Player Details


Vito Wormgoor


VEE-toh worm-HOOR


6' 2"


179 lbs

Date of Birth

11.16.1988 (35)


Leersum, Netherlands



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side




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Career Summary


Updated through December 12, 2020

Columbus (2020): Wormgoor was signed by Crew SC as a free agent on December 18, 2019 and made two regular-season appearances (two starts at center-back) for Crew SC in 2020. The defender made his Crew and MLS regular-season debut as a starter on Opening Match against New York City FC (March 1), before starting against FC Cincinnati* (July 11) during the Group Stage of the MLS is Back Tournament. Wormgoor, following an injury early in the match against FC Cincinnati, underwent successful ankle surgery on July 15, and is expected to be sidelined for approximately 4-6 months.

* MLS is Back Tournament Group Stage matches counted towards the 2020 MLS regular season  

2017-2019 (SK Brann): Wormgoor most recently played for SK Brann of Norway’s First Division from 2017-2019. During his three seasons with Brann, the defender served as the team’s captain, making 86 appearances (all starts), scoring 11 goals and providing four assists in the Eliteserien. Wormgoor also made two appearances (all starts) and provided one assist in a 2017-2018 Europa League Qualifiers series against Slovakian side Ruzomberok.

2016 (Aalesund): Wormgoor spent the second half of the 2016 season with Aalesund of Norway’s topflight, where he made 11 appearances (10 starts).

2010-2016 (ADO Den Haag): Wormgoor made 114 appearances (111 starts) while tallying four goals and two assists.

2009-2012(De Graafschap Doetinchem): Wormgoor made 93 appearances (92 starts), while registering three goals and three assists. Notably, Wormgoor helped De Graafschap Doetinchem win the Eerste Divisie – the Netherlands’ Second Division – in 2010.

2008-2009 (FC Utrecht): Wormgoor began his professional career in the Netherlands with FC Utrecht, where he made nine appearances (all starts).


Wormgoor is a product of the AFC Ajax Academy and regularly trained with Ajax’s First Team, where he tested himself against the likes of Luis Suarez.


Wormgoor has also represented the Netherlands internationally at the Under-20 level, making two appearances (two starts) for the Dutch squad.


Vito Wormgoor is married to his wife Naomi and has three children:  Mila (8), Vienna (6) and Novi (3). During his free time, he enjoys playing with his children. Growing up, Wormgoor was a fan of AFC Ajax and played in their youth academy. His favorite player growing up was Real Madrid centerback Sergio Ramos. Currently. Wormgoor enjoys watching Virgil Van Dijk play. His favorite place to vacation in is the Dominican Republic. He enjoys reading biographies, especially athletes’ biographies. Wormgoor is a big fan of action and Disney movies. He enjoys making sushi, which is one of his favorite foods. Wormgoor speaks English and Dutch.


Columbus Crew SC signed Vito Wormgoor as a free agent on December 18, 2019. 

Name: Vito Wormgoor (pronounced: VEE-toh worm-HOOR)
Position: Defender
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 179
Born: November 16, 1988 in Leersum, Netherlands
Hometown: Leersum, Netherlands
Citizenship: Netherlands
Acquired: Signed by Crew SC as a free agent on December 18, 2019. He will be added to Columbus Crew SC’s roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa and will occupy an international roster spot.
Previous Experience: SK Brann (2017-2019), Aalesund (2016), ADO Den Haag (2012-2016), Graafschap Doetinchem (2009-2012), FC Utrecht (2008-2009)