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Robin van der Laan

Personal information
Full nameRobertus Petrus van der Laan
Date of birth05 September 1968(age 48)
Place of birthSchiedam, Holland
Height5 ft 11 in
Playing positionMidfielder

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Robin van der Laan (born Robertus Petrus van der Laan on 5 September 1968 in Schiedam) is a Dutch former footballer who spent most of his senior career in English football. He now works as the director of his own soccer school in Canada, also working as a senior coach for Manchester United Soccer Schools.

He began his playing career in his native Holland with Schiedamse Voetbal Vereniging and later Wageningen. In 1991 he moved to England to play for Port Vale, where after four seasons as one the club's key players he was sold on to Derby County. In 1998 he transferred to Barnsley, where he saw out his professional playing career until his retirement due to injury in 2001. He made a total of 314 appearances in a ten year career in the Football League.

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