POLICE have begun searching for missing Dutch footballer Mark van den Boogart.

The former Sevilla B and Feyenoord ace has been uncontactable for nearly two weeks – going missing on January 6.

The 37-year-old's family believe he may be in Spain and have launched an urgent appeal for any information about his whereabouts.

It read: "Mark has been missing since Friday, January 6.

"He may be in Spain.

"We are concerned about his well-being and we miss him very much.


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"If you have seen Mark or if you have any information that can help us find him, contact the Police."

Van den Boogart, a former midfielder, is said to suffer from depression – which has added an extra element of concern for his loved ones.

And it's prompted his former Real Murcia team-mate Inaki Bea to issue his own plea to help find him.

The Numancia manager said: "We have a close relationship with his family.

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"Mark left home and lost track of him.

"He suffers from depression and has been missing since Friday the 6th."

Van den Boogart began his career with Eredivisie big boys Feyenoord before joining Sevilla's second string.

A move to NEC Nijmegen followed in 2007 before he upped sticks to join Murcia in 2009.

He returned to his homeland in 2010 to join Barendrecht, who he played for two seasons before signing for Rijnsburgse Boys.

He was most recently at Amsterdamsche FC – whom he joined in 2015.

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