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.
Room with Columbus Crew SC in 2019
|Full name||Eloy Victor Room|
|Date of birth||6 February 1989|
|Place of birth||Nijmegen, Netherlands|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Columbus Crew SC|
|2013–2014||→ Go Ahead Eagles (loan)||20||(0)|
|2019–||Columbus Crew SC||4||(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
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. On 18 April 2009, Room was given his first Vitesse start by manager Theo Bos in a 2–1 victory against AZ. 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. On 4 August 2013, Room made his Go Ahead Eagles debut in a 1–1 draw with Utrecht. 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. 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.
Columbus Crew SCEdit
|Go Ahead Eagles (loan)||2013–14||Eredivisie||20||0||2||0||–||–||22||0|
|Jong PSV||2017–18||Eerste Divisie||14||0||–||–||–||14||0|
|Columbus Crew SC||2019||MLS||4||0||0||0||–||0||0||4||0|
- As of 30 June 2019
- "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.
- "Volendam vs. Vitesse". Soccerway. 8 March 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "AZ vs. Vitesse". Soccerway. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "Eloy Room". From Arnhem With Love. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "Utrecht vs. Go Ahead Eagles". Soccerway. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "Injury crisis sees Eloy Room return to Vitesse". Football Oranje. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
- "Eloy Room leaves for PSV". Vitesse Official Site. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
- "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.
- "Kluivert en Curaçao vertrouwen op 'sublieme Room'". Nos.nl. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
- Eloy Room at Soccerway
- Eloy Room at Major League Soccer
- Eloy Room at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Eloy Room- Career Honours". Soccerway.