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 Stats: 31 appearances, 3 goals
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)
First Goal: August 6th, 2016 - Dundee United 1 - 1 Queen of the South (League - Championship)
Also Played For:AZ Alkmaar, Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen, NEC, RKC Waalwijk, Willem II

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 2016/17  Championship 20 (11) 3 0.10 7 0 54.8% 19.4% 25.8%
20 (11) 3 0.10

 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

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Mar 25th, 2017 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 1
 Feb 25th, 2017 League  (H)  vs. Greenock Morton 1 - 1
 Jan 6th, 2017 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 0 - 3
 Dec 31st, 2016 League  (A)  vs. Dumbarton 0 - 1
 Dec 2nd, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Sep 20th, 2016 League Cup  (A)  vs. Greenock Morton 1 - 2
 Sep 3rd, 2016 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Peterhead 3 - 2
 Aug 6th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. Queen of the South 1 - 1

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.

 Goals Scored
Aug 6th, 2016 League  (H)  vs. QOS 1 - 1 (58')
Sep 3rd, 2016 Challenge Cup  (H)  vs. Peterhead 3 - 2 (34')
Sep 20th, 2016 League Cup  (A)  vs. Morton 1 - 2 (55')

 Hat-Tricks