Angelo Cijntje

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Angelo Cijntje
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Personal information
Full name Ryangelo Cijntje
Date of birth (1981-07-26) July 26, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
VV Spijkenisse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 SC Heerenveen 0 (0)
2001 KuPS (loan) 32 (1)
2002–2013 SC Veendam 311 (6)
2013–2014 FC Groningen 1 (0)
National team
2004–2008 Netherlands Antilles 8 (0)
2011 Curaçao 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 November 2011

Ryangelo "Angelo" Cijntje (born 9 November 1980 in Willemstad, Curaçao, in the former Netherlands Antilles) is a Curaçaoan former football player, who played most of his career as a right back for BV Veendam.[1]

Club career[edit]

Cijntje played eight seasons with Veendam and appeared to be leaving the club when it was declared bankrupt in May 2010.[2] However, the club was able to have its bankruptcy reversed and he continued playing for the club in the following season. The season after Veendam were struggling financially again, and went bankrupt on March 25, 2013. Because SC Veendam were bankrupt, Angelo Cijntje signed for FC Groningen the next season, playing in the reserves for most of the season. In April 2014, Cijntje sat on the bench during a couple of Groningen's Eredivisie games.

A few weeks later, he made his debut for the club. On May 3, 2014, in the FC Groningen - Heracles Almelo game, Cijntje was subbed in for Van der Velden in the 84th minute, making his debut for the club at age 33. During the minutes he played in the game, the Groningen supporters were chanting his name and singing 'All balls on Cijntje'. He retired from professional football at the end of the season and signed with Hoofdklasse side ACV.

International career[edit]

Cijntje made his debut for the Netherlands Antilles in a January 2004 friendly match against Surinam. He then played in all four World Cup qualifying matches they played later that year.

International goals[edit]

Score and results list Curaçao's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2011 Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad  U.S. Virgin Islands 6–1 6–1 2014 World Cup qualifier


  1. ^ "Angelo Cijntje" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Cijntje: "Het is gewoon kut"" (in Dutch). 12 May 2010. 

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