Career-downfall: From Real Madrid to 3. division

He was a very hot name in 2007, when a U21-european championship victory with the Netherlands secured him a contract with the mighty Real Madrid. But in the d

Career-downfall: From Real Madrid to 3. division

He was a very hot name in 2007, when a U21-european championship victory with the Netherlands secured him a contract with the mighty Real Madrid. But in the d

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
12 September 2019 Thursday 13:00
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Career-downfall: From Real Madrid to 3. division

He was a very hot name in 2007, when a U21-european championship victory with the Netherlands secured him a contract with the mighty Real Madrid.

But in the day time-limits 32-year-old Royston Drenthe, a somewhat more humble existence in the third Dutch series.

I regret nothing. Everything happens for a reason. I'm happy for where I am today, " says Drenthe to the BBC.

Here tørner he in, day out for Kozakken Boys in the Dutch Tweede Divisie.

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Here sends Drenthe two high fives for Cristiano Ronaldo, as he reached to play with in the 2009/2010 season. Photo: Mike Cassese/Ritzau Scanpix

the Dutchman had only one full professional season behind him in Feyenoord, when he switched to Real Madrid for 100 million dollars.

And the competition was to feel, for at the same time was Marcelo in a small way by playing on the team - in the same position as Drenthe.

his Career was put on hold in 2016, after which the then-29-year-old Drenthe gave themselves to the music.

you can read our article from 2017:

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despite the downward way, his career is gone, is the protagonist although satisfied:

- I am happy where I am and where I've been. I live life for the time, says Drenthe to the BBC.

Drenthes career has brought him from Dutch football over the Spain, England, Russia and Turkey, before going home to the Netherlands.

Real Madrid gave him the chance in the first team in three seasons, before he was sent on rent in Spanish Hercules and the English Everton.

Drenthes different stay started like promising, but it is reported that he had problems with discipline when it came to the crunch.

Kozakken Boys play in a row, with, among other Sparta Rotterdam's youth team, Jong Sparta Rotterdam....

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Updated: 12.09.2019 13:00
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