Former Japan forward Havenaar to join Vissel

Soccer / J. League Jun 28, 2017

Former Japan forward Havenaar to join Vissel

Vissel Kobe are set to sign former Japan striker Mike Havenaar from Dutch side ADO Den Haag, a source with the J. League first-division club said Wednesday. The 30-year-old, whose parents are from the Netherlands, scored 27 goals in 59 games in his two seasons ...

Soccer Apr 9, 2017

Havenaar continues hot streak

In-form Mike Havenaar got his fourth goal in as many games on Saturday as Den Haag held off Groningen 4-3 in the Dutch top flight. The 194-cm striker made it 3-0 for the home side in the 23rd minute, a downward header at the far ...

Soccer Aug 29, 2016

Havenaar nets third goal of season

Japan's Mike Havenaar scored his third goal of the season but his missed penalty forced ADO Den Haag to settle for a 1-1 draw against Heracles in the Dutch top flight on Sunday. Havenaar cancelled out Robin Gosens' opener in the 28th minute as he ...

Havenaar breaks Okazaki's European scoring record

Soccer May 9, 2016

Havenaar breaks Okazaki's European scoring record

Mike Havenaar finished the Dutch Eredivisie season with his 16th goal, the most ever by a Japanese in a single European top-flight campaign, as ADO Den Haag drew 1-1 to Heerenveen on Sunday. Havenaar converted a first-half penalty for Den Haag, which ended up 11th ...

Halilhodzic pleased with results from new system

Soccer Mar 25, 2016

Halilhodzic pleased with results from new system

by Andrew McKirdy

National team manager Vahid Halilhodzic has challenged Japan to make it through the second round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers without conceding a goal after claiming a seventh clean sheet in seven games in Thursday's 5-0 win over Afghanistan. Group E leader Japan takes on ...

Japan squad named for World Cup qualifiers

Soccer Mar 17, 2016

Japan squad named for World Cup qualifiers

ADO Den Haag striker Mike Havenaar returned to the national team fold and two-time World Cup goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima won a recall as Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Thursday named his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers at home to Afghanistan and Syria. Yu ...

Halilhodzic earmarks Havenaar for Japan return

Soccer Feb 8, 2016

Halilhodzic earmarks Havenaar for Japan return

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has hinted ADO Den Haag forward Mike Havenaar is in line for a recall to the national side. Halilhodzic, who is currently on a scouting tour through Europe, said Monday that he spoke to the out-of-favor Japan international following Saturday's 2-2 ...

Soccer Dec 5, 2015

Havenaar sustains two broken ribs

Mike Havenaar had a hand in the match-winning goal but an injury to the former Japan striker took the sheen off ADO Den Haag's 1-0 win away to AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch first division on Friday. Havenaar left the pitch 10 minutes into the ...

Soccer Aug 12, 2015

Havenaar signs with ADO Den Haag

Former Japan forward Mike Havenaar has signed a three-year contract with ADO Den Haag, the Dutch first division club announced on Tuesday. Havenaar, 28, joins ADO Den Haag from HJK Helsinki of the Finnish top flight, where he had been since March after a half-season ...

Soccer Jul 22, 2014

Spanish club Cordoba signs Havenaar

Cordoba, which will be promoted to Spain's top league for the 2014-2015 season, has acquired the services of Japan international Mike Havenaar on a two-year contract, with an option for a third. The La Liga club made the announcement Monday on Havenaar's transfer from Dutch ...