Date of birth: 17/02/1997 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Sappemeer (Netherlands)
Youth career: VV Hoozegand, FC Groningen
Senior career: FC Groningen
Squad number: —
Current national team: Netherlands U-17
Position: central defender, defensive midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Mats Hummels & Thiago Silva
– commanding in defence
Style of play:
– ball playing central defender
– likes to hold up the ball
– likes to play the ball out of the defence
– likes to maraud forward
– likes to play long balls
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-3-3.
European Under-17 Championship 2014 runner-up with Netherlands.
No senior team appearances yet.
Keziah Veendorp comes from the FC Groningen academy, which he joined in 2008 from the amateur VV Hoozegand. The ‘Pride of the North’ youth academy’s focus is professionalism and development which can be seen today. Another player from FC Groningen, Richairo Zivkovic, will be playing for Ajax next season. Keziah is also on the radar of many very strong clubs, including PSG, Monaco or Ajax, but it seems that it would be best for him if he could stay in Holland and play in the Groningen first team, which he can achieve soon. At the recently finished UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Malta he was Jong Orange’s captain and he led his team all the way to the final, which they lost in the shootout to England.
“I am similar player to Hidde ter Avest and I like to think I am good in one-on-one situations.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.