Joey Suk

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Joey Suk
Personal information
Full name Joey Suk
Date of birth (1989-07-08) 8 July 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Deventer, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
DVV Davo
Go Ahead Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Go Ahead Eagles 102 (23)
2013 Beerschot 11 (0)
2013–2016 NAC Breda 65 (10)
2016–2018 Go Ahead Eagles 53 (3)
2018– Gorica 22 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 April 2019

Joey Suk (born 8 July 1989) is an Indonesian professional football player who plays for HNK Gorica in Croatia as a Midfielder. Joey Suk has Dutch-Indonesian roots.

Early life[edit]

Suk was born in Deventer, Overijssel, a town in eastern Holland.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Suk started his career at local Deventer club DVV Davo. He was picked up by Deventer's only professional club, Go Ahead Eagles as a youth player.

Go Ahead Eagles (2009–2013)[edit]

Suk made his league debut on 6 February 2009, in Go Ahead Eagles' away-match against FC Omniworld. Surprisingly, he was in the starting lineup and stayed there until the end of the match. The game ended 2–1 for the Eagles.[2]

The following season, he became a regular for the Deventer side, featuring in 22 matches and scoring four goals. This created interest from several unnamed clubs.[3]

Beerschot AC (2012–2013)[edit]

On 5 January 2013, Suk signed with Beerschot until the summer of 2016.[4] However, after Beerschot's bankruptcy Suk became without a club.

Go Ahead Eagles (2013)[edit]

Returned to Go Ahead Eagles.

NAC Breda (2014–2016)[edit]

On 14 June 2014, Suk signed a three-year contract with NAC Breda. In his first season, Suk relegated to the Eerste Divisie. [5]

Go Ahead Eagles[edit]

On 13 June 2016, Suk returned to his former club Go Ahead Eagles on a free transfer, despite his contract with NAC Breda officially terminated in mid 2017.[6]

International career[edit]

As recently the Football Association of Indonesia had called some of the Indonesian players oversea to play for Indonesia. Suk, with his teammate Diego Michiels, was called to join Indonesia U-23 in 2012 AFC Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament against Turkmenistan U-23. But, due to their Indonesian citizenship haven't done yet, they can only play for the second leg in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan, March 9, 2011. His citizenship is finally done in April 7, 2011. Joey, along with the other two naturalized players, will be able to play for Indonesia in 2011 SEA Games.[7]

But then the status of naturalization of Joey Suk become something unfinished case. He never played for Indonesia, and the calling from national team also never reach him, the status of the naturalization process since become idle.


Suk has two tattoos; one which shows his love for his hometown Deventer, and one on his back, that shows a cross with angel wings and his name, Joey Suk, above.


  1. ^ "Joey Suk". (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  2. ^ "FC Omniworld - Go Ahead Eagles (06-02-2009)" [Match Report: FC Omniworld v. Go Ahead Eagles]. (in Dutch). 6 February 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Leegloop dreigt in Deventer voor Go Ahead Eagles" [Exodus threatens Go Ahead Eagles from Deventer]. (in Dutch). 17 March 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Suk verruilt Go Ahead Eagles voor Beerschot". Voetbalprimeur. Archived from the original on 9 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  5. ^ "NAC content met aantrekken 'perfecte match' Suk". Voetbalprimeur. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  6. ^ Suk keert terug naar promovendus Go Ahead Eagles (Dutch). Voetbal International. 13 June 2016.
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