Dirk Kuyt

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Dirk Kuyt Retires From Football Just Days After Winning Feyenoord’s First League Title In 18 Years

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Threedays after winning the Eredivisie title with Feyenoord, Dirk Kuyt has formally announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.

Kuyt scored all three goals in the 3-1 win over Heracles the saw Feyenoord crowned Dutch champions for the first time since 1999.

Feyenoord-legend for life!

Chip Off The Old Block: Dirk Kuyt’s Five-Year-Old Son Scores Skillful Solo Goal For Dutch Youth Side (Video)

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Following in his old man's footsteps, Dirk Kuyt's young son is currently on the books atQuick Boys Katwijk the very same youth team Kuyt Senior represented as a nipper.

With relentlessstamina and a shock of blonde hair,little Aidan Kuyt certainly looks to be a chip off the old block, and he's already fairly decent with his feet too.

The Champions League Final and the Boy Who Would Be King

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Many years ago, I wrote this piece on Dirk Kuyt for this odd thing called a "soccer blog" and that many people named "the Run of Play." The premise was simple: Dirk Kuyt, then at Liverpool, was really slow, but worked really hard, and scored ugly goals from time to time. This was back in 2009. Kuyt was a stark contrast to Liverpool's other striker at the time, Fernando "El Nino" Torres, who ran like the wind and scored goals with the same ease as you and I blink.

Dirk Kuyt’s kids have priceless reaction to Feyenoord return

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A Dutch documentary will debut tonight in the Netherlands, and it includes footage of Dirk Kuyt from earlier this year when he revealed the news to his children that he was joining Feyenoord again.

Kuyt gave each of his children a Feyenoord jersey of their own, and you have to sit back and watch what unfolds to see what it means to the former Liverpool attacker and his children.

Luis Suarez Returning To Anfield

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There will be a all-star list of Liverpool and footballing legends heading to Anfield on March 29th for a charity match to benefit the Liverpool FC Foundation.

Among the players that are confirmed to appear are Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres, Pepe Reina, Dirk Kuyt, Xabi Alonso, Thierry Henry, John Terry and Didier Drogba.

Benítez Surprised Liverpool Game Under Scrutiny

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Rafael Benítez said he was "surprised" to learn that Liverpool's Champions League group game victory over Debrecen four years ago, a match he oversaw while manager at Anfield, had come under suspicion as part of Europol's investigation into match-fixing.
The Hungarian club has confirmed their goalkeeper, Vukasin Poleksic, had been questioned by Uefa having been approached by fixers before the game at Anfield, which Liverpool won 1-0 with a Dirk Kuyt's goal.

Video: Liverpool 1-0 Debrecen reported to be the ‘fixed’ Champions League game

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Liverpool's win over Debrecen in 2009 is the allegedly fixed Champions League game played in England, a Danish newspaper is reporting. Ekstra Bladet claims that the 1-0 victory at Anfield is the unnamed match referred to following a Europol investigation into match fixing across Europe. The newspaper says Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic was bribed to [.

Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Increasing Interest in Barca’s Cristian Tello; Downing Free to Leave

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So far this season, Liverpool have depended too much on their Uruguayan talisman Luis Suarez. Although Jonjo Shelvey and Raheem Sterling have continued to progress and increase their presence in Brendan Rodgers' side, the manager should look to strengthen his attacking options in January.

Stevie Out To Sink Hammers Again

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In the absence of Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard will be looking to continue his superb scoring record for Liverpool against West Ham on Sunday.
The Kop skipper has fired seven goals in 17 appearances against the Hammers. Only John Toshack (10), Ian Rush and Roger Hunt (eight each) have scored more for the Reds against the Londoners.

Rodgers Expecting A Quiet January Transfer Window

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers does not expect to do a great of business in the January transfer window.
Since taking over as Liverpool boss Rodgers has bolstered his struggling side with just two major signings in Joe Allen and Fabio Borini. In the meantime Liverpool lost Dirk Kuyt, Craig Bellamy and Andy Carroll leaving the Red's short of fire power as they failed to secure a deal as the deadline passed.

Suso To Get Reds Chance

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is ready to hand Spanish starlet Suso his chance of a first-team place.
Rodgers admits Liverpool have left themselves short up-front, having sold Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy, and then loaned Andy Carroll to West Ham.
Liverpool had hoped to sign at least one forward on deadline day, but moves for the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Clint Dempsey faltered and they missed out.

Rodgers vows to give youngsters chance to impress

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Manager Brendan Rodgers admits he is looking forward giving a first team run for some of Liverpool's younger squad member after failing to add to his squad on deadline day.

Liverpool sold Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy during the recently concluded transfer window, while Andy Carroll joined West Ham on a season-long loan deal.

Dirk Kuyt: When All Else Fails, Fancy Dress Doesn’t

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Images: KCKRS, Tumblr. We look forward to seeing more photos from Dirk Kuyt's feature in Fenerbahce's magazine so that the inevitable speculation about his attendance at Liverpool's annual fancy dress Christmas party can begin in earnest.

Videos

Feyenoord: Dirk Kuyt Celebrates Momentous Eredivisie Title Win With 100,000 Of His Closest Friends (Video)

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With Ajax just one point behind them going into the final match of the season, a hat-trick from captain Dirk Kuyt saw Feyenoord beat Heracles 3-1 and more importantly take the three points they needed to shore up the club's first Erevidisie league title since 1999.

In doing so, Feyenoord also became the first team in the history of Dutch football to top the Eredivisie table for the entire season.

ADO Den Haag Supporters Bombard Feyenoord Fans With Hundreds Of Cuddly Toys Thrown From Upper Tier (Photo & Video)

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As requested before the game, ADO Den Haag fans subjected their Feyenoord counterparts to an onslaught of cuddly toys when the two sides met in the Eredivisie over the weekend.

The bombardment was all in the name of charity, with the Feyenoord fans in question being kids from the local Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam, who collected the toys and took them back to the wards with them.

Horror Stamp on Dirk Kuyt’s Manhood! Wife Not Impressed

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Former Liverpool player Dirk Kuyt nearly lost it all as Genclerbirligi's Jean Jacques Gosso stamped on the Dutchman's manhood much to the horror of his Wife who was also in attendance as Fenerbache moved 7 points clear of Galatasaray in second place.

Dirk Kuyt Left Needing Stitches In Face After Gruesome Full-Tilt Training Collision With Jonathan De Guzman (Video & Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Dirk Kuyt's pristine Dutch face was left in a right old state after a gruesome accidental collision with Jonathan De Guzman during a training session on Tuesday which saw the two players charge into each other face-first and at full tilt...

Unsurprisingly, neither player played in Dutch side's friendly against Portugal the following evening and De Guzman has even been ruled out of Swansea's opening Premier League fixture with Manchester United tomorrow after suffering a nasty concussion.

Video: New Football ‘Pringles’ Advert Starring Anelka, Fabregas, Crouch…

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Crisps manufacturer 'Pringles' have launched a brand new advert celebrating their brand with a football themed twist. The advert sees footy stars such as Nicolas Anelka, Peter Crouch, Dirk Kuyt and Cesc Fabregas amongst others mimic some of the beautiful game's most iconic celebrations ever in a seemingly small Italian-like town.

World Cup

Classic Commentary Clanger: Peter Drury Prematurely Roars THE NETHERLANDS Into 2014 World Cup Final (Video)

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With his premeditated prose and propensity for meretriciousverbiage, Peter Drury is a commentator who tends to split opinion.

Some regard him as a footballing poet of sorts. Others think he's just a bit of a simpering gas bag.

Drury: Poet or gas bag?

Regardless, Drury is responsible for one of Pies' favourite commentary clangers of recent years, specifically the wonderful ricket he dropped while chuntering away over the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands.

World Cup Snapshot: Dirk Kuyt & Arjen Robben Enjoy ‘From Here To Eternity’ Moment On The Beach In Brazil…

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By Chris Wright

In which Holland pair Dirk Kuyt and Arjen Robben nip off to a secluded cove together and frolic gaily amidst the waves for a few stolen hours, before falling amidst the breakers in a passionate embrace la Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in "From Here To Eternity".

Analysis: Louis Van Gaal’s defensive tinkering at the World Cup

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Analysis: Louis Van Gaal's defensive tinkering at the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As the World Cup moves into it's penultimate stages, four of the biggest traditional football powers clash in two mouth-watering semi-final fixtures. While these games will attract viewers from across the globe purely for how monumental the occasion is, many will be eager to see some of the top names in World football go head-to-head.

RoM Reads

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The Telegraph talks about why Louis van Gaal might want Dirk Kuyt.

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Dirk Kuyt

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Dirk Kuyt took a trip back to his glory days on Sunday afternoon, putting in an incredible performance for the Netherlands, who had to come from behind to beat Mexico in the World Cup Round of 16.

Kuyt, a 33-year-old winger, was all over the place for the Dutch, moving around like he did when he starred at Liverpool for several years.

Fenerbahce

Kuyt to quit Fenerbahce , return to Feyenoord !

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Dutch footballer, ex-Liverpool star and current Fenerbahce player Dirk Kuyt on Friday announced he was leaving Fenerbahce to rejoin his former side Feyenoord of Rotterdam. Dirk Kuyt, a popular player in Turkey , played for Fenerbahce last three seasons, insisted that the decision to leave Turkey had been taken before the gun attack on the team bus last weekend that shocked Turkish football.

Read Our Progress Report on Fenerbache’s Performances After 9 Gameweeks

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For a team that was tipped by some in the Turkish media to be champions, the first quarter of the season Fenerbahce have just about lived up to that billing. The team was already making headlines before the season even started, as manager Ersun Yanal was abruptly sacked three weeks before the season kicked off.

Read Our Progress Report on Fenerbahce’s Performances After 9 Gameweeks

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For a team that was tipped by some in the Turkish media to be champions, the first quarter of the season Fenerbahce have just about lived up to that billing. The team was already making headlines before the season even started, as manager Ersun Yanal was abruptly sacked three weeks before the season kicked off.

Fenerbahce very close to the title

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Weather you like it or not, Fenerbahce is the best team so far....

With winning games in away matches and winning games in the last seconds of the matches..

Fenerbahce surpassed their opponents Besiktas and Galatasaray ....

Five weeks to go in the Turkish Super League, they pretty much have the title in the bag !

Fenerbahce Did It !Fenerbahce 3 - Salzburg 1

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Fenerbahce defeated Red Bull Salzburg 3-1 after falling behind early minutes, at the second leg match in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round scoring three goals against Salzburg! Fenerbahce qualified for the play-off rounds after Tuesday's win. The two sided drew 1-1 in the first leg game in Austria.

Fenerbahce could not use the advantage !

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Benfica advanced to the Europa League final after Oscar Cardozo scored twice Thursday in a 3-1 win against Fenerbahce to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg. The Portuguese club will play on May 15 against Chelsea, which advanced in the other semifinal by beating Basel 3-1 to go through 5-2 on aggregate.

Important Win for Fenerbahce

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EGEMEN KORKMAZ , WHO SCORED FENERBAHCE'S ONLY GOAL.


Lets face it, we saw a Fenerbahce team we have not seen in the Turkish Super League matches,tonight.

As a whole team , they played their hearts out and before the Egemen Korkmaz's goal they hit the woodwork three times including missing the penalty kick by Baroni hitting the post!

First semi-final is very close for Fenerbahce

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Fenerbahce is in very good position to advance to the semi finals for the first time !

After beating Lazio at home 2-0 , Fenerbahce will travel to Rome to play Lazio on Thursday.

Because of Lazoio's suspension by UEFA second leg match will be played behind close doors.

Fenerbahce 2- Lazio 0

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Fenerbahçe dominated its Europa League quarterfinal first leg tie against Italian rivals Lazio on April 4, winning 2-0 in front of its home fans at the Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium in Istanbul.

Fenerbahçe players were desperately unlucky to hit the woodwork on two occasions, but Cameroon international striker Pierre Webo eventually put Fener into the lead with an opening goal from the penalty spot in the 78th minute.

Fenerbahce still cautious

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A cautious Fenerbahce coach, Aykut Kocaman, told a press conference that his team would still have to work hard to win the second leg match in Istanbul, after defeating 1-0 Viktoria Plzen in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 tie.

At the press conference Ayku Kocaman said you can't win matches without playing, even though we have the away goal advantage "

"You have to go out there and play the game as a team"

Question from Czech journalist , "Are you afraid of tomorrow's match"


Was answered by Aykut Kocaman with a bit a smile on his face " Yes , to tell you truth, Yes I do feel a bit of afraid "


In the beginning of his press conference, Aykut Kocaman congratulate Galatasaray team.

English Premier League

James Milner Is The Ideal Man To Add Steel To Manchester City’s Central Midfield

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As players fully establish themselves, they're typically filed under a certain criteria. At extreme ends of this spectrum you've got the superstars—Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the likes—and you've got the parody figures, like Nicklas Bendtner, Kolo Toure, and Marouane Fellaini. But there are a few categories in-between too.

James Milner Is The Ideal Man To Add Steel To Manchester City’s Central Midfield

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As players fully establish themselves, they're typically filed under a certain criteria. At extreme ends of this spectrum you've got the superstars—Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the likes—and you've got the parody figures, like Nicklas Bendtner, Kolo Toure, and Marouane Fellaini. But there are a few categories in-between too.

Champions League

Champions League Play-Off Draw: Arsenal Face Fenerbahce In Tough Turkish Test, Celtic Play Kazakhstan Champions

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By Alan Duffy

Nicklas Bendtner musters a shot the last time the two sides met. Maybe he'll be involved this time too!

While time is starting to run out for Arsenal in their quest for some big name reinforcements, the Gunners have now been hit with a pretty tricky draw in the Champions League qualifiers.

Dirk Kuyt Is Fenerbahce’s Resident Gladiator – Plus Netherlands-Turkey & France’s New Team Portrait

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Dirk Kuyt may be playing for Fenerbahçe in the Turkish League now, but did you know that "Official Gladiator" has also written into his contract clause? Yes, the Dutch attacker posed in full gladiator gear (which looked straight off the racks of Istanbul's Halloween Costume Shops) for a feature in this month's edition of the club magazine.

The Rest

Europa League: Mourinho Made To Pay For His General Disregard As Man Utd Seen Off By Feyenoord (Photos & Video)

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"This is not a competition that Manchester United wants. It is not a competition I want, it is not a competition the players want."

Those were the words of one Jose Mourinho on the very eve of United's Europa League opener against Feyenoord on Thursday night.

Indeed, if the subsequent level of performance at De Kuip was anything to go by, it very much looks as though Mourinho is attempting to engineer as swift an exit from Europe's second-tier tournament as is humanly possible.

Turkish Super Lig Title Goes to Fenerbahce

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After , Besiktas lose at Sivas and Fenerbahce draw at home against Rize, Fenerbahce claimed the 19th Champions title in Turkey,

Fenerbahce perhaps was the best team of this season ....

And they showed that with playing as teams under the leadership of first year coach Ersun Yanal.

12 Days of Goals: Day 8 – Dirk’s Moment

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Day 8 of our 12 Days of Goals: Dirk Kuyt.