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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Biography

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, nicknamed The Hunter, is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Schalke 04 and the Dutch national football team. A prolific striker, he has often been compared in style to players such as Marco van Basten and Ruud van Nistelrooy. Huntelaar at the age of five, joined the local football team VV H. en K. where he played for the next six years. Soon after, he was scouted by De Graafschap and on 6 April 1994 he signed his first youth contract, aged 11. In the 1997–98 season, the 14-year-old Huntelaar was the main striker for the C-team at De Graafschap, having scored 33 goals in 20 matches. His goalscoring abilities drew the attention of PSV, who subsequently signed him in June 2000. In his first season at PSV, Huntelaar quickly established himself as a prolific goalscorer, scoring 26 goals in 23 games to become top scorer in the youth league. In 2003, he was sent on loan to De Graafschap, and the following season to Eerste Divisie side AGOVV Apeldoorn. At the end of his loan at AGOVV, Huntelaar signed on with SC Heerenveen. In January 2006 Huntelaar signed for AFC Ajax and scored his first goal for the team on 5 February 2006 against his former club SC Heerenveen in a KNVB Cup tie. Huntelaar joined Real Madrid in January 2009 for a fee of €27 million. In August 2009, Huntelaar transferred to Serie A club AC Milan for a reported €15 million, signing a four-year contract. On 31 August 2010, Schalke 04bought Huntelaar for a fee of €12 million. On 19 September 2010, he scored his first goal for Schalke in a 3–1 home defeat against Borussia Dortmund. Named Dutch Football Talent of the Year and Ajax "Player of the Year" in 2006, Huntelaar was a part of the Dutch side that won the 2006 UEFA U-21 Championship where he became the tournament's leading goalscorer. . He is the all-time top scorer of the Netherlands U-21 national team with 18 goals in 22 appearances.  
Basic Player Info
Full Name Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Nationality Netherlands
Position Attacker
Last Club AC Milan
Shirt Number 11
Career
Clubs
AC Milan Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
FC Schalke 04 Aug 2010 - Jun 2017
Real Madrid Jan 2009 - Aug 2009
PSV Eindhoven Jul 2004 - Jul 2004
PSV Eindhoven Jul 2003 - Jul 2003
PSV Eindhoven Jul 2002 - Dec 2002
AFC Ajax Jan 2006 - Dec 2008
AFC Ajax Jul 2017 - Present
BV De Graafschap Jan 2003 - Jun 2003
SC Heerenveen Aug 2004 - Dec 2005
AGOVV Apeldoorn Aug 2003 - Jun 2004
National
Netherlands Jan 2006 - Mar 2016
Stats
Clubs
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AC Milan
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2009/2010 Serie A 25 7 0 2 0 1039
UEFA Champions League 3 0 0 0 0 170
Coppa Italia 2 0 0 0 0 150
Total 30 7 0 2 0 1359
FC Schalke 04
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Real Madrid
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AFC Ajax
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AFC Ajax
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SC Heerenveen
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National
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Netherlands
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016 France EC Qualification 8 5 1 1 0 566
2014 Brazil World Cup 3 1 1 2 0 52
WC Qualification Europe 2 2 1 0 0 134
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 8 12 0 0 0 684
European Championship 3 0 0 0 0 153
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 8 3 0 1 0 444
World Cup 4 1 0 0 0 48
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 4 1 0 1 0 346
European Championship 1 1 0 0 0 83
Total 41 26 3 5 0 2510

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Latest News & Articles

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No room for Huntelaar, Depay in Netherlands squad
No room for Huntelaar, Depay in Netherlands squad
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10 strikers who did nothing but score goals
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Transfer rumours of the day: 9 November 2015
Highlights: Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016 after losing 3-2 to 10-man Czech Republic
Highlights: Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016 after losing 3-2 to 10-man Czech Republic
Robin van Persie scored an own goal and a late goal on a forgetful night for the Oranje
Friendly Match Review: Netherlands 3 - 4 USA
Friendly Match Review: Netherlands 3 - 4 USA
USA beat Netherlands 4-3 in a friendly. They managed to score two goals in the last two minutes to clinch their first win over a European opposition since 1999.
Video: Memphis Depay scores freak headed goal for Netherlands
Video: Memphis Depay scores freak headed goal for Netherlands
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Bundesliga round-up: Augsburg hold Schalke to goalless draw, Hertha Berlin beat Paderborn 2-0
Bundesliga round-up: Augsburg hold Schalke to goalless draw, Hertha Berlin beat Paderborn 2-0
Hertha Berlin defeated Paderborn 2-0 while Schalke were held to a goalless draw by Augsburg.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar's header earns Netherlands late point against Turkey
Klaas Jan Huntelaar's header earns Netherlands late point against Turkey
The Netherlands drew 1-1 in the Euro 2016 qualifying match against Turkey here thanks to a late strike by Klaas Jan Huntelaar. Both teams needed a good result to maintain in the race for one of the top positions in Group A, but the pressure was especially on the home team on Saturday.
Highlights: Real Madrid 3-4 Schalke; Ronaldo breaks European record as Madrid qualify
Highlights: Real Madrid 3-4 Schalke; Ronaldo breaks European record as Madrid qualify
Match report and highlights from the Champions League Round of 16 second leg between Real Madrid and Schalke
Highlights: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid; Cristiano Ronaldo ends goal drought
Highlights: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid; Cristiano Ronaldo ends goal drought
Match report and highlights from Real Madrid's 2-0 win at Schalke in the Round of 16 in the Champions League
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar suspended for three more Bundesliga games
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar suspended for three more Bundesliga games
FC Schalke's Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has been suspended for the next three Bundesliga games for a wild tackle.
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