Nick van der Velden Player Profile

Player Details

  • Born: December 16th, 1981 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Position: Midfielder / Winger
  • Signed: July 19th, 2016
  • First Manager: Ray McKinnon
  • Career Totals: 31 appearances, 3 goals
  • Also Played For: AZ Alkmaar, Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen, NEC, RKC Waalwijk, Willem II


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2016-17 20 (11) 3 7 0 54.8% 19.4% 25.8%
Totals: 20 (11) 3


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 25/03/17 Final vs. St Mirren (N) 2 - 1
 25/02/17 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
 06/01/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3
 31/12/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 1
 02/12/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 20/09/16 Quarter Final vs. Morton (A) 1 - 2
 03/09/16 3rd Round vs. Peterhead (H) 3 - 2
 06/08/16 Championship vs. QOS (H) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 20/09/16 Quarter Final vs. Morton (A)  1 - 2
 03/09/16 3rd Round vs. Peterhead (H)  3 - 2
 06/08/16 Championship vs. QOS (H)  1 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 11/04/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 25/03/17 Final vs. St Mirren (N)  2 - 1
 18/03/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 15/03/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 3
 10/03/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 25/02/17 Championship vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 04/02/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 06/01/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 3
 31/12/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 24/12/16 Championship vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 10/12/16 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 0
 02/12/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 19/11/16 Championship vs. Morton (A)  0 - 0
 12/11/16 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 08/11/16 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 29/10/16 Championship vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 22/10/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 15/10/16 Championship vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 0
 02/10/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 24/09/16 Championship vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 20/09/16 Quarter Final vs. Morton (A)  1 - 2
 17/09/16 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 3
 10/09/16 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 1
 03/09/16 3rd Round vs. Peterhead (H)  3 - 2
 27/08/16 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 20/08/16 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 0
 13/08/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 06/08/16 Championship vs. QOS (H)  1 - 1
 31/07/16 Group C - North vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 0
 23/07/16 Group C - North vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 1
 19/07/16 Group C - North vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  6 - 1


Biography

Born in Amsterdam, Nick van der Velden was a product of the Ajax youth system and played for their U19 squad before moving to amateur Amsterdam side DWS. A late starter, his first professional deal was with Eredivise side RKC Waalwijk in 2003 where he made his senior debut at age 22. After three seasons with RKC, he moved to Eerste Divisive side Dordrecht where he established himself as a winger and a goalscorer. His form earned him a move back to Holland's top tier in 2008 when he signed for AZ Alkmaar on a three year deal. At AZ, he was part of a Eredivisie Championship and Super Cup winning squad. At the end of his AZ deal he moved to NEC for two seasons, before spending the same amount of time at Groningen, playing regularly for both sides.

His final term in the Eredivisie was with Willem II where he spent a year before becoming a free agent at the end of the 2015-16. In July 2016, Nick turned down a move to Premiership side Kilmarnock to join United on a one year deal.

Debut (as sub)

July 19th, 2016
Dundee United 6 - 1 Cowdenbeath

League Cup (Group C - North)

Full Debut

July 23rd, 2016
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Group C - North)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Nick was born on this date in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Born in Amsterdam, Nick van der Velden was a product of the Ajax youth system and played for their U19 squad before moving to amateur Amsterdam side DWS. A late starter, his first professional deal was with Eredivise side RKC Waalwijk in 2003 where he made his senior debut at age 22. After three seasons with RKC, he moved to Eerste Divisive side Dordrecht where he established himself as a winger and a goalscorer. His form earned him a move back to Holland's top tier in 2008 when he signed for AZ Alkmaar on a three year deal. At AZ, he was part of a Eredivisie Championship and Super Cup winning squad. At the end of his AZ deal he moved to NEC for two seasons, before spending the same amount of time at Groningen, playing regularly for both sides.

  • Dundee United faced League Two side, Cowdenbeath in the second of their Betfred Cup Group C matches and the first competitive home game of the new season. Manager Ray McKinnon made four changes to the starting line-up that drew 1-1 with Arbroath the previous Friday.

  • Dundee United started their Championship campaign with a frustrating draw against an enterprising Queen of the South. The home side made one change from the victory over Dunfermline, with Sean Dillon and Cammy Smith replacing the injured Lewis Toshney and the suspended Scott Fraser. Before kick-off, there was a ceremony inside the Eddie Thompson Stand to mark the opening of the Derek Robertson Concourse, named after the late director.

  • United travelled to Cappielow to face Greenock Morton for the first time in over 20 years for their 15th consecutive domestic cup Quarter-Final. Following on from a disappointing 3-1 defeat away to Falkirk in the Scottish Championship at the weekend, Ray McKinnon made five changes to his starting line-up from the team which had faced the Bairns, although most were enforced through injuries. Willo Flood, Tony Andreu and Charlie Telfer had all picked up knocks on Saturday and dropped out of the squad altogether with Simon Murray and Jamie Robson dropping to the bench. Returning from suspension, Paul Dixon was thrown straight back in at left-back with Stewart Murdoch also reclaiming his spot in central midfield after a short injury lay-off. Also coming back into the starting eleven were Blair Spittal, Scott Fraser and Cammy Smith. There were a couple of familiar faces in the Morton line-up in the shape of Kudus Oyenuga and Gavin Gunning with the latter being singled out for abuse from the travelling United support following his bizarre antics during a match against Inverness CT at Tannadice towards the end of the previous season which had seen the centre-half suspended by the club.

  • Following on from Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Falkirk, Ray McKinnon selected the same starting eleven for United’s rearranged fixture at home to Dunfermline. The only change was on the bench with Ali Coote replacing Alex Nicholls who dropped out of the squad completely. There was one familiar face in the visitors team with Callum Morris lining up for the Pars.