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Timothy Derijck (born 25 May 1987) is a Belgian footballer. He currently plays as a centre back in the Jupiler Pro League for Gent.

Timothy Derijck
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Personal information
Full name Timothy Derijck
Date of birth (1987-05-25) 25 May 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Liedekerke, Belgium
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 76
Youth career
1994–2000 Denderleeuw
2000–2005 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 Feyenoord 23 (1)
2006NAC Breda (loan) 12 (1)
2007–2008Dender (loan) 30 (1)
2009–2011 ADO Den Haag 82 (8)
2011–2014 PSV 43 (4)
2013–2014Utrecht (loan) 16 (0)
2014 Jong PSV 1 (0)
2014–2016 ADO Den Haag 49 (3)
2016–2018 Zulte Waregem 61 (9)
2018– Gent 7 (0)
National team
2003 Belgium U16 2 (0)
2003–2004 Belgium U17 17 (3)
2004 Belgium U18 1 (0)
2004–2006 Belgium U19 24 (8)
2007 Belgium U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Derijck is a product of the Anderlecht youth academy, but left the Brussels giants for Feyenoord before making it into the first team.[1] He also wore the jerseys of Dender and NAC Breda before joining ADO Den Haag in January 2009. It was where he developed himself into one of the most consistent defenders in the Eredivisie.[citation needed]

PSV EindhovenEdit

On 15 August 2011, PSV Eindhoven announced the signing of Derijck on a four-year contract from ADO Den Haag for a fee of €750,000. He was given the number 18 shirt. He made his debut on 21 August 2011 in PSV's 3–0 win over his former club Den Haag. He scored his first competitive goal for PSV in a 3–2 win over Achilles '29 on 27 September in the 2012–13 KNVB Beker. His first Eredivise goal for PSV was an equalizer against PEC Zwolle on 28 October 2012.[citation needed]

On 19 July 2013, it was announced that Derijck was sent on loan to FC Utrecht until the end of the season.[citation needed]

Return to ADO Den HaagEdit

On 26 August 2014, Derijck returned to his former club ADO Den Haag. He signed a two-year deal on a free transfer.[citation needed]

Zulte WaregemEdit

In June 2016, Derijck joined Belgian side S.V. Zulte Waregem.[2]


In August 2018, Derijck joined Gent.

International careerEdit

On 5 September 2011, he received his first call up to the senior Belgium national team for the friendly match against the United States. Coach Georges Leekens called him to replace the injured Jan Vertonghen. However, he was an unused substitute in a 1–1 draw.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Timothy Derijck on Archived 7 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Timothy Derijck verlaat ADO en zet carrière voort bij Zulte Waregem". Omroep West (in Dutch). 9 June 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Zulte Waregem win second Belgian Cup". 18 March 2017.

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