Player profile

Jan Kromkamp

Jan Kromkamp

Birthdate: 17 August 1980
Birthplace: Makkinga, Netherlands
Other clubs: Go Ahead Eagles (1998-2000), AZ Alkmaar (2000-05), Villareal (2005-06), PSV (2006-11), Go Ahead Eagles (2 / 2011-13)
Bought from: Villareal
Signed for LFC: Swap with Josemi, 04.01.2006
International debut: 18.08.2004 vs. Sweden
International caps: 11/0 (3/0 at LFC) - 04.06.2006
Liverpool debut: 07.01.2006
Last appearance: 19.08.2006
Contract expiry: 31.08.2006
Win ratio: 72.22% W:13 D:2 L:3
Honours: FA Cup 2006
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 4 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 14 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 18 / 0

Player profile

Kromkamp started out as a midfielder with Go Ahead Eagles in the 1998/99 season in the Dutch second division. He was sold to first division AZ Alkmaar before the 2000/01 season where he was transformed into a right-back. His exploits in the UEFA Cup in the 2004/05 season when AZ reached the semi-finals caught the attention of Valencia, Porto, Arsenal and Villareal. After discussions with Porto fell through Villareal was quick to snap him up. However, he had trouble adjusting to Spain and after only 11 games and five months into his five-year-contract he went to Liverpool in a straight swap with Josemi. Kromkamp couldn't dislodge Steve Finnan from his position but he did finish his debut season in a blaze of glory as a sixty-seventh minute substitute for Xabi Alonso in the 2006 FA Cup final which went to penalties. Seven months after his arrival homesick Kromkamp returned to Netherlands at the last day of the transfer window without  having made a real impression at Liverpool. He won the Eredivise two years in a row at PSV from 2007-2008. After missing 18 months due to injuries he rejoined his first club, second division Go Ahead Eagles, in February 2011.

Kromkamp made only fourteen first-team appearances for Go Ahead Eagles Deventer in 2012/13 having made double that number in 2011/12. He announced his retirement as a player towards the end of June 2013 at the age of thirty-two because of chronic knee problems, but remained at the club as a coach of the under 16's side.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 14 4 0 0 0 18
2005-2006 13 4 0 0 0 17
2006-2007 1 0 0 0 0 1

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Charlton Athletic
2 Manchester United
2 West Ham United
2 Portsmouth
1 Aston Villa
1 Sheffield United
1 WBA
1 Arsenal
1 Tottenham
1 Wigan Athletic
1 Luton Town
1 Newcastle United
1 Manchester City
1 Blackburn Rovers
Total Started/substitutions
8 Started
5 On the bench
10 Substitute
1 Substituted
Total Competition
14 Premier League
4 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 07.01.2006 Luton Town Kenilworth Road FA Cup

Related Quotes

"As both players have discovered, it is difficult to play in an other country. Josemi has tried to learn English and he's improved a lot but for him and his family it has been hard. Kromkamp has suffered the same in Spain. He speaks English but at Villarreal almost everyone speaks Spanish so it was not an ideal situation for him."

Rafa on Jan Kromkamp who joined Liverpool in January 2006

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Go Ahead Eagles 1998-1999 Netherlands 2 28 1 28 1
Go Ahead Eagles 1999-2000 Netherlands 2 33 4 33 4
AZ Alkmaar 2000-2001 Netherlands 1 25 2 25 2
AZ Alkmaar 2001-2002 Netherlands 1 22 1 22 1
AZ Alkmaar 2002-2003 Netherlands 1 25 2 25 2
AZ Alkmaar 2003-2004 Netherlands 1 34 0 46 0
AZ Alkmaar 2004-2005 Netherlands 1 27 1 39 1
Villarreal 2005-2006 Spain 1 6 0 11 0
PSV Eindhoven 2006-2007 Netherlands 1 28 0 36 1
PSV Eindhoven 2007-2008 Netherlands 1 26 1 35 1
PSV Eindhoven 2008-2009 Netherlands 1 12 0 13 0
PSV Eindhoven 2009-2010 Netherlands 1 2 0 4 0
Go Ahead Eagles 2011-2012 Netherlands 2 26 0 29 0
Go Ahead Eagles 2012-2013 Netherlands 2 8 0 14 0
Total 302 12 360 13
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