Dirk Klaas-Jan Huntelaar | Playerprofile
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was born on 12 August 1983 in Voor-Drempt and plays for FC Schalke 04. He played for De Graafschap from 1994-2000, for PSV Eindhoven from 2000-2002, for De Graafschap from 2003-2003, for AGOVV Apeldoorn from 2003-2004, for SC Heerenveen from 2004-2005, for Ajax Amsterdam from 2006-2008, for Real Madrid CF from 2009-2009, for AC Mailand from 2009-2010, for FC Schalke 04 from 2010-2017, for Ajax Amsterdam from 2017-2021 and has played for FC Schalke 04 since 2021.
Current season 2020/21
In the current season, the 1.86m-tall forward has scored two goals and takes third place within his squad. He shares this rank with Amine Harit and Benito Raman. With one assist, the 37-year-old presently has the fifth-most in his team along with Goncalo Paciencia, Mark Uth, Can Bozdogan, Omar Mascarell, Matthew Hoppe and Sead Kolašinac. So far, the player with the shirt number 21 has taken 13 shots at goal. With this result he has secured himself, along with Nassim Boujellab, seventh place on the team-internal leaderboard for this category. With five passes to a shot, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar currently occupies ninth place within the team statistics along with Goncalo Paciencia and Salif Sané. In seven of the previous nine games of the season, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was in the starting line-up. Of these nine games, he won 2 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for two games.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar played his last game on the 33rd matchday of the 2020/21 season (15 May 2021). He was victorious over Eintracht Frankfurt while playing for FC Schalke 04 with a score of 4-3. He was in the starting line-up in this game and played as a forward for 54 minutes. There, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored one goal and provided one assist. He shot at the opponent's goal a total of four times, which is the highest amount of any player in the club. In terms of total touches, he had 22 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar had 11 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win three. He covered a distance of 6.5 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar had a total of 11 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has played 184 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 80. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of FC Schalke 04. Here, he has put a total of 84 balls in the net. In 2011/12, he scored the most goals of the season (29 goals) while playing for FC Schalke 04. With a total of 84 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, he presently takes fifth place on the active scoring chart.
In 2010 and 2014, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar took second and third place in the World Cup with the Netherlands. He won the DFB-Pokal in 2010/11 with FC Schalke 04. He won the Supercup in 2011 with FC Schalke 04.