21: Khalid Boulahrouz

Khalid Boulahrouz, also known as the Cannibal, is 26 years old and his registration is currently owned by Chelsea, and he is returning to the club in the summer after a period on loan at Sevilla. Khalid was born on the 28th December 1981, and is 1.83 metres tall and weighs 83 kilograms. He plays as a right-back and centre-back. After being very unstable in his youth, he settled at RKC Waalwijk in 2001 and started his professional career at the club. He also played for HSV, Chelsea and Sevilla. Last season, he did not appear much for Sevilla, making just 6 appearances.

 

Boulahrouz made his senior international debut on the 3rd September 2004 in a 3-0 win over Liechtenstein. He has featured a lot for Holland under van Basten’s reign and is one of the three players that played in all three group-stage matches for Holland in Euro 2008. Until now, Boulahrouz has appeared 26 times for Holland. Even though he has just suffered a major loss when his daughter died this week, Khalid chose to play in Holland’s last match aginst Russia on Saturday. He is one of 4 players to feature some part in all Holland’s games in Euro 2008.

Player Rating (out of 10) thanks to Goal.com:

Holland vs Italy: 7

Holland vs France: 9

Holland vs Romania: 6.5

Holland vs Russia: 6

 

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