Demy Patrick René de Zeeuw(born 26 May 1983) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. He previously played for AGOVV, Go Ahead Eagles, AZ and AFC Ajax. While at AZ he was a key player in the squad that won the 2008–09 Dutch league, the club's first championship victory in 28 years. Following this success he transferred to Ajax, with whom he won the 2009–10 Dutch Cup, and the 2010–11 Dutch league title. A good tackler and a gifted passer of the ball, he made 24 appearances for the Netherlands national team.
The transfer move was officially confirmed on 6 July 2011 when de Zeeuw had transferred to the Russian club for an estimated €7 million. As a result of the move to Spartak Moscow, his first club, Go Ahead Eagles, received 5% transfer move. Upon joining Spartak Moscow, de Zeeuw would play in the same position, just like he did at Ajax, as manager Valeri Karpin suggested. In addition, de Zeeuw was given a number sixteen shirt.
After being absent for two games at the start of the season, de Zeeuw made his debut for the club in a 4–2 win over Terek Grozny on 7 August 2011. After a slow start, he scored his first goal for Spartak Moscow in a 3–0 win over Krylia Sovetov Samara on 18 September 2011. In a follow–up match Krasnodar on 25 September 2011, de Zeeuw scored his second goal for the club, in a 4–2 win but he suffered an injury and was substituted as a result. After the match, manager Karpin suggested that de Zeeuw suffered a concussion as the result of his injury. But he made a quick recovery and was featured in a match against Zenit Saint Petersburg on 2 October 2011 and set up one of Spartak Moscow's goals, in a 2–2 draw. However, during a 4–0 win against Tom Tomsk on 23 October 2011, de Zeeuw sustained a knee injury and had to be substituted in the 62nd minute. As a result, he would miss the remaining two games before taking a long break until March. On 19 March 2012, de Zeeuw made his return to the first team from injury, starting a match and playing 73 minutes before being substituted, in a 2–1 loss against CSKA Moscow. However, his return was short–lived when he suffered an injury and never played for the rest of the 2011–12 season. At the end of the 2011–12 season, de Zeeuw went on to make sixteen appearances and scoring two times in all competitions. However, he was criticised by the club's supporters. In response to criticism, de Zeeuw said he doesn't get on the first team because of injuries, and was often played in occasional games.