|Full name||Istvan Bakx|
|Date of birth||20 January 1986|
|Place of birth||Vlissingen, Netherlands|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2010–2011||→ FC Den Bosch (loan)||32||(8)|
|2013–2014||FC Den Bosch||38||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
Bakx was discovered by Sparta Rotterdam in 2005, while he was playing for VV Kloetinge in the Hoofdklasse, the highest Dutch amateur league. At the end of the season, Sparta offered Bakx a new contract. But Bakx refused to sign, opting to focus on his school career, and went to HSV Hoek, another team playing in the Hoofdklasse. Bakx was chosen as player of the year at the end of his season in Hoek. In July 2007, Bakx went to Belgian second division side KV Kortrijk. He promoted with Kortrijk to the highest level of Belgian football. When his manager and discoverer Hein Vanhaezebrouck signed for RC Genk after the 2008-09 season, he took Bakx with him.
The Google Striker
Bakx gained some notability in Belgium with his transfer to Kortrijk. Manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck was searching for a left-footed attacker and had typed in those words at search engine Google. Search results showed a positive report on Bakx, and Vanhaezebrouck contacted Kortrijk's head scout. As these scouting reports were also positive, Bakx' transfer to Kortrijk became a fact. As a result, Belgian media nicknamed Bakx the Google striker. Bakx impressed in Belgium as part of the KV Kortrijk side that chalked up a shock 5-1 Belgian Cup victory against AA Gent, in which Bakx scored a hat-trick. Sadly for Bakx and Kortrijk, Gent won the return 4-0, defeating Kortrijk on aggregate.
- Bakx signe à Courtrai
- Officiel: Bakx rejoint le RC Genk
- Na Google-spits Bakx hebben we nu ook een LinkedIn-rechtsachter - Sporza (in Dutch)
- "Bakx opgenomen in preselectie Jong Oranje". Sporza. 2008-03-13. Retrieved 2008-03-13.