|Full name Jhon van Beukering|
Weight 85 kg
Current team MASV Arnhem
Height 1.85 m
|Playing position |
Place of birth Velp, Netherlands
Name Jhon Beukering
|Date of birth (1983-09-29) 29 September 1983 (age 32)|
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De sprint van Jhonny van de Burger King - VOETBAL INSIDE
Jhon "Jhonny" van Beukering (born 29 September 1983 in Velp, Gelderland) is a Dutch-born Indonesian naturalised retired professional footballer of Indo-(Eurasian) descent, who currently plays for the amateur football team MASV Arnhem, for which he is also the assistant manager.
- De sprint van Jhonny van de Burger King VOETBAL INSIDE
- De Graafschap
- Pelita Jaya
- International career
- Club honours
After playing for some amateur sides, Vitesse Arnhem saw his talent, and enticed him to Vitesse's youth academy after some great displays in the youth team of De Graafschap. In the 2000/2001 season he made his debut for Vitesse's main squad. Van Beukering scored 2 goals in the 3 games he played that season. The next season, he got a place in the starting lineup for the club and scored 3 goals.
In the 2002/2003 season he almost never played (only 6 times), so he was loaned to FC Zwolle. At FC Zwolle he also played 6 games, scoring 2 goals. The next season his loan spell at FC Zwolle was extended, and Van Beukering scored 3 goals in 14 games.
Van Beukering returned to his former club De Graafschap in the winter break. With 9 goals in 11 games he played an important part in De Graafschap's promotion to the Eredivisie at the end of the 2003/2004 season. In the Eredivisie he played 31 games for De Graafschap, scoring 9 goals. At the end of the season he sustained a heavy knee injury and he couldn't play for more than half a year.
De Graafschap, meanwhile relegated, could use Van Beukering again after the first half season in the Eerste Divisie. Van Beukering began scoring goals soon after returning from his injury.
He was snapped up by N.E.C. in summer 2007 after he chose the club over RKC Waalwijk in January 2007 with NEC manager Mario Been praising his prolific goalscoring.
In summer 2009 van Beukering was loaned to former club De Graafschap.
In December 2010 he signed a contract with Dutch giants Feyenoord. He became infamous for his lack of speed, with then Feyenoord manager Mario Been jokingly accusing headwind after van Beukering showed a very slow sprint in his first game. At NEC he had already earned the nickname Jhonny of the Burger King due to him being frequently overweight.
After an unsuccessful stint with Feyenoord, he left the club for Indonesian club Pelita Jaya.
After returning to Holland, van Beukering went on to play for amateur sides. In October 2016, his brother Dennis confirmed van Beukering was in training to become a professional player once more.
Although he had played several times for the Netherlands junior teams he had never been capped for the senior side, so when Indonesian National Team came after him to become an Indonesia citizen he said yes. He was invited to play against Uruguay but unable to play due to Indonesian regulations which does not allow dual nationalities. He was sworn in as a naturalized Indonesian citizen on 10 October 2011, making him eligible to play for the Indonesian national football team.
His first unofficial debut with the Indonesia national football team was when they challenged Timor-Leste in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium 14 November 2012. He assisted Bambang Pamungkas for the only goal in the game. He made his official international debut on 1 December 2012, in 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup against Malaysia.