Johan Kappelhof

Johan Kappelhof
Johan Kappelhof
Johan Kappelhof
Real Name: Johan Kappelhof
HT: 5' 11" WT: 165
Age: 28 (08/05/1990)
Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands

How he joined the club: Signed as a Discovery Signing using Targeted Allocation Money on Feb. 2, 2016.

2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded an appearance in the Fire's fourth round U.S. Open Cup match against St. Louis FC, which the Fire lost 2-1 ... Recorded his 15th start of the season on June 1 in a 2-0 loss against Atlanta United FC ... Awarded Man of the Match for his defensive contributions in a 2-0 win against Minnesota United FC on May 11, where he tallied his first assist of the season ... Made his ninth consecutive start of the season on May 8 in a 5-0 win against the New England Revolution ... Awarded Man of the Match for his defensive efforts in a 1-0 loss against the Montreal Impact on April 28 ... Recorded his 100th regular season appearance for the Chicago Fire in a 2-2 tie against Toronto FC on April 6, playing the full 90 minutes of the match ... Recorded his second start of the season on March 9 in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City ... Played the full 90 minutes of the match ... Made his season debut as a starter on March 2 in a 2-1 loss against the LA Galaxy … Played the full 90 minutes of the match.

2018 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded 29 appearances (29 starts) in his third season with the Fire … Started in 16 consecutive games from March 10 to June 13, 2018 … Recorded four assists, which ranks tied as a season-high in MLS for the defender … Kappelhof has won the most duels (346), interceptions (272) and tackles (122) on the team through his first three seasons with the Fire.

2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Named the Fire’s Defensive Player of the Year after recording four assists in 33 matches, each of which were starts … Kappelhof recorded his first career MLS assist in a 2-0 win vs. RSL on March 11 … He was selected to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game, where he started and played 45 minutes … U.S. Open Cup: Played every minute of the Fire’s two games against Saint Louis FC and FC Cincinnati.

2016 (CHICAGO FIRE): Appeared in 33 matches during his inaugural MLS season, 31 of which were starts ... Made his club debut with a start on March 6 vs. NYC. U.S. Open Cup: Played in all four matches, starting each of the last three.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Kappelhoff joined the Fire after five seasons with FC Groningen where he recorded four goals and two assists in 150 career appearances … Has seen action in eight Europa League matches.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER (NETHERLANDS): Kappelhof appeared in five matches for the Dutch Under-21 side from 2011-13 ... That five-game clip included four friendlies and a UEFA European U-21 Championship Qualifier ... Kappelhof had the game-winning assist in his lone UEFA match, a 1-0 result against Austria in which he featured for 90 minutes.

YOUTH (AJAX): Played in Ajax’s youth system from U-10’s until joining FC Groningen when he was 21 … Earned a contract with Ajax FC’s Academy on Jan. 1, 2009 and remained with their squad until joining FC Groningen on July 1, 2011.


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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019Chicago Fire15150130314018030
2018Chicago Fire29290260445239091
2017Chicago Fire33330288144129051
2016Chicago Fire33310278903135330
Career Totals-1101080957791641213202
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