Bas Dost

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Bas Dost
Dost NL 2015.jpg
Dost training with Oranje in March 2015
Personal information
Full name Bas Dost
Date of birth (1989-05-31) 31 May 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Deventer, Netherlands
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 12
Youth career
1995–2001 CVV Germanicus
2001–2007 FC Emmen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 FC Emmen 23 (6)
2008–2010 Heracles Almelo 61 (17)
2010–2012 SC Heerenveen 66 (45)
2012– VfL Wolfsburg 62 (28)
National team
2009 Netherlands U20 4 (0)
2009–2011 Netherlands U21 10 (5)
2015– Netherlands 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

Bas Dost (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɑs ˈdɔst]; born 31 May 1989 in Deventer) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg and the Netherlands national football team.

Having begun his career at FC Emmen in the Eerste Divisie, Dost later played in the Eredivisie for Heracles Almelo and SC Heerenveen. In 2012, after being the top scorer in the league with 32 goals in 34 games, he was signed by Wolfsburg.

Dost played for the Netherlands at under-20 and under-21 level. He was called up to the senior side for the first time in August 2012, but did not make his debut until March 2015.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Dost's first club was CVV Germanicus in Coevorden, where he spent his youth career. After a few seasons, FC Emmen took Dost into their youth academy.

FC Emmen[edit]

Dost showed his potential at Emmen and the club offered him a contract before the start of the 2007–08 season, during which he played for the main squad. He started as on the bench, but later on in the season he was given more time to play. At one point he was just about to move to Finland, to RoPS as Emmen's former technical director Tom Saintfiet was coaching there. The move was turned down by RoPS's management.[citation needed] Dost scored his first goal for Emmen on 8 February 2008 in the game against Fortuna Sittard. Among later goals, the most notable were a hat trick in the Derby match against BV Veendam, which Emmen won 3–2.[1]

Heracles Almelo[edit]

Dost moved to Heracles Almelo in the summer of 2008, for a transfer fee of more than €300,000. Dost showed his potential and was considered one of the Eredivisie's greatest talents. After this successful season there were many rumours that Dost would be transferred to Ajax. These rumours wouldn't come true because he signed for SC Heerenveen on 4 February 2010 on his agent Henk Nienhuis advice.

SC Heerenveen[edit]

On 18 May 2010, the young striker was signed by SC Heerenveen, the 20-year-old arrived from Heracles Almelo for a transfer fee of around €3.2 million, on a five-year-deal.[2] In his first season with the Heerenveen, he finished as the club's top scorer with 13 league goals.[3]

On 10 December 2011, Dost scored all five goals in Heerenveen's 5–0 win away to SBV Excelsior,[4] taking his total to 14 goals in 16 Eredivisie games.[5] He finished as the topscorer in the Eredivisie with 32 league goals in 34 matches.[6]

VfL Wolfsburg[edit]

2012–2014[edit]

On 1 June 2012, it was announced by the official website of VfL Wolfsburg that Dost would join the club.[7][8] On 25 August 2012, he scored the winner away against VfB Stuttgart on his Bundesliga debut.[9] Following the sacking of Felix Magath, Dost scored a brace in Lorenz-Günther Köstner's debut as manager, a 4–1 thumping of Fortuna Düsseldorf on 27 October.[10] After the appointment of Klaus Allofs as sporting director, Dost netted Wolfsburg's second, and the eventual winner, in a 3–1 defeat of Hoffenheim on 18 November, lifting die Wölfe out of the bottom three.[11][12]

On 8 December 2013, he scored the winning goal against champions Borussia Dortmund to secure a 3–2 away victory.[13]

2014–15 season: Breakout season[edit]

Dost started the 2014–15 season as Wolfsburg's third choice striker[6] and made his European debut[14] on matchday three of the Europa League in a 4–2 win against FC Krasnodar.[15] On 30 January 2015, he scored two goals in a 4–1 home win against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, the first player in 102 games to do so against that opponent.[16] On 14 February 2015, he scored four goals, away from home against Bayer Leverkusen in a 5–4 win,[17] to bring his tally up to nine goals in 10 Bundesliga matches. On 19 February 2015, Dost scored two goals in a 2–0 win against Sporting CP in the first knockout round of the Europa League.[18] On 22 February 2015, he scored twice in a 2–1 win against Hertha BSC,[19][19] This also brought his total to eight goals in three matches in a one week period.[6] Dost's form continued with two goals in Wolfsburg's 5–3 defeat of SV Werder Bremen on 1 March to bring his tally to 11 goals in six Bundesliga matches in 2015.[20] On 30 May, Dost headed in the final goal from an Ivan Perišić cross as Wolfsburg won their first DFB-Pokal with a 3–1 triumph over Borussia Dortmund at the Olympiastadion.[21]

2015–16 season[edit]

On 8 August 2015, Dost opened his goalscoring account for the season by scoring in a 4–1 win at Stuttgarter Kickers in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 August 2015.
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Emmen 2007–08 Eerste Divisie 23 6 23 6 [14]
Heracles 2008–09 Eredivisie 27 3 1 0 28 3 [14]
2009–10 34 14 3 1 2 1 39 16 [14]
Totals 61 17 4 1 2 1 67 19
Heerenveen 2010–11 Eredivisie 32 13 2 1 34 14 [14]
2011–12 34 32 5 6 39 38 [14]
Totals 66 45 7 7 73 52
Wolfsburg 2012–13 Bundesliga 28 8 5 4 33 12 [23]
2013–14 13 4 2 1 15 5 [24]
2014–15 21 16 6 2 9 2 36 20 [15]
2015–16 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 3 [14]
Totals 65 30 14 8 9 2 1 0 89 40
Career totals 215 98 25 16 9 2 3 1 252 117

International career[edit]

In August 2012, he was called up by new manager Louis van Gaal for a friendly match against Belgium but did not feature.[25] He returned to the squad in March 2015 after a spell of good form for Wolfsburg, being named in Guus Hiddink's squad for a European qualifier against Turkey, and a friendly against Spain.[26] He made his debut in the first match on 28 March at the Amsterdam ArenA, replacing defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong after 63 minutes as the Netherlands equalised for a 1–1 draw.[27]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

VfL Wolfsburg

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bas Dost" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Archived from the original on 10 October 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bas Dost naar sc Heerenveen" (in Dutch). AD Eredivisie. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Historischestatistieken Seizoen 2010–2011" (in Dutch). Eredivisie Live. Retrieved 9 December 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ Morbach, Andreas (15 February 2015). "Der einst Verschmähte trifft, wie er will" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Excelsior 0–5 Heerenveen". ESPN FC. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Eberts, Carsten (23 February 2015). "Plattfuß trifft plötzlich" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bas Dost kommt" (in German). VfL Wolfsburg. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bas Dost joins Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg". Footballcracy. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Last-gasp drama in Stuttgart". Bundesliga. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Köstner has the Wolves roaring again". Bundesliga. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "TSG Hoffenheim 1–3 VfL Wolfsburg". ESPNFC. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Wolves' stability helps Dost prosper". Bundesliga. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Big away day for the Wolves". Bundesliga. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "Bas Dost » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Bas Dost". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Bayern Munich suffered a first meaningful Bundesliga defeat in over two years as they lost to Wolfsburg". 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Wolfsburg win thriller at Bayer Leverkusen thanks to Bas Dost’s four-goal haul". The Guardian. Reuters. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "Dosts Doppelpack sorgt für gute Ausgangslage" (in German). kicker. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Doppelpacker Dost macht einfach weiter" (in German). kicker. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "SV Werder Bremen 3-5 VfL Wolfsburg". BBC. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Dortmund 1-3 Wolfsburg: DFB-Pokal won by De Bruyne and Dost". Goal.com. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "De Bruynes artwork rewarded wide awake Wolves". Kicker. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "Bas Dost". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  24. ^ "Bas Dost". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  25. ^ Coerts, Stefan (10 August 2012). "Martins Indi, Dost, and Van Rhijn among new faces in Netherlands squad for Belgium friendly". Goal.com. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Wolfsburg's Bas Dost set for debut with Netherlands squad". ESPN. Associated Press. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  27. ^ Brookman, Derek (28 March 2015). "Netherlands level late against Turkey". UEFA. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

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