Santi Kolk

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Santi Kolk
Personal information
Full name Santiago Kolk
Date of birth (1981-10-02) 2 October 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth The Hague, Netherlands
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Youth career
Dynamo '67
ADO Den Haag
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 ADO Den Haag 15 (2)
2000–2004 Heerenveen 26 (1)
2001–2002 RKC Waalwijk (loan) 21 (1)
2003 ADO Den Haag (loan) 12 (3)
2003–2004 Den Bosch (loan) 22 (2)
2004–2006 Feyenoord 0 (0)
2004–2005 Excelsior (loan) 36 (10)
2005–2006 Zwolle (loan) 29 (18)
2006–2007 ADO Den Haag 29 (12)
2007–2010 Vitesse Arnhem 69 (19)
2010–2012 1. FC Union Berlin 17 (4)
2011–2012 NAC Breda (loan) 26 (5)
2013 ADO Den Haag 13 (2)
National team
2002 Netherlands U21 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 November 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:29, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Santiago "Santi" Kolk (born 2 October 1981) is a Dutch former footballer. He mostly played as a forward. Kolk's former clubs include ADO Den Haag, SC Heerenveen, RKC Waalwijk, FC Den Bosch, Excelsior, FC Zwolle, Vitesse Arnhem, 1. FC Union Berlin and NAC Breda.

Born in The Hague, Kolk's official début as a professional was on 29 August 1999, when he played for ADO Den Haag. It was in a home-match against NAC Breda. In his debut he scored his first goal, after one minute. In the 2005–06 season, when he played for FC Zwolle, he became top scorer of the Jupiler League with 19 goals.

From 2007 to 2010, Kolk played for Vitesse. In Arnhem he was considered one of the club's key players due to his goal scoring record.

In July 2010, Kolk agreed to a three-year contract with 1. FC Union Berlin, playing in the 2. Bundesliga. In the 2010–11 season, he made 17 appearances and scored four goals. In the 2011-12 season, Kolked played for NAC Breda on loan.[1]

In 2013, Kolk returned to ADO Den Haag for the second time in his career.

Having played for a relatively large number of different clubs, Kolk stated: "I am sort of the Dutch Christian Vieri."[2]

Kolk also played in several Dutch national youth teams. He was part of Louis van Gaal's squad for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina.


  1. "Santi Kolk" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 1 September 2009. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 'Kolk voelt zich de Nederlandse Vieri'. 6 juni 2007. (Dutch)