Pelle van Amersfoort

Pelle van Amersfoort



Netherlands-32 (1)

Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 01/04/1996 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Heemskerk (Netherlands)

Height: 193cm

Youth career: HFC Haarlem, ADO ’20, SC Heerenveen (since 2012)

Current club: SC Heerenveen

Squad number: 40

Current national team: Netherlands U-19

Position: second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 350.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite round  (2/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2019

Player’s agent: firsteleven ISM development

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Peter Crouch & Kyle Lafferty



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– decent pace, despite his physique Untitled

– composure Untitled

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Style of play:

– number “9”/deep-lying forward/shadow striker

– one-on-one situation specialist

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– indirect set-piece threat

– efficient in his play and a natural eye for goal

– likes to attack from deep

– great work ethic and strong focus

– likes sniff out opportunities in and around the box

– plays with back to goal often


He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-3-3.

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League summary:

Eredivisie 2014/2015 (ongoing): 10 matches/0 goals (Heerenveen)



Pelle van Amersfoort joined Heerenveen in 2012 from his hometown team ADO’20. The “De Superfriezen” youth academy’s focus is professionalism and development which can be seen today with examples of players such as Daley Sinkgraven, Hakim Ziyech or Luciano Slagveer. Pelle is the next one tipped to be Eredivisie star in the near future. He made his professional debut on 20 September 2014 in a league fixture against Vitesse, in which he replaced Morten Thorsby after 66 minutes in a 1-1 draw. Little by little, he is becoming an increasingly important figure of Dwight Lodeweges squad. He is also a regular Netherlands youth international and currently is a main striker of “Oranje” U-19 setup.



“Comparison’s have been made to former Heerenveen star Bas Dost, and Jan Venegoor of Hesselink, with van Amersfoort certainly a player worth keeping an eye on. There isn’t currently a tall battering ram of a striker in the Netherlands national team, and if van Amersfoort can continue his development then he could fill that void in the future.”



Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.





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