Profile of Thomas Verheydt: A Sharp Striker Who Is A Good Air Dueler And Has Been Associated With Persib
The name Thomas Verheydt was once associated with Persib Bandung in the 2019 League 1 competition last season. At that time, it was rumored that Verheydt would be the replacement for Maung Bandung’s spearhead, Ezechiel Ndouassel.
Thomas Verheydt is a Dutch footballer. The 192 cm striker was once linked with Persib when Maung Bandung navigated the 2019 League 1.
BolaSport.com in an article published on September 4, 2019 stated that Thomas Verheydt was linked with Persib when Ezechiel Ndouassel’s performance was declining.
At that time, Ezechiel was only able to score four goals from 14 matches with Persib in League 1 2019.
The declining sharpness of Ezechiel Ndouassel then led to rumors that Persib would drop the Chadian striker.
Maung Bandung supporters then raided Thomas Verheydt’s social media account. Verheydt, who at that time played for Almere City, was predicted to be Ezechiel’s replacement.
However, in the end Persib still finished the 2019 League 1 with Ezechiel Ndouassel.
Ezechiel’s appearance improved in the second half. At the end of the season, he was able to score 15 goals.
Meanwhile, regarding his name being associated with Persib, Thomas Verheydt denied that at that time he would come to Indonesia to defend Maung Bandung.
“Thank you for all the messages and support from Indonesia, but I won’t be coming now. Maybe we’ll meet someday,” Verheydt wrote via the Instastory feature.
Sharp Striker in Division 2 of the Dutch League
Thomas Verheydt currently plays for club Eerste Divisie aka Division 2 of the Dutch League, ADO Den Haag.
Verheydt moved to ADO Den Haag this season after spending two seasons with Almere City.
Moving to ADO Den Haag, Thomas Verheydt’s sharpness is maintained. So far, he has scored 25 goals in 31 appearances for ADO Den Haag.
These 25 goals made Verheydt occupy the second place in the Eerste Divisie 2021-2022 top score list under Excelsior striker Thijs Dallinga, who scored 31 goals.
Thomas Verheydt’s goals helped ADO Den Haag sit sixth in the Eerste Divisie standings with 56 points from 32 matches.
With a height of 192 cm, Verheydt is known as a striker who is good at aerial duels.
Opta Johan in October 2021 released statistical data which stated that Thomas Verheydt is the player who has won the most aerial duels in the Eerste Divisie this season, which is 34 times.
Thomas Verheydt’s performance with ADO Den Haag this season has been so impressive.
In addition to scoring 25 goals, the player who is now 30 years old is also able to record seven assists from 31 appearances.
Reported from Transfermarkt, Thomas Verheydt, who in 2019 was associated with Persib Bandung, is still under contract with ADO Den Haag until June 30, 2024.
Biography of Thomas Verheydt
- Full name: Thomas Jacco Verheydt
- Place, date of birth: The Hague, January 24, 1992
- Nationality: Netherlands
- Height: 192 cm
- Position: Center forward
- Strongest Leg: Right
- Current club: ADO Den Haag
- Club career:
- 2012-2013 – Jodan Boys
- 2013-2015 – IJsselmeervogels
- 2015 – Scheveningen
- 2015-2017 – MVV Maastricht
- 2017-2018 – Crawley Town
- 2018-2019 – Go Ahead Eagles
- 2019-2021 – Almere City
- 2021-present – ADO The Hague
Source: Kunal Thakur, Direct News 99