Istvan Bakx

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Istvan Bakx
Personal information
Full name Istvan Bakx
Date of birth (1986-01-20) 20 January 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Vlissingen, Netherlands
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Oss
Number 11
Youth career
1992–1996 Zeeland Sport
1996 Feyenoord
1996–2003 RCS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Kloetinge
2005–2006 Sparta 2 (0)
2006–2007 Hoek 23 (3)
2007–2009 Kortrijk 58 (17)
2009–2012 Racing Genk 3 (0)
2010–2011FC Den Bosch (loan) 32 (8)
2012 Willem II 9 (3)
2012–2013 AGOVV 17 (0)
2013–2014 FC Den Bosch 38 (4)
2014– FC Oss 105 (15)
National team
2008 Netherlands U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017

Istvan Bakx (born 20 January 1986 in Vlissingen) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for FC Oss in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. He is a left-footed winger, and can also be used as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Bakx was discovered by Sparta Rotterdam in 2005, while he was playing for VV Kloetinge in the Hoofdklasse, the highest Dutch amateur league. At the end of the season, Sparta offered Bakx a new contract. But Bakx refused to sign, opting to focus on his school career, and went to HSV Hoek, another team playing in the Hoofdklasse. Bakx was chosen as player of the year at the end of his season in Hoek. In July 2007, Bakx went to Belgian second division side KV Kortrijk.[1] He promoted with Kortrijk to the highest level of Belgian football. When his manager and discoverer Hein Vanhaezebrouck signed for RC Genk after the 2008-09 season, he took Bakx with him.[2]

The Google Striker[edit]

Bakx gained some notability in Belgium with his transfer to Kortrijk. Manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck was searching for a left-footed attacker and had typed in those words at search engine Google. Search results showed a positive report on Bakx, and Vanhaezebrouck contacted Kortrijk's head scout. As these scouting reports were also positive, Bakx' transfer to Kortrijk became a fact. As a result, Belgian media nicknamed Bakx the Google striker.[3] Bakx impressed in Belgium as part of the KV Kortrijk side that chalked up a shock 5-1 Belgian Cup victory against AA Gent, in which Bakx scored a hat-trick. Sadly for Bakx and Kortrijk, Gent won the return 4-0, defeating Kortrijk on aggregate.

International career[edit]

On March 13, 2008, Bakx was taken up into the pre-selection for Jong Oranje for the match against Estonia.[4]


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