Siem de Jong

Soccer Player

Siem de Jong was born in Aigle, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland on January 28th, 1989 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 35, Siem de Jong biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 28, 1989
Kingdom of the Netherlands
Place of Birth
Aigle, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
35 years old
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Association Football Player
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Siem de Jong Life

Siem Stefan de Jong (born 28 January 1989) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or striker for Ajax. He made his professional debut for the Amsterdam-based side and went on to become the club's captain after winning four consecutive Economy titles from 2011 to 2014. De Jong returned to Ajax in 2017 following a three-year stint with Newcastle United and a short time with PSV Eindhoven.

Early life

De Jong was born in Aigle, Switzerland, to Dutch parents who competed in senior volleyball in Switzerland and then moved to the Netherlands when De Jong was six years old.

Personal life

Luuk de Jong's younger brother plays for PSV and before for Newcastle in 2014. Siem and his brother were reunited at PSV in 2016.


Siem de Jong Career

Club career

De Jong started his football career at Doetinchem's DZC'68 and was recruited by De Graafschap when he was 12 years old. He grew up in Doetinchem and graduated from the same academy (Het Rietveld Lyceum) as Guus Hiddink, Paul Bosvelt, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, which gives him immediate university access (he has considered studying economics). He was with De Graafschap until 2005, when he was first picked up by the Ajax youth academy.

De Jong made his first appearance in the Kozakken Boys on September 26, 2007. His Eivisie debut came as a replacement, with Sparta Rotterdam scoring an injury-time equalizer. In 2007,–08, he was one of the youngest players and the first player under the age of 20 to play more than 20 games. He extended his contract with Ajax until June 2013, just before turning 19. He suffered a whiplash against Willem II and was forced to miss two months. Due to his absence from all the games from March to September, including matches against PSV, Twente, and Heerenveen, he was unable to attend all the games from 16 March to Heerenveen. He recovered from this injury early in April and was ready for the match against De Graafschap. Although he did not start the game, Edgar Davids was recalled in the 81st minute.

De Jong was often used as an impact substitute at the start of the 2009–10 season, but only as an impact substitute, and only recently started playing in UEFA Europa League games. He soon earned his place in the starting lineup. He was named the winner in the last few minutes of extra time in January, sending Ajax through the KNVB's semifinals. In a 4–0 victory over Vitesse on February 21, he scored a brace against Ajax, keeping Ajax's hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification alive.

De Jong scored two goals in the title-decider game against Twente on May 15, 2011 and helped Ajax win its first—and 30th—Etivisie title since 2004 by winning by two goals, resulting in a 3–1 victory.

De Jong played as a striker on the Ajax roster in the 2011-12 season. Ajax beat ten-man Heerenveen 5-1 in the 29th league game of the season on April 11, 2012, putting them three points ahead of second-placed AZ in the Elegisie table. On May 2, 2012, De Jong scored both goals against VVV Venlo, assisting Ajax in keeping the Ejax Ecrisie crown.

Following the departure of teammate and captain Jan Vertonghen to Tottenham Hotspur, De Jong was named as the new Ajax captain in the summer of 2012. In the 2012-13 Champions League, he was in fine form, scoring twice at home against English Champions Manchester City and twice away from home in the same match on November 6, 2012. In a 2–3 loss to AZ at the AFAS Stadion in Alkmaar on March 17, 2013, De Jong netted a brace.

Ajax beat AZ by a score of 3–2 in the 2013 Johan Cruyf Shield on July 27, 2013, De Jong scored a goal in the 107th minute. Ajax beat NEC 30 3-0 on November 10 in the 13th round of Ecrisie play, with James scoring in either half.

De Jong signed a six-year contract with Newcastle United on July 1, 2014, a fee that is estimated to be about £6 million. De Jong was named as a vice captain by manager Alan Pardew following his joining for the club. In a Premier League match against Aston Villa on August 23, he made his competitive debut as a 70th-minute substitute. He suffered his right thigh during training in early September, effectively ending him for "a number of months."

While De Jong was supposed to return to the Newcastle first team in February 2015, he was forced to miss a further eight weeks due to a ruptured lung, a condition he had not encountered when at Ajax. De Jong scored his first Newcastle goal in a 3–2 loss against Swansea City on April 25, 2015. De Jong got off to a 4–1 win in the League Cup at Northampton Town, scoring Newcastle's second goal, his second for the club.

In January 2016, De Jong was hospitalized for two weeks after one of his contact lenses was pulled into his eye, threatening his vision.

Newcastle reported on August 22nd that De Jong had been moved to PSV on a season-long loan.

He scored his first goal for PSV against Go Ahead Eagles in four minutes after being rushed off the substitutes' bench in the 64th minute. The goal brought PSV close to three points behind Feyenoord and Ajax, who were joint top of the Economia table, as PSV came within three points of Feyenoord and Ajax.

When asked about his longer-term future, De Jong said it would be best if Newcastle "be promoted first and then I return to play in the Premier League," which was also successful after beating Preston 4–1.

De Jong will return to Ajax following a three-year deal with the Amsterdam club, according to the team's announcement on August 28th.

On a season-long loan contract, de Jong joined A-League side Sydney FC on August 23, 2018. He was a member of the 2019 A-League Grand Final team.

On February 20, 2020, de Jong joined FC Cincinnati, a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. He was released by Cincinnati at the end of the 2020 season.

de Jong returned to the Netherlands on December 4, 2020, with Ethio's team SC Heerenveen.

De Jong signed a one-year contract with De Graafschap on June 16th, 2022, with the option for an additional year. The move brought him right back to his boyhood club.

International career

In May 2007, De Jong made his international debut against the Czech Republic and capped six times. He played three games there, but the Netherlands did not qualify for the UEFA U-19 Championship. In the upcoming qualifying season, he was more successful, playing three games and scoring in two of them. In his debut game against Georgia (2–0 victory), he scored in the qualifying round for the 2008 European Under-19 Championship. He started the second game but didn't score. He scored in the 15th minute of an eventual 3–1 loss in the final game against Norway.

Foppe de Haan called De Jong up to the Netherlands under-21 squad for the game against Macedonia on November 12, 2007. Jonathan de Guzmán was forced to miss the qualifying game against Estonia due to his injury in March. De Haan recalled him after recovering from his injury in April, but De Jong did not make the 2008 Olympics squad. De Jong appeared in three more games for the under-21 squad, but they did not qualify for the 2009 European Championships.

De Jong was recalled for the 2011 UEFA U21 Championship qualifiers and scored the opening goal against Liechtenstein in a 3–0 win.

De Jong made his senior debut against Ukraine in a friendly match on August 11, 2010, playing the first 62 minutes. De Jong missed out when the final 23-man squad was announced on May 26th, 2012 after being named in the provisional squads for the UEFA Euro 2012 by boss Bert van Marwijk. In a friendly match against Indonesia at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta on June 7, 2013, he scored his first two goals for the Netherlands under Louis van Gaal. De Jong scored the Dutch's first two goals after being brought on by Ruben Schaken, resulting in a 3–0 victory.