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Willem Korsten
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Full name Willem Korsten
Date of birth 21 January 1975 (1975-01-21) (age 35)
Place of birth    Nijmegen, Netherlands
Playing position left winger
Youth career
NEC Nijmegen
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1992-1993
1993-1999
1999
1999-2002
NEC Nijmegen
Vitesse Arnhem
Leeds United A.F.C (loan)
Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
4 (0)
75 (12)
7 (2)
23 (3)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 08:43, 19 June 2007 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Willem Korsten (born 21 January 1975 in Nijmegen, Gelderland) is a former Dutch professional footballer who played as a left winger.

Football career

Korsten played in the Netherlands for NEC Nijmegen and Vitesse Arnhem where he played well enough to earn a loan move to Leeds United. In this short amount of time Korsten showed he had the pace, skill and strength to cope with English football, scoring twice in games against Everton[1] and Derby County.[2] Leeds decided to pursue a permanent transfer.[citation needed] However, Tottenham Hotspur also made a bid for the Dutch midfielder which was accepted.[citation needed] Korsten chose to join Tottenham Hotspur permanently instead for a fee in the region of £1.5 million.[citation needed] He scored his first Tottenham goal in a 3-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield in April 2001.[3]

Korsten will be best remembered for scoring two spectacular goals for Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester United F.C. on final day of the 2000–01 season,[4] a match which proved to be his last as a professional footballer.

Due to injuries, his career was cut short at the age of 26[5].

Korsten returned to his former Dutch club, NEC Nijmegen, as a coach for its football academy[6].

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