David Petrus Wenceslaus Henri Pröpper (born 2 September 1991) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Netherlands national team.

Davy Pröpper
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Pröpper playing for Brighton & Hove Albion in 2018
Personal information
Full name David Petrus Wenceslaus Henri Pröpper[1]
Date of birth (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 28)[2]
Place of birth Arnhem, Netherlands[2]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 24
Youth career
2002–2004 VDZ
2004–2008 Vitesse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Vitesse 142 (18)
2015–2017 PSV 67 (16)
2017– Brighton & Hove Albion 82 (2)
National team
2009–2010 Netherlands U19 4 (0)
2010–2013 Netherlands U21 5 (1)
2015– Netherlands 19 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:39, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:56, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

VitesseEdit

Pröpper made his Eredivisie debut for Vitesse on 17 January 2010 in a match against NEC at Stadion de Goffert, coming on as a substitute for Kevin van Diermen in the 84th minute.[4] He made his first appearance in the starting line-up on 13 April 2010, in a match against NAC Breda at the GelreDome.[4] Pröpper made 11 appearances in the Eredivisie in the 2009–10 season.

In his second season at Vitesse he scored his first goal for the club, opening an eventual 2–4 defeat to Ajax.[5]

PSV EindhovenEdit

On 8 December 2015, he scored the winning goal for PSV at home against CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League, ensuring a spot in the last 16 for PSV for the first time in nine years.[6] Pröpper played in every league game but one, scoring 10 goals in the 2015–16 title winning season, successfully defending their title from the year prior.[7]

Brighton & Hove AlbionEdit

On 7 August 2017, Pröpper signed for newly promoted Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion on a four-year contract, for a club-record transfer fee.[8] 5 days later he made his debut, playing the full game in The Seagulls first ever Premier League fixture. Brighton went on to lose 2–0 at home to eventual league champions, Manchester City.[9] He made his EFL Cup debut on 19 September coming on as a substitute in the 1–0 away loss at Bournemouth.[10] Pröpper again played the whole match at home to West Brom on 9 September where Brighton won 3–1, recording their first Premier League win.[11] Pröpper made 4 appearances in the 2017–18 FA Cup including the 2–0 quarter final defeat away to Manchester United.[12] On 7 April 2018, Pröpper was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Jonathan Hogg in a 1–1 home draw against Huddersfield.[13] On 4 May, Brighton were to face Manchester United again, this time in the league where The Seagulls won 1–0 at Falmer Stadium securing Premier League status. Pröpper played in the entire game.[14]

Early in his second season at The Albion he featured in the consecutive victory over Manchester United, claiming a 3–2 home win on the 19 August 2018.[15] He played in what was Brighton's only EFL Cup match of the season on 28 August coming on as a substitute in the 1–0 home loss to South Coast rivals, Southampton.[16] Pröpper scored his first goal for Brighton in a 2–1 league defeat away against Leicester on 26 February 2019.[17] Like the season prior, Pröpper made 4 appearances in the 2018–19 FA Cup where they went one step further, being knocked out in the Semi Final at Wembley against Manchester City in which Pröpper played in.[18] Pröpper was again a regular in the squad for the Sussex club where their safety was secured on 4 May as a result of Cardiff City losing at home to Brighton's bitter rivals, Crystal Palace.[19] This confirmation came exactly a year after The Seagulls secured their safety in the 2017–18 season.[20]

On the opening day of the 2019–20 season Pröpper set up Florin Andone's goal in a game where Brighton recorded their joint biggest away victory in the Premier League, beating Watford 3–0.[21][22]

International careerEdit

Pröpper has represented the Netherlands U-19 team in the qualification rounds for the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. On 14 November 2009, Pröpper made his debut for the U-19 Oranje in a qualification match against Cyprus, coming on as a substitute for Steven Berghuis.[23] On 17 November 2009, Pröpper was in the starting line-up and played the whole game in a match against Czech Republic.[24]

He made his senior debut on 5 June 2015, replacing captain Robin van Persie in the 57th minute of an eventual 3–4 friendly defeat to the United States at the Amsterdam Arena.[25] Pröpper scored his first goals for his country on his 6th cap in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on 3 September 2017, netting twice in the 3–1 home victory over Bulgaria.[26] In his next cap he scored again in a 3–1 victory, which was also in a 2018 World Cup qualifier, this time away to Belarus on 7 October 2017.[27]

Pröpper was part of the Dutch 2019 Nations League squad that finished as the runners up.[28] On 6 September, Pröpper came on as a substitute away against Germany in a Euro 2020 qualifier where the Dutch claimed a 4–2 victory.[29]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 29 December 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitesse 2009–10[4] Eredivisie 11 0 0 0 11 0
2010–11[4] Eredivisie 29 3 3 1 32 4
2011–12[4] Eredivisie 19 1 3 0 22 1
2012–13[4] Eredivisie 14 0 3 2 4[c] 0 21 2
2013–14[4] Eredivisie 35 7 2 0 1[c] 0 38 7
2014–15[4] Eredivisie 34 7 4 0 38 7
Total 142 18 15 3 5 0 162 21
PSV 2015–16[4] Eredivisie 33 10 2 1 8[d] 1 1[e] 0 44 12
2016–17[4] Eredivisie 34 6 2 2 6[d] 1 1[e] 1 43 10
2017–18[4] Eredivisie 2[c] 0 2 0
Total 67 16 4 3 16 2 2 1 89 22
Brighton & Hove Albion 2017–18[30] Premier League 35 0 4 0 1 0 40 0
2018–19[31] Premier League 30 1 4 0 1 0 35 1
2019–20 Premier League 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
Total 82 2 8 0 2 0 92 2
Career total 291 36 27 6 2 0 21 2 2 1 343 45
  1. ^ Includes KNVB Cup, FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes EFL Cup
  3. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ a b Appearance in Johan Cruyff Shield

InternationalEdit

As of match played 9 September 2019[32]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands 2015 1 0
2016 3 0
2017 4 3
2018 5 0
2019 6 0
Total 19 3

International goalsEdit

As of match played 9 September 2019. Netherlands score listed first, score column indicates score after each Pröpper goal.[32]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 September 2017 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 6   Bulgaria 1–0 3–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 3–1
3 7 October 2017 Borisov Arena, Barysaw, Belarus 7   Belarus 1–0 3–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

PSV

Netherlands

ReferencesEdit

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  13. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 Huddersfield Town – BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 7 April 2018.
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  15. ^ "Brighton 3–2 Man Utd: Brighton score three first-half goals to stun visitors - BBC Sport". Retrieved 10 September 2019.
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  31. ^ "Games played by Davy Propper in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
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  33. ^ "UEFA Nations League - Scores & Fixtures - Football - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 9 June 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.

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