Geoffrey Castillion

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Geoffrey Castillion
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-05-25) 25 May 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Persib Bandung
Number 20
Youth career
RKSV TOB
–2005 DWS
2005–2010 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Ajax 1 (0)
2011–2012RKC (loan) 29 (6)
2012–2013Heracles (loan) 30 (3)
2013Jong Ajax 6 (1)
2014NEC (loan) 7 (2)
2014 New England Revolution 1 (0)
2015 Universitatea Cluj 11 (0)
2015–2017 Debrecen 22 (3)
2016Puskás Akadémia (loan) 8 (0)
2017 Víkingur Reykjavík 16 (11)
2018–2019 FH 10 (1)
2018Víkingur Reykjavík (loan) 8 (6)
2019Fylkir (loan) 19 (10)
2020– Persib Bandung 3 (2)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U17 10 (9)
2008–2009 Netherlands U18 2 (1)
2009–2010 Netherlands U19 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:44, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Geoffrey Castillion (born 25 May 1991) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a striker for Indonesian Liga 1 club Persib Bandung.

Early and personal life[edit]

He is of Surinamese descent.[2]

Club career[edit]

Ajax[edit]

Born in Amsterdam, Castillion began his career with RKSV TOB[3] and DWS.[4] He was then scouted and recruited to join the youth ranks of AFC Ajax in 2005.[5] He occasionally played in the Beloften Eredivisie with Ajax's reserve team while still playing their youth teams.[6] Castillion made his debut for the first team on 20 March 2011, in the 3–2 loss against ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie.[7][8]

Loan spells[edit]

In August 2011, after his first season with the first team of Ajax, it was decided that Castillion would go out on loan to RKC Waalwijk for the duration of the 2011–12 season. He made his debut for RKC Waalwijk on 7 August 2011, and two weeks later scored his first Eredivisie goal while playing for RKC Waalwijk. In total Castillion made 29 league appearances for the club from North Brabant, while scoring a total of six goals during league play.[9]

For the 2012–13 season, Castillion was sent out on loan a second time, this time around to Heracles Almelo, he was given the shirt number 21 coming off the bench at the start of the season, securing a starting position by November of that year.[10] On 18 November 2012, Castillion scored his first goal for Heracles Almelo, scoring the 4th goal in a 5–1 victory at home against Roda JC Kerkrade.[11] On 23 March 2013 Castillion extended his contract with AFC Ajax until 2014.[12]

On 17 January 2014, it was announced that Castillion was sent on loan to NEC until the end of the season.[13]

New England Revolution[edit]

On 25 August 2014, Castillion signed with New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.[14] In an interview after signing, Castillion stated he hoped to "improve the level of MLS and the team".[15] He would play approximately 14 minutes in his sole appearance in the league.[16]

On 8 December 2014, he was traded to the Colorado Rapids together with goalkeeper Joe Nasco, then released by Rapids who decided not to exercise his contract.[17]

Universitatea Cluj[edit]

On 7 January 2015, he signed a contract until June 2016 with Liga I club Universitatea Cluj.[18] He made his league debut under manager George Ogăraru on 22 February 2015, in a 3–0 home loss against Târgu Mureş.[19]

Debreceni VSC[edit]

On 1 July 2015, he signed a four-year contract with Nemzeti Bajnokság I club Debreceni VSC.[20]

Iceland[edit]

On 3 March 2017, he signed for Icelandic Úrvalsdeild side Víkingur Reykjavík.[21] He signed for FH for the 2018 season.[22] From 29 July 2018 to October 2018, he was loaned out to his former club Víkingur Reykjavík.

On 19 April 2019, Castillion was loaned out again, this time to Fylkir.[23]

Persib Bandung[edit]

On 10 February 2020, he signed for Indonesian club Persib Bandung.[24]

International career[edit]

Castillion made his International debut in an UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying match for the Netherlands U-17 against Albania U-17 on 23 October 2007. The match ended in 3–0 victory for the Dutch. He played for the Dutch U-18 team on 19 November 2008 in a friendly encounter against Belgium U-18, a match which ended in 0–3 loss to the Belgians. He scored the only goal for the Netherlands U18, in his second appearance on 11 February 2009 against Luxembourg U-18, the match ended in 2–1 loss for the Dutch.[25]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 March 2015[26][27]
Club Season League National Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ajax 2010–11 Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
RKC Waalwijk (loan) 2011–12 Eredivisie 29 6 4 1 0 0 33 7
Heracles Almelo (loan) 2012–13 Eredivisie 30 3 3 1 0 0 33 4
Jong Ajax 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
NEC (loan) 2013–14 Eredivisie 7 2 2 0 0 0 9 2
New England Revolution 2014 Major League Soccer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Universitatea Cluj 2014–15 Liga I 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 76 12 7 2 0 0 83 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geoffrey CastillionUEFA competition record
  2. ^ "Inventarisatie Suriprof Aanvallers (in Dutch)". Natio Suriname. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  3. ^ "De Boer zet Castillion onder druk" (in Dutch). Goal.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Geoffrey Castillion - Ajax Inside.nl".
  5. ^ "Beste Speler 2012-2013:Geoffrey Castillion". Bestevoetballers.nl. Archived from the original on 15 November 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Castillion: Contract is very special". Ajax.nl. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  7. ^ Debutant Castillion: 'Kampioenschap wordt nu wel heel moeilijk' Voetbalzone, 20 maart 2011
  8. ^ "De Boer: Of we nog wat doen hangt af van Castillion". AD.nl. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  9. ^ Ajax stalt lange spits Castillion op huurbasis bij RKC Voetbal International, 5 augustus 2011
  10. ^ "Heracles Almelo player profile, Geoffrey Castillion". hafc.nl. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  11. ^ http://www.vi.nl/nieuws/238096/Kortom-Ajax-licht-optie-Castillion-protest-Costa-Rica.htm Ajax licht optie Castillion
  12. ^ "Heracles wil met Ajax praten over vestleggen Castillion". Voetbal International. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Ajax-duo eerste versterkingen voor NEC". Voetbalprimeur.nl. Archived from the original on 20 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  14. ^ "MLS Revs". Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  15. ^ "Do the Revs miss Geoffrey Castillion?". www.thebentmusket.com. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Goeffrey Castillion". www.mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Michael Harrington acquired by Rapids from Portland Timbers". Denver Post. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Începem anul în forţă: Geoffrey Castillion este noul jucător al Universităţii Cluj!". universitateacluj.ro. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Debut forta u cluj". Ziare.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  20. ^ "Geoffrey Castillion is a Loki játékosa!". dvsc.hu. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  21. ^ "Víkingur R. fær fyrrum framherja Ajax (Staðfest)" (in Icelandic). fotbolti.net. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  22. ^ KRISTINN STEINDÓRSSON OG GEOFFREY CASTILLION SKRIFUÐU Í DAG UNDIR SAMNINGA VIÐ FH, fh.is, 24 November 2017
  23. ^ Castillion samdi við Fylki, mbl.is, 19 April 2019
  24. ^ "BREAKING NEWS - Resmi, Geoffrey Castillion Susul Luiz Gabung Bersama Persib Bandung". Tribun Jabar.
  25. ^ "Geoffrey Castillion Statistics". OnsOranje. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  26. ^ Geoffrey Castillion at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  27. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 17 December 2014.