Jan-Paul Saeijs

Jan-Paul Frederik Daniel Saeijs (born 20 June 1978) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a defender.

Jan-Paul Saeijs
Personal information
Full name Jan-Paul Frederik Daniel Saeijs
Date of birth (1978-06-20) 20 June 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth The Hague, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
HBS Craeyenhout
HVV
1997–1998 ADO Den Haag
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2006 ADO Den Haag 161 (12)
2006–2010 Roda JC 108 (7)
2009Southampton (loan) 20 (2)
2010–2012 De Graafschap 28 (0)
2012–2015 HBS Craeyenhout 80 (39)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Born in The Hague, Saeijs made his debut in professional football for ADO Den Haag in the 1998–99 season.

In January 2009, he joined Southampton on loan, with an option of making the deal permanent if Southampton were still in the Championship at the end of the 2008–09 season.[1] He made his debut in a 1–0 victory over Barnsley on 10 January.[2]

He scored his first two Southampton goals against Watford, a header and a 30-yard free kick.[3]

On 10 June 2010 Saeijs signed with Eredivisie newcomer, De Graafschap.[4] He signed a contract for 2 years.[5] Saeijs announced his retirement from professional football in May 2012 and signed with Topklasse side HBS Craeyenhout from his home city The Hague. He retired from football altogether in June 2015.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saints make Dutch raid". Southampton F.C. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Barnsley 0–1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Watford 2–2 Southampton". BBC. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Saeijs moet De Graafschap 'stabiliteit' brengen" (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  5. ^ "De Graafschap contracteert Jan-Paul Saeijs" (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 15 June 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Emotionele HBS-speler Jan-Paul Saeijs hakt knoop door: 'Ik stop met voetballen'". Omroep West (in Dutch). 7 June 2015.

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