Patrick John Miguel van Aanholt (born 29 August 1990) is a Dutch footballer who plays for Crystal Palace as a left back.
He began his professional career at Chelsea, where he was used sparingly, spending time on loan at five other clubs. In 2014, he joined Sunderland for around £1.5 million.
Van Aanholt represented the Netherlands at numerous youth levels before making his full international debut in 2013.
Van Aanholt was born in 's-Hertogenbosch to parents from Curaçao. He is the cousin of fellow Dutch international Leroy Fer, who currently plays for Swansea City F.C..
Van Aanholt joined Chelsea's youth ranks in 2007, making his professional debut while on loan at Coventry City on 9 August 2009 in a 2–1 Football League Championship win over Ipswich Town. He was later recalled to Chelsea in December due to the exit of many players due to the African Nations Cup.
On 19 November 2013, Van Aanholt won his first senior cap for the Netherlands in a friendly match against Colombia, coming on in injury time for Memphis Depay in a 0–0 draw at the Amsterdam Arena.
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