(born 1 November 1978 in Schiedam
) is a Dutch footballer
. He currently plays as a centre forward for Toronto FC
He began his career with the amateurs of Excelsior'20, then went to Sparta Rotterdam
, playing there for five seasons.
he switched to AZ
, where he started as a second-choice centre forward, although he bagged numerous goals. His breakthrough would be in 2006–07, being one of Eredivisie
's top scorers with 22, and reaching the Netherlands national football team
, aged 28.
Koevermans rejected a contract offer from AZ to extend his tenure at the club and his manager Louis van Gaal
informed him that he would not be a first-team regular from then on with this resulting in his pushing for a move to another club.
Late August 2007 he joined PSV Eindhoven
for a fee of €6 million where he received the number 10 jersey, last worn by Ivorian striker Arouna Koné
, who was sold to Sevilla FC
On June 29, 2011, it was announced the Koevermans had reached an agreement to join Major League Soccer
team Toronto FC
as a designated player
. The signing of former German International Torsten Frings
was announced at the same press conference. Koevermans made his debut for Toronto in a 1-0 home defeat to FC Dallas
on July 20, 2011. Koevermans scored his first goal for Toronto on a cross from......