|Full name||Paul Bosvelt|
|Date of birth||26 March 1970|
|Place of birth||Doetinchem, Netherlands|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|1989–1994||Go Ahead Eagles||139||(27)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Paul Bosvelt (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈpʌul ˈbɔsfɛlt] , born 26 March 1970) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He played for Go Ahead Eagles and Twente before moving to Feyenoord in 1997. After six seasons with Feyenoord he joined Manchester City. Two years later, he returned to the Netherlands spending two seasons at SC Heerenveen before retiring.
Bosvelt went on to develop a reputation as a fearsome midfield general at de Kuip, making 167 appearances, during which he led Feyenoord to the league title in 1999 and won the UEFA Cup.
In 2003, Bosvelt joined Manchester City,where he played an important role in the team. However, after two seasons he returned to Netherlands where he finished his career at SC Heerenveen.
Bosvelt made his debut for the Netherlands in a March 2000 friendly match against Belgium and earned a total of 24 caps, scoring no goals.He played in Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. During Euro 2000, he reached the semi-final with Netherlands. Bosvelt missed an important penalty kick in the penalty shootout in the semi-finals, which led to a 3–1 defeat against Italy. After Euro 2004 he decided to retire from international football.
Bosvelt retired from football on 13 May 2007, after a 4–0 defeat against Ajax. He played a total number of 470 games in both Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie.
In summer 2016 Bosvelt was named coach at Jong FC Twente next to his position as an assistant at Netherlands U-21.. Since april 2018 Bosvelt is technical manager at Go Ahead Eagles.
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