Timothy Derijck

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Timothy Derijck
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Derijck in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-05-25) 25 May 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth Liedekerke, Belgium
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Team information
Current team
Zulte Waregem
Number 76
Youth career
1994–2000 Denderleeuw
2000–2005 Anderlecht
Senior career*
2005–2009 Feyenoord 23 (1)
2006NAC Breda (loan) 12 (1)
2007–2008Dender (loan) 30 (1)
2009–2011 ADO Den Haag 82 (8)
2011–2014 PSV 43 (4)
2013–2014Utrecht (loan) 16 (0)
2014 Jong PSV 1 (0)
2014–2016 ADO Den Haag 49 (3)
2016–2018 Zulte Waregem 43 (7)
2018–2020 Gent 9 (0)
2020–2022 Kortrijk 45 (1)
2022– Zulte Waregem 34 (1)
International career
2003 Belgium U16 19 (0)
2003–2004 Belgium U17 17 (3)
2004 Belgium U18 1 (0)
2004–2006 Belgium U19 24 (8)
2007 Belgium U21 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:03, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

Timothy Derijck (born 25 May 1987) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Belgian First Division A club Zulte Waregem.


Club career

Early career

Derijck is a product of the Anderlecht youth academy, but left the Brussels giants for Feyenoord before making it into the first team. [1] He also wore the jerseys of Dender and NAC Breda before joining ADO Den Haag in January 2009. It was where he developed himself into one of the most consistent defenders in the Eredivisie.[ citation needed ]

PSV Eindhoven

On 15 August 2011, PSV Eindhoven announced the signing of Derijck on a four-year contract from ADO Den Haag for a fee of €750,000. He was given the number 18 shirt. He made his debut on 21 August 2011 in PSV's 3–0 win over his former club Den Haag. He scored his first competitive goal for PSV in a 3–2 win over Achilles '29 on 27 September in the 2012–13 KNVB Beker. His first Eredivise goal for PSV was an equalizer against PEC Zwolle on 28 October 2012.[ citation needed ]

On 19 July 2013, it was announced that Derijck was sent on loan to FC Utrecht until the end of the season.[ citation needed ]

Return to ADO Den Haag

On 26 August 2014, Derijck returned to his former club ADO Den Haag. He signed a two-year deal on a free transfer.[ citation needed ]

Zulte Waregem

In June 2016, Derijck joined Belgian side Zulte Waregem. [2]


In August 2018, Derijck joined Gent.

Return to Zulte Waregem

On 6 January 2022, Derijck returned to Zulte Waregem on a one-year contract, with an option for a second year. [3] He returned to the pitch as a starter for Waregem in a 0–0 home draw against Oostende on 9 February. [4] Derijck was a starter for the club for the remainder of the 2021–22 season, but saw himself increasingly demoted to the bench after suffering some injuries early on in the 2022–23 season as Modou Tambedou and Borja López were preferred at centre-back under new head coach Mbaye Leye. [5] In October and November 2022, Lukas Willen also surpassed Derijck in the depth chart. [6]

International career

On 5 September 2011, he received his first call up to the senior Belgium national team for the friendly match against the United States. Coach Georges Leekens called him to replace the injured Jan Vertonghen. However, he was an unused substitute in a 1–1 draw.[ citation needed ]


Zulte Waregem

PSV Eindhoven

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  1. Timothy Derijck on Playerhistory.com Archived 7 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Timothy Derijck verlaat ADO en zet carrière voort bij Zulte Waregem". Omroep West (in Dutch). 9 June 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. "Essevee en Timothy Derijck opnieuw herenigd" (Press release) (in Dutch). Zulte Waregem. 6 January 2022. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  4. "ZULTE WAREGEM – KV OOSTENDE 0 – 0". KV Oostende. 9 February 2022. Archived from the original on 26 June 2022. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  5. Van Lindt, Aernout (23 July 2022). "Invaller maakt het verschil: Zulte Waregem opent seizoen met makkelijke zege tegen erg zwak Seraing". Voetbalkrant (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 24 November 2022. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  6. Van Lindt, Aernout (6 November 2022). "19-jarige Vlaming leidt de verdediging van Essevee: "Maar heb nog veel te leren"". Voetbalkrant (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 6 November 2022. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  7. "Zulte Waregem win second Belgian Cup". uefa.com. 18 March 2017.