His name - the longest in Dutch football - derives from the merger of two farms in the Enschede region, Vennegoor and Hesselink, while 'of' in Dutch means 'or' in English.
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink Detailed Biography -
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (born November 7, 1978 in Oldenzaal) is a Dutch soccer player who currently plays for PSV Eindhoven. He plays in the position of striker. Standing at 191 cm and weighing 92 kg, he is an intimidating force inside the penalty area.
He was a prolific goalscorer for FC Twente where he scored 59 league goals in five seasons. In the Summer of 2001 he was signed up by PSV and quickly became accustomed to finding the net there too. However, his second and third season at PSV proved rather disappointing, scoring only 8 and 12 goals respectively. At the end of the 2003-2004 season, he was even told he could leave the club. However, he stayed on, and in 2004-2005 Vennegoor of Hesselink was in excellent form, scoring 19 goals in 28 matches. This could have been more had he not received an injury at the latter stages of the season. He also earned a re-call to the Dutch national team in March 2005 after an absence of four and a half years.
He made his debut for the Dutch national team on 11 October 2000 against Portugal. He currently has 6 caps behind his name.