Calvin Jong-a-Pin

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Calvin Jong-a-Pin
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Jong-a-Pin in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-07-18) 18 July 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Yokohama FC
Number 20
Youth career
Fortius
Zeeburgia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Volendam 6 (1)
2006–2011 Heerenveen 73 (0)
2009–2010 Vitesse Arnhem (loan) 30 (0)
2011–2015 Shimizu S-Pulse 93 (1)
2016 FC Machida Zelvia 33 (1)
2017– Yokohama FC 33 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U21 10 (0)
2008 Netherlands Olympic 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2008

Calvin Jong-a-Pin (born 18 July 1986) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a left-back for Japanese club Yokohama FC.

Primarily considered a central defender, Jong-a-Pin has proved extremely versatile and has been deployed as a left back and a defensive midfielder at various spells in his career.

Career

Early career

Jong-a-Pin with Shimizu in 2012

Jong-a-Pin was born in Amsterdam and started his professional career at FC Volendam. He made his debut for Volendam against N.E.C.. He scored his first goal for Volendam the following match.

Heerenveen

In 2006 Jong-a-Pin signed a five-year deal with Heerenveen. He made his debut against FC Groningen being the youngest starting player at the age of 19 in the match. In his first season he was backup to Kristian Bak Nielsen as left-back. In the 2007-08 season, Jong-a-Pin became a regular due to the departure of Nielsen playing 23 matches in the Eredivisie. Due to his impressive performances in 2007, he was selected by Foppe de Haan in the 18-man squad to participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics for Netherlands, playing in three matches in the tournament. In 2009 Jong-a-Pin joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan. After a very impressive season with Vitesse playing 30 matches scoring one goal, Heerenveen were convinced he was going to return as a starter in the Heerenveen line-up. Jong-a-Pin returned and was played as starting left-back in the 2010-11 season and played 29 matches for Heerenveen.

Vitesse (loan)

In 2009 Jong-a-Pin joined Vitesse on a one-year loan. He made his debut for Vitesse against FC Utrecht. He scored his first goal for Vitesse against RKC Waalwijk and scored the only goal of the match. He was a starting player in the Vitesse line-up and played 30 matches scoring 1 goal.

Japan

On 17 August 2011, Jong-a-Pin moved to Japan, signing a contract with J1 League side Shimizu S-Pulse. Following Shinji Ono's departure in October 2012, he was appointed the new vice captain.

On 21 February 2016, Jong-a-Pin signed for J2 League side FC Machida Zelvia, arriving on a free transfer.[1]

International

In 2007 Jong-a-Pin was called up by Jong Oranje coach Foppe de Haan to be part of his squad for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship held in the Netherlands. Jong-a-Pin participated in both of their first round group matches against Israel (1–0 win) and Portugal (2–1 win) to secure a semi final spot and to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Later the final was reached with a 1–1, 13–12 win after a penalty shootout with 32 penalty kicks taken against England. The Dutch went on to retain their 2006 title by beating Serbia 4–1 in the final. Jong-a-Pin played 3 games in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Personal life

His family is from Suriname, with some Chinese ancestry from his father's side.[2]

Club statistics

Updated to 23 February 2017.[3]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Total
2005–06 Volendam Eerste Divisie 6 1 0 0 6 1
2006–07 Heerenveen Eredivisie 9 0 0 0 9 0
2007–08 19 0 0 0 19 0
2008–09 16 0 1 0 17 0
2009–10 Vitesse 30 0 1 0 31 0
2010–11 Heerenveen 29 0 2 0 31 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Total
2011 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 11 0 2 0 3 0 16 0
2012 32 0 3 0 11 0 46 0
2013 26 1 3 0 4 0 33 1
2014 15 0 0 0 6 0 21 0
2015 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2016 Machida Zelvia J2 League 33 1 1 0 34 1
Netherlands 109 1 4 0 113 1
Japan 126 2 9 0 24 0 159 2
Career total 235 3 13 0 24 0 272 3

Honours

2009

References

  1. ^ "Defender Jong-a-Pin joins Zelvia". J. League. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Berend Scholten (15 June 2007). "Jong-A-Pin's Chinese connection". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 184 out of 289)

External links

  • Profile at Yokohama FC
  • Netherlands stats at OnsOranje
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