Valentin Verga

Valentin Verga (born 7 October 1989) is an Argentine-born Dutch field hockey player who plays as a midfielder or forward for Amsterdam.[1]

Valentin Verga
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Verga in 2015
Personal information
Born (1989-10-07) 7 October 1989 (age 31)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current club Amsterdam
Youth career
0000–2000 GEBA
2000–2007 Almere
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–present Amsterdam
2017Terengganu
2019UniKL
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–present Netherlands 193 (35)
Last updated on: 6 February 2020

Club careerEdit

Verga has played his whole senior career for Amsterdam. In the Dutch winter break in 2017, he was the first Dutch player to play in the Malaysia Hockey League, he played for Terengganu.[2] In the winter of 2019, he returned to Malaysia, this time he played for UniKL.[3]

International careerEdit

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed for the national team in the men's tournament, winning a silver medal.[4][5] He was also part of the Netherlands 2016 Summer Olympic team.[5] His father Alejandro was also an Olympic hockey player, but for Argentina.[5] In 2018, Verga played in his third World Cup, where they won the silver medal. Due to his decision to play in the 2019 Malaysia Hockey League, he was not selected for the 2019 FIH Pro League.[3] After the 2019 European Championships he returned in the national team for the FIH Olympic Qualifier against Pakistan.[6] In February 2020 he was dropped from the national team's training squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Valentin Verga - Hockey.nl". hockey.nl (in Dutch). Hockey.nl. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Valentin Verga speelt in Malaysia Hockey League (MHL)". hockey.nl (in Dutch). 10 January 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Caldas: Verga en Kemperman naar Maleisië, geen Pro League". hockey.nl (in Dutch). 8 January 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Men's Hockey: Netherlands". London2012.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b c "Valentin Verga Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  6. ^ Collewijn, Sander (26 October 2019). "Hockeyer Valentin Verga keert na verbanning terug in Oranje". parool.nl (in Dutch). Het Parool. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Max Caldas laat ervaren Valentin Verga buiten olympische selectie". ad.nl (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.

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