Martijn Reuser

Martijn Franciscus Reuser (born 1 February 1975) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played top-flight football in both the Netherlands and England. He made one appearance for the Netherlands national team.[1]

Martijn Reuser
Reuser Roy Lindenburgh.jpg
Reuser (left) with Bryan Roy and Olaf Lindenbergh
Personal information
Full name Martijn Franciscus Reuser
Date of birth (1975-02-01) 1 February 1975 (age 47)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Netherlands U18 (manager)
Netherlands U16 (assistant)
Youth career
Rood Wit Amsterdam
Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2000 Ajax 45 (6)
1997–1999Vitesse (loan) 56 (14)
2000Ipswich Town (loan) 8 (2)
2000–2004 Ipswich Town 83 (12)
2004–2006 Willem II 47 (14)
2006–2008 RKC Waalwijk 40 (11)
2008–2010 NAC Breda 37 (1)
Total 317 (60)
International career
1998 Netherlands 1 (0)
Management career
2012–2013 NAC Breda (U19 assistant)
2013–2014 NAC Breda (U12)
2014–2015 NAC Breda (U15)
2014–2016 Netherlands U15 (assistant)
2015–2016 ADO Den Haag (U17 assistant)
2016–2018 ADO Den Haag(U16)
2016–2018 Netherlands U16 (assistant)
2018–2019 Netherlands U15
2018–2020 Netherlands U19 (assistant)
2019–2021 Netherlands U16
2020– Netherlands U18
2021– Netherlands U16 (assistant)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

CareerEdit

Born in Amsterdam, Reuser began his career at Dutch club Ajax and, having joined at youth level, made the step up to play in the first team. He was a skilful, goal-scoring midfielder who looked capable of being a permanent fixture in the Dutch national setup. His career was looking very promising, but he suffered a serious knee injury, which appeared to end his Ajax career. He moved to another Dutch side, Vitesse Arnhem. It was here that Reuser made his one and only international appearance against Ghana in a friendly. He did not really hit it off at Vitesse and was re-signed by Ajax.

He made only one appearance for the first team and he was loaned to English club Ipswich Town in the 1999–2000 season after being scouted by Romeo Zondervan.[2] Having scored a late winner on his début against Fulham[3] and a memorable goal to seal off Ipswich's play-off win against Barnsley at Wembley,[4] Ipswich signed him on a permanent basis.[5] During his four-year stay at Portman Road he established a reputation as a free-kick taker.[6] He was troubled by injury problems during his Ipswich Town career. Despite this, he managed to score six goals in his first full season with the club, establishing himself as one of the most dangerous attacking midfielders in the Premier League, helping Ipswich to an impressive fifth-place finish in the 2000–01 season and a return for the club to UEFA Cup football. After that, however, the injuries really set in. Ipswich were relegated the following season and he also fell out with new manager Joe Royle.

Reuser left Ipswich and joined Willem II for the 2004–05 season. He was less troubled by injury in the Netherlands, but he missed two months of the season with Achilles tendon problems. He was still the club's top scorer as the team finished 11th in the table. The following season was more difficult for Willem II. Reuser spent a lot of the season on the sidelines, and the side finished 16th in the table, which meant play-offs again for Reuser. He saved his side, with a hat-trick in their semi-final against FC Zwolle. Reuser signed for another Dutch side RKC Waalwijk for the 2006–07 season. He played for NAC Breda in the 2009–10 season. In January 2012, Reuser was linked with a return to former club Ipswich Town.[7]

Coaching careerEdit

Reuser started his coaching career in the 2012–13 season, where he worked as an assistant coach for NAC Breda's U19 squad.[8] During 2013, Reuser also did an internship at Ajax.[9] In the 2013–14 season, Reuser was in charge of NAC's U12 squad.

Ahead of the 2014–15 season, Reuser was in charge of NAC's U15s.[10] Beside that, he was also appointed assistant manager of the Dutch U15 national team.[11]

Beside his job for the Dutch U15 national team, Reuser joined ADO Den Haag in June 2015 as assistant coach for their U17s.[12] In the summer 2016, Reuser took charge of ADO's U16s.[13]

After leaving ADO in June 2018, Reuser worked in several roles for the Dutch youth national teams.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[15]
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ajax 1993–94 Eredivisie 2 0 1 0 1[c] 0 0 0 4 0
1994–95 Eredivisie 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1995–96 Eredivisie 18 3 0 0 4[d] 0 2[e] 0 24 3
1996–97 Eredivisie 19 3 0 0 3[d] 0 0 0 22 3
1997–98 Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1998–99 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Eredivisie 3 0 0 0 2[f] 1 0 0 5 1
Total 45 6 1 0 0 0 10 1 2 0 58 7
Vitesse Arnhem (loan) 1997–98 Eredivisie 24 6 0 0 0 0 24 6
1998–99 Eredivisie 32 8 2 2 4[f] 1 38 11
Total 56 14 2 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 62 17
Ipswich Town (loan) 1999–00 First Division 8 2 0 0 0 0 3[g] 2 11 4
Ipswich Town 2000–01 Premier League 26 6 1 0 7 0 34 6
2001–02 Premier League 24 1 2 0 1 2 3[f] 0 30 3
2002–03 First Division 16 2 1 0 0 0 1[f] 0 18 2
2003–04 First Division 17 3 2 1 1 0 1[g] 0 21 4
Total 91 14 6 1 9 2 4 0 4 2 114 19
Willem II 2004–05 Eredivisie 27 9 2 0 34 6
2005–06 Eredivisie 20 5 0 0 2[f] 0 0 0 22 5
Total 47 14 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 51 14
RKC Waalwijk 2006–07 Eredivisie 20 1 0 0 0 0 20 1
2007–08 Eerste Divisie 20 10 0 0 0 0 20 10
Total 40 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 11
NAC Breda 2008–09 Eredivisie 21 1 4 1 3[h] 1 28 3
2009–10 Eredivisie 15 0 1 0 3[i] 0 16 0
Total 36 1 5 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 44 3
Career total 315 60 16 4 9 2 26 3 6 2 372 71
  1. ^ Includes appearances in FA Cup and KNVB Cup
  2. ^ Includes appearances in EFL Cup
  3. ^ Appearance in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  4. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  5. ^ One appearance in Johan Cruyff Shield, one appearance in Intercontinental Cup
  6. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in UEFA Cup
  7. ^ a b Appearance(s) in First Division play-offs
  8. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League play-offs
  9. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals by national team and year[16]
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands 1998 1 0
Total 1 0

HonoursEdit

Ajax

Ipswich Town

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Martijn Reuser". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  2. ^ "The Ex-Files: Martijn Reuser". www.twtd.co.uk. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Ipswich 1 Fulham 0". Sporting Life. 25 March 2000. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Ipswich triumph at last". BBC Sport. 29 May 2000. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Ipswich go Dutch". BBC Sport. 23 June 2000. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  6. ^ "My Favourite Footballer ... Martijn Reuser". The Equaliser (Blog). 27 September 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  7. ^ Martijn Reuser Archived 20 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine NAC Breda. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  8. ^ Oud-prof Martijn Reuser: 'NAC-Ajax wordt een dolle avond', omroepbrabant.nl, 25 April 2013
  9. ^ Reuser: “Plezier essentieel in jeugdopleiding”, ajax1.nl, 6 March 2013
  10. ^ Martijn Reuser combineert NAC Breda D2 met Nederlands Elftal voor spelers onder de 15 jaar, nacbreda1912.wordpress.com, 4 August 2014
  11. ^ NIEUWE COACHES NATIONALE SELECTIES, knvb.nl, 31 July 2014
  12. ^ Reuser als jeugdcoach aan de slag bij ADO, fcupdate.nl, 5 June 2014
  13. ^ ADO DEN HAAG ONDER 16 VIA EXCELSIOR DOOR NAAR VOLGENDE RONDE BEKERTOERNOOI, adodenhaagjeugd.nl, 28 August 2016
  14. ^ Profile at LinkedIn, linkedin.com
  15. ^ Martijn Reuser at Soccerbase
  16. ^ Martijn Reuser at National-Football-Teams.com
  17. ^ "Ipswich triumph at last". BBC News. 29 May 2000. Retrieved 25 September 2019.

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