Dani van der Moot

Dani van der Moot



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Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 07/03/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Zaandam (Netherlands)

Height: 184cm

Youth career: Hellas Sport Zaandam, FC Volendam, AZ Alkmaar, PSV Eindhoven (since 2012)

Current club: PSV Eindhoven/Jong PSV

Squad number: —

Current national team: Netherlands U-18

Position: centre forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (3/0), 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/2), Viareggio Cup 2014 (3/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2016

Player’s agent: Fulco van Kooperen – Muy Manero

Similar type of player: Klass-Jan Huntelaar



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Style of play:

– goal poacher

– one-on-one situation specialist

– selfish in the final third

– likes to shoot from distance

– likes to take unpredictable shots on goal

– killer instinct in front of goal

– likes sniff out opportunities in and around the box

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– often plays with back to goal


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre forward in 4-3-3.






European Under-17 Championship 2014 runner-up with Netherlands.


League summary:

Eerste Divisie 2014/2015 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (Jong PSV)



Dani van der Moot began his football career at local club Hellas Sport Zaandam. Then, he had a short spell at Volendam, and at 11 years old he joined AZ Alkmaar youth academy. In 2012, then 16-year old striker joined one of the best youth academies in the world – PSV Eindhoven. He made his professional debut for Jong PSV on 19 December 2014 in Eerste Divisie fixture against Telstar, in which he replaced Elvio van Overbeek after 62 minutes. Dani is also known for scoring beautilful goals, often outside of the penalty area. He has been a youth Holland international for many years – starting at U-15 all the way through U-17, where he played at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship 2014 in Malta. Jong Oranje won a silver medal and Dani was able to boast a 2 goal tally for the tournament.



“Dani was already noticed by AZ scouts when he was only 9 years old. He already set himself apart by scoring beautiful goals. When Dani joined the AZ youth academy at the age of 11, he soon scored many goals for his team. I remember his first AZ match; he scored straight away two goals of which one splendid header. From an early age, Dani had a natural drive for wanting to score goals. Due to his outstanding passing and header technique, he became top scorer and champion his first season at AZ. I really enjoyed training and coaching Dani. He is a player that asks and needs challenges, thus as a coach he kept me focused. I was forced to keep creating new challenges so that Dani would progress to full potential. With the support of his parents, he grew better every week and enjoyed playing football. I hope that Dani continues to develop by working hard and making use of his ability to always keep improving himself.”

(Michael Rippens – AZ Alkmaar youth coach)


“A typical centre forward, Van der Moot has been one of the most prolific strikers in Dutch youth football in recent years, firstly at AZ Alkmaar and then for PSV. In the 2011/12 season the striker netted an impressive 30 goals for AZ, and two years later PSV snapped the 16-year-old up on his first professional deal. His first season saw him net 14 times for PSV’s under 17’s, while so far this campaign Van der Moot has six goals.

A member of the Netherlands U17 squad that finished 2nd during last summers European Championships, Van der Moot is strong, agile and an excellent finisher, especially with his head. If Van der Moot continues to find the net for the U19’s this season then a call up to Jong PSV in the Eerste Divisie will not be far away, and that will give the striker the chance to prove his undoubted quality.”



Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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