Sieb Dijkstra

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Sieb Dijkstra
Personal information
Full name Sybrandus Johannes Andreas Dijkstra[1]
Date of birth (1966-10-20) 20 October 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Kerkrade, Netherlands
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Fortuna Sittard (Goalkeeping coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Roda JC 0 (0)
1989–1990AZ (loan) 11 (0)
1990–1991Hasselt (loan)
1991–1994 Motherwell 80 (0)
1994–1996 Q.P.R. 11 (0)
1994Bristol City (loan) 8 (0)
1996Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 13 (0)
1996–1999 Dundee United 86 (0)
1999 Ipswich Town 0 (0)
2000 Sittard
2000–2001 RBC 34 (0)
2001–2002 Germania Teveren
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sybrandus Johannes Andreas "Sieb" Dijkstra (born 20 October 1966) is a Dutch retired footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. He was appointed goalkeeping coach at Fortuna Sittard in June 2017.[2]

Club career[edit]

Dijkstra began his career with Roda JC but failed to make an appearance, spending time on loan at AZ[3] and Hasselt.

In 1991, he moved to Scottish side Motherwell, where he made his debut in an August 1991 League Cup tie against Raith Rovers and would spend the next three seasons.[4] He was regarded as a cult hero at Motherwell.

A £250,000 move to English side Queens Park Rangers followed, but he played just 11 times in two years. After loan spells at other English clubs, Dijkstra moved back to Scotland with Dundee United[5] for £50,000. Dijkstra's time in Scotland was successful again, with over 80 appearances for the Terrors, including a Scottish League Cup runners-up medal.

After a contract dispute, Dijkstra left Tannadice in 1999 and returned to the Netherlands to play for amateur side VV Sittard (via a week's spell with Ipswich Town), although he would end the season with RBC Roosendaal as a replacement for injured Belgian goalkeeper Jurgen Belpaire.[6] Another year with RBC followed before a final playing spell with German Verbandsliga side Germania Teveren.

Personal life[edit]

Dijkstra is married and has a daughter. He also has three children with his first wife.[3] He has his own goalkeeping academy in Kerkrade.[7]


Dundee United


  1. ^ "Sieb Dijkstra". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Oude kaas: Sieb Dijkstra - AZ (in Dutch)
  4. ^ The Foreign Legion: Sieb Dijkstra - Motherwell
  5. ^ Sieb Dijkstra - Player Profile - Dundee United
  6. ^ RBC wil niet verder met geblesseerde doelman - Volkskrant (in Dutch)
  7. ^ "About us" - Keeperschool Parkstad (in Dutch)

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