Leroy Johan Fer (born 5 January 1990) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Swansea City and the Netherlands national football team.
Fer has various nicknames. In his youth he got nicknamed De Uitsmijter (The Bouncer) by Feyenoord youth coach Jean-Paul van Gastel for his strong physical appearance. Other nicknames are Lerra and Ferovic. Cor Pot, coach of the Netherlands U21, compared Fer with Patrick Vieira. According to Pot both players show many similarities, on and off the field.Close