John Heitinga

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John Heitinga
Heitinga as manager of Ajax in 2023
Personal information
Full name John Gijsbert Alan Heitinga[1]
Date of birth (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 40)[2]
Place of birth Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
West Ham United (first team coach)
Youth career
1987–1990 ARC
1990–2001 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Ajax 152 (17)
2008–2009 Atlético Madrid 28 (3)
2009–2014 Everton 115 (2)
2014 Fulham 14 (1)
2014–2015 Hertha BSC 13 (1)
2015–2016 Ajax 2 (0)
Total 324 (24)
National team
2004–2013 Netherlands 87 (7)
Teams managed
2017–2021 Ajax A1 (U19)
2021–2023 Jong Ajax
2023 Ajax
2023– West Ham United (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Heitinga (born 15 November 1983) is a Dutch football player. He plays for Everton and Netherlands national team.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[4][5]
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ajax 2001–02 Eredivisie 15 0 1 0 3 0 19 0
2002–03 Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003–04 Eredivisie 26 3 1 0 3[c] 0 30 3
2004–05 Eredivisie 26 1 3 0 6[c] 0 1[d] 0 36 1
2005–06 Eredivisie 19 1 3 0 6[c] 0 5[e] 1 33 2
2006–07 Eredivisie 32 6 5 1 9[f] 1 5[g] 1 51 9
2007–08 Eredivisie 33 6 3 2 4[h] 0 5[i] 1 45 9
Total 152 17 16 3 31 1 16 3 215 24
Atlético Madrid 2008–09 La Liga 27 3 1 0 6[c] 0 34 3
2009–10 La Liga 1 0 0 0 2[c] 0 3 0
Total 28 3 1 0 8 0 37 3
Everton 2009–10 Premier League 31 0 2 0 2 0 35 0
2010–11 Premier League 27 1 3 0 1 0 31 1
2011–12 Premier League 30 1 6 1 3 0 39 2
2012–13 Premier League 26 0 2 1 2 0 30 1
2013–14 Premier League 1 0 2 1 2 0 5 1
Total 115 2 15 3 10 0 140 5
Fulham 2013–14 Premier League 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Hertha BSC 2014–15 Bundesliga 13 1 1 0 14 1
Ajax 2015–16 Eredivisie 2 0 1 1 0 0 3 1
Career total 324 24 34 7 10 0 39 1 16 3 423 35
  1. Includes KNVB Cup, Copa del Rey, FA Cup, DFB-Pokal
  2. Includes Football League Cup
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. Appearance in Johan Cruyff Shield
  5. One appearance in Johan Cruyff Shield, four appearances and one goal in Eredivisie play-offs
  6. Two appearances in UEFA Champions League, seven appearances and one goal in UEFA Cup
  7. One appearance in Johan Cruyff Shield, four appearances and one goal in Eredivisie play-offs
  8. Appearances in UEFA Cup
  9. One appearance in Johan Cruyff Shield, four appearances and one goal in Eredivisie play-offs
Heitinga in 2008 during training.

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands 2004 12 1
2005 4 0
2006 8 1
2007 7 1
2008 12 3
2009 7 0
2010 15 0
2011 9 1
2012 11 0
2013 2 0
Total 87 7
Scores and results list the Netherlands' goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Heitinga goal.
List of international goals scored by John Heitinga[6][7]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 28 April 2004 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Greece 3–0 4–0 Friendly
2 1 June 2006 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Mexico 1–1 2–1 Friendly
3 6 June 2007 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand  Thailand 2–0 3–1 Friendly
4 6 February 2008 Poljud Stadium, Split, Croatia  Croatia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
5 26 March 2008 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria  Austria 2–3 4–3 Friendly
6 10 September 2008 Skopje City Stadium, Skopje, Macedonia  Macedonia 1–0 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 2 September 2011 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  San Marino 3–0 11–0 Euro 2012 qualification

Managerial statistics[change | change source]

As of 14 July 2023
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L Win %
Jong Ajax Netherlands 1 July 2021 27 January 2023 59 23 17 19 038.98 [8]
Ajax Netherlands 27 January 2023 14 June 2023 22 14 4 4 063.64 [9]
Total 81 37 21 23 045.68

Honours[change | change source]

Heitinga (left) with Jeffrey Bruma

Ajax[10]

Netherlands

Individual

References[change | change source]

  1. "Acta del Partido celebrado el 30 de agosto de 2009, en Málaga" [Minutes of the Match held on 30 August 2009, in Málaga] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Archived from the original on 28 September 2021. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of players: Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. "John Heitinga". heitingaofficial.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009.
  4. "John Heitinga » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  5. "Football: Johnny Heitinga". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  6. "John Heitinga". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  7. "Gespeelde wedstrijden" (in Dutch). KNVB. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2007.
  8. "Jong Ajax: Matches". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 29 January 2023.
  9. "AFC Ajax: Matches". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 29 January 2023.
  10. "My Story". Heitinga Official Website. Archived from the original on 19 May 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Netherlands – Player of the Year and Other Awards". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  12. "Proud Heitinga Is Best Player". Everton F.C. 10 May 2012. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.