Geoffrey Castillion

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Geoffrey Castillion
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-05-25) 25 May 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Víkingur Reykjavík
Number 20
Youth career
RKSV TOB
–2005 DWS
2005–2010 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Ajax 1 (0)
2011–2012 RKC (loan) 29 (6)
2012–2013 Heracles (loan) 30 (3)
2013 Jong Ajax 6 (1)
2014 NEC (loan) 7 (2)
2014 New England Revolution 1 (0)
2015 Universitatea Cluj 11 (0)
2015–2017 Debrecen 22 (3)
2016 Puskás Akadémia (loan) 8 (0)
2017- Víkingur Reykjavík 2 (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 23 March 2017.

Geoffrey Castillion (born 25 May 1991) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Icelandic club Víkingur Reykjavík, as a striker.

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] 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.[15]

Universitatea Cluj[edit]

On 7 January 2015, he signed a contract until June 2016 with Liga I club Universitatea Cluj.[16] He made his league debut under manager George Ogăraru on 22 February 2015, in a 3–0 home loss against Târgu Mureş.[17]

Debreceni VSC[edit]

On 1 July 2015, he signed a four-year contract with Nemzeti Bajnokság I club Debreceni VSC.[18]

Víkingur Reykjavík[edit]

On 3 March 2017, he signed for Icelandic Úrvalsdeild side Víkingur Reykjavík.[19]

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 the 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.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 March 2015[21][22]
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 2013-08-29. 
  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. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Castillion: Contract is very special". Ajax.nl. Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  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 2011-07-11. 
  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 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  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 2013-06-24. 
  13. ^ "Ajax-duo eerste versterkingen voor NEC". Voetbalprimeur.nl. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  14. ^ "MLS Revs". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Michael Harrington acquired by Rapids from Portland Timbers". Denver Post. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  16. ^ "Începem anul în forţă: Geoffrey Castillion este noul jucător al Universităţii Cluj!". universitateacluj.ro. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Debut forta u cluj". Ziare.com. Retrieved 2015-03-01. 
  18. ^ "Geoffrey Castillion is a Loki játékosa!". dvsc.hu. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Víkingur R. fær fyrrum framherja Ajax (Staðfest)" (in Icelandic). fotbolti.net. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "Geoffrey Castillion Statistics". OnsOranje. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 
  21. ^ Geoffrey Castillion at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  22. ^ "Profile" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 17 December 2014.