Jasper Cillessen

Squad No. 13
Date of Birth April 22, 1989
Age 32
Height 187cm
Position Goalkeeper
Birthplace Nijmegen
Previous Clubs Barcelona

Jacobus Antonius Peter Johannes “Jasper” Cillessen (born 22 April 1989) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish club Valencia and the Netherlands national team.

Cillessen joined NEC’s youth team in 2001, making his professional debut for them in 2010, and signed for Ajax for €3 million a year later. He played in 141 matches for Ajax in six seasons, winning honours including three Eredivisie titles. In 2016, he joined Barcelona for an initial €13 million.

In May 2011, Cillessen received his first call-up for the Netherlands national team. He made his international debut in 2013 and was the country’s first-choice goalkeeper as they finished third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

On 25 June 2019, Cillessen signed a four-year contract with Valencia, for a fee of €35 million. He made his debut on 17 August 2019, starting in a 1–1 home draw against Real Sociedad in La Liga.