Kevin Strootman is a Dutch footballer, who currently plays for PSV Eindhoven. He primarily plays as a central midfielder. Playing in a primarily central midfield position, he can also feature as a holding midfielder or a deep lying playmaker. Strootman began his career with VV Rijsoord and signed a youth contract for RJO Sparta Rotterdam in 2007. He was promoted to the senior team in January 2008. His first full season proved to be very successful and he caught the eye of bigger clubs in the Eredivisie. On 28 June 2011, it was announced Strootman transferred to Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven in a duo-transfer with FC Utrechtteammate Dries Mertens for a combined total of 13 million euros. On 24 September 2011, Strootman scored his first goal for PSV in a 7–1 win overRoda JC and scored his second goal in a 6–1 win over Groningen. Kevin Strootman made his international debut in the friendly against Austria on 9 February 2011, replacing Theo Janssen. He scored his first international goal against Finland on 6 September 2011, and was included in the Dutch Euro 2012 squad.