2008 Olympics Football Teams

The players in the Olympic football team prepared very hard for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The attackers, defenders, midfielders, goalkeepers … And who were the people behind the scenes? Trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, sports doctor, video analyst, media men, team managers and Press Secretary? China was the 22nd country to host the 2008 Olympics. The Olympic Games were held on August 8 to 24. In total there are 11 208 athletes participated in the games. After the games were also held the Paralympics in Beijng, 6-17 september 2008. The players who participated were at Olympic Football:

Attacker Olympic team:

Ryan Babel
Was born 19 december 1986 in Amsterdam. His nickname is: Bomb, Rio, the gun. Played as a striker, left winger, left a striker, but is currently in Liverpool as a right or left midfielder. Made his debut on 1 February 2004, at home against ADO the Hague, 2005 he made his debut as an international against Romania, Romania. He fell to Arjen Robben. He did and was therefore the youngest goalscorer after World War II. Babel is the next football player, also a successful rapper.
Roy Beerens
Was born on 22 december 1987 to Bladel. Until 2003 he played for the youth of PSV. This changed when Joop Brand saw his talent and let him play in B1. His development as a footballer was successful.During the season 2005-2006, Beerens rotate in the 2nd team of PSV, and he had to work out more often with the 1st team. On March 25, 2006, made his debut for PSV Beerens. In the away match against Willem II, he fell for Arouna Koné. At NEC, he did in the Derby? ?? against Vitesse. At the same time, he made his first on young Oranje.
Royston Drenthe
Was born on april 8, 1987 in Rotterdam. As a child, he played football for amateur Neptune. He was discovered by Feyenoord and played in the youth teams at Feyenoord. In 2005, he received his first professional contract with Feyenoord. In 2007 Drenthe would Real Madrid, but his contract with Feyenoord will run until 2009. Eventually to pay Real Madrid about 13 million euros to Royston Drenthe in Feyenoord.
Roy Makaay
Was born on 9 March 1975, Wijchen. Makaay played for Vitesse, CD Tenerife, Deportivo La Coruna, Bayern Munich, Dutch football teams. Rates: Copa del Rey, Supercopa, DFB-Cup, Football League Trophy, in the KNVB Cup, and the German and Spanish national championships. Makaay won the 2003 European Golden Boot standings and top scorer in La Liga.
Gerald Sibon
Was born on 19 april 1974 in Emmen. Sibon made his debut in the Premier League on 19 september 1993, FC Twente. Roda JC win Sibon in the KNVB Cup in 1997 and by his strong game will be a transfer to Ajax.Sibon twice with Ajax win the KNVB Cup and when the League title. He is still just two seasons at Ajax.Sibon moved to Sheffield Wednesday in England. He played four seasons for Sheffield. Back in the Netherlands as he plays for Heerenveen. Through its strong game will be a transfer to PSV. After two seasons he is leaving PSV again and goes to Germany for 1. FC Nuremberg and played there for one season. In the summer of 2007 he plays again at Heerenveen and sign a contract for two years. Sibon is one of the best shooters of all time from SC Heerenveen, who made 20 times or more in a season. May 2008, Sibon 34 years is, Foppe de Haan Announces Sibon in the first sample is the Olympic team for the Beijing Olympics.


Kees Luyckx
Was born on 11 February 1986, Castricum. Debuted as a professional football player on January 21 2007 at Sparta Rotterdam-Excelsior he played as defender and midfielder 13 appearances for Excelsior.
Calvin Jong-a-Pin
Was born on 18 July 1986 in Amsterdam. Calvin plays Defender for SC Heerenveen. Calvin Jong-a-Pin was taken after the season 2005/2006 from Heerenveen, FC Volendam and was placed in the selection of young people. In 2007 he was offered a contract.
Dirk Marcellis
Was born on april 13, 1988, Horst. Made his professional debut in 2006-2007 for PSV. In 2005, he proclaimed the Limburg Sports Talent of the year. 2008: young orange. February 2008 Marcellis signed a contract extension with PSV until mid-2012.
Erik Pieters
Was born on August 7, 1988, Tiel. He played in his youth to amateur football Rhelico. He was recommended the Manager of education at FC Utrecht and after a time got offered a contract. On 13 February 2007 Cartoon International Young Orange a new contract which ties him to the middle of 2011 at FC Utrecht. But not too long after that there was a transfer to PSV for an amount of approximately EUR 3 million. In July 2008, it is already talk of a transfer to Heerenveen this time.
Gianni Zuiverloon
Was born on 30 december 1986 in Rotterdam. Zuiverloon started in Feyenoord youth team and has been placed in the first team in the season 2004/2005. He made his debut on 22 August 2004 in the match Willem II-Feyenoord. During the season 2005/2006 he played for RKC Waalwijk, and a season later, in 2006/2007 he to SC Heerenveen. In May 2006, Zuiverloon player on the Dutch Olympic team in Toulon. On July 3 2008 Zuiverloon left after two seasons SC Heerenveen playing for West Bromwich Albion f.c. in the English Premier League.
Kew Jaliens
Was born 15 september 1987 in Rotterdam. Position: right back. Amateur clubs: Saqu Boys, Capelle and DVC. Debut as a professional: 25 May 1997: FC Groningen-Sparta 1-2. Inter Debut: March 1, 2006: Netherlands-Ecuador 1-0. Teams: Inter 10. Goals: 0.


Bb Bakkal
Was born on February 27, 1985 in Eindhoven. BB Bakkal is of Moroccan origin. He started playing football at the age of 11 on amateur DBS. He then went to the youth club PSV. During 2003-2004 Bakkal makes his debut in professional football for PSV. Since 2004/2005 Bakkal admitted to the A-squad.
Hedwiges Martinez-Maduro
Was born on 13 Feburary 1985 in Almere. Debuted in the season 2004-2005 Ronald Koeman in the first team of AFC Ajax in the away match against AJ Auxerre in the UEFA Cup. National coach Marco van Basten called Maduro after five matches for Ajax, for the Dutch team. Maduro made his debut in the away match against Romania. Then he played football in the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS to 20. In January 2008, he left Ajax. On January 18, “he said in the Radio news programme Flevoland, he went to Valencia.
Urby Emanuelson
Was born on June 16, 1986 in Amsterdam. He comes from the Ajax youth Academy. Ronald Koeman took him to the first team. He played at the World Youth CHAMPIONSHIPS for players up to 20 years, in which he scored a goal against Australia. In 2006 debuted Emanuelson in the Dutch national team.
Jonathan de Guzman
Was born on september 13, 1978 in Toronto. Jonathan de Guzman played since his childhood in Toronto, football. Already at the age of 12, he went to Europe to play football at Feyenoord. He stayed three years in Rotterdam to develop their talent. When three years had passed away, he was asked to stay for three more years. De Guzman if not for his eighteenth debut in the first team, due to the international regulation of minor footballers who brought in from abroad. Few months Guzman trained with the choice of Feyenoord and a few days after his eighteenth birthday, he made his debut.
Evander Sno
Was born on 9 april 1987 in Dordrecht. Evander started playing football in his 11th year on the DWS. He is named after the Boxer Evander Holyfield. He was discovered by Ajax. If A junior Sno, however, from Ajax to Feyenoord. In consultation Feyenoord Evander Sno was forced to leave for Celtic. Celtic paid about 400,000 euros for the Sno.


Piet Velthuizen
Was born on 3 november 1986 in Nijmegen. Piet Veldhuizen began at Quick 1888, and plays since 1999 in Vitesse.
Kenneth Vermeer
Was born on January 10, 1986 in Amsterdam. Vermeer was the first Fielder but later stopped. Two years Vermeer was the first goalkeeper in the Jong Oranje coach Foppe de Haan.


  • Attack: Nordin Amrabat was born 31 March 1987 in Naarden.
  • Midfielders: Siem de Jong was born on 28 January 1989 in Aigle
  • Goalkeeper Tim Krul was born on april 3, 1988 in the Hague.
  • Defense: Christian Kum was born on september 13, 1985 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The standby list

  • Ismaïl aissati was born on August 16, 1988 in Utrecht.
  • Istvan Bakx was born on 20 January 1986, Flushing.
  • Wout Brama was born on 21 August 1986, Almelo.
  • Luigi Bruins was born on 9 March 1987 in Rotterdam.
  • Lorenzo Davids was born on september 4, 1986 in Paramaribo.
  • Ryan Donk was born March 30, 1986, in Amsterdam.
  • Henrico Drost was born on 21 January 1987 Fight.
  • Marvin Emnes was born on May 27, 1988 in Rotterdam.
  • Tom Hiariej was born on 25 July 1988, Zuidbroek.
  • Jeremain Lens was born 24 september 1987 in Amsterdam.
  • Frank van der Struijk was born on March 28, 1985 in Boxtel


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