Saturday 22 January 2022

Winter football transfer season – 133 players change club

Dutch football association KNVB said on Thursday that 133 players had changed club during the winter transfer window, which ended on January 31.

In, total, 32 transfers were announced on Wednesday, just ahead of the deadline.

Of the 133 club changes, 45 players left a Dutch club to play abroad and 44 players came from abroad to the Netherlands.

Sparta Rotterdam, with Dick Advocaat as head coach, made the most transfers of the Eredivisie sides, contracting five new players. Willem II signed four with Ajax, NAC Breda, Roda JC and Twente all signing three.

Meanwhile, AZ of Alkmaar beat PEC Zwolle 4-1 on Wednesday night to make the semi-finals of the KNVB Cup for the sixth time in seven years.

In Rotterdam, Feyenoord saw off PSV Eindhoven 2-0 while on Tuesday FC Twente beat SC Cambuur 3-1. The final semi-final place will go to either Willem II or Roda JC, who meet on Thursday evening.

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