The world of
Joost is born and raised in a small village next to Haarlem, Vogelenzang. He had a stable youth. In his youth, it was school and a lot of sports, especially football. He was a disciplined and busy kid, at school and at his football club.
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Get to know Joost
Joost van Aken
Important moments for Joost
Graduated for VWO
Debut for sc Heerenveen
Transfer to Sheffield Wednesday
Birth of his nephew
Wedding from his sister
Ups and downs
At the age of 11, I went to HFC Haarlem. After one season at the HFC Haarlem academy, I was scouted for Ajax. I played three 3 seasons in the Ajax academy before I went back to HFC Haarlem. Sc Heerenveen showed interest at the age of 16. I made my debut here and at the age of 23, I went to Sheffield Wednesday. After some adventures at Vfl Osnabrück and Zulte Waregem, I went back to sc Heerenveen at the age of 28.
"To discover nice places in the world with family of friends makes me really happy"
"Golfing with my dad and granddad is special to me"
As I said earlier, family is very important to me. The best times I have with my family. For example, I often go golfing with my dad and granddad. My granddad is quite old, but to still do that is really special to me and makes me happy.