Erik Pieters is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Burnley. Pieters began his career with Utrecht and made his professional debut in August 2006. He impressed enough at the Stadion Galgenwaard to earn a move to PSV Eindhoven in July 2008 for €2.5 million. At PSV he won the Johan Cruijff Shield in 2008 and the KNVB Beker in 2011–12 and also became a regular member of the Dutch national team. Injuries hampered his progress in 2012–13 before he moved to English side Stoke City in June 2013 for €3.6 million. Pieters spent six years with the Potters making 206 appearances before joining Burnley in July 2019.
About Erik Pieters
Dutch left back who is famous for his career in the English Premier League. In 2013, he signed with Stoke City, for whom he has regularly started as their primary attacking left fullback.
He began playing youth soccer for his local VV Rhelico in 2000 at age 12. He would later make his professional debut for Utrecht in 2006.
He has earned caps for the Netherland's national senior team as a starting left back. He previously led the Dutch U-21 squad to a UEFA U-21 Championship in 2007.
He was originally born in Tiel, and raised in Enspijk, Netherlands.
He and Kevin Wimmer have played alongside one another for Stoke City's defense.
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