Date of birth
Previous Clubs - Roda JC, EVV, MVV Maastricht
Dutch defender Knops progressed through the youth setup at Eredivisie side Roda JC Kerkrade before leaving to join EVV after making just one senior appearance.
After a season with EVV, Knops then signed for second tier outfit MVV Maastricht where he remained for five years. Amassing over 150 appearances during that time, the defender cemented his place in the team.
However, after his contract expired, Bruno Ribeiro brought him to Vale Park in June 2016. Knops then held down his position at left-back, but in April 2017 he suffered a serious knee injury that ruled him out for approximately nine months.