|Full name||Danzell Gravenberch|
|Date of birth||13 February 1994|
|Place of birth||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2014||→ NEC (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Amsterdam, Gravenberch began playing football in the youth ranks of local amateur side SV Bijlmer, from where he was recruited to join the Ajax Academy in 2002. Gravenberch helped the Ajax A1 youth squad win the 2011–12 Nike Eredivisie league title. The team finished as runners-up to Inter Milan in the NextGen Series (the Champions League equivalent for under-20 teams) after losing on penalties (5–3) following a 1–1 deadlock after extra time.
On 7 June 2012, it was announced that Gravenberch had signed his first professional contract, a three-year deal binding him to the club until 30 June 2015. Gravenberch began his career in the youth teams of Ajax as a striker, but was moved back to play as a defender while playing for Jong Ajax under manager Fred Grim in the 2012–13 Beloften Eredivisie. Jong Ajax were promoted to the Eerste Divisie, the second tier of professional football in the Netherlands, for the 2013–14 season. Gravenberch made his professional debut in a 2–0 away loss to FC Oss in the Eerste Divisie on 8 August 2013. He was cautioned before being replaced by Sven Nieuwpoort on 46 minutes.
Loan to NEC
On 4 September 2014, it was announced that Gravenberch had signed with Romanian club Universitatea Cluj. The move came after an unsuccessful trial period with Scottish Premiership side Dundee United. Gravenberch signed a 2-year contract with U Cluj, reuniting him with his former coach and now technical director of the club Alfons Groenendijk, as well as newly appointed manager and former Ajax player George Ogăraru. He made his Liga I debut on 14 September 2014 in an away match against FC Rapid București which ended in a 2–1 loss.
Gravenberch has played for the Netherlands at various youth levels. On 6 February 2010, he received his first U-16 cap in a match against Italy at the Albufeira 4 Nations Tournament in Portugal.
On 17 September 2010, Gravenberch made his U-17 debut in another encounter with Italy during the Ursapharm-Vier-Nationen-Turnier in Germany. The following year, he was selected by Albert Stuivenberg to play in the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where he helped the Netherlands to their second consecutive title, defeating Germany in the final 5–4 on penalties, after extra time following a 1–1 deadlock. Gravenberch was also selected for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico where he scored his first goal in the second group stage match against North Korea. He appeared in all three group stage matches, of which they managed one victory, a draw and a loss resulting in an early exit from the tournament for the Dutch.
On 11 November 2011, Gravenberch made his U-18 debut in a friendly match against Romania. His U-19 debut came in a friendly match against Scotland on 10 September 2012. He was selected by U-19 head coach Wim van Zwam for the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Lithuania, appearing in all three group stage matches before being eliminated following one win and two losses.
- As of 24 September 2014
|Jong Ajax||2013–14||Eerste Divisie||13||1||—||—||13||1|
|Universitatea Cluj||2014–15||Liga I||2||0||0||0||—||2||0|
- Appearances in the Eredivisie relegation play-offs.
- "Danzell Gravenberch profile". Soccerway.com. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- "Inventarisatie Suriprof aanvallers". Natio Suriname. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- "Voetbalambassadeurs Zuidoost / Bijlmer Boys" (in Dutch). Punt.nl. 12 March 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Beste Spelers Nike A-junioren Eredivisie seizoen 2011/'12" (in Dutch). Nikefootball.com. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- "Ajax A1 verliest finale van NextGen Series van Inter Milan" (in Dutch). Voetbal Centraal. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- "Ajax contracteert Danzell Gravenberch" (in Dutch). Ajax.nl. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Gravenberch: 'Het is even wennen'" (in Dutch). Ajax Showtime. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Oss vs. Jong Ajax 2-0". Soccerway.com. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Ajax-duo eerste versterkingen voor NEC" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur.nl. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- "Danzell Gravenberch naar Cluj". Ajaxtotaal.nl. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- "SUPER transfer la “U” Cluj! Aduc un olandez de la Ajax!". Fanatik.ro. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- "Gravenberch voor twee jaar naar Cluj". Ajax Showtime. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "Rapid Boekarest vs. Universitatea Cluj 2-1". Soccerway. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
- "Dutch too powerful for Ireland U16s". FAI.ie. 8 February 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Deutschland Turniersieger des URSAPHARM 4-Nationen-Turniers U17" (in German). Saar-FV.de. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Onder 17 Europees Kampioen" (in Dutch). Onsoranje.nl. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
- "Ajacied Gravenberch bezorgt Onder 17 puntje op WK" (in Dutch). Volkskrant.nl. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- "Oranje onder-17 uitgeschakeld op WK" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Van Zwam maakt seletie bekend" (in Dutch). OnsOranje.nl. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
- "Drie Ajacieden geselecteerd voor EK-19" (in Dutch). Ajaxonline.org. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- "O-19 uitgeschakeld op EK" (in Dutch). OnsOranje.nl. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- Danzell Gravenberch profile at Soccerway
- "Danzell Gravenberch - Career Honours". Soccerway.
- Voetbal International profile (Dutch)
- Netherlands U19 stats at UEFA.com
- Netherlands U19 stats at OnsOranje
- Danzell Gravenberch profile at Soccerway