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Aruba 2019 Home (#9- GROOTHUSEN) Jersey/Shirt

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This is an Umbro Aruba national team 2019 home jersey featuring the number of star striker Terence Groothusen.

Aruba is an island nation located in the Caribbean Sea, just 29 kilometres north of the Venezuelan mainland. Despite having a long history of international football, having played their first match in 1924, Aruba have achieved little success as a national team. They have never qualified for a major tournament and have consistently been one of the lowest-ranked team in the FIFA rankings, with their current ranking at 200. The only notable achievement for the ‘Seleccion Arubano’ was their surprise title victory in the 2012 ABCS Tournament, an annual football tournament between the representative teams of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Suriname. On their way to victory, they first defeated Curacao in a shock 3-2 victory before pulling off another upset in the final with a 1-0 win over Suriname. Although recent results have been disappointing for Aruba, they do have a growing number of Netherlands-based players joining the team, which should result in improved performances over the coming years.

Terence Groothusen is one of the top players in the current generation of Aruban football, with the 25-year-old striker playing the majority of his club football in the Netherlands. Groothusen was born in Aruba, but moved to the Netherlands in his youth and began his professional career with Dutch Eerste Divisie (2nd tier) club FC Dordrecht in 2017. After 2 seasons at the club, he moved to Maltese powerhouse Hibernians F.C. in 2019, scoring 3 goals in 12 matches before returning to the Netherlands in 2020 to sign with 3rd tier club Kozakken Boys (also home to former Real Madrid player Royston Drenthe). He has since had spells with German Regionalliga West clubs Rot-Weiß Ahlen, SV 19 Straelen & Alemannia Aachen. At international level, Groothusen has scored 2 goals in 8 matches for Aruba since debuting in 2019.