Sergio van Dijk

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Sergio van Dijk
Sergio van Dijk.jpg
van Dijk playing for Brisbane Roar in 2008
Personal information
Full name Serginho van Dijk Notonegoro
Date of birth (1982-08-06) 6 August 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth Assen, Netherlands
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Suphanburi
Number 29
Youth career
0000–1999 Groningen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Groningen 2 (1)
2002–2005 Helmond Sport 87 (13)
2005–2009 Emmen 98 (32)
2008–2010 Brisbane Roar 50 (25)
2010–2013 Adelaide United 55 (25)
2013–2014 Persib Bandung 29 (21)
2014 Sepahan 7 (1)
2014– Suphanburi 0 (0)
National team
2013– Indonesia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:49, 30 June 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:30, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Serginho "Sergio" van Dijk (born 6 August 1982) is an Dutch-born Indonesian naturalised footballer who played for Suphanburi in the Thai Premier League. He was the top goalscorer in the 2010–11 A-League regular season and made a name for himself in Australian football for his prolific scoring tally.

Biography[edit]

He was named after the Brazilian star, Serginho Chulapa, who played for Brazil during the 1982 World Cup. His mother was a big fan of Brazil at the time.[1] Van Dijk is of Indo (Dutch-Indonesian) parentage.[2]

Netherlands[edit]

Van Dijk started his career at local club LTC in Assen before he was drafted into the FC Groningen youth academy. In the 2000-01 season he played two matches (one goal) for Groningen in the Eerste Divisie, helping them to gain promotion. In the Eredivisie he did not play for Groningen and he moved back to the Eerste Divisie with Helmond Sport in 2002. In 2005 he moved to FC Emmen, where he scored 18 and 12 goals in his first two seasons. In the 2007-08 season he played at Emmen alongside his brother Danny.

Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 16 June 2008, he was signed to a two-year contract by Queensland Roar (then operating as Brisbane Roar) after impressing the Roar scouts with his technique at the end of May against Redlands United and a Gold Coast Select XI.[3]

Van Dijk started off the season slowly, only scoring 1 goal in his first 10 matches although managing 6 assists at the time.[4] However he then silenced the critics by scoring 9 goals in as many matches (including a brace against the Central Coast Mariners).[5] On 17 January 2009, Van Dijk was the Roar's first ever player to score a hat-trick in their 3–1 win over Sydney FC.[6]

Adelaide United[edit]

On 11 February 2010, Van Dijk was signed by Adelaide United on a six-month contract for the club's AFC Champions League campaign,[7] and made his debut against defending Asian champions, Pohang Steelers on 24 February 2010, in a 1–0 win at Hindmarsh Stadium. Van Dijk made his scoring debut for the Reds in their 2–0 away win against Shandong Luneng in Match Day 2 of the Champions League campaign.[8]

Serginho van Dijk warming up with Adelaide United before an A-League Round 2 game against the Central Coast Mariners

On 14 March 2010, Van Dijk agreed to a 3-year contract with Adelaide United.[9] On 21 January 2011, Van Dijk scored a hat-trick in the teams 8–1 win over North Queensland Fury. Van Dijk won the Golden Boot award for the 2010–11 season with 16 goals.[10]

Van Dijk was released from Adelaide United in January 2013.[11]

Persib Bandung[edit]

In February 2013 Van Dijk signed for Indonesian Super League club Persib Bandung.[12] Van Dijk scored on his debut in a 2–1 loss to Persisam Samarinda.[13] On March 3, he scored again twice, in a 3–1 win over Persija Jakarta.[14]

Sepahan[edit]

He signed a contract with Sepahan in December 2013, effective from 1 January 2014 to play for the team in the Iran Pro League and AFC Champions League.[15]

Personal[edit]

Van Dijk has a clothing label called Sixlovesnine.[16]

International career[edit]

On 19 July 2010, it was reported that Van Dijk was to declare for Indonesia, the country of origin of one of his grandparents.[17] However, upon meeting with the Indonesian football authorities, he learned that in order to be able to represent Indonesia, he must earn Indonesian citizenship and give up his Dutch citizenship, as Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship. He refused to decide his international future, citing that it is difficult for him to gave up his Dutch citizenship because his wife and their families are Dutch.[18] He eventually decided to revoke his Dutch citizenship in order to play for Indonesia. The Football Association of Indonesia announced that Van Dijk is being naturalized, so that he can play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. On 4 March 2013, he was called up for the first time, in a 2015 Asia Cup qualifier. He made his debut against Saudi Arabia on 23 March 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 19 March 2014)

Club Season Division League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Groningen 1999–2000 Eerste Divisie 2 1 2 1
2000–01 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02 0 0 0 0 0 0
Helmond Sport 2002–03 Eerste Divisie 23 0 23 0
2003–04 32 9 32 9
2004–05 27 4 27 4
Emmen 2005–06 38 18 38 18
2006–07 37 12 37 12
2007–08 35 10 35 10
Brisbane Roar 2008–09 A-League 23 12 6 3 1 2 26 13 8
2009–10 27 13 4 27 13 4
Adelaide United 2010–11 30 17 2 7 2 1 37 19 3
2011–12 22 8 2 2 1 0 24 9 2
Persib Bandung 2013 Indonesian Super League 29 21 10 29 21 10
Sepahan 2013–14 Iran Pro League 7 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 11 2 0
Total 329 125 24 3 1 2 11 4 1 343 130 27

1 – includes A-League final series statistics

2 – includes FIFA Club World Cup statistics; AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing after group stages (i.e. ACL and A-League seasons etc.)

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Micallef, Philip. "Van Dijk reveals Latino legacy". The World Game. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Slick Van Dijk puts his hand up – for Indonesia". The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Roar add Dutch firepower
  4. ^ Roar’s Van Dijk admits goal drought
  5. ^ Queensland Roar sink Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium
  6. ^ Van Dijk hat-trick and Roar get their final
  7. ^ "Reds add fire power with Van Dijk signing". Adelaide United FC (A-League). 11 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Adelaide United dismantle Shandong in China". Adelaide United FC (A-League). 10 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  9. ^ "Reds snare Van Dijk for three years". Adelaide United FC (A-League). 15 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  10. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/soccer/adelaide-uniteds-marcos-flores-named-a-league-player-of-the-year/story-e6frey4r-1226016737982
  11. ^ "Adelaide United releases Sergio Van Dijk". The Australian. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jadi WNI, Van Dijk Kini Resmi Berbaju Persib". Simamaung.com. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kosmina had lost the Adelaide United players, says Sergio van Dijk". Goal.com. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  14. ^ http://ligaindonesia.co.id/index.php/pertandingan/PERSIB-vs-PERSIJA-121206289
  15. ^ "Sergio van Dijk, the new striker of Sepahan fc". persianleague.com. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  16. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/soccer/van-dijks-secret-career/story-e6frepmf-1111118806217
  17. ^ "Van Dijk heads to Indonesia". Val Migliaccio (AdelaideNow). 19 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  18. ^ "Sergio Van Dijk, Siap Bela Merah-Putih" [Sergio van Dijk, Ready to be a Red and White]. Bayu Marhaenjati (in Indonesian) (BolaNews). 20 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Shane Smeltz
A-League Golden Boot
2010/11
Succeeded by
Besart Berisha