Jaap Stam

Date of birth17 July 1972
Place of birthKampen
NationalityDutch
Weight89 kg
Height1.90 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

After performing solidly for Holland during Euro 2000, Jaap Stam had a wretched start to his second Premiership campaign for Manchester United, suffering a troublesome Achilles injury that forced him out of the side after only four games.

During the next three months, his name was conspicuous by its absence from the United team-sheet as he underwent surgery and battled back to fitness.

While United coped well without him, his return in January was a much-needed boost in the run-in to domestic and European honours.

His presence inspired the team to go on a five-game run without conceding a goal in the Premiership and when contracts were being discussed in February he pledged his future to United, hoping to end his career at Old Trafford before moving to the United States.

An immensely strong central defender, brilliant in the tackle, Jaap played a crucial role in United's 'treble' season.

Surprisingly released in 2001.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
FC Zwolle 01 Jul 1992 01 Jul 1993
SC Cambuur Leeuwarden 01 Jul 1993 01 Jul 1995
Willem II 01 Jul 1995 01 Jul 1996
PSV Eindhoven 01 Jul 1996 17 Jul 1998
Manchester United 17 Jul 1998 26 Aug 2001
Lazio 26 Aug 2001 01 Jul 2004
AC Milan 01 Jul 2004 01 Jul 2006
Ajax 01 Jul 2006 29 Oct 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League 2
1998-99 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1998-99 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1
1
1998-99 Manchester United Premier League 30
1
5
1998-99 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 13
1999-00 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1999-00 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 2
1999-00 Manchester United Intercontinental Cup 1
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League 33
5
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 13
1
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Super Cup 1
2000-01 Manchester United FA Charity Shield
1
2000-01 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 15
1
2000-01 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
2001-02 Lazio Serie A 13
1
3
1
2001-02 Lazio UEFA Champions League 5
1
2001-02 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 1
2002-03 Lazio Serie A 28
3
2002-03 Lazio UEFA Cup 4
1
2003-04 Lazio Serie A 27
2
3
2003-04 Lazio UEFA Champions League 7
1
2004-05 AC Milan Serie A 15
2
5
2004-05 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 Oct 1997 PSV Eindhoven v Newcastle United W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
05 Nov 1997 Newcastle United v PSV Eindhoven W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group C


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Netherlands International Friendly
1
1996-97 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 5
1996-97 Netherlands International Friendly 2
1
1997-98 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 9
1
2
1997-98 Netherlands International Friendly 4
1998-99 Netherlands International Friendly 4
1
1999-00 Netherlands International Friendly 7
1
1999-00 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 4
1
2000-01 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2
2000-01 Netherlands International Friendly 1
2001-02 Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2
2001-02 Netherlands International Friendly 4
2002-03 Netherlands International Friendly 2
2002-03 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 5
2003-04 Netherlands International Friendly 6
2003-04 Netherlands UEFA European Championship 9
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
24 Apr 1996 Netherlands v Germany L 0-1 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Netherlands v Brazil D 2-2 International Friendly
09 Nov 1996 Netherlands v Wales W 7-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
14 Dec 1996 Belgium v Netherlands W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 7
26 Feb 1997 France v Netherlands L 2-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 Netherlands v San Marino W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
02 Apr 1997 Turkey v Netherlands L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
30 Apr 1997 San Marino v Netherlands W 0-6 FIFA World Cup Group 7
06 Sep 1997 Netherlands v Belgium W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
11 Oct 1997 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
21 Feb 1998 USA v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Netherlands v Cameroon D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Paraguay W 3-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Nigeria W 5-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 1998 Belgium v Netherlands D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
20 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Korea Republic W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
25 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
29 Jun 1998 Netherlands v Yugoslavia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
04 Jul 1998 Argentina v Netherlands W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
07 Jul 1998 Brazil v Netherlands L 1-1 (2-4) FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
11 Jul 1998 Croatia v Netherlands L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
10 Oct 1998 Netherlands v Peru W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Oct 1998 Netherlands v Ghana D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Nov 1998 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Feb 1999 Portugal v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 1999 Denmark v Netherlands D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Netherlands v Belgium D 5-5 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Netherlands v Czech Republic D 1-1 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Netherlands v Germany W 2-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Belgium v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
27 May 2000 Netherlands v Romania W 2-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Czech Republic W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
21 Jun 2000 Netherlands v France W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
25 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Yugoslavia W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
29 Jun 2000 Netherlands v Italy L 0-0 (1-3) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
28 Feb 2001 Netherlands v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Andorra v Netherlands W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
28 Mar 2001 Portugal v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 England v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Sep 2001 Netherlands v Estonia W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
10 Nov 2001 Denmark v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Netherlands v Spain W 1-0 International Friendly
19 May 2002 USA v Netherlands W 0-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Netherlands v Belarus W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
16 Oct 2002 Austria v Netherlands W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 3
20 Nov 2002 Germany v Netherlands W 1-3 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Netherlands v Argentina W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Netherlands v Czech Republic D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
02 Apr 2003 Moldova v Netherlands W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
07 Jun 2003 Belarus v Netherlands W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
20 Aug 2003 Belgium v Netherlands D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Netherlands v Austria W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
10 Sep 2003 Czech Republic v Netherlands L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
11 Oct 2003 Netherlands v Moldova W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
15 Nov 2003 Scotland v Netherlands L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
18 Feb 2004 Netherlands v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Netherlands v Greece W 4-0 International Friendly
29 May 2004 Netherlands v Belgium L 0-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Faroe Islands W 3-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 International Friendly
15 Jun 2004 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Czech Republic L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 2004 Netherlands v Latvia W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
26 Jun 2004 Sweden v Netherlands L 0-0 (4-5) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
30 Jun 2004 Portugal v Netherlands L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Semi-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.