Go Ahead Deventer (Holland), AZ Alkmaar (Holland), Villarreal CF
(Spain), Liverpool FC (England)
FFAA Cup 2006 Liverpool
Jan Kromkamp (born August 17, 1980 in Makkinga, Netherlands) is
a Dutch footballer. He made his professional debut for Dutch
side Go Ahead Eagles on September 18, 1998. He currently plays
for Liverpool FC.
Kromkamp belongs to a new crop of Dutch players who have been
brought into the Dutch national team by coach Marco van Basten (Contemporaries
include Dirk Kuijt, Khalid Boulahrouz, Romeo Castelen, Barry
Opdam, Hedwiges Maduro and Joris Mathijsen). He won his first
cap on August 18, 2004 in a 2-2 draw against Sweden (2 - 2). In
the following year he continued to be the first choice at right
full back both in the national team and at his club AZ.
In the 2004-05 season he was part of the succesfull AZ team that
reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup and finished third in
the Dutch League. At the start of the 2005-06 season, Kromkamp
signed with Villarreal CF of Spain.
On December 29th 2005, Villarreal agreed on a deal with
Liverpool to exchange Josemi for Kromkamp, who made his debut
for the Reds in their epic 5-3 victory over Luton Town in the
F.A. Cup third round on January 7.