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.