Daryl Janmaat

Daryl Janmaat


Personal Information

Full Name Daryl Janmaat
Date of Birth July 22, 1989
Nationality Dutch
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Role Right-back
Past Team(s)

Daryl Janmaat: A Brief Biography

Daryl Janmaat is a Dutch footballer who was born on July 22,1989 in Leidschendam, Netherlands. He is known to excel at the Right Back position in the field. He was the member of the Netherlands National team when it stood third in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Janmaat started playing football at a very young age and at the age of 7, he aligned himself with the Feyenoord Rotterdam Club where he learnt the skills of the game. He is the brother of former footballer Robin Janmaat so it was obvious for him have great hold on the game.


Janmaat made his senior team debut for his national team Netherlands in 2012 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The match was played against Turkey where the Dutch team won 2-0. Although he had been playing for Netherlands U20 and U21 teams since 2009,he hadn't scored any goals.

But the assistance he provided in goals was of immense value which was the prime reason for him to get selected into the team. He also provided major assists in the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Spain when Netherlands won by 5-1 and also in the third place playoffs against Brazil where the Dutch team won by a 3-0 score.

Club Career

Janmaat started his club career with a new team, ADO Den Haag in 2007-08 season. The season went quite well for him as he played 25 matches and scored 2 goals at right back position of play.

In 2008, Janmaat changed hands and joined the Heerenveen which proved out to a good decision for him. He was instrumental in paving the way for his club as they lifted the Dutch cup in the 2008-09 season with Janmaat appearing in 10 of the games. Over the time, his behaviour on the field went too harsh and he was given yellow cards occasionally. Thus, the club decided not to extend his contract after the 2011-12 season.

After leaving Heerenveen, he returned to his home club, Feyenoord for which he played 63 matches in two seasons and scored 5 goals. But that was not so productive as Feyenoord failed to get hands on a trophy.

His next destination was Newcastle United and he played an average game there in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 season with some ins and outs of the filed for various reasons. But failing to make a great contribution, he was released at the end of the 2015-16 season.

At present, Janmaat is playing for the Watford club and is performing great with a record of 5 goals in 40 matches until now.