Dyron Daal

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Dyron Daal
Personal information
Full name Dyron Rudolph Daal
Date of birth (1983-10-11) 11 October 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Utrecht 0 (0)
2005–2006 Omniworld 28 (8)
2006–2007 Aberdeen 7 (2)
2007 Dundee (loan) 7 (5)
2007–2008 St Johnstone 8 (0)
2008 Fuenlabrada 12 (1)
2008–2009 Ross County 28 (3)
2009–2011 North Queensland Fury 38 (7)
2011–2012 South China 3 (1)
National team
2002–2008 Netherlands Antilles 7 (0)
2011– Curaçao 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Dyron Rudolph Daal (born 11 October 1983) is a Dutch-Curaçaoan footballer who last played for South China.


Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Daal is a product of the Ajax youth system and he had a spell with Dutch amateurclub FC Omniworld, before joining Aberdeen in August 2006. He was signed on an amateur contract, due to red tape governing the transfer of amateur players in the Netherlands. Daal joined Dundee on loan until the end of the 2006–07 season to cover for Dee's player Derek Lyle, who was injured.

Soon after this loan spell expired, he was told that he had no future at the club by Jimmy Calderwood and he left in the summer of 2007 and moved to St Johnstone.[1] On 30 January 2008, Daal was released by St Johnstone due to a replacement of their manager.[2] He signed for Spanish club CF Fuenlabrada but left at the end of the 2008 season to move back to Scotland, signing for newly promoted Scottish First Division side Ross County.[3]

North Queensland FC[edit]

In August 2009, Daal made the long trip to Australia and was signed by new A-League club North Queensland Fury to a short-term injury cover deal,[4] backed by the recommendation of North Queensland assistant coach Stewart Petrie who spent time with Daal at Ross County. Daal's visa was rushed through in time for him to take the field in Round 1 for North Queensland's inaugural A-League match against Sydney FC.

Daal started alongside captain Robbie Fowler before being substituted in the 54th minute of the match which North Queensland lost 3-2. Appearances for the Townsville-based outfit in his initial stages with the club were mostly made from the bench, with his first goal for North Queensland against Adelaide United on 28 August 2009 with a cool finish. Daal became embroiled in controversy when he conceded a last minute penalty kick, having been adjudged to have handled the ball in the Adelaide penalty box. Robbie Fowler came out in support of Daal in the media shortly after the match.[5]

Daal's short-term contract with North Queensland expired after the Round 6 victory over Sydney FC. On 16 September 2009, coach Ian Ferguson stated his wish to retain Daal's services in Townsville.[6] Daal remained in Townsville, and despite North Queensland's 23-man playing roster already being full, Daal was signed up to his second short-term injury cover deal as a replacement for Karl Dodd.[7]

On 24 October 2009, Daal made history by securing North Queensland's first ever home victory with a stunning left foot drive to seal a 2-1 comeback against Perth Glory. Daal's effort was awarded the Solo Goal of the Week for Round 12 of the A-League. On the back of a string of impressive performances including a brace against Newcastle Jets, and than one week later scored a stunning winner against Melbourne Victory. Daal was rewarded with a one-year full-time deal with North Queensland, which kept him at the club until the end of the 2010/11 A-League season.[8] Due to the North Queensland Fury club folding at the end of the 2010–11 season, Daal left and signed for South China AA.

In 2012, he moved to Vietnam to play for Kienlongbank Kien Giang F.C.where he scored two goals and help Kienlongbank Kien Giang F.C. avoid relegation

It was confirmed in August 2016 that Ross County manager Jim McInytre expressed his interest for Daal to rejoin the club he once played for following the departure of Brian Graham to Hibernian. Daal is back in the UK and is rumoured to be signing a 2-year deal for the Scottish Premiership outfit despite interest from highland rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

International career[edit]

In January 2008, Daal was called up to the Netherlands Antilles squad for their World Cup qualifier with Nicaragua on 6 February 2008. He has already won two caps, against Antigua & Barbuda and Haiti in November 2002 (both matches in Haiti).


  1. ^ "Daal all set for Pittodrie exit". BBC Sport. 8 May 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Saints part company with two". stjohnstonefc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Dingwall done deal delivers Dutchman Dyron Daal". pressandjournal.co.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Kaimoto and Daal fill Fury injury spots". northqueenslandfc.com.au. Retrieved 16 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Daal not to blame". Sportal Australia. Retrieved 16 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ferguson desperate to keep Daal". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 16 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "Injury opens door for Dyron Daal". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Dutch striker to stay on with Fury". Townsville Bulletin. Retrieved 23 December 2009. 

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