Date of birth: 26/04/1997 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Netherlands
Youth career: Feyenoord Rotterdam
Senior career: Feyenoord Rotterdam
Squad number: —
Current national team: Netherlands U-17
Position: central defender, left-back, defensive midfielder
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Contract until: 30.06.2017
Player’s agent: Muy Manero
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of David Alaba & Thomas Vermaelen
– long shots
– free kick taking
– penalty kick taking
Style of play:
– ball playing central defender
– likes to play long balls
– likes to play the ball out of the defence
– likes to maraud forward
– likes to shoot from distance
– calm and level headed
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.
Calvin Verdonk comes from the Feyenoord Rotterdam academy, known as one of the best in the world. Despite his relative lack of height, he is a wonderful centre-back, making up for his physique with a great leap and speed. He is known to be good with the ball at his feet, great shot from distance and very good set pieces, including penalties. Thanks to these attributes confirmed by great games in the youth Feyenoord teams, he went to UEFA Under-17 Championship 2014 in Malta, where he formed a great partnership with Keziah Veendorp, and scored 3 goals, which is a fantastic result for a defender.
“In Holland people complain about the lack of good defenders. The nation is worried about the performances of the National team during the WC2014 in Brazil, especially the performances of our defenders… Luckily there are a few very good defenders lined up for the future! Calvin is a great example. Firstly Calvin has a perfect left pass and can deliver the ball to any teammate tailor-made. His style of play is attractive and efficient, but most importantly Calvin has the ability to win his duals with the opponent on the ground but also in the air. He has proven to be able to score when taking a free kick and with attacking corners he can be dangerous for the goal keeper due to his strong jumping power. Calvin is a very pleasant personality and is a great fit in the Muy Manero Players Family!”
(Fulco van Kooperen – manager Muy Manero)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.