Giliano Wijnaldum

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Giliano Wijnaldum
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Personal information
Full name Giliano Wijnaldum
Date of birth (1992-08-31) 31 August 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 32
Youth career
2007–2008 Sparta Rotterdam
2007–2010 AZ Alkmaar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 AZ Alkmaar 20 (0)
2013–2014 FC Groningen 27 (1)
2014–2015 Go Ahead Eagles 19 (0)
2015–2016 VfL Bochum 7 (0)
2017– Philadelphia Union 4 (0)
2017 Bethlehem Steel (loan) 7 (0)
National team
Netherlands U17 1 (0)
2010–2011 Netherlands U19 9 (0)
2012–2013 Netherlands U20 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:00, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Giliano Wijnaldum (born 31 August 1992) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a left back for Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer. He formerly played for AZ, FC Groningen, Go Ahead Eagles and VfL Bochum.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

AZ Alkmaar[edit]

Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Wijnaldum began his career at Sparta Rotterdam, where he played alongside with his brother when he was fifteen.[3] After one season at the club, Wijnaldum moved to AZ in 2008[4] and after going through the ranks, he signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2011.[5]

Wijnaldum then made his debut for the club on 16 April 2011, where he played 11 minutes after coming on as a substitute in the second half, in a 3-1 win over ADO Den Haag.[6] This turns out to be his only appearance of the 2010-11 season. The 2011-12 season saw Wijnaldum made his only appearance in the KNVB Cup against Dordrecht on 27 October 2011.[7] Around the same time, he played in the reserve.

The 2012-13 season saw Wiljnaldum played his first match of the season on 2 September 2012 against PSV Eindhoven, where he played his against his older brother, Georginio, and played 77th minutes, as they lost 5-1.[8] In the second time meeting on 20 April 2013, he was in the squad and played the whole game, but AZ once again lost 3-1.[9] Despite playing in the reserve, Wiljnaldum established himself in the first team as the 2012-13 season progressed[10] and made twenty appearance. At the end of the season, Wiljnaldum, however, was released by the club.[11] It was due to that the fact that he would not be given a first team opportunity next season.[12]

Groningen[edit]

On 27 June 2013, Wijnaldum joined Groningen on a free transfer following his release by the club.[13] Wijnaldum was given a number twenty-five shirt ahead of the new season, where he revealed that his Georginio told him to take it, as well as, hopes of getting a first team opportunity.[14]

Wijnaldum made his Groningen debut, in the opening game of the season, where he made his first start and played the whole game, in a 4-1 win over NEC.[15] In a match against Heerenveen on 15 September 2013, he set up one of the goals, in a 4-2 loss.[16] and then scored his first goal and setting up one of the goal, in a 2-2 draw against PEC Zwolle on 30 November 2013.[17] Since making his debut, Wijnaldum established himself in the first team until he lost his place in favour of Lorenzo Burnet.[18] Despite being suspended for being booked fifth time this season, he appeared on handful of appearances towards the end of the season and made thirty appearance and scoring once in all competitions.[19]

Go Ahead Eagles[edit]

On 25 June 2014, Wijnaldum moved again when he joined newly promoted side Go Ahead Eagles, signing a two-year contract with the club despite having a year contract with Groningen.[20] It came after when he wasn't guaranteed a first team opportunity at Groningen next season.[21]

However, Wijnaldum missed the start of the season, due to a foot injury[22] and it wasn't until on 13 September 2014 when he made his return from injury, making his first appearance for the club, in a 2-1 loss against Twente.[23] In a match against Utrecht on 4 October 2014, Wijnaldum set up a winning goal for Jeffrey Rijsdijk, in a 3-2 win.[24] In a match against Willem II on 18 January 2015, Wijnaldium received a red card after a second bookable offence, which saw them lose 1-0.[25]

However, in a match against Twente on 12 April 2015, Wijnaldum was involved in an incident with the club's supporters after racially abusing him for his lack of commitment.[26] This angered the club, who was considering a legal action against the club's supporters.[27] Following this, Wijnaldum decided against pressing chargers to the club's supporters.[28]

After the club were relegated back to Eerste Divisie through the playoffs, Wijnaldum finished his first season, making twenty-three appearance in all competitions.

VfL Bochum[edit]

After leaving Go Ahead Eagles, Wijnaldum moved to Germany when he joined VfL Bochum, signing a two-year contract, on 15 June 2015.[29]

Wijnaldum made his Bochum debut in the first round of DFB-Pokal, where he played 45 minutes, in a 5-0 win over FSV Salmrohr.[30] After appearing on the substitute bench for the first five league matches, he made his Bochum debut on 11 September 2015, where he came on as a substitute in the second half and played 33 minutes, in a 1-1 draw against Sandhausen.[31] Three weeks later, on 25 September 2015, Wijnaldum made his first start and played the whole game, in a 2-1 loss against FC Kaiserslautern.[32] However, Wijnaldum's first opportunities was increasingly limited and made only seven 2. Bundesliga appearances.[33]

At the end of the season, Wijnaldum was released by the club after one season.[34]

Philadelphia Union[edit]

On 5 January 2017, Wijnaldum moved to the United States when he joined Philadelphia Union, based in the Major League Soccer.[35] Upon joining Philadelphia Union, the club's Sporting Director Earnie Stewart, commented on his move, quoting: "I believe Giliano is one of those players that flies under the radar, with great upside potential."[36]

International career[edit]

After featuring once for the Netherlands U17 side,[37] Wijnaldum was called up by Netherlands U19 on 1 September 2010[38] and made his Netherlands U19 debut two days later against Germany U19, followed up by his second appearance against Greece U19 on 7 September 2010.[39]

On 27 February 2012, Wijnaldum was called up by Netherlands U20 for the first time[40] and made his Netherlands U20 two days later, where he played 45 minutes, in a 3-0 win over Denmark U20.[41] On 1 June 2012, he then scored his first Netherlands U20 goal, in a 3-0 win over France U20 in the Toulon Tournament.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 5 January 2017[1][2]

Club performance League Cup Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Other1 Total
2010–11 AZ Alkmaar Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 0 0 1 0 1 0
2012–13 19 0 1 0 20 0
2013–14 FC Groningen 26 1 3 0 1 0 30 1
2014–15 Go Ahead Eagles 19 0 2 0 2 0 23 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Other Total
2015–16 VfL Bochum 2. Bundesliga 7 0 2 0 9 0
USA League Open Cup Other Total
2017 Philadelphia Union MLS 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Netherlands 65 1 5 0 3 0 73 1
Germany 7 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 72 1 7 0 3 0 82 1

1 2013–14 includes the Eredivisie European competition playoffs. 2014–15 includes the Eerste Divisie/Eredivisie promotion/relegation playoffs.

Personal life[edit]

His older brother, Georginio Wijnaldum, plays as an attacking midfielder for English club Liverpool.[42] His half-brother, Rajiv van la Parra, also plays professional football for Huddersfield Town.[43]

References[edit]

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