Willem Korsten

Date of birth21 January 1975
Place of birthBoxtell
Weight81 kg
Height1.91 m

Despite another injury-dogged season at Tottenham last term Willem did well when called upon and bagged three goals late on. He had a particularly good game in the final match against champions Manchester United, scoring with two fine 20-yard efforts as Spurs went on to win 3-1. An attacking left-sided midfield player who can also feature as a striker, his towering frame makes him a little cumbersome in the air but his power and strength on the ground are his greatest assets. Having finished on a high he would have obviously been hoping to resume in similar vein at the start of the 2001-02 campaign. However the hip problem which had plagued him for so long struck again and he was forced to retire from the game on medical advice in October 2001.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
NEC Nijmegen
Vitesse Arnhem 09 Jul 1999
Leeds United 11 Jan 1999 21 Mar 1999 L
Tottenham Hotspur 09 Jul 1999 03 Oct 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Leeds United FA Cup 2
1998-99 Leeds United Premier League 4
1999-00 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 4
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
2000-01 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 8

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
16 Jan 1999 Leeds United v Middlesbrough W 2-0 Premier League
23 Jan 1999 Portsmouth v Leeds United W 1-5 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
13 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1999 Aston Villa v Leeds United W 1-2 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
24 Feb 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United L 2-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
01 Mar 1999 Leicester City v Leeds United W 1-2 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United W 0-2 Premier League
20 Mar 1999 Leeds United v Derby County W 4-1 Premier League

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