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12: Mario Melchiot

Mario Melchiot is 31 years old and he plays as a right-back for Wigan Athletic in the number 25 shirt.  He was born in Amsterdam on the 4th November 1976, and is 1.87 metres tall and weighs 74 kilograms. In his professional career since 1996, he has played for 5 different clubs: Ajax, Chelsea, Birmingham, Rennes and Wigan. In the 2007.08 season, Melchiot was part of the Wigan side that ranked 14th in the Premier League with 40 points from 38 matches.

 

Melchiot made his senior international debut on the 11th October 2000 in a 2-0 loss against Portugal in the qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup. Since then, Mario has worn the Dutch shirt 22 times. Van Basten gave him the number 12 jersey for the Euro 2008 campaign, where he will probably be a back-up player.

Player Rating (out of 10) thanks to Goal.com:

Holland vs Italy: –

Holland vs France: –

Holland vs Romania: 7

Holland vs Russia: –

 

 

More information

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