Gleofilo Vlijter

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Gleofilo Vlijter
Personal information
Full name Gleofilo Sabrino Rudewald Hasselbaink Vlijter[1]
Date of birth (1999-09-17) 17 September 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Diitabiki, Suriname
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Beitar Jerusalem
Number 11
Youth career
2013–2015 Robinhood
2015–2016 → Phoenix All Stars Football Academy
2018 Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Torpedo Kutaisi 3 (1)
2019–2020 Aris Limassol 19 (15)
2020– Beitar Jerusalem 47 (6)
National team
2015– Suriname 13 (13)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 June 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 29 March 2022

Gleofilo Vlijter (born 17 September 1999) is a Surinamese footballer who currently plays in Israel for Beitar Jerusalem, and the Suriname national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Vlijter started his career with S.V. Robinhood of the SVB Hoofdklasse, the highest level of football in Suriname. He was with the club since at least December 2013.[2] In May 2014, he was invited to a football clinic in Suriname sponsored by Chelsea.[3]

In January 2015, while a member of the Phoenix All Stars Football Academy in Jamaica, Vlijter traveled to Europe for the first time as he was invited to a trial with Belgian top-division club Genk. At that time, he received a letter of recommendation from the club to apply for a visa.[4] However, a deal with that club and another with KV Oostende fell through and the player returned to Suriname.[5]

In October 2016 it was announced that Vlijter and fellow Surinamese youth international Ayad Godlieb were on trial with Feyenoord Rotterdam of the Dutch Eredivisie. It was expected that they would be signed to a contract with the club's academy in January 2017 if they could acquire work visas.[6] The pair of players first trialed with the club in September 2016 while still playing for S.V. Robinhood in Suriname.[7]

On 9 January 2018 he signed for the youth team of Ironi Kiryat Shmona for the remainder of the season with a club option for further three years.[8]

Senior career[edit]

After one season with the Israeli club in which he was primarily a member of the reserve team he signed for FC Torpedo Kutaisi of the Georgian Erovnuli Liga. He joined as the team was preparing to enter the preliminary round of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League.[9]

In August 2019 it was announced that Vlijter had signed a two-year contract with Aris Limassol of the Cypriot Second Division.[10] In his first unofficial match with Aris Limassol, he scored a hat-trick against AEZ. He made his league debut for Aris in a 0–1 loss to Alki Oroklini.[11]

On 4 August 2020, signed a three-year deal with Israeli Premier League club Beitar Jerusalem.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Gleofilo is the cousin of Surinamese internationals Nigel Hasselbaink and Roscello Vlijter.His dad also played in the SVB Hoofdklasse

International career[edit]

Vlijter represented Suriname at the U15[2] and U16 levels.[3] During a U15 tournament held in French Guiana in late 2013, he was identified by the coaching staff as one of four players who impressed the most.[13] He made his senior international debut at age 15 on 30 April 2015 in a friendly against Guyana.[14]

Vlijter won the Golden Boot Award for the 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League after scoring ten goals in six matches in League B.[15] In June 2021 Vlijter was named to Suriname's 23-man squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[16] On 16 July 2021 he scored Suriname's first-ever CONCACAF Gold Cup goal in a 1–2 defeat to Costa Rica.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 June 2022
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Torpedo Kutaisi 2018 Erovnuli Liga 3 1 0 0 3 1
Aris Limassol 2019–20 Cypriot Second Division 18 13 1 1 19 14
Beitar Jerusalem 2020–21 Israeli Premier League 22 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 27 1
2021–22 25 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 27 5
Career total 68 20 4 1 1 0 3 0 76 21

International[edit]

As of match played 20 July 2021[1]
Suriname
Year Apps Goals
2015 1 0
2019 6 10
2021 5 3
Total 12 13
Scores and results list Suriname's goal tally first.[1]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2019 Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica  Dominica 1–0 2–0 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League B
2. 2–0
3. 8 September 2019 André Kamperveen Stadion, Paramaribo, Suriname  Nicaragua 1–0 6–0
4. 2–0
5. 4–0
6. 5–0
7. 11 October 2019 Arnos Vale Stadium, Arnos Vale, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1–0 2–2
8. 2–0
9. 15 November 2019 André Kamperveen Stadion, Paramaribo, Suriname  Dominica 2–0 4–0
10. 3–0
11. 24 March 2021 Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadion, Paramaribo, Suriname  Cayman Islands 3–0
3–0
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
12. 16 July 2021 Exploria Stadium, Orlando, United States  Costa Rica 1–0
1–2
2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
13. 20 July 2021 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States  Guadeloupe 1–0
2–1
Last updated 20 July 2021

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "NFT profile". National Football Teams. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "U-15 Natio veelbelovend" (PDF). SVB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b van Diermen, Raymond. "Selecties Digicel Kick start Clinics". qn-sports.com. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  4. ^ Balsemhof, Marinio. "Gleofilo Hasselbaink voor stage naar België" (in Dutch). dwtonline.com. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ Gayadien, Rajesh. "Jeugdinternationals op stage bij Feyenoord" (in Dutch). Natio Suriname. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  6. ^ "'Feyenoord heeft interesse in Surinaamse internationals'" (in Dutch). fr12.nl. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ Oosterwolde, Terrence. "Feyenoord geïnteresseerd in Hasselbaink en Godlieb" (in Dutch). DWT Online. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  8. ^ "גלאופילו האסלביינק חתם בקבוצת הנוער של ק"ש" (in Hebrew). One.co.il. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Het gaat heel goed met voetballer Gleofilo Vlijter ~ Suriname trots" (in Dutch). Familien Nieuws. 22 July 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Voetballer Gleofilo Vlijter gaat carrière maken in Cyprus" (in Dutch). Familien Nieuws. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-10-10. Retrieved 2019-10-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Ben Ziv, Guy (4 August 2020). "רשמית: בן חיים חתם לעונה נוספת בבית"ר י-ם" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  13. ^ "SVB wil Suriname U-15 in training houden". natiosuriname.com. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  14. ^ "CFD profile". Caribbean Football Database. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  15. ^ "McKennie, Lopez and Vlijter take home CNL honors". CONCACAF. 7 June 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  16. ^ Surinamese Football Federation [@OfficialSVB1920] (June 25, 2021). "The 23 That Will Represent Us At The CONCACAF Gold Cup" (Tweet). Retrieved July 12, 2021 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ "Jamaica, Costa Rica rally to win Group C games in Gold Cup". france24.com. 17 July 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  18. ^ CONCACAF [@CNationsLeague] (7 June 2021). "Gleofilo Vlijter scored 10 goals in the Concacaf Nations League Tournament and has taken home the Top Scorer award! Congratulations!" (Tweet). Retrieved 7 June 2021 – via Twitter.

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