Hateboer with Atalanta in 2017
|Date of birth||9 January 1994|
|Place of birth||Beerta, Netherlands|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:20, 24 May 2021 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:55, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
A Groningen youth product, Hateboer spent three-and-a-half Eredivisie seasons with the club before joining Italian club Atalanta in 2017. In February 2020, he scored the first goal in a UEFA Champions League knockout-phase match for the club.
A product of the Groningen academy, Hateboer made his professional debut on 18 January 2014 in a match against RKC Waalwijk. During the match, which ended in a 1–1 draw, he made an assist and was later sent off. On 19 February 2014, Hateboer signed a three-year contract extension, which entered into force retroactively on 1 February 2014. In the final of the play-offs for European football, he scored a decisive goal against AZ. During the 2013–14 season, he had developed from an amateur player from the youth teams to a starting caliber player in the Groningen team. The following season, 2014–15, Hateboer was part of the team that won the its first major trophy, the KNVB Cup which qualified the team for the UEFA Europa League.
In the final year of his deal, Hateboer made it clear that his intention was to leave on a Bosman at the end of the season, which meant that Groningen sold him to Atalanta in the January transfer window rather than lose him for nothing in the summer. When he left Groningen in January 2017 Hateboer had been credited with the most assists for a defender in the Eredivisie that season.
Having arrived in the middle of an unusually successful season for Atalanta, Hateboer was initially a substitute for Andrea Conti, a starting line-up player in the right wingback position of a 3–4–3 formation. Hateboer made his debut for Atalanta on 19 March 2017, during a 3–0 league win at home over Pescara in which he made an assist. In the 2017–18 season, after Conti transferred to Milan in the summer, he established himself as a regular starter for the team, and also played in the Europa League for the second time in his career. The following season was even more successful season for Hateboer, as he appeared in all matches in the Serie A and scored five goals in the competition. It was also a strong season for Atalanta, as the club finished third in the league and qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in club history.
In 2019–20, Hateboer made his debut in the Champions League in a 4–0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb. On 19 February 2020, he scored his first goal in the competition, which was followed by his second, in a 4–1 win over Valencia in the round of 16. His first goal of the match was also the first goal of Atalanta in the knock-out phase of the Champions League. In the quarter-finals, Atalanta were eliminated by Paris Saint-Germain. Until the 90th minute, Atalanta led by a goal from Mario Pašalić, but PSG eventually turned it around in injury time with goals from Marquinhos and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
In March 2018, Hateboer earned his first call up to the Dutch national football team for friendlies against England and Portugal. It was the first squad chosen by newly appointed manager Ronald Koeman.
Hateboer made his full international debut starting the international friendly against England on 23 March 2018 at the Amsterdam arena. He then made his first appearance for the Netherlands in almost three years against Poland in a home 1–0 win in the UEFA Nations League on 4 September 2020. He delivered an impressive performance, including an assist for Bergwijn's winning goal.
Style of play
A right-back with a remarkable physique and pace, Hateboer has also occasionally been employed as a centre-back. While in Italy, he gained the nickname cavallo pazzo meaning "mad horse", due to his work rate and untiring runs.
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Hans Hateboer heeft gedebuteerd in de hoofdmacht van Atalanta Bergamo. Hij deed dat in de thuiswedstrijd tegen Pescara. Atalanta Bergamo won met 3-0 en de ex-FC Groninger zette zijn debuut luister bij met een assist bij de openingstreffer.
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