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Willem van der Ark Squad Index
Information:
1990-91 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
13th November 1963
Birthplace:
Groningen
Nationality:
Dutch
Height:
6' 5"
Weight:
13st 6lbs
Signed:
18th January 1989
Career History:
GVAV Rapiditas 1970-1984
Cambuur July 1984
Willem II July 1988
Aberdeen 18th January 1989
FC Utrecht 15th January 1992
FC Den Haag 15th February 1993
Cambuur July 1994, Retired July 1996
 
Profile:
Quickly assumed the status of cult hero at Pittodrie because of his height and unusual jumping style. Scored some vital goals for the club including a hat-trick away to Partick Thistle.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
21/01/1989
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,906 25 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1991-92
7
11
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
10
12
0
0
1
0
1990-91
6
5
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
5
4
1
0
1
1989-90
16
11
7
0
3
1
2
1
3
0
2
0
18
17
11
3
0
1
1988-89
4
4
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
5
4
2
0
0
0
Totals:
33
31
13
2
3
1
3
1
3
1
3
0
39
38
17
4
1
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 77 17