Born: 28 Aug 1970
Where: Surinam, (formerly Netherlands)
Joined Wycombe: July 2004 - Free from Chesterfield
Contracted until June 2005
Released June 2005 after turning down new contract offer.
Gus Uhlenbeek
Career Details * indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Aug94-Aug95 SV Tops NA NA NA NA
Aug95-Jul98 Ipswich Town 81(13) 4 13(6) 0
July98-Aug00 Fulham 22(17) 1 8(3) 0
Aug00-Aug02 Sheffield United 47(3) 0 8(0) 0
Mar02-Apr02 Walsall(*) 5(0) 0 0 0
Aug02-Aug03 Bradford City 42(0) 1 2(0) 0
Aug03-Jun04 Chesterfield 10(2) 0 0 0
2004/2005 Wycombe Wanderers 36(6) 4 4 0
Background: Experienced Dutch born defender who started his professional career in England following a 100,000 move to Ipswich Town in the summer of 1995. Enjoyed spells at both Fulham, Sheffield United and Bradford City before dropping down into Division Two with Chesterfield.
Signed in July 2004 by Tony Adams after his release by Chesterfield. The Wycombe boss told the Bucks Free Press at the time of the signing "Technically he's very good. He's very comfortable on the ball and he's quick and strong." Uhlenbeek has picked many yellow and red cards during his career but commenting on the players disciplinary problems, Adams added "If he's getting booked for making tackles I'm not going to worry. I'll keep my eye out for silly bookings but I've done my homework and he gets booked for the right reasons. If you're going to make the number of tackles he makes you're going to mis-time some and the way the game is today you are going to get cards."
Meanwhile Ulhenbeek commented on why he chose Wycombe as his latest club, saying "I talked to Tony Adams about coming and I had a look around and it's a nice ground with a nice set up. There were a few other clubs but I didn't want to wait. I just wanted to make a decision and it couldn't be better than Wycombe with Tony Adams as the manager. You can tell he's had a good career and been playing at the highest level from the way he talks and the way he tries to bring certain aspects of the game across. Good players don't always make a good manager but it certainly helps."
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