Meißner goes on loan to Willem II

Thomas Meißner will play for Willem II for the remainder of this season. The German is already training with the number fourteen of the Eredivisie as of this Tuesday. The defender has an ongoing contract with ADO Den Haag until mid-2019.

Meißner came to ADO from MSV Duisburg in the summer of 2016. Under trainer Zeljko Petrovic he immediately in the starting eleven. Meißner could also regularly count on playing time under Fons Groenendijk. In his first season, the German played a total of 28 games in the Eredivisie. Meißner started as a reserve player this season. But due to a suspension, injury and competition from Tom Beugelsdijk, the 26-year old player has still made ten appearances. Meißner has not yet scored for ADO Den Haag.

We all wish Thomas much success at Willem II over the next six months!

No decision on Ebuehi transfer

There has been plenty of speculation in the last 24 hours concerning the possible transfer of ADO defender Tyronne Ebuehi to Portuguese side Benfica, based in Lisbon.

ADO Den Haag have just posted on Twitter with the following statement.

“There are currently no substantive communications being done about Tyronne Ebuehi between ADO Den Haag and Benfica.”

Thijmen Goppel signs first contract with ADO Den Haag

Thijmen Goppel is now allowed to call himself a professional football player for ADO Den Haag. The 20-year-old winger put his signature to a contract on Thursday during the training camp in Belek with a commitment for two and a half years with an option for another season.

Goppel has been part of the match squad of trainer Fons Groenendijk for some time. The resident of Roelofarendsveen made his debut during the away match against VVV Venlo. Goppel started his career in the youth side of Alphense Boys. In 2014, he went to N.E.C. Nijmegen where he was active in their youth programme in a promising team. Last summer he moved to ADO Den Haag to play in their new second team. By signing a contract, Goppel will definitely transfer up to the first team squad of ADO Den Haag.

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Mats van Kins signs first contract at ADO

Mats van Kins has signed his first professional contract for ADO Den Haag on Friday. The 18-year-old talented midfielder signed a commitment for three seasons with an option for another year.

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Van Kins came came to ADO from RCL of Leiden this summer. In preparation for the new season, the Leiden born player was allowed to train regularly with the first team. He also participated at the training camp in Zeeland. Trainer Fons Groenendijk often attended Van Kins in practice matches. The midfielder made the right impression with four goals. This weekend, Van Kins is officially ready for selection in the first team for the game with PEC Zwolle.

Haddachi leaves for Morocco

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!

Ricardo Kishna loaned back to ADO

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.

TRANSFER NEWS“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.

Dennis v/d Heijden sold to Almere City

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 sign new keeper

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.

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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 on season long loan to RKC

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 sign Erik Falkenburg

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.