Pick your talent of the season 2011/12. Im pretty sure this award will be tougher to pick than player of the year. The eredivisie has got some pretyy young and talented players in the league, a lot of them who havent reached the age of 20.
Filip Djuricic Heerenveen
The Serbian midfielder is one of the better youngster this year IMO who just turned 20. Definitly has got some impressive statistics with 10 goals and 14 assists in Eredivise while he has scored 3 times and gave 5 assists in 5 cup games
. He is your classic type of number ten. He is not afraid to claim the ball and give a good through pass. He likes classy passes, his backheelthroughpass assist in Heerenveen's 4-3 is evidence of this. He times his runs into the box at the right moment, explaining his goal tally.
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw Heerenveen
A young Dutch centre back who likes to join in the attacks. Orginally he played as a 10 but was tested in CB and fullfilled his job pretty well. He is stronger than he looks and has some good speed. I think he is getting more credit than he deserves due to his offensive skills and his great runs up front. Still a good prospect and Im looking forward to see this player develope. He has scored 3 goals in eredivisie and some nice once indeed.
Ola John FC Twente
A speedy leftwinger who really impressed in his first season. Good contender for the award. He is quick, he can go past a player and use both his feet. He likes to cut in and shoot on target but he can also pass him opponent and deliver a good cross into the box. Had a bit of a dip in the end but Im pretty confident he will perform good once more. He was called up to Oranje as a reward for his good performances. Good statss as well scored 8 times and 15 assists. If anyone knows a good site that shows the assist please let me know so I can edit the stats.
Jordy Clasie Feyenoord
This was Clasie's second year on the highest level in Holland and he has made a definite impression. At first it was not even sure whether he would get a lot of playing time but after Feyenoord sold Fer and Wijnaldum Clasie was needed. He quickly showed that he is a forced to be reckoned with. Despite his small posture he is a real fighter. He plays just in front of Feyenoord's defense but definitly knows what to do with a ball. Favorite of the public because of spirit. Will he get a call up to the Dutch NT? He scored 3 goals for Feyenoord in Eredivisie.
John Guidetti Feyenoord
John Guidetti,a pretty extravagent personality. Alongside Clasie one of Feyenoords best performers and fanfavorite. Will he be at Feyenoord for another year? He is a strong forward who can shoot from all angles with both feet. His 20 goals this year are a testimony to this.
Adam Maher AZ
One of my favorite youngsters in the league and probably the youngest on this list with his 18 years. Allready on the scoutinglist of teams like Barcelona. He got his chance when Martens got injured and played at 10 for AZ. Impressing immediatly with everything he does. His passes are great and he knows how to score a goal as well. He runs incredibily much. Later on in the season he was moved to CM next to Elm and still did an impressive job. Pretty incredible for a guy his age, didnt even have a setback. He scored 5 goals this season. For me this award either goes to him or Djuricic.
Christiaan Eriksen Ajax
Unlike the players mentioned above Eriksen already had an esthablised reputation. He was chosen as best talent in Eredivise last year and played an important part in their league win. A similar player as Djuricic but he is twofooted. Doesnt have the same throughball as djuricic though. He had a great season as well but just like Fica doesnt get enough credit for it. People expect Eriksen to already player like the best player in the league and therefore dont give him the credit he deserves this season. 7 goals and 17 assits is a pretty impressive total IMO.
Navarone Foor NEC Nijmegen
A young player impressing while beeing played in a different role than he was used to. A big part of NEC's revival and succes in the second half of the season. He started the season on the bench and was subbed in a lot. After Pastoor reliezed that Van der Velden cant be played on the wing he decided to test Navarone. Foor started with a big bang like the guns of Navarone. He impressed immediatly with his great technique, vision and fighting spirit. The downside is that he is tiny and needs to muscle up. He has some great throughpasses and has a great engine. Lets hope he improves next year.
Luciano Narsingh Heerenveen
Assistking of the year. A speedy rightwinger with a good cross. His tally of 20 assists in pretty impressive and he has scored 8 goals. Good throughtout the season even though he had a slight dip in the end. Was called up to Oranje. Will he go to Ajax or PSV? Much more effective than his leftwing compatriot Assaidi, who got more praise. People still have slight doubts about his play without space.
Yanic Wildschut VVV Venlo
Just like Assaidi & Narsingh, Wildschut is another player who was deemed not good enough for Ajax. This year he has managed to impress at VVV. He was one of the bright spots of this team. He managed to score 7 times for the 16th team in the league. He is wanted by Groningen, Heerenveen and AZ and will probably be leaving.
Bram Nuytinck NEC Nijmegen
A good strong and solid centre back. Captain of the Dutch u21 and a player with quit some potential. Wanted by Wolfsburg, Monchengladbach, Napoli, Juventus and possibly Ajax. Unlike Gouweleeuw is not know for his offensive qualities but he is confident on the ball. He can pass and shoot with both feet and reads the game very well. Good in the air.
Jeroen Zoet RKC Waalwijk
The only goalkeeper in this list and that should say explain a lot. He was outstanding on his loan to RKC. One of the reasons why RKC reached the playoffs. Will be interesting to see whether he will win a first team spot at PSV. He is tall and his arial reading of the game is pretyy good.
Lerin Duarte Heracles Almelo
Tomas Kalas Vitesse
The youngest defender on this list. He came as a loanie to Vitesse and won a first team spot despite the fact that he is only 18 years old. He is 2 months older than Maher so he is not the youngest guy on this list. Will he stay another season at Vitesse or will he go back to Chelsea. Definitlty has got some talent and Im pretty sure this guy will succeed if Chelsea give him a fair chance.
Man how did I forget Jetro Willems
Can someone add him to the poll? I left out Labyrat because he is a traitor. If you guys feel he deserves a spot on this list let me know.