Calvin Jong-a-Pin

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Calvin Jong-a-Pin
Calvin Jong-a-Pin.jpg
Jong-a-Pin in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-07-18) 18 July 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Yokohama FC
Number 20
Youth career
Fortius
Zeeburgia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Volendam 6 (1)
2006–2011 Heerenveen 73 (0)
2009–2010 Vitesse Arnhem (loan) 30 (0)
2011–2015 Shimizu S-Pulse 93 (1)
2016 FC Machida Zelvia 33 (1)
2017– Yokohama FC 0 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U21 10 (0)
2008 Netherlands Olympic 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2008

Calvin Jong-a-Pin (born 18 July 1986) is a Dutch footballer plays as a left back who plays for the Japanese club Yokohama FC.

Primarily considered a central defender, Jong-a-Pin has proved extremely versatile and has been deployed as a left back and a defensive midfielder at various spells in his career.

His ancestor came from China and moved to Surinam – "Jong-A-Pin" is his ancestor's full name and in fact, in accordance with the habits of the Chinese people, his real last name is Jong.

Career[edit]

Jong-a-Pin with Shimizu in 2012

Jong-a-Pin was born in Amsterdam and started his professional career at FC Volendam. Jong-a-Pin made his debut for Volendam against N.E.C.. Jong-a-Pin scored his first goal for Volendam the following against Jong-a-Pin. In 2006 Jong-a-Pin signed for Heerenveen.

Heerenveen[edit]

In 2006 Jong-a-Pin signed a five-year deal with Heerenveen. He made his debut against FC Groningen being the youngest starting player at the age of 19 in the match. In his first season Jong-a-Pin was backup to Kristian Bak Nielsen as Left Back. In the 2007-08 season, Jong-a-Pin became a regular due to the departure of Nielsen playing 23 matches in the Eredivisie. Due to Jong-a-Pin's impressive performances in 2007, he was selected by Foppe de Haan in the 18-man squad to participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics for Netherlands, playing in three matches in the tournament. In 2009 Jong-a-Pin joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan. After a very impressive season with Vitesse playing 30 matches scoring one goal, Heerenveen were convinced he was going to return as a starter in the Heerenveen line-up. Jong-a-Pin returned and was played as starting Left Back in the 2010-11 season and has played 29 matches for Heerenveen. Jong-a-Pin contract expires in the Summer 2011 and many teams such as Ajax and Feyenoord have been attracted due to his consistent performances.

Vitesse (loan)[edit]

In 2009 Jong-a-Pin joined Vitesse on a one-year loan. He made his debut for Vitesse against FC Utrecht. Jong-a-Pin scored his first goal for Vitesse against RKC Waalwijk and scored the only goal of the match. Jong-a-Pin was a starting player in the Vitesse line-up and played 30 matches scoring 1 goal.

Japan[edit]

On 17 August 2011, Jong-a-Pin moved to Japan, signing a contract with J1 League side Shimizu S-Pulse. Following Shinji Ono's departure in October 2012, Jong-a-Pin was appointed the new vice captain.

On 21 February 2016, Jong-a-Pin signed for J2 League side FC Machida Zelvia, arriving on a free transfer.[1]

International[edit]

In 2007 Jong-a-Pin was called up by Jong Oranje coach Foppe de Haan to be part of his squad for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship held in the Netherlands. Jong-a-Pin participated in both of their first round group matches against Israel (1–0 win) and Portugal (2–1 win) to secure a semi final spot and to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Later the final was reached with a 1–1, 13–12 win after a penalty shootout with 32 penalty kicks taken against England. The Dutch went on to retain their 2006 title by beating Serbia 4–1 in the final. Jong-a-Pin played 3 games in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

His family is from Suriname, with some Chinese ancestry from his father's side.[2]

Club statistics[edit]

Updated to 23 February 2017.[3]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Total
2005–06 Volendam Eerste Divisie 6 1 0 0 6 1
2006–07 Heerenveen Eredivisie 9 0 0 0 9 0
2007–08 19 0 0 0 19 0
2008–09 16 0 1 0 17 0
2009–10 Vitesse 30 0 1 0 31 0
2010–11 Heerenveen 29 0 2 0 31 0
Japan League Emperor's Cup League Cup Total
2011 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 11 0 2 0 3 0 16 0
2012 32 0 3 0 11 0 46 0
2013 26 1 3 0 4 0 33 1
2014 15 0 0 0 6 0 21 0
2015 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2016 Machida Zelvia J2 League 33 1 1 0 34 1
Netherlands 109 1 4 0 113 1
Japan 126 2 9 0 24 0 159 2
Career total 235 3 13 0 24 0 272 3

Honours[edit]

2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Defender Jong-a-Pin joins Zelvia". J. League. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Berend Scholten (15 June 2007). "Jong-A-Pin's Chinese connection". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 184 out of 289)

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