Nick van der Velden Player Profile


  • 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 Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2016-17 20 (11) 31 3 7 0 14 (10) 1 6 (1) 2
Totals: 20 (11) 3 14 (10) 1 6 (1) 2

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Mar 25th, 2017 25/03/17 Final vs. St Mirren (N) 2 - 1
Feb 25th, 2017 25/02/17 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
Jan 6th, 2017 06/01/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3
Dec 31st, 2016 31/12/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 1
Dec 2nd, 2016 02/12/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Sep 20th, 2016 20/09/16 Quarter Final vs. Morton (A) 1 - 2
Sep 3rd, 2016 03/09/16 3rd Round vs. Peterhead (H) 3 - 2
Aug 6th, 2016 06/08/16 Championship vs. QOS (H) 1 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Sep 20th, 2016 20/09/16 Quarter Final vs. Morton (A) 1 - 2 (55')
Sep 3rd, 2016 03/09/16 3rd Round vs. Peterhead (H) 3 - 2 (34')
Aug 6th, 2016 06/08/16 Championship vs. QOS (H) 1 - 1 (58')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Apr 11th, 2017 11/04/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Mar 25th, 2017 25/03/17 Final vs. St Mirren (N) 2 - 1
Mar 18th, 2017 18/03/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Mar 15th, 2017 15/03/17 Championship vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 3 (sub)
Mar 10th, 2017 10/03/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Feb 25th, 2017 25/02/17 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
Feb 4th, 2017 04/02/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
Jan 6th, 2017 06/01/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3
Dec 31st, 2016 31/12/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 1
Dec 24th, 2016 24/12/16 Championship vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Dec 10th, 2016 10/12/16 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Dec 2nd, 2016 02/12/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Nov 19th, 2016 19/11/16 Championship vs. Morton (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Nov 12th, 2016 12/11/16 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0
Nov 8th, 2016 08/11/16 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Oct 29th, 2016 29/10/16 Championship vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Oct 22nd, 2016 22/10/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (H) 2 - 1
Oct 15th, 2016 15/10/16 Championship vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 0
Oct 2nd, 2016 02/10/16 Championship vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Sep 24th, 2016 24/09/16 Championship vs. Morton (H) 2 - 1
Sep 20th, 2016 20/09/16 Quarter Final vs. Morton (A) 1 - 2
Sep 17th, 2016 17/09/16 Championship vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 3
Sep 10th, 2016 10/09/16 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1
Sep 3rd, 2016 03/09/16 3rd Round vs. Peterhead (H) 3 - 2
Aug 27th, 2016 27/08/16 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 2
Aug 20th, 2016 20/08/16 Championship vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 0
Aug 13th, 2016 13/08/16 Championship vs. Dumbarton (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Aug 6th, 2016 06/08/16 Championship vs. QOS (H) 1 - 1
Jul 31st, 2016 31/07/16 Group C - North vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 0
Jul 23rd, 2016 23/07/16 Group C - North vs. Inverness CT (A) 1 - 1
Jul 19th, 2016 19/07/16 Group C - North vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 6 - 1 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 14 (10) 1 3 0
LC 3 (1) 1 2 0
LCC 3 1 2 0
Totals: 20 (11) 3

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


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.

Last updated on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by N Harkiss.

Squad Numbers


23

Season:
2016-17





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


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 6 - 1 Cowdenbeath
    League Cup (Group C - North)

    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


  • League Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 1 QOS
    League (Championship)

    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


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 1 QOS
    League (Championship)

    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


  • Last Goal

    Morton 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League Cup (Quarter Final)

    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 Fa


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Dunfermline
    League (Championship)

    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 Coo


  • Left the Club