Stef Nijland

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Stef Nijland
Personal information
Full name Stefan Nijland
Date of birth (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Hoogezand, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre Foward
Club information
Current team
PEC Zwolle
Number 10
Youth career
1997–2007 Groningen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Groningen 23 (4)
2008–2013 PSV 18 (1)
2009–2010 Willem II (loan) 16 (4)
2011–2012 NEC (loan) 15 (1)
2013 Brisbane Roar (loan) 10 (0)
2013– PEC Zwolle 23 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:43, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Stefan Nijland (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsteː.fɑn ˈnɛi̯.ˌlɑnt]) (born 10 August 1988) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for PEC Zwolle. Nijland plays as a Centre Forward.[1]


Born in Hoogezand, Nijland began his professional career during the 2007–08 season with Groningen. In 2008 he transferred to PSV..[2] On 24 December 2009, PSV loaned Nijland to Willem II.[3] On 25 May 2011, PSV loaned Nijland to NEC for the 2011/12 season.[4]

In January 2013, Nijland went to Australian club Brisbane Roar on a four-month loan deal.[5][6] Nijland made his debut for Brisbane in round 19 against Central Coast Mariners in a 2-2 draw.[7]

2014-15 season[edit]

Nijland was named in the starting eleven in the 2014 Dutch Supercup-game between PEC and Ajax, where he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 win, giving PEC its first ever Supercup win and himself his second major trophy at the club.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Hans Nijland, the Managing Director of FC Groningen.[9]



PEC Zwolle


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