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 36)
Place of birth Liedekerke, Belgium
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Team information
Current team
Zulte Waregem
Number 4
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)
2022–2024 Zulte Waregem 44 (1)
2024– ADO Den Haag 5 (2)
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 23:03, 8 March 2024 (UTC)

Timothy Derijck (born 25 May 1987) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Challenger Pro League 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 ]

Career statistics

As of match played 8 March 2024
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational cupContinentalOtherTotal
Feyenoord 2005–06 Eredivisie 10000010
2006–07 Eredivisie181002 [lower-alpha 1] 000201
2008–09 Eredivisie40001 [lower-alpha 1] 00050
NAC Breda (loan) 2005–06 Eredivisie1215 [lower-alpha 2] 0171
Dender (loan) 2007–08 Belgian First Division 30140341
ADO Den Haag 2008–09 Eredivisie17300173
2009–10 Eredivisie32210332
2010–11 Eredivisie333204 [lower-alpha 3] 0393
PSV 2011–12 Eredivisie200206 [lower-alpha 4] 0280
2012–13 Eredivisie234417 [lower-alpha 4] 000345
FC Utrecht (loan) 2013–14 Eredivisie16030190
Jong PSV 2014–15 Eerste Divisie 1010
ADO Den Haag 2014–15 Eredivisie22010230
2015–16 Eredivisie27300273
Zulte Waregem 2016–17 Belgian Pro League 30742349
2017–18 Belgian Pro League261003 [lower-alpha 4] 01 [lower-alpha 5] 0301
2018–19 Belgian Pro League510051
Gent 2018–19 Belgian Pro League17140211
2019–20 Belgian Pro League00100010
Kortrijk 2019–20 Belgian Pro League702090
2020–21 Belgian Pro League33120351
2021–22 Belgian Pro League500050
Zulte Waregem 2021–22 Belgian Pro League120120
2022–23 Belgian Pro League22130251
2023–24 Challenger Pro League 10020120
ADO Den Haag 2023–24 Eerste Divisie5252
Career total4283235319010049235
  1. 1 2 Appearances in UEFA Cup
  2. Appearances in Eredivisie promotion/relegation play-offs
  3. Appearances in European play-offs
  4. 1 2 3 Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. Appearance in Belgian Super Cup


Zulte Waregem

PSV Eindhoven

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