Mohamed Haddachi is no longer a player of ADO The Hague. The 20-year-old left back goes straight to Chabab Rif Al Hoceima in Morocco. That club plays in the highest Moroccan division.
Haddachi joined the youth academy of ADO Den Haag in 2010. The Rotterdammer worked steadily and signed his first professional contract in April of 2016. He has been officially part of the main election since last season. Partly due to injury, Haddachi’s never debuted for the first team. However, he has the necessary experience from matches in the second team.
The club wish Mohamed good luck with his new club!
ADO Den Haag has retrieved a former youth player. Ricardo Kishna (22), who played in the youth academy between 2001 and 2010, is loaned for one season from Lazio Roma.
“Because it’s a former ADO player and another Hagenaar, you’re following Ricardo of course, but never with the idea of adding him to the squad of ADO Den Haag.” says Manager of Football Affairs Jeffrey van As. “Just think about it as it suddenly comes into being. Because we are sure Ricardo will make us stronger, we would like him to do that, and that Ricardo himself wants to play in The Hague also helps. This is an absolute win / win situation.”
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Kishna was born in The Hague and put his first steps on the football field at VUC. The forward was included in the ADO youth academy in 2001. After nine years Kishna left for Ajax. There he made his debut in professional football for the Young Ajax team in a match against FC Emmen on January 17th, 2014. More than a month later, Kishna also debuted in the Amsterdam. At Ajax he would eventually play 34 Eredivisie Games (six goals) before the attacker left to join Lazio Roma in 2015. In two seasons, Kishna, partly due to injury, only played sixteen league games for the Italian team (also four Champions League matches). The attacker was loaned out for six months to Lille (13 official matches) last season. Kishna also played for a number of representative teams through the levels of the Dutch international sides, including ten times for Young Oranje.
ADO Den Haag said goodbye to Dennis van der Heijden. The 20-year-old attacker has been taken on by Almere City and signs for one season with an option for another year.
Van der Heijden’s first goal in the friendly against S.J.C. Noordwijk
Van der Heijden made his name in the Netherlands by a legendary appearance in 2016 against Excelsior. The striker scored two goals almost immediately after his debut as a substitute, which won the game for ADO against the Rotterdammers. It earned him a contract at ADO Den Haag and a place in the squad of the Dutch youth squad. Last season, Van der Heijden played on loan at FC Volendam. He played a total to 25 times in the first team in which he scored twice.
Everyone at ADO Den Haag wish Dennis much success in his future.
ADO Den Haag have managed to attract another keeper to their squad on the closing day of the transfer period. Indy Groothuizen (21) is from Ajax and signs a contract for two years in The Hague.
Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag
In 2008, Groothuizen joined Ajax youth academy. After playing in several teams, he was added a number of times to the squad of Young Ajax in the Jupiler League during the 2014/2015 season. On December 8th, 2014, Groothuizen made his debut in professional football as a substitute against RKC Waalwijk. That season, the Alkmaarder made four more appearances. A year later, the goalkeeper played ten times in goal. Last season, Groothuizen was loaned out to Denmark side Nordsjælland. In the highest division in Danish football, he played twelve matches. Groothuizen has also played 16 times for Holland at various youth levels.
“In addition to Robert Zwinkels and Tim Coremans we would like to add another keeper to the squad,” says Manager Jeffrey van As. “In addition, we caught sight of Indy, a talented young man with a lot of potential. He is not an international for nothing, and in the Danish league he has been outstanding in the last season. So including the youth side we have five good keepers, just as we wanted.”
Chovanie Amatkarijo (18), the reserve team’s attacker, is being loaned out to RKC Waalwijk for the rest of this season, playing in the Jupiler League. At ADO Den Haag, Amatkarijo has a contract for another two seasons.
Last summer, Amatkarijo signed his first professional contract at ADO after making a good impression in his preparation for the first team. He did not make it as a regular in the main first team squad, but did make his official debut. That happened on January 29th during the 3-0 defeat at Ajax.
The club wish Chovanie good luck at Waalwijk and will be happy to see him back in The Hague next summer!
ADO Den Haag has strengthened its squad with the addition of Erik Falkenburg. The 29-year-old Leidenaar signed a contract for two seasons in The Hague. He will wear shirt number 30.
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Falkenburg played for the previous two seasons at Willem II. Prior to that he appeared for NAC Breda, Go Ahead Eagles, NEC Nijmegen, AZ Alkmaar and Sparta Rotterdam. In Rotterdam he played his first matches as a professional player in early 2008. In total, Falkenburg, who has played as a midfielder and a forward, played 239 games in the Eredivisie in which he scored 55 times.
Jeffrey van As, Football Manager at ADO Den Haag, is pleased with the arrival of Falkenburg. “Erik has been on our list for some time now, he is a multi-functional player that can be used in the midfield as well as up front, and Erik can make goals. In short, a good addition to our club.”
Falkenburg will meet for the first time tomorrow (Thursday) with the squad of ADO.
Pia Rijsdijk, the top scorer of ADO ladies is leaving for the German side MSV Duisburg, number 10 of the Bundesliga. The 25-year-old striker has signed a contract for one season.
Rijsdijk moved from the University of Alabama to ADO ladies in the summer of 2015 and played 58 official matches for the Hague club in which she scored 25 times.
Technical Manager Alex Scholte: “We are very sorry that Pia is leaving us, but give her our blessing with this new start. We have worked together with great pleasure and wish her a lot of success in her further football career.”
ADO for Expats says ” Pia is going to be a huge miss for the ADO ladies side. She was a great centre forward, strong, agile and was a great finisher, players like her are very hard to find. Good luck Pia!”
It has been in the air for a while, and now it has finally been successful. Abdenasser El Khayati will be an ADO Den Haag player for the next three years. On Wednesday he put his signature on a new contract. This means that ADO Den Haag now has the desired strengthening in the center.
The 28-year-old El Khayati joined ADO Den Haag after the winter break as relatively unknown entity. He was loaned for half a year from Queens Park Rangers. It did not take long before the Rotterdammer conquered the hearts of the public. El Khayati, with his creative game and five goals in twelve games, played an important part in the amazing turn-a-round that saw ADO Den Haag ending up in eleventh place.
Last year, El Khayati returned to Queens Park Rangers, but ADO Den Haag wanted to keep him. That has now been done, and that is all that matters to Manager of Football Affairs Jeffrey van As. “Nasser managed to raise the level of the team last season, he is technically very skillful, works hard and, as an attacking midfielder, has an eye for goal. Exactly the type of player we were looking for. Everyone in the club was charmed by him, So we’ve done everything we can to get him back to the Cars Jeans Stadium. We look forward to three great years.”
“Finally, I can pull on the green-yellow shirt again,” says El Khayati. “I have experienced a great half-year at ADO Den Haag, I really bonded with all the players, staff and fans, so it was always my intention to stay here, but I was still owned by Queens Park Rangers. Fortunately, the clubs have come to an agreement. That I have signed for three years indicates that I really want to build something here. We can build some great things at ADO Den Haag in the coming years.”
Ludcinio Marengo leaves ADO Den Haag and continues his career with SK Brann from Norway. The club where former ADO player Vito Wormgoor is playing at. Marengo signed a contract for two seasons. In The Hague, the winger was under contract until mid 2018.
In the summer of 2015, Marengo came to ADO from FC Volendam, where he made his debut in professional football in 2012. In his first season at ADO, Marengo played 21 times in the Eredivisie, mainly as a substitute. Last year, the attacker also had a reserve roll. Marengo was then loaned out to Go Ahead Eagles during the winter break.
Now the Amsterdammer leaves for SK Brann. In total, Marengo played 37 official matches for ADO Den Haag in which he scored twice.
Manager of Football Affairs Jeffrey van As: “Unfortunately, at ADO Den Haag, Ludcinio’s potential has never come to fruition. This season, he had little chance of playing time, due to the competition for his favorite positions, so it was better for both parties. We want to thank Ludcinio for his commitment to the club and wish him a lot of success in Norway.”
Bjørn Johnsen is the new main striker of ADO Den Haag. The 25-year-old Norwegian international signs a three-season contract in The Hague. He is going to play with number 9 on his back.
Johnsen, born in the United States joins from the Scottish side Heart of Midlothian. In Scotland he played 34 times in the league last season and scored six goals. Due to his performance in Scotland, he debuted on the June 10th for the Norwegian national team in the World Cup qualifying match against the Czech Republic. Three days later he played in a friendly against Sweden.
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Johnsen is a true center forward, standing 1.95m tall, previously was at clubs in Spain, Portugal and Bulgaria, averaging one goal every three games.
Johnsen: “I really like this challenge, it means a lot for me to play in the Eredivisie at ADO Den Haag. Many players, like Lex Immers, have broken through. I want to be important to the team with goals and assists. I have a positive feeling about what we can achieve next year with ADO.”