Jordy Clasie

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Jordy Clasie
Jordy Clasie 2012.jpg
Clasie with Feyenoord in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jordy Clasie[1]
Date of birth (1991-06-27) 27 June 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 4
Youth career
2000–2010 Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Feyenoord 129 (8)
2010–2011 Excelsior (loan) 34 (2)
2015– Southampton 34 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Netherlands U18 3 (0)
2009–2010 Netherlands U19 12 (0)
2010–2013 Netherlands U21 12 (1)
2012– Netherlands 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:41, 27 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2014

Jordy Clasie (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɔrdi ˈklaːzi]; born 27 June 1991) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Southampton and for the Dutch national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Clasie arrived at the youth Feyenoord Academy (Varkenoord) as a 9-year-old in the summer of 2000 and progressed through the ranks to the Feyenoord / Excelsior U19s. In the summer of 2010 the Haarlem-born youngster went out on loan to Excelsior.[2] Clasie made his professional debut for Excelsior on 15 August 2010, when he was part of the starting line-up in the Rotterdam derby victory against Feyenoord (3–2).

Feyenoord[edit]

Clasie after a Feyenoord match in 2012

Clasie was brought into the first-team squad at Feyenoord at the start of the 2011/2012 season and incoming coach Ronald Koeman immediately handed the youngster a place in the starting line-up.[2] On 31 July 2011 he made his debut for Feyenoord in a friendly game against Málaga. Because of his good play and his tenacity he soon became one of the most popular players among the supporters.[3]

On 29 August 2014, a day after Clasie helped Feyenoord qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League, Clasie agreed to extend his contract until 2018.[4] Clasie explained the decision that he was keen on developing himself as a player within the team as well as developing together with the team as a whole.[4]

Southampton[edit]

However, on 15 July 2015, Clasie signed for Southampton on a five-year deal for a fee in the region of £8 million. This meant he would once again link up with Ronald Koeman who brought him into the Feyenoord first-team.[5]

He scored his first goal for the club on 30 November 2016, in a 2–0 win over Arsenal in the EFL Cup.[6]

International career[edit]

In November 2010, two months after his debut for Excelsior, he was selected for the Netherlands U21 squad. In February 2012, Bert van Marwijk, the coach of the first team of the Netherlands, pronounced his interest in Clasie. He was made aware that his name was on the stand-by list for Euro 2012.

Clasie was part of Louis van Gaal's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where the Dutch finished third beating the likes of defending champions Spain and hosts Brazil. He made two appearances in the tournament, coming on as a substitute for Nigel de Jong in the semi-finals against Argentina and started the third place game against the hosts which the Dutch won 3–0 comfortably.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 December 2016.[7][8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season Division League Cups Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Excelsior 2010–11 Eredivisie 34 2 1 0 35 2
Excelsior Total 34 2 1 0 35 2
Feyenoord 2011–12 Eredivisie 33 3 0 0 33 3
2012–13 33 2 2 0 4 0 39 2
2013–14 32 1 3 0 2 0 37 1
2014–15 31 2 1 0 12 0 44 2
Feyenoord Total 129 8 6 0 18 0 153 8
Southampton 2015–16[9] Premier League 22 0 2 0 1 0 25 0
2016–17[10] 10 0 3 1 2 0 15 1
Southampton Total 32 0 5 1 3 0 40 1
Career total 196 10 12 1 21 0 229 11

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

Playing style[edit]

Clasie's style of play has earned him the label of "Dutch Xavi".[11]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Netherlands

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 25. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Jordy Clasie". Feyenoord. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Excelsior – Feyenoord (15-08-2010)". VI (in Dutch). 15 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b 'Jordy Clasie tekent bij tot 2018'. Retrieved from wwww.feyenoord.nl on 29 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Jordy Clasie: Southampton sign Dutch midfielder". BBC Sport. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Arsenal 0–2 Southampton". BBC Sport. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "J. Clasie – Voetbal International". Vi.nl. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Jordy Clasie at Soccerway
  9. ^ "Games played by Jordy Clasie in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Jordy Clasie in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "The 'Dutch Xavi' Jordy Clasie – from 'physically too weak' to Euro 2012 candidate within six months". Goal.Com. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: Brazil-Netherlands". FIFA. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 

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