Bas van den Brink

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Bas van den Brink
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Personal information
Full name Sebastiaan van den Brink
Date of birth (1982-09-11) 11 September 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
HSV De Zuidvogels
1996–2002 FC Utrecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 FC Utrecht 14 (1)
2004–2005 FC Emmen (loan) 13 (0)
2005–2007 FC Emmen 51 (0)
2007–2009 Almere City 39 (0)
2009–2011 Gold Coast United 51 (4)
2011 Busan I'Park 6 (0)
2011–2013 Perth Glory 42 (1)
2013 Churchill Brothers SC
2013–2014 IJsselmeervogels 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Bas Van den Brink (born 11 September 1982) is a Dutch former footballer.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Van den Brink played for Dutch clubs FC Utrecht, FC Emmen and Almere City FC before moving to Australia. Bas made his debut in professional football at FC Utrecht. With this club he won the Dutch version of the Charity shield in 2004. This was a spectacular game as FC utrecht managed to turn the match around in the last 5 minutes of the game to beat Ajax Amsterdam 4–2.

Gold Coast United[edit]

On 14 January 2009, he was the 21st player signed to Gold Coast United's inaugural squad.[1] He was signed by Miron Bleiberg after watching him in an Eerste Divisie game for FC Omniworld against RBC Roosendaal.[2]

Busan I'Park[edit]

On 20 January 2011, It was announced that he would be joining South Korean K-League side Busan I'Park. However, his performance slumped and the club announced its decision to terminate his contract on 21 April.

Perth Glory[edit]

A-League club Perth Glory have announced they were interested in signing van den Brink for the up-coming season[3] and on 7 June 2011 it was announced on that he had agreed terms.[4] On 28 January 2013 it was announced that Perth Glory has released him from the final three months of his contract, at his request, so he could pursue other playing opportunities.[5] Regarding this Glory coach Ian Ferguson was quoted as saying,"It was not an easy decision, but it's something we spoke about as a club and decided Bas can move on".Van den Brink said of his departure,"I am going to miss Perth, but I feel I had to go, and I’m really looking forward to a new challenge in my career."[6]

In August 2013 it was revealed that van den Brink had retired from the game after a proposed move to Churchill Brothers fell through.[7]

A-League career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 19 February 2012)

Club Season League Finals Asia Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Gold Coast United 2009–10 26 1 0 1 0 0 - - - 27 1 0
2010–11 22 3 0 2 0 0 - - - 24 3 0
Perth Glory 2011–12 24 0 0 4 1 0 - - - 28 1 0
2012–13 14 0 0 - - - - - - 14 0 0
Total 86 4 0 7 1 0 - - - 93 5 0

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