Boy de Jong

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Boy de Jong
Personal information
Full name Boy de Jong
Date of birth (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Voorburg, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Anderlecht
Number 30
Youth career
ADO Den Haag
2007–2013 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Feyenoord 0 (0)
2013–2014 Excelsior (loan) 0 (0)
2014–2016 PEC Zwolle 1 (0)
2016–2017 Telstar 20 (0)
2017– Anderlecht 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Netherlands U16 5 (0)
2010–2011 Netherlands U17 14 (0)
2011 Netherlands U18 1 (0)
2012–2013 Netherlands U19 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 October 2017.

Boy de Jong (born 10 April 1994) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Belgian club Anderlecht.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

De Jong was born in Voorburg and played in the youth teams of ADO Den Haag, before moving to Feyenoord, where he was a first-choice goalkeeper throughout Feyenoord's youth academy.[2] However, he was unable to find playing time for the first team, with Erwin Mulder and Kostas Lamprou ahead of him in the pecking order;[2] in June 2013, it was announced that De Jong would be loaned to Excelsior for one season in order to gain first-team experience.[3] However, he would only play one friendly match for Excelsior, as manager Jon Dahl Tomasson and his replacement Marinus Dijkhuizen both preferred Jordy Deckers as the starting goalkeeper.[2][4] In January 2014, De Jong criticised Feyenoord for not supporting him at Excelsior.[2][5]

PEC Zwolle[edit]

In the summer of 2014, De Jong moved to PEC Zwolle on a free transfer, signing a contract for two seasons;[4][6] in his first season, he made no appearances as third-choice goalkeeper behind Warner Hahn and Kevin Begois. In the 2015–16 season, Hahn left Zwolle, but De Jong remained third-choice, behind Begois and new signing Mickey van der Hart.[7] Nevertheless, on 19 December 2015, De Jong made his debut in the Eredivisie in an away match against PSV, being substituted on after half an hour due to an injury to Begois.[8] PEC Zwolle manager Ron Jans considered his performance "a fine job."[8] De Jong made one more appearance during the season, starting in the Europa League play-offs away match against FC Utrecht, which they lost 5–2,[1] at the end of the season, his contract was not extended.[9]

Telstar[edit]

On 23 June 2016, De Jong started training with SC Telstar,[10] on 29 July 2016, it was announced that both parties had agreed to a one-season contract.[11][12] De Jong made his debut for Telstar on 20 September 2016, playing in the KNVB Cup away match against JVC Cuijk (3–1 win).[1] Three days later, he made his Eerste Divisie league debut, replacing the injured Wesley Zonneveld in the fourth minute of the home match against FC Eindhoven (1–4 loss).[1][13] On 30 September, he started in the away match against FC Den Bosch, keeping the first clean sheet of his senior career as the game ended 0–0.[1] Due to a serious injury sustained by Zonneveld in January 2017, De Jong became the first choice goalkeeper for Telstar for the remainder of the season,[14] he ended his first season with the club with 20 league appearances and 22 in total.[1] At the start of the 2017–18 season, De Jong once again found himself second-choice, as the new head coach Mike Snoei preferred Rody de Boer as the starting goalkeeper.[15]

Anderlecht[edit]

On 24 August 2017, it was announced that De Jong had joined Belgian champions Anderlecht, as a replacement for Davy Roef.[16] According to De Jong, he was signed as third goalkeeper behind Matz Sels and Frank Boeckx,[17] since his father Max de Jong already worked at Anderlecht as goalkeeper coach, allegations of nepotism were made, but De Jong denied that it was his father who decided on the transfer.[17]

International career[edit]

As a Feyenoord youth player, De Jong played in various Netherlands national youth teams.[18][19][20][21] He was the starting goalkeeper of the Netherlands team which was victorious at the 2011 European Under-17 Championship.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 October 2017[1]
Club Season League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Feyenoord 2013–14 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Excelsior (loan) 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PEC Zwolle 2014–15 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Telstar 2016–17 Eerste Divisie 20 0 2 0 22 0
Anderlecht 2017–18 First Division A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 21 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 24 0

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Johan Cruyff Shield and Play-off matches.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

PEC Zwolle

International[edit]

Netherlands U17

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Boy de Jong". Worldfootball.net. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "'Geen toekomst voor Boy de Jong bij Feyenoord'" (in Dutch). FR-Fans.nl. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "De Jong van Feyenoord naar Excelsior" (in Dutch). Goal.com. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Doelman Boy de Jong naar PEC Zwolle" (in Dutch). RTV Rijnmond. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Teleurgestelde Boy de Jong vertrekt bij Feyenoord" (in Dutch). FR12.nl. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "PEC Zwolle haalt bij Feyenoord nieuwe doelman op" (in Dutch). Voetbalzone.nl. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Doelman Boy de Jong van PEC Zwolle komt terug op 'onprofessionele tweets'" (in Dutch). RTV Oost. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Boy de Jong blijft kalm bij debuut tegen PSV" (in Dutch). AD.nl. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "PEC licht opties in contracten Begois, Marinus en Marcellis" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Doelman Boy de Jong start seizoen bij Telstar" (in Dutch). FOX Sports. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Telstar versterkt zich met doelman Boy de Jong" (in Dutch). FOX Sports. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Boy de Jong sluit aan bij de selectie" (in Dutch). SC Telstar. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Keeper Zonneveld heeft lichte hersenschudding" (in Dutch). RTV NH. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "Wesley Zonneveld weer terug op het veld" (in Dutch). NH Nieuws. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "Update: De Jong wordt bij Anderlecht herenigd met vader" (in Dutch). Voetbalzone. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  16. ^ "Transferupdate: welkom Boy de Jong!" (in Dutch). R.S.C. Anderelcht. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Nieuwkomer De Jong: "Níet dankzij mijn vader bij Anderlecht"" (in Dutch). HLN.be. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  18. ^ "Speler: Boy de Jong | OnsOranje" (in Dutch). OnsOranje. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "Speler: Boy de Jong | OnsOranje" (in Dutch). OnsOranje. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Speler: Boy de Jong | OnsOranje" (in Dutch). OnsOranje. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  21. ^ "Speler: Boy de Jong | OnsOranje" (in Dutch). OnsOranje. Retrieved 28 May 2016.