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Xander Houtkoop

Xander Houtkoop

Xander Houtkoop (born 26 March 1989) is a Dutch professional footballer of half Indonesian descent, who plays as a winger for VV Jubbega.

Xander Houtkoop
Personal information
Full name Xander Houtkoop
Date of birth (1989-03-26) 26 March 1989
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
VV Jubbega
Youth career
SC Heerenveen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
20092010 SC Heerenveen 0 (0)
20092010FC Emmen (loan) 36 (3)
20102011 Heracles Almelo 6 (0)
20112014 Go Ahead Eagles 93 (21)
20142015 ADO Den Haag 23 (3)
20152018 SC Cambuur 72 (7)
2018 HamKam 7 (0)
2019– VV Jubbega
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2018

He formerly played for FC Emmen, Heracles Almelo, Go Ahead Eagles and ADO Den Haag. Houtkoop is known for his speed, creativity, close-control and flair.

Playing career

Houtkoop began his career at Heerenveen but did not break into the team, failing to register an appearance.

In the summer of 2009, Houtkoop signed for FC Emmen on a season-long loan. After an impressive campaign, Houtkoop attracted the interest of Eredivisie club Heracles Almelo.

After intense speculation surrounded his future, Houtkoop signed a two-year contract at Heracles Almelo in April 2010 after his contract at Heerenveen had expired. He appeared six times for the club.

In July 2011, Houtkoop signed for Go Ahead Eagles on a free transfer.

In the summer of 2014, Houtkoop signed a two-year contract with ADO Den Haag.

On 5 August 2015 it was announced that Houtkoop signed a three-year deal with SC Cambuur on a free transfer. His currently running contract with ADO Den Haag will be dissolved.

In the autumn of 2018 he played seven league games for HamKam.[1]

After his adventure in Norway, Houtkoop had an internship in New Zealand, before refusing an offer from Canada.[2] On 1 September 2019, Houtkoop joined Dutch amateur club VV Jubbega.[3]


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