Boudewijn Zenden

Nick 17 Sep,2017


Former winger and central midfielder, Boudewijn “Bolo” Zenden famously known as Boudewijn Zenden have played in the English Premier League for Chelsea, Liverpool, and Sunderland. He started his senior career with PSV in 2013.

Before Fame

Zenden was born on 15 August 1976 in Maastricht, Netherlands. He is of Dutch nationality and born in the mid of August, his zodiac sign is Leo. He was born to Pierre Zenden who served as the sports broadcaster.

Zenden soon caught the attention of PSV while he playing for the amateur club Leonidas and in 1987, he joined the youth academy of PSV. Besides football, he earned Judo black belt at the age of 14.

Professional Playing Achievements

Zenden turned professional when he started his senior career with the PSV in 1993. He played five seasons with the club and scored 32 goals in 112 appearances. He then transferred to Spanish club F.C. Barcelona and played three seasons with them.

He then landed his steps to the English club Chelsea and scored four goals in two seasons of career with the club. From 2003 to 2004 seasons, he played as a loan to Middlesbrough for one season.

When his contract expired with Chelsea in 2004, he went to play with Middlesbrough on a free transfer, agreeing on a one-year contract for the 2004-05 seasons. He was positioned as a central midfielder and scored 5 goals in 36 appearances.

From 2005 to 2007, he played with the Liverpool and scored two goals in 23 appearances. He last played for Sunderland before took a retirement in 2011.

International & Managerial Career

Zenden has bagged 54 caps and kicked seven goals for Netherlands, whom he represented at 2 UEFA European Championships and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Zenden worked as the interim assistant manager to Rafael Benitez at Chelsea during 2012-13 seasons. Currently, he is Darije Kalezic’s assistant at Jong PSV in the Eerste Divise.

Personal Life & Affair

Zenden married Clio Pajczer, a television columnist, model, and yoga teacher belonging to French nationality. However, the relationship between them did not sustain long. They are separated now.

According to some online sources, Zenden is again a married man now. He celebrated his wedding with Nadine Defesche after having an affair with her in 2010. The couple shares a son named Boan.

Apart from skills on his field, he has a hobby of listening music and watching movies. His favorite movies include Black Book, Turkish Delight, Soldier of Orange.

Zenden has reached the age of 41 now. He has a perfect height of 1.74 m, which is around 5 feet 9 inch. He has a healthy and balanced weight of 70 kg.

Net Worth

This immensely talented footballer has made a huge impact in the world. Despite retiring from the playing career, he serves and manages several teams including Chelsea (2012-13), and Jong PSV (2013- ).

Zenden has maintained a pretty of bank balance through his earnings. His annual salary is around $3 million dollar. His total salary boosted his net worth. He is having a whopping net worth of $24 million.


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