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Mink Alphons Louis van der Weerden (Dutch pronunciation: [mɪŋk vɑn dɛr 'wɪrdən]; born 19 October 1988)[1] is a Dutch field hockey player who plays as a defender for Oranje-Rood and the Dutch national team.

Mink van der Weerden
Personal information
Full name Mink Alphons Louis
van der Weerden
Born (1988-10-19) 19 October 1988 (age 30)
Geldrop, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Oranje-Rood
Youth career
Oranje Zwart
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2016 Oranje Zwart
2016– Oranje-Rood
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Netherlands 156 (101)
Last updated on: 4 July 2019

He started playing hockey at HCAS and has since also played for Oranje Zwart and currently Oranje-Rood. Van der Weerden made his debut for the national team in 2010 and has since played in two Olympic Games, two World Cups and three European Championships. He studies physiotherapy.[2]


Club careerEdit

Van der Weerden took up field hockey aged 10 in 2000 following his mother at HCAS. Later he moved to Oranje Zwart. After Oranje Zwart merged in 2016 with EMHC he signed a four-year contract for the newly formed club HC Oranje-Rood.[3]

International careerEdit

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed for the national team in the men's tournament where the Netherlands won silver.[4] A penalty corner specialist, he was credited with the second victory in group play, over Belgium.[5] He also had a goal in the final against Germany, and ended as the tournament's top scorer with eight goals.[2]


  1. ^ Mink van der Weerden.
  2. ^ a b Mink van der Weerden.
  3. ^ "Van der Horst en Van der Weerden tekenen 4 jaar bij Oranje-Rood". (in Dutch). 11 January 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  4. ^ Mink van der Weerden.
  5. ^ "Netherlands rally for comeback victory". 1 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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