Player Details


Kelvin Leerdam


kel-VIN leer-DAM


5' 10"


174 lbs

Date of Birth

6.24.1990 (34)


Paramaribo, Suriname



Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side


Roster Category

Career Summary

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Leerdam joined the Galaxy having tallied nine goals and 13 assists in 120 MLS regular-season appearances (102 starts) over the past five seasons (2017 – Present). The Paramaribo, Suriname, native began his MLS career with Seattle Sounders FC, where he notched nine goals and 12 assists in 91 league appearances (84 starts) across four seasons (2017-20). Additionally, Leerdam tallied one goal in 14 postseason appearances (11 starts) for Seattle, helping the Sounders win MLS Cup in 2019 and three Western Conference Championships (2017, 2019, 2020).

In 2021, Leerdam registered one assist in 29 regular-season appearances (18 starts) for Inter Miami CF during the 2021 campaign. Prior to his time in MLS, Leerdam spent the first nine seasons of his career in the Netherlands playing for Feyenoord and SBV Vitesse in the Eredivisie. The defender began his career at Feyenoord (2008-13), where he made 97 appearances and tallied four goals and 10 assists in the Eredivisie.

After leaving Feyenoord, Leerdam joined SBV Vitesse (2013-17), where he notched 13 goals and nine assists in 106 games across all competitions. Notably, Leerdam helped Vitesse win the 2017 KNVB Cup, the domestic cup competition in the Netherlands.

At the international level, Leerdam has made seven appearances for the Suriname Men’s National Team since starting and registering an assist in a 3-0 win over the Cayman Islands in a Concacaf World Cup Qualifier on March 24, 2021. In his most recent appearance for Suriname, Leerdam started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Guadeloupe in the 2021 Gold Cup on July 21, 2021.