‘It hits really hard’

Danny Hosen scores for Ajax in a 2-0 win against FC Barcelona on 26 November 2013.Image Image: SCS/Sander Chamid

Hossen signed a contract with Emmon in February. The club knew that the attacker was not in the best condition at the time, so the process of replacing him was started.

“Unfortunately for both parties, match fit could not be achieved and it also turned out that Danny had a groin injury, so he had to make the decision to end his career,” the club said.

Time in the US

Hosen played only four games for the first team. In 104 minutes of play (two halves and two short raids) he remains the sixteenth most unbeaten in the Premier League.

“I came to FC Emmen to help the club in its battle for promotion this season,” says Hosen.

“After being in America, I wanted to come back to the Netherlands and play soccer for many years. It is very difficult for me personally that I have to stop football now. My body says ‘stop’ but my heart wants to keep going. Unfortunately, as a football player there is nothing to do but stop. I would like to thank FC Emmon for their faith and hope they can continue in the Premier League.


Hosen made his first division debut for Fortuna Sittard in 2008. He later played for HJK Helsinki, Ajax, PAK Thessaloniki and FC Groningen among others. In American Major League Soccer (MLS), Hoesen played for the San Jose Earthquakes and Austin FC.

As a player for Ajax, Hosen scored 13 goals in 44 games. Under coach Frank de Boer he won two national titles, the KNVB Cup and the Johan Cruyff Shield.

On 26 November 2013, he scored his most famous goal in a 2–0 (2–1 win) against FC Barcelona in the Champions League. In that competition he played twice against Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan.

Danny Hosen.  Image Pro Shots / Ron Jonker

Danny Hosen.Image Pro Shots / Ron Jonker

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