Jürgen Colin

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Jürgen Colin
Personal information
Full name Jürgen Romano Colin
Date of birth (1981-01-20) 20 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Hapoel Tel Aviv
Number 4
Youth career
1987–1988 HMS
1988–2000 PSV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 PSV 24 (1)
2002 Genk (loan) 7 (0)
2002–2003 NAC (loan) 34 (0)
2004–2005 NAC 28 (1)
2005–2007 Norwich City 58 (0)
2007–2008 Ajax 12 (0)
2008–2009 Sporting Gijón 2 (0)
2009–2010 RKC 21 (0)
2010–2013 Anorthosis 66 (0)
2013– Hapoel Tel Aviv 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jürgen Romano Colin (born 20 January 1981) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Utrecht of Surinamese descent, Colin started his professional career at PSV Eindhoven – after arriving in the club's youth system at the age of seven – having signed from amateurs HMS. His debut came on 22 August 2001 in a 3–2 home win against FC Den Bosch, and he went on to play three more matches before he was sent on loan to K.R.C. Genk, with whom he won the 2001–02 edition of the Belgian League.

The following season Colin was sent on loan again, to NAC Breda, for which he played every game during the campaign. He returned to PSV for 2003–04 and became a full squad member, making 20 league appearances; NAC eventually showed interest in purchasing him definitely, which was immediately agreed by both player and employer. His solid performances in 2004–05 earned him a transfer to Football League Championship's Norwich City.[1]

Colin had a difficult first year at Norwich and struggled for form, eventually losing his place at right back to Craig Fleming. He was re-instated to the team at the start of the 2006–07 season and ultimately retained his status; however, when new club manager Peter Grant took over, he lost his place to versatile midfielder Andy Hughes.

In early July 2007, Colin was invited to a three-week trial with Eredivisie giants AFC Ajax. On the 30th the move was finalised for a fee of 100,000,[2] and made his official debut for the Amsterdam team in the Supercup 1–0 win against former club PSV, winning his second career trophy.

However, after having appeared sparingly during the campaign, Colin moved to La Liga team Sporting de Gijón in August 2008, signing a one-year link.[3] Beginning the season in the starting XI, he was dropped after a 1–7 thrashing at Real Madrid and never appeared officially again.

On 25 August 2009 Colin moved for free to RKC Waalwijk, also in the Netherlands' top level. After only one full season, which ended in relegation, he moved abroad again, signing for Cypriot First Division side Anorthosis Famagusta FC; on 9 February 2012, he extended his contract until 2015.

32-year-old Colin moved to Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. on a two-year deal on 2 June 2013, joining the Israelis with teammate Branko Ilič.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 January 2014[5]
Season Club Competition Apps Goals
2001/02 PSV Netherlands Eredivisie 4 0
2001/02 Genk Belgium Belgian Pro League 7 0
2002/03 NAC Netherlands Eredivisie 34 0
2003/04 PSV Netherlands Eredivisie 20 1
2004/05 NAC Netherlands Eredivisie 28 1
2005/06 Norwich England Championship 25 0
2006/07 Norwich England Championship 33 0
2007/08 Ajax Netherlands Eredivisie 12 0
2008/09 Sporting Gijón Spain La Liga 2 0
2009/10 RKC Netherlands Eredivisie 7 0
2010/11 RKC Netherlands Eerste Divisie 14 0
2010/11 Anorthosis Cyprus First Division 12 0
2011/12 Anorthosis Cyprus First Division 31 0
2012/13 Anorthosis Cyprus First Division 23 0
2013/14 Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel Premier League 17 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norwich complete Colin transfer; BBC Sport, 21 July 2005
  2. ^ Norwich defender set to join Ajax; BBC Sport, 30 July 2007
  3. ^ Colin ya se vistió de rojiblanco (Colin dressed in red-and-white); Sporting's official website, 20 August 2008 (Spanish)
  4. ^ "יורגן קולין וברנקו איליץ' חתמו לשנתיים בהפועל" [Colin and Ilić sign two-year contracts at Hapoel] (in Hebrew). One. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "J. Colin". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 

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