The striker is the all-time leading scorer for the Netherlands Under-21 squad and is widely recognized as one of the most prolific Dutch attackers in history. Huntelaar and his brothers joined local club VV H. en K when he was six years old. They lived in a small house on the field where their parents would keep an apartment until they could afford to buy a home of their own.
Huntelaar started his professional career at Feyenoord in 2001 at the age of 18. He helped the club win the Eredivisie title that season and also played a key role in the team's run to the UEFA Champions League final. However, he was sent off in the match and had to miss the final due to suspension. After one season with Feyenoord, he moved to German side Schalke 04 for €5 million ($6.4 million).
At Schalke, he became one of the top scorers in European football with 55 goals in three seasons. In 2006, he returned to his first club Feyenoord, who had now become champions of the Eredivisie. The deal made Huntelaar the most expensive Dutch player ever at the time. He helped the team retain its title and also scored 12 goals in 16 matches during the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League.
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He was also one of two attackers chosen to the UEFA Team of the Tournament. With 18 goals in 23 games, he is the all-time leading scorer for the Netherlands U-21 national team. Huntelaar was born in Voor-Drempt, a hamlet in the Netherlands' Achterhoek area, but relocated to Hummelo when he was six weeks old.
Prior to joining Schalke 04 in August 2010, Huntelaar had previously played for PSV Eindhoven, De Graafschap, AGOVV Apeldoorn, Heerenveen, Ajax, Real Madrid, and Milan. Huntelaar is also Schalke's all-time leading scorer, trailing only Klaus Fischer.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar is a Dutch footballer who now plays for Ajax and the Dutch national team. He has won several trophies with Ajax, including three European titles.
Huntelaar started his career at hometown club Heracles Almelo before moving to PSV Eindhoven in 2006. After scoring 25 goals in 55 matches for PSV, he moved back to Almelo where he played until 2009 when he joined Ajax. He has since gone on to win two more championships with the Amsterdam side and was part of the team that lost in the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2012/13.
Huntelaar has been named UEFA Europa League MVP twice and also won the Johan Cruyff Award as the best Ajax player in 2013. He has earned 77 caps for the Netherlands and can be used as a forward or a winger. He has won the Golden Shoe award twice after scoring 30 or more goals in a season eight times in total.
Huntelaar's wife is from Cameroon and they have a son together named Kion. The family lives in Amsterdam but they often visit Cameroon when Huntelaar plays there. He has been criticized by some Cameroonians because of his Dutch citizenship.