Appearances (Sub): 25(0)
Clean Sheets: 6
Squad Number: 1
Date of Birth: 06.02.1989 (28)
Place of Birth: Nijmegen (Netherlands)
At Vitesse since: 2002
Eloy is our first-choice goalkeeper and has been since the beginning of the last campaign, after his season long loan spell in Deventer with Go Ahead Eagles. Since graduating from the Vitesse academy at the age of 19, back in 2008, Room has established himself as a reliable shot-stopper with excellent agility between the posts.
Room has often been the difference between a win and a draw for Vitesse, pulling off crucial saves from all angles, wearing his heart on his sleeve and the eagle on his chest. He of course played a huge role in the club’s stunning form during the second half of the 2014/15 season, eventually helping the boys to a tense play-off victory against Heerenveen in May 2015.
It says a lot about Room’s character and personality that he elected to play represent the tiny Caribbean island of Curacao at international level. The 26-year-old would have been forgiven for wanting to try and earn his place in the Netherlands squad, but instead, he opted to honour his parents’ roots and play for the CONCACAF minnows.