Jetro Willems Biography
Jetro Willems was born on 30 March 1994. He is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left-back for Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt. He represented the Netherlands national team at UEFA Euro 2012; he played in the Netherlands’ opening match of the tournament at the age of 18 years and 71 days, making him the youngest player ever to play in the UEFA European Championship.
Jetro Willems Height
Jetro Willems is 1.7 m.
Jetro Willems Weight
Jetro Willems is 65 kg.
Jetro Willems Age
He was born on 30 March 1994. He is currently 24 years.
Jetro Willems Networth
Jetro Willems made his 2 million dollar fortune with Sparta Rotterdam, and by endorsing brands like FIFA.
Jetro Willems Career
Willems began his career with amateur side Spartaan ’20 from whom he joined Sparta Rotterdam. During his time with Sparta he progressed through the club’s youth academy and made his senior debut on 16 January 2011, in a match against Go Ahead Eagles. He made 16 appearances in the Dutch second division.
On 31 August 2011, Willems joined PSV Eindhoven on a three-year contract. He received the number 43 jersey and made his PSV debut on 23 October in a match against Vitesse. Willems became the youngest Dutchman to play in a UEFA competition when he started against Hapoel Tel Aviv on 3 November in a UEFA Europa League group stage match. That same month, he was permanently promoted to the first team squad. In December, Willems was targeted for a move to Manchester United, with then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson looking for “the next Patrice Evra”. On 3 April 2012, Willems’ contract was upgraded and extended until 2016.
Willems scored his first professional – and PSV – goal on 22 April 2012 in a match against NEC. With this goal, he became the youngest goalscorer in the 2011–12 Eredivisie. He experienced a great amount of playing time in the 2011–12 season because full-back Erik Pieters was injured. Although being young and quite inexperienced, Willems quickly showed evidence of his raw talent, especially his technique and attacking traits. On 15 July 2015, Willems suffered a serious injury and missed the first half of the 2015–16 season.
On 17 July 2017, Willems joined Eintracht Frankfurt to replace Bastian Oczipka, who, in turn, joined Schalke 04. The transfer fee paid to PSV was reported as between €5 million and €9 million, depending on the source.
In 2011, Willems won the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Championship with the Netherlands under-17 team. While being selected for the under-19 squad, on 7 May 2012 Willems was named in the provisional list of 36 players for UEFA Euro 2012, one of nine uncapped players to be chosen by senior team manager Bert van Marwijk as part of the preliminary squad. He was still in the Oranje squad for Euro 2012 after Van Marwijk had made a first cut to 27 players on 15 May 2012. Willems also made the final cut into the 23-man squad, being given the number 15 shirt. He made his first unofficial appearance for the senior national team on 22 May 2012 in a friendly match against Bayern Munich.
On 26 May 2012, Willems made his first appearance with the senior Dutch side in a match against Bulgaria. At the Euro 2012, Willems made his first start for the Netherlands, against Denmark, becoming the youngest ever player to play at the Euros and the fourth-youngest player to play for the Netherlands, at 18 years and 71 days of age. The record was previously held by Belgian Enzo Scifo, at 18 years and 115 days. He featured in all the group stage games, however the Netherlands were eliminated from the tournament after losing all three group stage matches.