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Captain

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Glenn Loovens

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

22/09/1983

Height

190 cm

Signed

03/12/2013

Country

Netherlands

Club captain Glenn Loovens signed a new two and a half year contract with Sheffield Wednesday in January 2016.

The Dutch defender committed his future to the Owls with his original deal due to expire in summer 2016.

Loovens has played over 100 games for the Owls since joining on a free transfer in November 2013 and has been influential in captaining Wednesday to the Championship play-offs in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

He scored his first goal for Wednesday in a memorable 1-0 Boxing Day win over Newcastle at St James’ Park in 2016.

The 33-year-old made his debut with Feyenoord in his homeland of Holland and played a key role in their UEFA Cup-winning season of 2001/02.

After a successful loan spell at Championship side Cardiff City, Loovens turned his temporary move permanent and went on to make 113 appearances for the Bluebirds.

In the summer of 2008, the centre half transferred to Scottish Premier League giants Celtic where he won the title, the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup during a four-year stay.

In 2012, the Dutchman spent a year in Spain with Real Zaragoza and made 24 appearances for the La Liga outfit.

Loovens has also been capped twice by the Netherlands national team and debuted in a 3-0 victory over Japan in 2010.

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