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Mickey van der Hart (born 13 June 1994) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Lech Poznań in the Ekstraklasa.

Mickey van der Hart
Personal information
Full name Mickey van der Hart
Date of birth (1994-06-13) 13 June 1994 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Amstelveen, Netherlands
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Lech Poznań
Number 1
Youth career
0000–2007 AFC
2007–2012 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2015 Ajax 0 (0)
2013–2015Jong Ajax 27 (0)
2014–2015Go Ahead Eagles (loan) 22 (0)
2015–2019 Zwolle 82 (0)
2019– Lech Poznań 1 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Netherlands U18 2 (0)
2012–2013 Netherlands U19 6 (0)
2013–2016 Netherlands U21 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:55, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

AjaxEdit

Acquired into the Ajax Youth Academy from local amateur side Amsterdamsche FC in 2007, Van der Hart worked his way up the youth ranks, and had an outstanding 2011–12 season with the Ajax A1 youth squad.[2] That year, the under-20 team where he was first-choice keeper at the time, had won the national title (Nike Eredivisie),[3] as well as finished as runners-up in that season's NextGen Series (the Champions League equivalent for youth teams) when they lost to Inter Milan on penalties.[4] Van der Hart was awarded his first professional contract when he was pronounced as the first team's third-choice goalkeeper, as well as receiving the award for Talent van De Toekomst (Talent of the Future).[5] His first contract was a three-year deal, binding him to the club until June 2015.[6]

The 2012–13 season was Van der Hart's first with the Ajax first team since the departure of former third keeper Jeroen Verhoeven,[7] however with then first- and second-choice keepers Kenneth Vermeer and Jasper Cillessen each having an injury-free season, Van der Hart was unable to make his debut for the first team, meanwhile still playing in the Ajax A1 youth squad, where he was still eligible to participate due to his young age.[8] On 8 April 2013, an opportunity presented itself for Van der Hart to appear as second choice keeper behind Jasper Cillessen, following a red card suspension to Kenneth Vermeer. That void would however be filled by Chiel Kramer, first keeper of the reserves team Jong Ajax, since Van der Hart was sidelined due to a groin injury at the time.[9] Ajax would eventually go on to win the national title in what would be Van der Hart's first season as a professional.[10]

The 2013–14 season saw Van der Hart maintain his position as Frank de Boer's third choice behind Kenneth Vermeer and Jasper Cillessen,[11] as the season opened with Ajax winning the Dutch Super Cup (Johan Cruijff Shield).[12] Van der Hart made his professional debut on 9 August 2013 in the Eerste Divisie keeping for Jong Ajax, where he is still eligible to play, having made less than 15 appearances for Ajax first team in the Eredivisie.[13] The match against Oss in which he played the full 90 minutes ended in a 2–0 loss for the Amsterdammers, in what would be only Jong Ajax second match ever in professional football, with the team having moved up from the Beloften Eredivisie before the start of the season.[14]

Go Ahead Eagles (loan)Edit

On 9 June 2014, it was announced that Van der Hart would serve a season-long loan spell with Go Ahead Eagles in Deventer, joining the likes of Nick de Bondt and Sven Nieuwpoort who had transferred to the club from Ajax during the same transfer window as well.[15]

PEC ZwolleEdit

On 14 August 2015, it was announced that Van der Hart had been sold to Eredivisie side Zwolle. He signed a one year-deal with the club, an extension option included.[16]

Lech PoznańEdit

On 21 May 2019 he signed a three-year contract with Polish side Lech Poznań.[17] He made his debut in Lech on 20 July 2019 in a game against defending champion Piast Gliwice.[18]

International careerEdit

Van der Hart has represented Netherlands U-18 and Netherlands U-19. On 11 November 2011, Van der Hart made his debut for Netherlands U-18 in a friendly encounter against Romania U-18.[19] On 7 September 2012, Van der Hart made his debut for the under-19 team in a friendly match against Greece U-19.[20] He was selected by head coach Wim van Zwam to participate in the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship in Lithuania.[21] Van der Hart played in all the group matches, of which 1 was won, and 2 were lost, failing to advance past the group stage.[22] On 2 August 2013, head coach of the Netherlands U-21 team Albert Stuivenberg selected Van der Hart for the 32-man provisional squad, ahead of the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. On 9 August 2013, however, it was announced that Van der Hart had not made the final 22-man squad selection for the tournament.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

Van der Hart is the grandson of former Ajax central defender Cor van der Hart.[24]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 21 July 2019[25][26]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Jong Ajax 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 27 0 27 0
Total 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
Ajax 2013–14 Eredivisie 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Go Ahead Eagles 2014–15 Eredivisie 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Total 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Zwolle 2015–16 Eredivisie 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
2016–17 34 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
2017–18 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2018–19 29 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
Total 82 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 91 0
Lech Poznań 2019–20[27] Ekstraklasa 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 132 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 144 0

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Johan Cruijff Shield and Play-off matches.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Ajax A1 (under-19)
Ajax

IndividualEdit

  • AFC Ajax Talent of the Future: 2011–12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mickey van der Hart profile". Soccerway.com. 2 March 2012. Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Amsterdamsche Football Club Persmap" (PDF). AFC.nl. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Beste Spelers Nike A-junioren Eredivisie seizoen 2011/'12" (PDF). Nikefootball.com. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Ajax A1 verliest finale van NextGen Series van Inter Milan". Voetbal Centraal. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Van der Hart talent van de Toekomst". Ajax.nl. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Keeper Van der Hart tekent contract tot 2015". Ajaxlife.nl. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Van der Hart wordt derde keeper". Ajax Showtime. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Van der Hart veel te danken aan Fred Grim". Ajax1.nl. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  9. ^ "De Boer kiest jeugd boven Van der Sar". Sport1.nl. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Ajax freewheelend naar 32ste landstitel". AD.nl. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Ajax maakt alle rugnummers A-selectie bekend". Ajaxlife.nl. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Ajax verovert pas na verlenging de Johan Cruijff Schaal". Voetbal International. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  13. ^ "Jong Ajax ten onder tegen FC Oss". AT5. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  14. ^ "FC Oss in eigen huis te sterk voor Jong Ajax". NU.nl. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  15. ^ "Van der Hart deze week gekeurd bij Eagles". Ajax Showtime. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  16. ^ PEC Zwolle rondt komst Van der Hart af (Dutch). Voetbal International. 14 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Mickey van der Hart piłkarzem Lecha" (in Polish). Lech Poznań. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Piast Gliwice - Lech Poznań 1:1" (in Polish). Lech Poznań. 20 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Netherlands U-18 friendlies 2011". Worldfootball.net. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  20. ^ "All U-19 friendlies 2012". Worldfootball.net. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  21. ^ "Drie Ajacieden geselecteerd voor EK-19". Ajaxonline.org. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  22. ^ "O-19 uitgeschakeld op EK". OnsOranje.nl. 26 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  23. ^ "Voorlopige selectie Jong Oranje telt 32 spelers". KNVB.nl. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 12 September 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  24. ^ "Van der Hart kent zijn rol". Ajax.nl. 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 11 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  25. ^ "Mickey van der Hart » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  26. ^ "M. van der Hart". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  27. ^ "Sezon 2019/20" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 21 July 2019.

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