Carel Van der Velden

Carel Van der Velden

Born 3 August 1972 (Age 26 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #101)

Total appearances 14

(12 League, 1 League Cup, 1 Hillier Senior Cup)

Debut:

15 August 1998 (Away Forest Green Rovers)

Final game:

2 March 1999 (Away Cogenhoe United)

The Dutch playmaker began his football with his hometown side of Vitesse Arnhem before signing for Den Bosch. In March 1996, Barnsley forked out £75,000 for the midfielders services, but he failed to settle well into the training routine and after just a handful of appearances, went to Scarborough in August 1997 on a free transfer, before having a brief spell with Stevenage Borough. He joined Diamonds in the summer of 1998 and made 12 consecutive Conference appearances at the start of the new season before injury brought the impressive run to an end. The first seven games had been won in great style and it looked like Brian Talbot had unearthed a gem as Diamonds began the campaign like potential champions, with Carel impressing in the central midfield role. However, discipline appeared to be a big problem for the talented Dutchman and he only made two more first team appearances, one in the Endsleigh Cup in December and one in the Hillier Senior Cup in March. Despite the immense promise, he was released at the end of the 1998/1999 season and moved to League of Ireland side Shelbourne, winning the League and Cup double in 2000. Once more, he fell out of favour with the manager, and later joined Sligo Rovers before returning to Holland with Rozendaal. He was noted playing Sunday soccer for Achilles 29 in 2006.

Carel VanDer Velden

Appearances

1998/1999

Conf

15.8.98

Forest Green (A)

Conf

18.8.98

Welling Utd (H)

Conf

22.8.98

Barrow (H)

Conf

25.8.98

Kingstonian (A)

Conf

29.8.98

Southport (A)

Conf

31.8.98

Hayes (H)

Conf

5.9.98

Yeovil Jct (A)

Conf

8.9.98

Dover Athletic (A)

Conf

12.9.98

Telford Utd (H)

Conf

19.9.98

Doncaster Rvrs(A)

Conf

26.9.98

Hereford Utd (H)

Conf

3.10.98

Northwich Vic (H)

ET2

22.12.98

Farnborough Tn(A)

HSCSF

2.3.99

Cogenhoe Utd (A)

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