Gaston Taument

Gaston Taument (born 1 October 1970) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played mainly as a right winger but also as a second striker.

Gaston Taument
Feyenoord Gaston Taument 02.jpg
Taument in action for 'old' Feyenoord
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-10-01) 1 October 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth The Hague, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
VCS Den Haag
BTC Den Haag
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1997 Feyenoord 204 (45)
1989–1990Excelsior (loan) 25 (1)
1997 Benfica 16 (0)
1998–1999 Anderlecht 11 (1)
1999–2000 OFI 15 (0)
2000–2002 Rapid Wien 61 (4)
Total 332 (51)
National team
1992–1996 Netherlands 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played the vast majority of his 14-year professional career with Feyenoord, amassing Eredivisie totals of 204 games and 45 goals over the course of nine seasons.

A Dutch international in the 1990s, Taument represented the nation at the 1994 World Cup and Euro 1996.

Club careerEdit

Born in The Hague, South Holland, Taument was a product of Feyenoord's youth system. He played one first-team match in 1988–89 and another in the following season before joining second division side Excelsior on loan, also in the city. During seven full seasons at De Kuip, he formed an efficient winger partnership with Regi Blinker (from 1991 to 1995, the pair combined for 61 Eredivisie goals).[1][2][3]

In July 1997, after nearly 300 official games with Feyenoord, Taument signed with Portugal's Benfica, but failed to establish himself at the club, scoring just once in a Taça de Portugal tie against Rio Ave.[4][5] He moved in the next transfer window to Anderlecht, also being rarely played during his tenure.

After spending the 1999–2000 campaign in Greece with OFI Crete, Taument was first-choice during his spell in the Austrian Football Bundesliga with Rapid Wien, helping them finish second in his first year. He retired in June 2002 at the age of 31, and was named Dutch Football Talent of the Year in 1991.[6]

International careerEdit

Taument earned 15 caps for the Netherlands, scoring twice. He was a member of the squad at the 1994 FIFA World Cup – where he scored the winning goal in their first game against Saudi Arabia (2–1)[7]– and at UEFA Euro 1996.

Taument made his international debut on 12 February 1992, in a friendly with Portugal played in the Estádio de São Luís, in Faro (0–2 loss).




  1. ^ "Feyenoord bevecht een kampioenschap" [Feyenoord fights for championship] (in Dutch). Feyenoord Geschiedenis. 25 May 1993. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Taument, begeerd door Ajax: Ik kán op dit moment gewoon niets zeggen" [Taument, coveted by Ajax: I cannot say anything at the moment]. Trouw (in Dutch). 1 April 1996. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  3. ^ "1991: B.V.V. Den Bosch – Feijenoord" [1991: B.V.V. Den Bosch – Feyenoord] (in Dutch). Lunatic News. 2 June 2011. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Benfica ganhou 34 de 46 duelos, Rio Ave só três" [Benfica won 34 of 46 clashes, Rio Ave only three] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Taument". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 14 May 2018. Click on magnifying glass icon at end of row for details.
  6. ^ "Netherlands – Player of the Year and Other Awards". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Saudi Arabia – World Cup". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

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