Ezra Walian

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Ezra Walian
Personal information
Full name Ezra Harm Ruud Walian
Date of birth (1997-10-22) 22 October 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
PSM Makassar
Number 30
Youth career
2007–2008 Haarlem
2008–2012 AZ
2012–2016 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Jong Ajax 22 (3)
2017–2019 Almere City 15 (4)
2018–2019RKC Waalwijk (loan) 14 (1)
2019– PSM Makassar 16 (3)
National team
2012–2014 Netherlands U17 12 (11)
2017 Indonesia U23 5 (1)
2017– Indonesia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17/43, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Ezra Harm Ruud Walian (born 22 October 1997) is a Indonesian professional footballer who plays as a striker for PSM Makassar.[1] [2][3] His father is Indonesian of Manadonese descent, while his mother is Dutch.

Club career[edit]

Ajax[edit]

Walian is a youth exponent from Ajax. He made his professional debut at Jong Ajax on 26 September 2016 in an Eerste Divisie game against FC Oss.[4] He left Jong Ajax after contract ended on 30 June 2017.

In July and August 2017, Walian had trials with three English club sides Bolton Wanderers, Hull City and West Ham United.[citation needed]

Almere City[edit]

On 29 August 2017 it was announced that Walian had signed with Ajax affiliates' Almere City for 2 years, competing in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.[5] He made his first debut in the Almere City FC game against Helmond Sport.[6]

International career[edit]

Walian represented the Netherlands at youth level, from the under-15s to under-19s, on 19 October 2013 while represented Netherlands U-17 he scored 5 goals in his debut against San Marino U-17 for UEFA European Under-17 Championship Qualifying round in which Netherlands thrashed San Marino with 12-0 win.[7][8] He was eligible to represent the Netherlands or Indonesia at full international level through his parents; his mother being Dutch and his father Indonesian.

2017[edit]

On 20 March 2017, Walian officially became an Indonesian citizen through naturalization program.[9][10]

Walian was given his first call-up by Indonesia manager Luis Milla for a friendly against Myanmar on 21 March 2017. He made his debut for Indonesia after coming on as a substitute in the start of second half.[11]

International goals[edit]

Netherlands U-17[8]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 October 2013 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  San Marino 2–0 12–0 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round
2. 19 October 2013 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  San Marino 4–0 12–0 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round
3. 19 October 2013 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  San Marino 5–0 12–0 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round
4. 19 October 2013 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  San Marino 6–0 12–0 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round
5. 19 October 2013 Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia  San Marino 8–0 12–0 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round

Indonesia U-23

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 August 2017 Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia  Cambodia 1–0 2–0 2017 Southeast Asian Games

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax A1 (under-19)[edit]

Winner

  • Eredivisie U-19 (2) : 2014–15, 2015–16[12]

Runners-up

  • Eredivisie U-19 (1) : 2013–14[12]

Jong Ajax

Runners-up

International[edit]

Netherlands U-17[edit]

Runner-Up

Indonesia U-23[edit]

Bronze Medalist

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ezra Walian at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ "Mengenal Ezra Walian, Pemain Muda Ajax Berdarah Manado" (in Indonesian). detik.com. 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  3. ^ "Netherlands - E. Walian - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  4. ^ "Jong Ajax vs. Oss - 26 September 2016". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  5. ^ "Walian vervolgt carriere bij Almere City" (in Dutch). AjaxShowtime.com. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  6. ^ "ezra walian entered in the starting line up Almere City for the match against Helmond Sport". jupilerleague.nl (in Dutch).
  7. ^ "Ezra Walian made 5 goals on his debut for Netherlands U-17" (in Indonesian). detik.com. 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  8. ^ a b http://www.uefa.com/under17/season=2014/matches/round=2000378/match=2011070/postmatch/commentary/index.html
  9. ^ "Jokowi signed presidential decree, Walian ready to play against Myanmar" (in Indonesian). detik.com. 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  10. ^ "Ezra Walian became an Indonesian citizen" (in Indonesian). bola.com. 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  11. ^ "The first debut of Ezra walian with Indonesia against myanmar in 2017" (in Indonesian). pikiran-rakyat.com. 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  12. ^ a b c d "Indonesia - E. Walian - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". id.soccerway.com.
  13. ^ "Indonesia Beat Myanmar, Win Football Bronze Medal in SEA Games".

External links[edit]