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Eloy Victor Room (born 6 February 1989) is a Curaçaoan professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew SC and the Curaçao national team. He formerly played for Vitesse, Go Ahead Eagles and PSV. He was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Eloy Room
Room Eloy Columbus Crew SC Meet the Team 2019.jpg
Room with Columbus Crew SC in 2019
Personal information
Full name Eloy Victor Room[1]
Date of birth (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Nijmegen, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Columbus Crew SC
Number 1
Youth career
1996–1998 SCE
1998–2001 NEC
2001–2002 Union
2002–2008 Vitesse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2017 Vitesse 133 (0)
2013–2014Go Ahead Eagles (loan) 20 (0)
2017–2019 PSV 3 (0)
2017–2018 Jong PSV 14 (0)
2019– Columbus Crew SC 4 (0)
National team
2010 Netherlands U20 1 (0)
2015– Curaçao 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2019

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Club careerEdit

VitesseEdit

Room joined Vitesse at the age of thirteen, having played for numerous clubs, including SCE, local rivals NEC Nijmegen, and Union.

After impressing for the Vitesse youth sides, Room was promoted to the first-team squad for the 2008–09 campaign. On 8 March 2009, Room made his Vitesse debut in a 1–0 defeat against Volendam, replacing the injured Piet Velthuizen in the 13th minute.[2] On 18 April 2009, Room was given his first Vitesse start by manager Theo Bos in a 2–1 victory against AZ.[3] Room made his breakthrough in the Vitesse first-team squad in the 2010–11 campaign, following elthuizen's departure to Spanish side Hércules, appearing thirty-three times in the league out of a possible thirty-four. However, after only a year, Velthuizen re-joined the Dutch side after struggling to adapt in Spain, therefore displacing Room once again.

On 30 June 2013, Room joined Go Ahead Eagles on a season-long loan, to gain first-team football.[4] On 4 August 2013, Room made his Go Ahead Eagles debut in a 1–1 draw with Utrecht.[5] On 29 January 2014, six months later, Room's loan deal at Go Ahead Eagles was cut short by Vitesse, due to an injury to back-up goalkeeper Marko Meerits.[6] Room left Go Ahead Eagles after making twenty league starts and two cup appearances.

Although Room returned to Vitesse, he failed to make an appearance in the remainder of the 2013–14 campaign due to Velthuizen's impressive form. In the 2014–15 campaign, Room finally displaced long-term goalkeeper Velthuizen after some disappointing displays. Room went on to appear in all thirty-four league fixtures in Vitesse's 2015–16 campaign; he also played the entirety of their KNVB Cup and UEFA Europa League campaigns as well.

Room played as Vitesse won the final of the KNVB Cup 2–0 against AZ Alkmaar on 30 April 2017 to lead the club, three-time runners-up, to the title for the first time in its 125-year history.[7][8]

PSVEdit

On 16 August 2017, Room joined fellow Eredivisie side PSV after a fifteen-year spell at Vitesse.[9]

He came off the bench on 15 April 2018 as PSV beat rivals Ajax 3–0 to clinch the 2017–18 Eredivisie title.[10]

Columbus Crew SCEdit

On 5 July 2019, Room was signed by Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew SC.[11]

International careerEdit

Room made his senior debut in a 1–0 win against Trinidad and Tobago on 6 June 2015.[12] He was named man of the match.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 10 August 2019[14][15]
Club Season League Cup[a] Continental[b] Other[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vitesse 2008–09 Eredivisie 3 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10 Eredivisie 3 0 0 0 3 0
2010–11 Eredivisie 33 0 3 0 36 0
2011–12 Eredivisie 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2012–13 Eredivisie 2 0 4 0 0 0 6 0
2013–14 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Eredivisie 23 0 3 0 4 0 30 0
2015–16 Eredivisie 34 0 0 0 2 0 36 0
2016–17 Eredivisie 33 0 5 0 38 0
2017–18 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 133 0 16 0 2 0 4 0 155 0
Go Ahead Eagles (loan) 2013–14 Eredivisie 20 0 2 0 22 0
PSV 2017–18 Eredivisie 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2018–19 Eredivisie 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Jong PSV 2017–18 Eerste Divisie 14 0 14 0
Columbus Crew SC 2019 MLS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 174 0 20 0 2 0 4 0 200 0
  1. ^ All appearances in the KNVB Cup
  2. ^ All appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ All appearances in the Eredivisie European play-offs

InternationalEdit

As of 30 June 2019[16]
Curaçao
Year Apps Goals
2015 5 0
2016 6 0
2017 9 0
2018 5 0
2019 7 0
Total 32 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elroy Room en Joel Saro geselecteerd door bondscoach Patrick Kluivert voor Curaçao" (in Dutch). Het voetbalportaal van Gelderland. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Volendam vs. Vitesse". Soccerway. 8 March 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  3. ^ "AZ vs. Vitesse". Soccerway. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Eloy Room". From Arnhem With Love. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Utrecht vs. Go Ahead Eagles". Soccerway. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Injury crisis sees Eloy Room return to Vitesse". Football Oranje. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  7. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/amp/idUKKBN17W0PR
  8. ^ http://www.espn.co.uk/football/lineups?gameId=475656
  9. ^ "Eloy Room leaves for PSV". Vitesse Official Site. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  10. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43776657
  11. ^ https://www.columbuscrewsc.com/post/2019/07/05/columbus-crew-sc-signs-goalkeeper-eloy-room
  12. ^ "Soca Warriors stumble in Curacao 1-0". Guardian.co.tt. 7 June 2015. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Kluivert en Curaçao vertrouwen op 'sublieme Room'". Nos.nl. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  14. ^ Eloy Room at Soccerway
  15. ^ Eloy Room at Major League Soccer
  16. ^ Eloy Room at National-Football-Teams.com
  17. ^ a b c "Eloy Room- Career Honours". Soccerway.

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