Kevin Strootman

by John Max 11 Dec,2017
Kevin Strootman

Kevin Strootman is a Dutch international footballer who currently plays for Italian club Roma as a midfielder wearing the jersey number 6. Twenty-seven years star footballer has represented his country, Netherlands in several tournaments both in senior and junior level.

Early Life

A native of Ridderkerk, Netherlands, Kevin Strootman was born on 13th of February 1990, to Diana Berkelouw. His birth sign is Aquarius. Talking about his nationality, he holds a Dutch citizenship and belongs to white ethnicity. Strootman believes in Christianity.

At the early age of 17, Strootman began his football career with Sparta Rotterdam.

Club Career

Sparta Rotterdam

After playing two years with the youth team of Sparta Rotterdam, Strootman made his professional debut during the 2007-08 seasons. In November 2008, he signed a contract extension deal. From 2008-11, he made 72 appearances and scored 8 goals for the club.


On 1st January 2011, he arrived in FC Utrecht, signing a contract for a fee of $828k. He appeared with the club in the second half of the 2010-2011 seasons, prior to switching to PSV in June 2011.


On June 1, 2011, Strootman joined PSV Eindhoven signing a contract deal for $5.33 million. For the club, he made his first appearance against AZ in a 3-1 home victory. He scored total 8 goals and made 62 appearances.


On 16th July 2013, Strootman signed a contract to the Italian Serie A side Roma for a worth of $20.12 million. On 9th November 2014, he made Roma debut against Torino in a 3-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico.

Further, on 29th May 2017, he signed a new five-year extension contract with the 2017 series A runner-up.

International Career

Junior Team

In 2008, Kevin Strootman received his first call from Netherlands U19 national team. He played overall 4 games and scored 1 goal for his country, under-19. In the following year, he joined U21 Netherlands team. He played for U21, from 2009-13 appearing in overall 12 games.

Senior Team

In 2011, Kevin Strootman made his international debut against Austria representing Netherlands national team. In UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier he scored his first international goal against Finland.

During “2014 FIFA World Cup” qualifying campaign, he was a regular in Louis van Gaal’s side along with his teammates Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie; however, he missed the tournament finals because of an injury.

So far, he has won 39 caps from his national team side with 3 international goals. He is a good friend of his teammates Jasper Cillessen, Davy Propper,  and Joel Veltman

Personal Life

The twenty-seven-year-old midfielder, Strootman is dating his girlfriend Thara Pols for a long time. The couple first met in Rotterdam when he was 18. His lady, Pols is from Heerjandam and has studied Communication as well as did the Pabo.

It has been dating for a long time that Strootman and Pablo are dating, despite any conflict in their relationship, the pair is living a blissful life without any hint of breakup. It seems that they are pretty serious about their love affair and might take their relationship to the next level with wedding some day.

Net Worth and Endorsement

The key income source of Strootman’s earning is football. He has made huge name and fame along with the big chunk of money through his professional football career. So far, he has played for several renowned football clubs including Sparta Rotterdam, Utrecht, and PSV.

Similarly, he was a part of U19 and U21 Netherlands national football team. And since 2011, he is in the Netherland senior national team.

Currently, the enthusiastic footballer signed to FC Roma, from where he earns $127,424 weekly salary and $6.6 million as an annual salary. As of 2017, he has an estimated net worth is around $12 million. Apart from his football career, he has added a reasonable amount to his net worth through his endorsement deal with prominent brands like Nike.

Kevin Strootman’s current market value is $29.41 million. Currently, Strootman lives in a house in Rome, Italy, together with his partner. He owns a Volkswagen Sharan car.

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