10 Facts You Did Not Know About Dutch & Ajax Defender

Eredivisie has always been a breeding ground for generational talent. Players like Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids, Marco van Basten, Arjen Robben, Frenkie de Jong, Matisse de Ligt to name a few. Jurrien Timber can easily join this elite club.

Jurrien David Normann Timber was born on the 17th of June 2001 to his mother Marylin, who is Aruba and his father who hails from Curacao in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Following the departure of Matthijs De ligt and Frenkie De Jong from Ajax, it comes as no surprise to see the esteemed Ajax Academy produce a player like Timber. He made his debut at the age of 18 with Ajax against Heerenveen in a 3-1 win for the Dutch giants on March 7, 2020.

Now, 20 years old, he has already capped the Netherlands at the first level 6 times and was part of their team in the European Championship 2020. In fact, he started until the first match of the orange In the Euro against Ukraine they managed to win 3-2.

European giants have been keeping an eye on Jurrien Timber’s stand at Ajax And for a while now, the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Manchester United and Manchester City. Not many fans know about his life off the field, so we’re at football I decided to dig deeper to get some interesting facts about the great defender Jurrien Timber.

1. Difficult childhood

The name Timber is actually Jurrien’s mother’s name. Due to previous personal attitudes with his father, the Dutch prodigy changed his name to Timber from Maduro. There is hardly any mention of his father anywhere, because as yet we do not know his first name. This indicates that Jurrien Timber had a difficult childhood as a child, it is great to see that the young man did not let his personal problems affect him much on the field during his growth stages.

(Gurien and Quentin show their love for their mother, Marilyn)

The way he handled these adversities is a testament to his character. Guren and his siblings are especially close to their mother, Marilyn, who raised 5 boys on her own. No wonder she is one of Guren’s role models.

2. Band of Brothers

Jurrien is one of 5 brothers in the woods – Shamier, Cris, Dylan, Jurrien and Quinten make 5. They must have been a handfull to their mother Marlene when they were kids. His older brother Dylan and twin brother Quentin are both professional players who play in the Eredivisie. Jurrien seems to be the most talented of the three and who deserves the most attention.

3. Double Trouble

Interestingly enough, Jurrien and Quinten are twin brothers! While Jurrien is the center back of Ajax, Quentin plays as a defensive midfielder for his hometown team FC Utrecht. Quentin is having a breakout season this year.

Their appearance reminded football fans of the famous Dutch sister duo Frank de Boer and Ronald de Boer, who were also twins. In fact, the Timber twins also play in exactly the same position as the De Boer brothers. Coincidence at best, but if this is a sign of things to come, it’s only a matter of time before both Jurrien and Quinten start making big waves in European football.

4. Wood cutting

Joren Timber’s nickname is Tim. This nickname came from his nickname Timber, which was cut in half. Oddly enough, it is his surname from which his surname is derived, and not his own name.


The good thing is that his football nickname is not the nickname he uses at home otherwise it would be very confusing.

5. The Caribbean at Heart

Jurrien’s parents hail from the ABC Islands in the Dutch Caribbean. He feels very connected to his roots as he loves Caribbean food and music. All of his favorite vacation destinations are in the Caribbean as well, where he loves to go get some sunshine and enjoy the beautiful clean waves whenever he takes a break from football. Papagayo is one of the places that is constantly appearing on his Instagram feed.

(Jurrien and Quinten Timber vacation in Papagayo, Curacao)

He is also eligible to play for the Curacao and Arboan national teams, and in fact is Curaçao’s best player in 2021, despite his debut for the Netherlands at Euros in the same year.

6. Everyone is on board!

The Ajax defender is a big fan of board games. In his spare time during the season, he is often at home playing some board game or the other with his friends.

(Jurrien Timber plays dominoes with his friends in his spare time)

Jurrien Timber especially loves to play dominoes, a very popular board game in the Caribbean, with his friends at home. The 20-year-old prodigy loves to occupy himself with these board games so that he can avoid unnecessary temptations that might hinder his development. Good boy Guren!

7. Always remember your first

They say you always remember your first goal, well, Jurrien will definitely remember his first goal with Ajax. The Netherlands central defender scored his first goal for FC Amsterdam on May 2, 2021.

(Gurrien Timber is embraced by Ryan Gravenburch after scoring his first big goal)

Ajax went on to win 4-0, Joren’s goal was the first in that smash, and the result confirmed that Ajax were the 35th Dutch champions. He will surely remember his first big goal for years to come. Fans will always remember his unforgettable performance in the game.


The young central defender has gained a lot of popularity with the FIFA Ultimate Team. He has in fact become one of the most bought players in the game mode of the Dutch league. His base card stats in the game are amazing for a central defender. With speed, power, and excellent judgment in real life, the game has fairly rated Jurrien Timber and is one of the most complete defenders in the game.

(Image source: EarlyGame/Official website)

EA released a special card for him on his birthday with an overall rating of 87! This special card has also become a fan favorite in the game because his special card is one of the most powerful cards in the game. It can be paired with the likes of VVD if you have a Premier League team in the FIFA Ultimate Team.

9. European Champion

At the age of 20, Jurrien Timber has already become a European champion. He won the European Under-17 Championship with the Netherlands team again in 2018.

He even scored the first goal in the final which was decided by penalty shootout after the final match ended 2-2 after extra time. The Dutch destroyed all the competition they faced in the tournament. He appeared alongside other great Dutch talents in the tournament such as Ihattaren and Brobbey.

10. Dutchman Ramos

Jurrien Timber can enjoy the fact that he has been compared to Spain and Los Blancos Legend Sergio Ramos, considered by many to be the best center back of his generation. The similarities between the two are frightening. Timbers, like Ramos, are able to play as central defenders or right backs. He’s fast, physically dominant, and a threat from set-pieces like Ramos too. He has a habit of delivering important goals like Sergio.

If Timber can reach the same heights as Ramos in his football career, he will also be remembered as one of the best defenders of his generation.

Joren Timber will definitely go to the World Cup Qatar in the winter with the Netherlands, if orange He won the prestigious trophy, in which the center of the defense will be in the center.