Jordy Buijs

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Jordy Buijs
Personal information
Full name Jordy Buijs
Date of birth (1988-12-28) December 28, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Ridderkerk, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sydney FC
Number 5
Youth career
–1995 Slikkerveer
1995–2007 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Feyenoord 0 (0)
2008 De Graafschap 6 (0)
2008–2011 De Graafschap 89 (10)
2011–2014 NAC 92 (11)
2014–2016 Heerenveen 15 (0)
2016 Roda JC 17 (1)
2016 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 7 (0)
2017– Sydney FC 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 July 2007

Jordy Buijs (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɔrdi ˈbœy̯s]) (born December 28, 1988 in Ridderkerk) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a centre back for Sydney FC in the A-League. He can also play as a midfielder.

Buijs is a player with a great ability to read the game and who is steady in passing. He joined Feyenoord's youth squad in 1995. He participated with the Netherlands under 17 squad at the 2005 under 17 European Championships, where the Dutch reached the final. Buijs provided the assist for the winning goal in the semi final against Italy. He also took part with the same team at the Under 17 World Championships in Peru where they became third. Dutch under 17 coach Ruud Kaiser said Jordy Buijs is a winners type, who is good in one on one clashes, who has a great heading ability and an absolute peach of a free-kick on him. In the 2014/15 season for Heerenveen he notched 13 goals 3 of which a first half hatrick of penalties.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Feyenoord[edit]

In July 2007 Buijs became officially part of Feyenoord's first team managed by Bert van Marwijk. He was awarded squad number 23 and showed up at Feyenoord's first training for the 2007-08 season, which was visited by a record number of 20,000 fans. But, after having no chances on the first team, he was loaned to De Graafschap for a half-year period, on January 30, 2008.

De Graafschap[edit]

In his first period at De Graafschap he didn't play that much. In the second half of the 2007/2008 season he only played in 6 Eredivisie games for De Graafschap. Although he didn't play a lot of games De Graafschap decided to sign Jordy Buijs. In the beginning of the 2008/2009 season Buijs still wasn't a first eleven player. But during the season Buijs became important player. He played on the left back position but also on the midfield. He scored his first goal for De Graafschap in the home game versus Sparta Rotterdam. He scored the 3-1. Unfortionatly the game ended in a 3-3 draw. He played in 28 games in the Eredivisie in the 2008/2009 season. He also scored a beautiful free kick in the play-off match versus MVV Maastricht. Jordy Buijs became a fan favorite and is well known with his rushes down the leftflank and his clever passes.

NAC Breda[edit]

In the summer of 2011, Buijs signed a three-year contract with NAC[1] and became an important player for the team. He again played both as a centre back and a defensive midfielder. After three seasons, Buijs left as a free agent as he claimed to be ready for a new challenge

SC Heerenveen[edit]

Buijs found this new challenge with SC Heerenveen and signed a two-year contract, having denied offers from ADO Den Haag, FC Groningen and Panathinaikos. However, he left them after half a season by mutual consent for Roda JC.[2] In summer 2016 he moved abroad to play for Romanian side Pandurii Târgu Jiu.[3]

Sydney FC[edit]

On 13 January 2017, Buijs signed with A-League club Sydney FC on a 5 month contract, with an option for an extra year.[4] He made his debut for the club in its annual 'Big blue' Australia day derby clash against Melbourne Victory helping his team to a 2-1 win at Etihad Stadium.


Honours[edit]

Sydney FC

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