Gregory van der Wiel - Player Profile


Full Name:Gregory Kurtley van der Wiel
Born:February 3rd, 1988 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Height:1.83
Position:Defender
Signed:February 1st, 2018
First Manager:Greg Vanney
Left Club:March 22nd, 2019
Career Stats: 34 appearances
Full Debut: March 3rd, 2018 - 0 - 2 Columbus Crew (MLS - )

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 2019  Major League Soccer 0 0 0 - 0 0 - - -
 2018  Major League Soccer 32 (2) 0 3 0.09 1 1 38.2% 20.6% 41.2%
32 (2) 0 3 0.09

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Oct 28th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Atlanta Utd 4 - 1
 Oct 21st, 2018 MLS  (A)  vs. Montreal Impact 0 - 2
 Oct 6th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 1 - 2
 Sep 29th, 2018 MLS  (H)  vs. New England Revolution 4 - 1
 Sep 22nd, 2018 MLS  (A)  vs. New York Red Bulls 0 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 None

Van der Wiel, 29, most recently spent time with Cagliari where he made six appearances across all competitions. Van der Wiel began his youth career in Amsterdam with his hometown club Ajax in 1996. He joined Ajax’s first team and made his professional debut on March 11, 2007. In seven seasons with Ajax, van der Wiel made 191 appearances scoring 12 goals and adding 17 assists in all competition (league and cup matches, including the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and UEFA Cup). At the conclusion of the 2009–10 season, van der Wiel was awarded the Johan Cruijff Award for Young Player of the Year. He also helped Ajax capture two Eredivisie league titles, two KNVB Cup and one Johan Cruijff Shield.

Following his time at Ajax, van der Wiel moved to French side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) of Ligue 1 in September 2012. In four seasons with the PSG, he made 132 appearances, scoring four goals and adding 22 assists in all competitions. Included in those appearances were 26 matches in the UEFA Champions League, where he registered eight assists and helped PSG reach four consecutive UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. With PSG, van der Wiel won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles (2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16), back-to-back Coupe de France (2014–15, 2015–16), and three consecutive Coupe de la Ligue (2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16) and Trophée des Champions (2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16).

Van der Wiel signed with Turkish club Fenerbahçe after his contract expired with PSG at the end of the 2016 season. He made 17 appearances registering one assist in all competitions. He left Fenerbahçe after one season to join Cagliari.

Van der Wiel has earned 46 caps for the Dutch National team, with his first appearance coming on February 11, 2009, when he appeared as a substitute in a friendly against Tunisia. His first competitive appearance for the Netherlands came on March 28, 2009 in a 3-0 victory over Scotland in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Van der Wiel was a starter for the Dutch team that finished as runners up to Spain in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was also part of the UEFA Euro 2012 squad.

Contract terminated by mutual consent after training ground issues at the start of the 2019 season.

 Goals Scored
None.

Representing Netherlands

International Caps: 46
International Goals: 0

International Debut:
February 11th, 2009 vs. Tunisia

Played in WC 2010. Was in the starting 11 for the final.

Played in Euro 2012