Ralph van Dooren (born 6 June 1981) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a centre-back or midfielder.

Ralph van Dooren
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-06-06) 6 June 1981 (age 42)
Place of birth Maastricht, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Centre-back, midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 MVV 53 (1)
2004–2005 FC Eindhoven 11 (1)
2006 B68 Toftir 20 (1)
2006–2007 Hjørring
2008 B68 Toftir 2 (0)
2008–2009 EVV
International career
1999–2001 Netherlands U19
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club career edit

Van Dooren played for Eerste Divisie clubs MVV and FC Eindhoven before moving abroad to join Faroe Islands Premier League Football side B68 Toftir in March 2006. He duly became the first Dutch footballer to play in the football league of Faroe Islands. Van Dooren followed his then girlfriend to Denmark where he signed for second division club FC Hjørring[1] for the rest of the season 2006–2007.[2] However, he returned to B68 Toftir at the beginning of 2008.

He returned to Holland to play for amateur side EVV in November 2008, only to quit football months later after falling six meters from a balcony, injuring his back. He now works as a truck driver.[3]

International career edit

Van Dooren played for the Netherlands U19 national team.

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