Date of birth: 13-02-1990(22years)
Place of birth: Rotterdam
Lenght: 1.86 m
In my oppinion he is the only PSV player that really deserves an own thread, except for maybe the culthero Stanislav Manolev.
He is the true captain of the team, the motor and the player who will have the best career if I may make such a bold prediction.
His career has developed rapidly ever since beeing one the three biggest talents at Sparta in the year they relegated. AZ bought Falkenburg and Viergever and Utrecht bought Strootman. After a great game against Ajax, Kevin was called up to Oranje. He impressed Bert van Marwijk who was praising him and chose him over Theo Janssen, who at that time was the best player in the Eredivisie. A lot of people didnt understand this choice but it seems like BVM was right if you look at how Strootman has developed while Jannsen is not even 50% of the player he was last year. After a good year and international debut it was time for a bigger club and PSV stepped up at the right moment and beat other interested clubs like Fulham. He made the move, alongside Dries Mertens, to PSV for a combined fee of 13 million euros. IMO he has been the purchase of the season even though Mertens is the guy leading the goalscorers and assist charts.
Kevin Strootman's proffesional career:
2007/'08 Sparta 3 appreances, 0 goals
2008/'09 Sparta 25 appreances, 2 goals
2009/'10 Sparta 28 appreances, 2 goals
2010/'11 Sparta 16 appreances, 4 goals & FC Utrecht 14 appreances 2 goals
2011/'12 PSV 22 league appreances & 10 EL and 3 Cup appreances, 2 goals
International caps: 10, 1 goal