs is a Netherlands Under 21 regular, and has won one cap for the Dutch national team. He was not selected for the Dutch national team for the World Cup 2006 in Germany, but joined the Netherlands U21 for the UEFA U-21 Championship 2006 in Portugal. With two goals in the semi-finals and one in the final, he played a vital role in winning the European title. Hofs finished second on the tournaments topscorers list, one goal behind Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

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Nicky Hofs
Personal information
Full name Nicky Hofs
Date of birth 17 May 1983 (1983-05-17) (age 27)
Place of birth    Arnhem, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Vitesse
Number 30
Senior clubs
Years Club
2001-2004
2005-2008
2008-
Vitesse
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Vitesse
National team
2006 Netherlands

Nicky Hofs (born 17 May 1983) is a Dutch football player. He plays for Vitesse.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague
2001/02VitesseEredivisie132
2002/03132
2003/04275
2004/05166
2004/05Feyenoord RotterdamEredivisie125
2005/06143
2006/07197
2007/08236
2008/09VitesseEredivisie307
2009/10
CountryNetherlands 16743
Total 16743

International career statistics

Netherlands national team
YearAppsGoals
200610
Total10

References


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