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Birmingham City FC Player Profiles

Posted 28th July 2015 at 01:46 pm

Midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld joined Blues in July 2015 from FC Groningen on  a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Kieftenbeld, who was born in Dalfsen, Netherlands joined FC Twente’s youth team in 2003, before moving to Go Ahead Eagles in 2007 without making a first team appearance.
The dynamic central midfielder spent two years with the club before moving to FC Groningen in 2010.
It was with the Green and White Army, where he had the most success by winning the Club's first major trophy, the KNVB Cup last season.

The midfielder made 147 league appearances for the club over four years, whilst also representing the Netherlands at Under 21 level five times.

Kieftenbeld made a total of 46 appearances during his first season with Blues and found the back of the net three times.

Career History