3: John Heitinga

John Heitinga is 24 years old and he plays in the positions of right-back and centre-back. He has been playing for Ajax Amsterdam ever since starting professional football in 2001, but he has now agreed on a move to Spanish club Atletico Madrid after Euro 2008. The number he’ll be wearing is still unknown. He was born in Alphen aan den Rijn on the 15th November 1983, and is 1.80 metres tall and weighs 75 kilograms. In the 2007/08 season, he was in the Ajax squad that ranked 2nd in the Eredivisie. He will now try his luck in La Liga.

Heitinga made his debut for Holland on the 18th February 2004 against the USA and made an instant impact. He was selected in the squad for international competition, and played regularly, earning 39 caps until today. Heitinga also has the ability to score goals, registering 5 international goals. In Euro 2008, he was assigned the number 3 jersey by Marco van Basten.

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

Holland vs Italy: 6

Holland vs France: -

Holland vs Romania: 7

Holland vs Russia: 5.5

 

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