Donovan Slijngard

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Donovan Slijngard
Personal information
Full name Donovan Carlos Saverio Slijngard
Date of birth (1987-08-28) August 28, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Žalgiris Vilnius
Youth career
0000–1998 Cobu Boys Amersfoort
1998–2006 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Ajax 0 (0)
2007 FC Groningen (loan) 2 (0)
2008–2009 Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 24 (0)
2009–2014 Sparta Rotterdam 140 (2)
2014–2015 SC Cambuur 2 (0)
2015– Žalgiris Vilnius 54 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2016.

Donovan Carlos Saverio Slijngard (born 28 August 1987), simply known as Donovan Slijngard (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈslɛiŋɣɑrt]), is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defender for Lithuanian A Lyga club Žalgiris Vilnius.

Club career[edit]

AFC Ajax[edit]

Slijngard was born in Amsterdam and came through the Ajax youth ranks. In 2006, he was named AFC Ajax "Talent of the Future".[1] He made his debut in professional football in the 2006–07 season where he played on loan for FC Groningen, while still under contract with Ajax. He made his debut for the senior squad of Ajax in the play-off game against FC Twente which finished 0–0.[2] For the 2008–09 season, he was added to the first squad by manager Marco van Basten.[3]

Sparta Rotterdam[edit]

After the 2008–2009 season he left Ajax on a free transfer and signed a three-year contract with the club where he had already played on loan[4] during the previous season, Sparta Rotterdam. Slijngard totally spent six seasons with the club after which he decided not to extend his expiring contract

SC Cambuur[edit]

On 28 August 2014, it was announced that Slijngard had joined SC Cambuur as an amateur. He will be in the running for a contract after he will be totally fit again.

Žalgiris Vilnius[edit]

On July 11, 2015, it was announced that Slijngard had joined Žalgiris Vilnius.[5]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Žalgiris

Individual[edit]

  • AFC Ajax Talent of the Future (1): 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donovan Slijngard Talent van het jaar" (in Dutch). AFC Ajax. 2006-06-06. Archived from the original on 2008-06-04. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Slijngard en Sarpong in de basis" (in Dutch). ELF Voetbal. 2008-05-18. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Van Basten geeft linksback Slijngard kans in Ajax-selectie" (in Dutch). Sportweek. 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  4. ^ Sparta huurt Donovan Slijngard van Ajax Archived September 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Sparta Rotterdam
  5. ^ "Last addition before Champions league – D. Slijngard". Žalgiris Vilnius. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 

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