Frank van der Struijk Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Frank van der Struijk
  • Born: March 28th, 1985 (Boxtel, Netherlands)
  • Height: 5' 11
  • Position: Right Back / Centre Half
  • Signed: August 29th, 2016
  • First Manager: Ray McKinnon
  • Career Totals: 20 appearances
  • Also Played For: Willem II


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2016-17 20 0 3 0 50.0% 20.0% 30.0%
Totals: 20 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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
 18/03/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 2
 10/03/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 1
 25/02/17 Championship vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
 18/02/17 Semi Final vs. QOS (A) 3 - 2
 11/02/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (A) 0 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 18/03/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 10/03/17 Championship vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 25/02/17 Championship vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 18/02/17 Semi Final vs. QOS (A)  3 - 2
 11/02/17 Championship vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 3
 04/02/17 Championship vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 28/01/17 Championship vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 21/01/17 4th Round vs. Ross County (A)  2 - 6
 19/11/16 Championship vs. Morton (A)  0 - 0
 08/11/16 Championship vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 05/11/16 Championship vs. QOS (A)  4 - 1
 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


Biography

A youth player with both LSV Lennisheuvel and Willem II, Frank made his professional debut with the Tricolores in 2005 and remained there until 2008, establishing himself as a regular while also receiving an International cap at U21 level. He signed for Vitesse Arnhem in 2008 and in his first season played semi regularly before returning to Willem on a brief loan in 2010, following the Tilburg club's relegation to the second tier. He returned to his parent club Vitesse the following season and remained there until 2014. He returned to Willem II on a permanent basis prior to the start of the 2014-15 season, and following a two year deal, he left the club on a free transfer.

In late August, Frank arrived at Tannadice on a one year deal.

Debut

September 3rd, 2016
Peterhead 2 - 3 Dundee United

Challenge Cup (3rd Round)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Frank was born on this date in Boxtel, Netherlands.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    A youth player with both LSV Lennisheuvel and Willem II, Frank made his professional debut with the Tricolores in 2005 and remained there until 2008, establishing himself as a regular while also receiving an International cap at U21 level. He signed for Vitesse Arnhem in 2008 and in his first season played semi regularly before returning to Willem on a brief loan in 2010, following the Tilburg club's relegation to the second tier. He returned to his parent club Vitesse the following season and remained there until 2014. He returned to Willem II on a permanent basis prior to the start of the 2014-15 season, and following a two year deal, he left the club on a free transfer.

  • The 3520 inside Tannadice witnessed a start from United that was as bright as their shirts with Charlie Telfer giving them the lead after 59 seconds. Blair Spittal and new signing Tony Andreu played a neat one two before finding van der Velden who laid off to Charlie Telfer to fire a venomous 25 yard strike into the roof of the net which beat the goalie all ends up. On five minutes United nearly found themselves pegged back in calamitous circumstances. In what seemed an easy ball played long by Peterhead, Toshney and Zwick left it for each other and the ball made its way through to McAllister who wasn’t expecting the ball to come his way and luckily for United it hit the Peterhead front man and went out harmlessly for a goal kick. Both teams were moving the ball around with confidence without testing either goalie however that was to change on 29 minutes when Peterhead drew level. After a slack play from United, Ryan Baptie collected the ball just outside the United box and played the ball into Rory McAllister who steered the ball into the bottom corner from 18 yards. On 36 minutes United edged in front again. Spittal picked up the ball on the edge of the Peterhead third and fed Nick van der Velden who cut inside the defender and drilled the ball low into the net with the Dutchman making it look easy, Hobday in the Peterhead goal didn’t even move. Joy turned to frustration almost immediately as only one minute later Peterhead were level. McIntosh showing great footwork made it to the byline and found Rory McAllister with a fantastic cross and the prolific front man flexed his neck muscles and buried his header past Zwick from 10 yards.

  • United started the first ten minutes as the stronger of the two teams with little defensive errors from the Tangerines. Bell wasn’t troubled once and United produced some good deliveries into the box. The positive start came to a halt after a mix up between Murdoch and Flood resulted in Ryan Hardie going one on one with Bell. Fortunately Bell did well to get his hands to Hardie’s shot and it went out for a corner. This incident seemed to have knocked United’s confidence with the Rovers having another good chance at goal just a minute later. After a sketchy few minutes United started to play with a more positive style once again but getting a number of passes called offside. The first half ended badly for United with Stewart Murdoch going in the referee’s book for a rash tackle outside the box. Raith took full advantage of this and the free kick met the head of Craig Barr and hit the back of the net.