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|Full Name||Jeffrey van Homoet Bruma|
|Date of Birth||13 November 1991|
|Place of Birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Chelsea career||2007 - 2013|
|Debut||24 October 2009|
|Games (goals)||10 (0)|
|Other clubs|| Feyenoord|
Leicester City (loan)
Jeffrey Bruma (born 13 November 1991 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a centre back who formerly played for Chelsea.
An Ajax fan since his early childhood, Jeffrey began his football career with Excelsior of Rotterdam, a satellite club of Feyenoord. He joined the latter soon after and stayed until the age of 15.
Jeffrey signed for Chelsea whilst still a schoolboy for an initial fee of £100,000 and began the 2007-08 season as an Under-18 team regular. He made his Reserve team debut having barely turned 16 and was a key part of the youth team's run to the FA Youth Cup Final of the same season. He signed scholarship forms in the summer of 2008 but by this point had all but bypassed Under-18 football and began cementing himself as a regular in the Reserves.
When Carlo Ancelotti became Chelsea manager in 2009, Jeffrey quickly became one of the young players to catch his eye. He was named in the club's Champions League squad and became a regular member of the first team squad, taking his place on the bench on occasion. He made his first-team debut on October 24th 2009 as a second-half substitute against Blackburn Rovers in a 5-0 victory, before playing the entire second half and extra time of a League Cup clash against the same opposition in early December. He was assigned the squad number 43 and made two further appearances in the remainder of the campaign.
After making a number of appearances earlier in the 2010-11 season, mostly as a substitute, Bruma made his first start in the Premier League in January 2011, playing alongside John Terry in a 3-3 draw against Aston Villa. With the January signing of David Luiz easing Chelsea's lack of depth in central defence, Bruma was allowed to join Leicester City until the end of the season, along with team mate Patrick van Aanholt. Starting his loan period in his familiar position of centre back, Bruma was later played in a midfield role, from where he scored two spectacular goals; both struck from 30 yards.
Prior to the 2011-12 season Bruma joined Hamburg SV on loan for 12 months, following former Chelsea Sporting Director Frank Arnesen. . The deal had an option to extend it to a second season and so he spent both the 11-12 and 12-13 seasons on loan in the Bundesliga, accumulating some 40 appearances in the first team yet struggled to hold down a consistent spot. He was most typically used as cover at right-back or in central defence and was often unable to displace former Chelsea youngster Michael Mancienne from his favoured centre back spot.
On June 27th 2013 it was announced that Jeffrey would join PSV Eindhoven on a four-year contract for an estimated fee of €3m. The Dutch club also confirmed that Chelsea had inserted a clause allowing them to buy the player back at a specified cost within a determinate timeframe after the transfer.
Jeffrey represented Holland at Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 levels whilst in Chelsea's academy. In July 2010 received his first call-up for the full national team as manager Bert van Maarwijk selected an experimental squad for their August friendly and has since gone on to earn 4 senior caps as of June 2013.
Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football
Senior Club Football
|Season||Club||Prem||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|2010-11||Leicester City (loan)||11||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||11||2|
(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2012-13 season)
- Runner-up: 2010