Netherlands 2018 Euro U17 winning team: how is their career going now?
It’s been almost three years since the Netherlands won the 2018 U17 European Championships with a penalty shootout victory over Italy. Michael Bell takes a look at the Netherlands squad that day and their career development at the moment.
A penalty shootout hero in the Netherlands, Koorevaar made several important saves during the tournament for the Netherlands.
Now 20, Koorevaar’s season has been ruined with the end of the Under-21 season due to coronavirus. His contract ends this summer and at the moment it is unclear whether Feyenoord is interested in extending it. Koorevaar is well below the hierarchy in Rotterdam.
The Netherlands’ substitute goalkeeper for the tournament, Bakker made an appearance during the tournament.
Bakker has since made several appearances for Netherlands U19, replacing Koorevaar as preferred goalkeeper. He also made his professional debut with Jong AZ in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie. He has made seven appearances this season. He has also appeared on the bench for AZ’s first team but is not yet close to his debut.
Was a key player for the Netherlands at right-back during the tournament and scored in the final. He also scored on penalties.
Since then, Timber has grown steadily and is now a key part of Erik ten Hag’s first team for Ajax. His versatility has been key for Ajax, with Timber replacing at center-back and right.
The 19-year-old has made 17 appearances for Ajax this season and has excelled. He is also part of the Netherlands U21 squad now.
Liam van Gelderen
Played center-back during the tournament and was one of the Netherlands’ key players in the win.
Van Gelderen has since been converted to a right-back and made his professional debut for Jong Ajax in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie. This season, Van Gelderen has been held back by constant injuries that have limited him to just four appearances.
The 19-year-old is still highly rated at Amsterdam and has a contract until 2023. He hopes to put his injuries behind him in the coming months.
Starting center-back during the tournament, Mamengi was very impressive alongside Van Gelderen.
The 19-year-old has made more than 50 appearances for Jong Utrecht in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie and is highly regarded by the club. Mamengi made his first-team debut this season in the KNVB Cup, which remains his only appearance to date. However, he has benched several times and an Eredivisie appearance cannot be too far away.
The versatile defender made an excellent impression during the tournament at left-back.
Since the tournament, Hendriks has settled in the center of the U21 defense of Feyenoord. However, his season has been hampered by the lack of matches due to the coronavirus. In January he joined NAC Breda on loan and has since excelled in his first professional matches. He has made seven appearances and has been named to the Keuken Kampioen Divisie’s Team of the Week twice. A first-team debut for Feyenoord next season could be on the cards now.
Musampa remained on the bench for the final and made only one appearance at the tournament.
The center-back is however highly rated in Amsterdam and has been a regular with Jong Ajax this season. He has made 19 appearances so far in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie.
The 19-year-old is entering his final year of contract with Amsterdam and hopes to land a new contract.
Franken made a good impression at the tournament in three appearances, but was left on the bench for the final.
The 20-year-old is now part of Jong AZ Alkmaar’s squad and has made 12 appearances this season.
A defensive midfielder, Franken is yet to live up to the potential he has shown in junior football and is entering the final year of his contract at Alkmaar.
Like his brother, Quinten Timber was a regular at the tournament in midfield. He started the final in midfield.
The 19-year-old is versatile but is at his best as a defensive midfielder. He has made seven appearances for Jong Ajax this season, but has missed most of the campaign after a lengthy injury.
Timber has appeared on the bench for Ajax in their last two games, so a first-team debut is not far away. Another group of brothers are preparing to play in an Ajax shirt.
Burger was one of the most outstanding Dutch players during the tournament with his impressive performances in DM. He had the courage to take the first penalty in the final and scored.
Burger made his first-team debut for Feyenoord in 2018 and appeared to be a regular last season under Dick Advocaat. However, he lost his place and was sent on loan to Excelsior. This season he has also been on loan, this time to Sparta Rotterdam. The 20-year-old has made 12 appearances for Sparta in a frustrating campaign.
The midfielder is waiting for a chance to prove himself, which could happen next season when Arne Slot becomes Feyenord’s head coach.
The attacking midfielder made three appearances throughout the tournament but remained on the bench for the final.
Highly rated by AZ Alkmaar, Goudmijn made nearly 80 appearances for Jong AZ in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie, scoring six goals and adding eight assists. His first-team opportunities were limited to four.
However, he has been a regular on the bench in recent weeks and recently made his first appearance in the campaign Eredivisie. The 19-year-old has signed a new contract until 2024 and will join more of the first team next season.
The youngster of the team, Gravenberch excelled in the tournament and was one of the stars of the final.
Since the tournament, Gravenberch has continued to impress and live up to his vast potential. He has become the key to Erik ten Hag this season and has already made 31 appearances with Ajax still vying for three trophies.
At just 18 years old, Gravenberch has grown into one of Europe’s most impressive midfielders and is set to make his Netherlands debut soon. Supreme talent.
Thomas was a replacement for the squad and only made two appearances during the tournament. He remained on the bench for the final.
The 20-year-old is part of the Jong PSV Eindhoven squad in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie, having made 24 appearances so far, scoring four times.
Thomas has one more year on his contract at Eindhoven and doesn’t look to be close to a first-team debut at the moment. He might head to a new club this summer.
Summerville made five tournament appearances on the wing and scored once. He came into play in the final.
The striker was part of Feyenoord’s academy at the time and was considered one of the club’s greatest talents. He joined Dordrecht on loan in the 2018/19 season, scoring five goals for the club. He was then loaned out to ADO Den Haag last season and made 21 Eredivisie appearances, scoring twice.
This summer, Summerville was expected to be part of Feyenoord’s first team, but was not confident about his chances. Leeds United rushed to sign him, and the 19-year-old currently excels for his U21 side, scoring four goals and giving five assists. He hopes to have a chance in the first team soon.
A starter in the final, Tavsan made five appearances during the tournament and impressed with his pace and cunning on the wing.
At the time of the tournament, Tavsan was with Sparta Rotterdam, but he only made one appearance for the club. He spent time on loan with Telstar, before finally joining NEC Nijmegen last year.
This season Tavsan has been impressive eight times and added six assists in 25 appearances in the Keueken Kampioen Divisie. The forward shows potential in the second division and the 19-year-old will eventually aim to reach the Eredivisie.
Dazzling on the Netherlands wing during the tournament, Ihattaren had an assist in the final and scored in a penalty shootout.
Considered one of the most gifted players in the PSV academy, Ihattaren made his first-team debut in 2019. He has since made 70 appearances, scoring nine goals and adding 10 assists.
However, Ihattaren has made headlines for the wrong reasons this season with a number of meetings with head coach Roger Schmidt. The 19-year-old’s attitude has been called into question and he was recently ruled out of the first team. With only one year on his contract, an exit from PSV is announced with Ajax in a circle.
Ihattaren’s international future is still unclear as the youngster announced his decision to represent the Netherlands over a year ago. However, he still hasn’t made his debut due to injury. This still gives Morocco the hope of pinching it in the Oranje.
A superb young player, who has a huge future if he can get down on his knees and focus on his football.
The forward made an appearance at the tournament and got an assist. However, he remained on the bench for the tournament.
Lake is a regular at Feyenoord’s youth teams, but the 19-year-old is yet to enter contention for the first team. The lack of youth football had an impact on Lake, who was only able to play for Feyenoord U21s twice.
Lake wants to leave Feyenoord and was linked with a move to Arsenal last year which has not happened. It is not known what will happen this summer for the striker.
Another of the youngest players on the squad, Brobbey came off the bench in the final and scored. He scored three goals in the tournament and was the only one on the squad to return a year later as the Netherlands defended the title.
Brobbey was a goal machine at youth level and made his debut in the first team with Ajax this season. In 10 appearances, he has scored three goals so far.
However, Brobbey has decided not to sign a new Amsterdam deal and has been linked with a move to RB Leipzig. Ajax are not giving up on convincing the 19-year-old to stay at the club.
Captain of the Netherlands for the tournament, Redan scored three goals in the tournament. He started the final and played the full match without a net.
Redan started his career with Ajax but moved to Chelsea at a young age and has been prolific for their youth teams. He was highly rated at the youth level but never made it to the first team. He moved to Hertha Berlin in 2019 but was later loaned to Groningen. He made five appearances without scoring last season.
This season, Redan has made five short appearances for Hertha Berlin but has yet to find his way to the net. The 20-year-old still has a lot of potential but has yet to show he can make the leap to junior football.