Bas van den Brink
|Full name||Sebastiaan van den Brink|
|Date of birth||11 September 1982|
|Place of birth||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|HSV De Zuidvogels|
|2004–2005||→ FC Emmen (loan)||13||(0)|
|2009–2011||Gold Coast United||51||(4)|
|2013||Churchill Brothers SC||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:30, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Bas Van den Brink (born 11 September 1982) is a Dutch former footballer.
Van den Brink played for Dutch clubs FC Utrecht, FC Emmen and Almere City FC before moving to Australia. Bas made his debut in professional football at FC Utrecht. With this club he won the Dutch version of the Charity shield in 2004. This was a spectacular game as FC Utrecht managed to turn the match around in the last 5 minutes of the game to beat Ajax Amsterdam 4–2.
Gold Coast United
On 14 January 2009, he was the 21st player signed to Gold Coast United's inaugural squad. He was signed by Miron Bleiberg after watching him in an Eerste Divisie game for FC Omniworld against RBC Roosendaal.
On 20 January 2011, It was announced that he would be joining South Korean K-League side Busan I'Park. However, his performance slumped and the club announced its decision to terminate his contract on 21 April.
A-League club Perth Glory have announced they were interested in signing van den Brink for the up-coming season and on 7 June 2011 it was announced on that he had agreed terms. On 28 January 2013 it was announced that Perth Glory has released him from the final three months of his contract, at his request, so he could pursue other playing opportunities. Regarding this Glory coach Ian Ferguson was quoted as saying,"It was not an easy decision, but it's something we spoke about as a club and decided Bas can move on".Van den Brink said of his departure,"I am going to miss Perth, but I feel I had to go, and I’m really looking forward to a new challenge in my career."
A-League career statistics
(Correct as of 19 February 2012)
|Gold Coast United||2009–10||26||1||0||1||0||0||-||-||-||27||1||0|
- Gold Coast unveil Culina
- United may be going Dutch
- "Glory on the Brink of next signing". SBS The World Game. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/a/-/soccer/9594980/glory-sign-defender-van-den-brink/ Glory sign defender Van Den Brink
- "Simon Hill's A-League wrap: Matthew Spiranovic training with Western Sydney Wanderers". dailytelegraph.com.au. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.