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Leroy Fer

Personal information
Full nameLeroy Johan Fer
Date of birth5 January 1990(age 26)
Place of birthZoetermeer, Netherlands
Height1.88 m
Playing positionCentral Midfielder
Club information
Current clubTwente

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Leroy Johan Fer (born 5 January 1990 in Zoetermeer) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for Dutch Eredivisie club FC Twente and the Netherlands U21.

Fer got various nicknames. In his youth he got nicknamed De Uitsmijter (The Bouncer) by Feyenoord youth coach Jean-Paul van Gastel for his strong physical appearance. Other nicknames are Lerra and Ferovic. Cor Pot, coach of the Netherlands U21, compared Fer with Patrick Vieira. According to Pot both players show many similarities, on and off the field.

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