Frank Verlaat

Frank Verlaat (born 5 March 1968) is a Dutch former football defender, who retired in 2007, after a professional career of 21 years.

Frank Verlaat
Personal information
Full name Frank Verlaat
Date of birth (1968-03-05) 5 March 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 Ajax 17 (0)
1989–1992 Lausanne 104 (15)
1992–1995 Auxerre 109 (15)
1995–1999 VfB Stuttgart 104 (6)
1999–2000 Ajax 21 (3)
2000–2003 Werder Bremen 81 (5)
2003–2004 Austria Wien 19 (3)
2004–2007 Sturm Graz 87 (3)
Total 542 (50)
National team
1995 Netherlands 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He had a long career throughout Europe, playing in the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Germany and finishing his career in Austria. He earned one cap with the Netherlands national team.

He is reputed to have had the fastest rise to starting in the final of a UEFA club competition, having started as centre-back for Ajax in the 1986-87 European Cup Winners’ Cup final against Lokomotive Leipzig after making his league debut for Ajax only three days earlier.

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