Frank Sturing

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Frank Sturing
Frank Sturing Ole Romeny Wilco van Schaik NEC 2018 (cropped).jpg
Sturing (left) and Ole Romeny
Personal information
Full name Frank Sturing
Date of birth (1997-05-29) 29 May 1997 (age 25)
Place of birth Nijmegen, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
SV Horn
Number 5
Youth career
Oranje Blauw
2007–2016 NEC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2020 NEC 43 (1)
2020–2021 Den Bosch 18 (0)
2021– SV Horn 18 (2)
National team
2014 Netherlands U18 3 (0)
2015 Netherlands U19 1 (0)
2016 Netherlands U20 1 (0)
2021– Canada 2 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 29 April 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 6 June 2021

Frank Sturing (born 29 May 1997) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a centre back for SV Horn in the 2. Liga and the Canada national team.

Club career[edit]

NEC[edit]

Sturing started playing soccer in Nijmegen in 2007 with NEC's academy. On 2 April 2017, he made his debut for NEC against Vitesse. In May 2020, NEC announced Sturing would be departing the club.[1]

Den Bosch[edit]

In October 2020, Sturing joined rival Dutch second-tier club Den Bosch.[2] At the end of the 2020–21 Eerste Divisie, Sturing departed the club.[3]

SV Horn[edit]

In September 2021 Sturing joined Austrian club SV Horn.[4] In April 2022, Horn announced Sturing has been signed to a new deal through the summer of 2023.[5]

International career[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Sturing has represented the Netherlands at multiple youth levels.

Canada[edit]

Eligible for Canada through his father, Sturing was named to the Canadian U-23 provisional roster for the 2020 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship on 26 February 2020.[6] He accepted an invite for the Canadian senior national team camp for January 2021.[7] He joined the World Cup qualifier squad in March 2021, and started in the game against Cayman Islands on the 29th; he scored the match's opening goal, his first for Canada.[8]

On July 11, Canada Soccer announced that Sturing would join the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad after Scott Kennedy withdrew from the team.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UURDOOR: REDACTIE ABRUPT EINDE VOOR SPELERS MET AFLOPEND CONTRACT". 25 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Frank Sturing versterkt Bossche defensie". 5 October 2020.
  3. ^ van der Put, Max (8 August 2021). "FC Den Bosch-captain Wouter van der Steen: 'Ik beweeg als een kameleon mee met de club'".
  4. ^ "Am letzten Tag des Transferfensters verpflichtete der SV Horn zwei weitere Spieler. Herzlich Willkommen Frank Sturing und Djibril Fandje Toure!". 1 September 2021.
  5. ^ "SV Horn bindet Kanadier an sich". 26 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Canada Soccer announces Provisional List for Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying". Canada Soccer. 26 February 2020. Archived from the original on 9 March 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  7. ^ Davidson, Neil (23 December 2020). "TFC's Ayo Akinola accepts invite to Canadian national team camp". CBC.
  8. ^ "CAYMAN ISLANDS 0-11 CANADA". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 9 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  9. ^ "CANADA KICKS OFF GROUP PHASE AT THE 2021 CONCACAF GOLD CUP". 10 July 2021.

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