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Ronnie Stam


Ron Theodorus "Ronnie" Stam is a Dutch footballer who plays as a right back for Wigan Athletic. After starting his footballing career with amateur side PCP, the eight-year old Stam joined hometown club NAC Breda. He played in the youth of NAC for five years, before he was picked up by Dutch giants Feyenoord. Eventually, Stam was at Feyenoord's youth academy for five years, but he decided to return to NAC Breda. His debut came on 25 May 2003, where he was substituted in the 84th minute for club top scorer, Orlando Engelaar. The following season, Stam played his first European match against Newcastle United. In the summer of 2006, Stam was offered a contract extension by NAC. In the summer of 2008, FC Twente managed to sign Stam shortly before the end of the transfer deadline at a transfer fee of 2.5 million euros. On 13 September 2008, Stam made his debut for FC Twente in the home match against N.E.C.. On 14 December 2008, Stam scored his first goal for Twente, in the away match against FC Groningen. He officially joined Wigan Athletic on the 30 July 2010 signing a three-year contract. He scored his first goal for Wigan against Bolton Wanderers on 5 January 2011.
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