Center back who debuted professionally for Feyenoord in 2012. He became a member of the Netherlands national team in 2014.
He spent his youth soccer career with Excelsior.
He competed for the Netherlands U15 team in 2009 and the U16 team from 2009 to 2010.
He was born in Fribourg, Switzerland.
He and star striker Robin van Persie became teammates on the Dutch national team.