Defender who debuted professionally for Feyenoord in 2010 and became a member of the Dutch national team in 2012.
He spent his youth career with Feyenoord and Spartaan '20.
He entered his first World Cup competition with the Netherlands national team in 2014.
He was born in Barreiro, Portugal.
He and goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen became teammates on the Dutch national team.