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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

31-Year-Old Forward     FC Schalke 04  Bundesliga


Netherlands

Birthdate:  August 12, 1983    Birthplace:  Voor-Drempt, Gelderland, Netherlands    Nationality:  Netherlands    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  379 lbs    

June 1, 2015    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar News

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Huntelaar had an up-and-down season with Schalke, finishing with 14 goals and three assists in 35 starts.

After a strong first half of the year that saw the Dutchman rack up 10 goals and three assists, he managed just four goals in his final 20 matches and missed nearly a month as he served a red card suspension. Huntelaar seems likely to stay at Schalke this summer where he will try to rebound from a down season.

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March 11, 2015

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Huntelaar scored twice Tuesday in a thrilling contest as Schalke beat Real Madrid 4-3 in the Champions League.

Huntelaar scored from a rebound following Max Meyer's strike in the first half and then netted the winner on the night after 84 minutes. Huntelaar also hit the bar before the interval but ultimately, despite a fantastic performance, Schalke went out 5-4 on aggregate.

February 2, 2015

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Huntelaar picked up a straight red card during Schalke's 1-0 win over Hannover on Sunday.

The length of Huntelaar's suspension could be extended, as he made an offensive gesture toward the referee. He will certainly miss Tuesday's match against Bayern Munich, with the possibility of also missing Friday's tie with Borussia Monchengladbach.

December 1, 2014

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Huntelaar scored a hat-trick and made an assist as Schalke comfortably beat Mainz 4-1 Saturday.

Huntelaar moved to second place in the Bundesliga scoring charts with a classy individual performance. First he expertly lobbed Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius and then made it 2-0 after 25 minutes by finishing Max Meyer's assist. Huntellar then set-up Tranquillo Barnetta to make it three and later struck to complete the rout and his hat-trick on 61 minutes. It continues a fine season for the man who was Bundesliga top scorer in 2011/12.

November 2, 2014

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Huntelaar scored his fourth Bundesliga goal of the season as Schalke narrowly overcame FC Augsburg 1-0 Friday.

After a slow start to the season, Schalke have moved to within three points of the Champions League spots and top scorer Huntelaar has been at the heart of a lot of that success. He had a 50% conversion rate against Augsburg, finishing Atsuto Uchida's cross on 37 minutes and is on good form going into Champions League action next week.

October 23, 2014

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Huntelaar played the full 90 minutes and scored as Schalke won a pulsating encounter 4-3 Tuesday against Sporting Lisbon.

Huntelaar has now scored in his last four games for Schalke in all competitions. The Dutchman had a great game against Sporting Lisbon, battled well up front and got his reward when he finished expertly from Chinedu Obasi's pass on 50 minutes. Huntelaar is looking very sharp at the moment and will fancy himself to extend his four-game scoring streak against Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

October 19, 2014

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Huntelaar scored his third goal of the season in Roberto Di Matteo's first game in charge as Schalke beat Hertha Berlin 2-0 Saturday.

Huntelaar scored for the second successive league game marking an upturn in fortunes for both the striker and his club Schalke. Huntelaar took just 19 minutes to find the net with a header from a Julian Draxler cross and managed a team high of three shots in the game. With the energy and excitement brought in by Di Matteo's appointment expect Schalke to climb the table and Huntelaar to find more goals.

October 4, 2014

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Huntelaar scored a consolation in the 83rd minute of Schalke's 2-1 loss at TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Huntelaar has now scored in back-to-back matches after netting against NK Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday. It's been a tough go of it so far this season, as his goal Saturday was his first in league play since netting against Hannover 96 back on Aug. 23. He'll look to continue his goal streak after the international break when Schalke host Hertha Berlin on Oct. 18.