Name
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

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Born
1983 (35 years old)

Birth Place
Voor-Drempt, Netherlands

Position
Forward

Team Number
9

Height
1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)

Weight
77.1

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Nike Phantom VNM

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Soccer Vision BV

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Wage Year
£3,120,000 (£60,000 a week)


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Sport
Soccer

Team
Ajax

League
Dutch Eredivisie

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Dirk Jan Klaas "Klaas-Jan" Huntelaar (Dutch pronunciation: (About this soundlisten); born 12 August 1983), nicknamed The Hunter, is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ajax and the Netherlands national team.

Huntelaar is described as a "prolific striker" with a "brilliant first touch" and has been compared in style to players such as Marco van Basten and Ruud van Nistelrooy. In 2009, former Netherlands national team manager Louis van Gaal was quoted saying about the player, "in the penalty area, he is the best player in the world, bar none."

Huntelaar has played for PSV, De Graafschap, AGOVV Apeldoorn, Heerenveen, Ajax, Real Madrid and Milan, before joining Schalke 04 in August 2010, for whom he was the top goalscorer in the 2011–12 Bundesliga with 29 league goals. Huntelaar is also Schalke's second highest goalscorer of all time, behind Klaus Fischer. He returned to Ajax on 1 June 2017 on a one-year contract.

Huntelaar was named Dutch Football Talent of the Year and Ajax "Player of the Year" in 2006, and was a part of the Dutch side that won the 2006 UEFA U-21 Championship where he became the tournament's leading goalscorer. He was also named as one of two strikers in the UEFA Team of the Tournament. He is the all-time top scorer of the Netherlands U-21 national team with 18 goals in 23 appearances.


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