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Matlock Town sign 36 year old ex-Premier League, Eredivisie, Championship player

Matlock Town sign 36 year old ex-Premier League, Eredivisie, Championship player Kemy Agustien who was recently at Hednesford Town.

Agustien plays as a central midfielder previously played for Willem II, AZ Alkmaar, Roda JC and RKC Waalwijk in the Netherlands, and had spells in English football with Birmingham, Crystal Palace, Swansea and Brighton.

He also made appearances for Danish club Vendsyssel FF, for Scottish club Hamilton and for Global Cebu in the Philippines.

He’s described to be an adaptable player, capable of playing anywhere in midfield, his preferred position is as one of two central midfielders.


Martin Carruthers has plumped for experience with his latest new recruit as 36 years old midfielder Kemy Agustien came through the door at the Proctor Cars Stadium.

Born in Holland but an international for Curacou, Agustien stands at 5’10” and operates at the heart of the engine room. Vastly experienced, he began his career with Willem 11 for two years before a move to AZ Alkmaar followed. This was all between 2004 and 2010 in which there were loan spells at three clubs, most notably Birmingham City. In between 2010 and 2013 he was at Swansea City making his Premiership debut against Manchester City for whom he would play 39 matches. He went out on loan to Crystal Palace before playing 13 games in a two year stint with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Since then he has been with a number of clubs, locally playing 41 games for Mickleover from 2020 to 2022. Last season he was with Hednesford Town after a short spell with Kettering Town. Internationally he played a total of 19 games for the Netherlands under 19’s, 20’s and 21’s and from 2015 he has 15 international caps for Curacao.

Carruthers says Agustien fits the bill as far as the Gladiators are concerned.

“His CV speaks for itself, he’s nicely experienced having played in the Football League and the Premiership. He’s a very good footballer, very experienced and will be great in the dressing room. He’s just what we need, he’s great on the ball and will dictate play.”


2002–2004 – Willem II

Senior career
2004–2006 – Willem II – 55 games (3 goals)
2006–2010 – AZ Alkmaar – 25 games (2 goals)
2006–2007 → Roda JC (loan) – 31 games (2 goals)
2008–2009 → Birmingham City (loan) – 18 games (0 goals)
2009–2010 → RKC Waalwijk (loan) – 19 games (1 goal)
2010–2013 – Swansea City – 47 games (0 goals)
2011 → Crystal Palace (loan) – 8 games (0 goals)
2013–2015 – Brighton & Hove Albion – 17 games (0 goals)
2015–2016 – Vendsyssel FF – 8 games (0 goals)
2016 -Hamilton Academical – 2 games (0 goals)
2016 – Dordrecht – 5 games (0 goals)
2017 – Global Cebu
2017 – SV TEC – 10 games (0 goals)
2018 – Nuneaton Borough – 0 games (0 goals)
2018 – Halesowen Town – 2 games (0 goals)
2018–2019 – Barrow – 11 games (2 goals)
2019 – Wrexham – 3 games (0 goals)
2019 – Bradford (Park Avenue) – 4 games (0 goals)
2020–2022 – Mickleover Sports – 42 games (0 goals)
2022 – Kettering Town – 6 games (0 goals)
2022–2023 – Hednesford Town – 16 games (0 goals)
2023– Matlock Town

2004–2005 – Netherlands U19 7 games (1 goal)
2007–2008 – Netherlands U20 7 games (1 goal)
2006–2007 – Netherlands U21 5 games (0 goals)
2015– Curaçao – 13 games (0 goals)

This is what Twitter users had to say as Matlock Town sign the 36 year old ex-Premier League, Eredivisie, Championship player…

@orient1881: Love it big man. Enjoy your football! #baller

@Seb_ElJefe: Go well my guy! They’re lucky to have ya! Absolute baller 🔥

@AndrewI27536311: Yes mate the baller is still going 👏 🔥 good luck with the season mate

@astley24: There he isssss

@morls003: Love to see it brother! ⚽️💥

@RobHall46: Ahhhh my guy! Keep ballin 🔥👊🏾

@matty263: Still quality ⚽️⚽️

@Marktthornley: All the best Kemy 🤍🖤👍

@adamlivi03: Go on Kems 👏🏼👏🏼

@swanseadan: One of my favourite players whilst at Swansea… absolute baller!

@gazza_thered: What a signing for northern prem 👌👌

@jake82929: Still remember your goal against Salford belter 😍

@willpufc: Welcome kemy

@SJWatkins7: Great player at Swansea.. top signing ⚽️⚽️

@NonLeagueRover: Blimey!! Some signing that @Matlock_TownFC 👏👏👏

@Keatonward10: Love that my brother !!

@AlcalasNoseband: Good luck Kem # YJB 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

@AlunInHope: All the best Kemy

@Abbo9966: Been trying desperately, begging really, to get this guy for two seasons. Absolute magician I would have loved to work with. More hope than possibility. What a fella too. Good luck my man 💪🏻

@dee4real88: Gwarn bro. Sho dem

@NeilGO70: Good luck Kemy…..class is permanent!!! #Yjb

@AHayer16: Unreal signing! Glad he’s back local so I can come watch him again 😍

@BattissonJon: Great player even better guy you guys have some player right there

@jackcarter22: quality signing! Can’t help but feel the Swans missed a trick not trying to get him back to the club in some capacity @KemyAgustien

@dan_sweenz: Best player outside the football league, just play the ball to his feet and enjoy 🔥🔥 @KemyAgustien all the best bro

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