Claasen with Ajax in 2009
|Date of birth||28 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Klerksdorp, South Africa|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|Leicester City Klerksdorp|
|Vasco Da Gama|
|2002–2006||Ajax Cape Town|
|2006–2008||Ajax Cape Town||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 September 2017|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:58, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Born in Klerksdorp, Claasen played youth football with Leicester City Klerksdorp and Vasco Da Gama. He has played professionally in South Africa, the Netherlands and Belgium for Ajax Cape Town, Ajax and Lierse.
Claasen then went on trial with newly promoted Premier League club Hull City in July 2013, initially under the pseudonym of "James Armstrong" for a match against Winterton Rangers, where he scored one goal, before his actual identity was revealed two days later.
In June 2014 he signed a contract with German 2. Bundesliga club 1860 Munich. He scored his first goal for 1860 Munich on 8 August 2015 in the first round of the DFB-Pokal against Hoffenheim, when he brought his team to a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute.
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- "Claasen und Mulic lassen geschundene Löwen strahlen" [Claasen and Mulic let troubled lions shine] (in German). kicker.de. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.