Bas Dost

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Bas Dost
Personal information
Full name Bas Dost
Date of birth (1989-05-31) 31 May 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Deventer, Netherlands
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 12
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Emmen 23 (6)
2008–2010 Heracles Almelo 63 (18)
2010–2012 SC Heerenveen 66 (45)
2012– VfL Wolfsburg 41 (12)
National team
2009 Netherlands U20 4 (0)
2009–2011 Netherlands U21 10 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 February 2011

Bas Dost (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɑs ˈdɔst]; born 31 May 1989 in Deventer) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a striker for Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Dost's first club was Germanicus, where he spent his youth career. After a few seasons, FC Emmen took Dost into their youth academy.

FC Emmen[edit]

Dost showed his potential at Emmen and the club offered him a contract before the start of the 2007–08 season, during which he played for the main squad. He started as on the bench, but later on in the season he was given more time to play. At one point he was just about to move to Finland, to RoPS as Emmen's former technical director Tom Saintfiet was coaching there. The move was turned down by RoPS's management.This claim needs references to reliable sources.[citation needed] Dost scored his first goal for Emmen on 8 February 2008 in the game against Fortuna Sittard. Among later goals, the most notable were a hat trick in the Derby match against BV Veendam, which Emmen won 3–2.[1]

Heracles Almelo[edit]

Dost moved to Heracles Almelo in the summer of 2008, for a transfer fee of more than €300,000. Dost showed his potential and was considered one of the Eredivisie's greatest talents. After this successful season there were many rumours that Dost would be transferred to Ajax. These rumours wouldn't come true because he signed for SC Heerenveen on 4 February 2010 on his agent Henk Nienhuis advice.

SC Heerenveen[edit]

On 18 May 2010, the young striker was signed by SC Heerenveen, the 20-year-old arrived from Heracles Almelo for a transfer fee of around €3,200,000 and signed with his new club a five-year-deal.[2] In his first season with the Heerenveen, he finished as the club's top scorer with 13 league goals.[3]

On 10 December 2011, Dost scored all five goals in Heerenveen's 5–0 win away to SBV Excelsior, taking his total to 14 goals in 16 Eredivisie games.[4] He finished as the topscorer in the Eredivisie with 32 league goals in 34 matches.

VfL Wolfsburg[edit]

On 1 June 2012, it was announced by the official website of VfL Wolfsburg that Dost would join the club.[5][6] On 25 August 2012, he scored the winner away against VfB Stuttgart on his league debut.[7] Following the sacking of Felix Magath, Dost scored a brace in Lorenz-Günther Köstner's debut as manager, a 4–1 thumping of Fortuna Düsseldorf on 27 October.[8] After the appointment of Klaus Allofs as sporting director, Dost netted Wolfsburg's second, and the eventual winner, in a 3–1 defeat of Hoffenheim on 18 November, lifting the Wolves out of the bottom three.[9][10]

On 8 December he scored the winning goal against champions Borussia Dortmund, firing it past Roman Weidenfeller, securing a 3–2 away victory.[11]

International career[edit]

In August 2012, he was called up by new manager Louis van Gaal for a friendly match against Belgium, but did not feature.[12]


  1. ^ "Bas Dost" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Archived from the original on 10 October 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bas Dost naar sc Heerenveen" (in Dutch). AD Eredivisie. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Historischestatistieken Seizoen 2010-2011" (in Dutch). Eredivisie Live. Retrieved 9 December 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Excelsior 0-5 Heerenveen". ESPN FC. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bas Dost kommt" (in in German). VfL Wolfsburg. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bas Dost joins Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg". Footballcracy. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Last-gasp drama in Stuttgart". Bundesliga. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Köstner has the Wolves roaring again". Bundesliga. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "TSG Hoffenheim 1-3 VfL Wolfsburg". ESPNFC. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wolves' stability helps Dost prosper". Bundesliga. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Big away day for the Wolves". Bundesliga. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Coerts, Stefan (10 August 2012). "Martins Indi, Dost, and Van Rhijn among new faces in Netherlands squad for Belgium friendly". Retrieved 13 July 2013. 

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