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Dennis Gentenaar (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɛ.nɪs ˈɣɛn.tə.ˌnaːr]) (born 30 September 1975) is a Dutch former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.[1]

Dennis Gentenaar
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Personal information
Full name Dennis Gentenaar
Date of birth (1975-09-30) 30 September 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Nijmegen, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
ZOW
NEC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2005 NEC 170 (0)
2005–2006 Borussia Dortmund 10 (0)
2006–2009 Ajax 7 (0)
2009–2012 VVV-Venlo 50 (0)
2012–2013 Almere City 27 (0)
2013–2014 NEC 6 (0)
Total 270 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Gentenaar was born in Nijmegen. Coming from the amateur side ZOW, he made his professional debut for NEC on 26 November 1995 aged 20, at home against PSV Eindhoven which NEC lost 5–0. Gentenaar made another appearance later that season, but had to wait until 1998 to make his second appearance in professional football. During that season he played seven matches, still as the second goalkeeper for NEC. From the 2000–01 season, things changed for Gentenaar and he became NEC's first goalkeeper. Since then he only missed nine appearances in five seasons; during the last three seasons he did not miss a single match.

He developed into a trustworthy goalkeeper and his performance earned him a transfer to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. A year later he returned to the Eredivisie, to become second goalkeeper behind Maarten Stekelenburg at Ajax, at which time he won the 2007 KNVB Cup, his first career trophy. On 8 June 2009, he left Ajax and signed a two-year contract with VVV-Venlo. In 2012, he signed with Almere City FC for a two-year period. After a year in the First Division he returned to his former club NEC and signed a contract for one year. He ended his professional career in May 2014.

Personal lifeEdit

Gentenaar was born in the Netherlands, and is of Indonesian descent through his father.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League
Division Apps Goals
NEC 1995–96 Eredivisie 2 0
1996–97 0 0
1997–98 0 0
1998–99 7 0
1999–00 0 0
2000–01 29 0
2001–02 30 0
2002–03 34 0
2003–04 34 0
2004–05 34 0
Borussia Dortmund 2005–06 Bundesliga 10 0
Ajax 2006–07 Eredivisie 2 0
2007–08 5 0
2008–09 0 0
VVV-Venlo 2009–10 Eredivisie 7 0
2010–11 19 0
2011–12 24 0
Almere City 2012–13 Eerste Divisie 27 0
NEC 2013–14 Eredivisie 6 0
Total 270 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gentenaar, Dennis" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Dennis Gentenaar Darah Bandung, Almere City Unique".

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Rob Wielaert
N.E.C. Man of the Year
2003–2004
Succeeded by
Peter Wisgerhof