Patrick John Miguel van Aanholt is a Dutch footballer who plays for Vitesse on loan fromChelsea as a left back. He was first selected for Chelsea in an FA Cup tie away to Preston North End in the 2009–10 edition of the Cup. He made his Chelsea debut, on 24 March 2010, in a 5–0 away win at Portsmouth. He scored his first career goal on 22 September 2010 in the 4–3 defeat to former club Newcastle United in the League Cup. On 6 January 2012, he returned to Chelsea during a season long loan at Wigan Athletic.
He made his professional debut on loan to Coventry City on 9 August 2009 starting in a 2–1 Football League Championship win over Ipswich Town. On 29 January 2010, van Aanholt joined Newcastle United on a one-month loan deal. A fter this, Van Aanholt joined Leicester City on loan until the end of the season on 26 January 2011. Van Aanholt scored his first senior league goal in a 4-0 victory over Burnley on 9 April 2011. On August 31, 2011, van Aanholt signed for Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan deal. On 17 January 2012, van Aanholt signed for Dutch club Vitesse on loan until the end of the season. On 11 July 2012, he rejoined Vitesse on a new loan deal for the 2012-13 season.