Justin Kluivert

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Justin Kluivert
Justin Kluivert 2018.jpg
Kluivert with Roma in 2018
Personal information
Full name Justin Dean Kluivert[1]
Date of birth (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 19)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Roma
Number 34
Youth career
2005–2006 SV Diemen
2007–2016 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Jong Ajax 8 (2)
2016–2018 Ajax 44 (12)
2018– Roma 24 (1)
National team
2013–2014 Netherlands U15 5 (2)
2014–2015 Netherlands U16 10 (3)
2015–2016 Netherlands U17 16 (0)
2016 Netherlands U18 3 (0)
2016–2017 Netherlands U19 6 (0)
2017– Netherlands U21 2 (1)
2018– Netherlands 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2018

Justin Dean Kluivert (born 5 May 1999)[3][4] is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for A.S. Roma and the Dutch national team. He primarily features as a left winger.[5][6]

Club career[edit]

Ajax[edit]

Born in Amsterdam, Kluivert came through the AFC Ajax youth program[7] and had his first professional contract with Ajax.[8] He made his Eerste Divisie debut with Jong Ajax on 16 September 2016 in a game against MVV, replacing Vince Gino Dekker in the 67th minute, in a 1–0 away loss.[9] He also played in the 2016–17 UEFA Youth League, in which he scored in a 2–0 group stage win at PAOK on 2 November.[10]

Kluivert made his first team debut in the Eredivisie on 15 January 2017 in a 1–3 away win against PEC Zwolle, when he replaced Amin Younes in the 39th minute.[11] He scored his first Eredivisie goal on 19 March in an away match against SBV Excelsior, exactly 10 years and 1 day after his father's last career goal. The match ended in a 1–1 draw.[12] He made six appearances in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, and was an unused substitute in the final, a 2–0 loss to Manchester United in Stockholm.[13]

On 26 November 2017, Kluivert opened his account for the season with a hat-trick in a 5–1 home win over Roda JC; his father never scored a hat-trick in the Dutch league.[14]

Roma[edit]

On 12 June 2018, Kluivert moved to Italian club A.S. Roma, following a telephone call made by Roma legend Francesco Totti to his father, for €18.75 million.[15][16] He chose the number 34 shirt number at Roma as a support for his good friend and former teammate Abdelhak Nouri who wore it at Ajax; Nouri suffered a career-ending cardiac arrhythmia attack in 2017.[17][18]

Kluivert became the youngest Roma player to score in the UEFA Champions League after scoring the fourth goal in 5-0 home victory against Viktoria Plzeň on 3 October 2018.[19] It was his first goal for the Giallorossi and he dedicated it to Nouri.[20] On 16 December, he scored for the first time in Serie A in a 3–2 home win over Genoa.[21]

International career[edit]

At the 2016 Under 17 Euros held in Azerbaijan, Kluivert played throughout the tournament in which the Netherlands reached the semi finals.[22][23][24][25]

Kluivert earned his first full international call up in Ronald Koeman’s first Dutch national football team squad in March 2018 for the friendlies against the England and Portugal.[26] He made his senior debut on 26 March, in a 3–0 win over the reigning European champions Portugal, at the Stade de Genève, replacing Memphis Depay for the final 12 minutes of the match.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Justin Kluivert is the son of former Dutch international football player Patrick Kluivert[28] and grandson of former Surinamese football player Kenneth Kluivert.[29] He is also of Curaçaoan descent through his paternal grandmother.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 13 April 2019[5]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Jong Ajax 2016–17 Eerste Divisie 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Ajax 2016–17 Eredivisie 14 2 0 0 6a 0 20 2
2017–18 30 10 2 1 4b 0 36 11
Total 44 12 2 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 56 13
Roma 2018–19 Serie A 24 1 1 0 5b 1 30 2
Career total 76 15 3 1 15 1 0 0 94 17

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champions League squad list submitted". A.S. Roma. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.asroma.com/en/team/players-and-staff/justin-kluivert#tab_player-stats=distribution&tab_player=profile
  3. ^ Luckhurst, Samuel (8 March 2018). "Justin Kluivert finally reveals what Man United manager Jose Mourinho told him". men. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Justin Kluivert leaves Ajax for AS Roma". mid-day. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Netherlands - J. Kluivert - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Justin Kluivert". Ajax.nl (in Dutch).
  7. ^ "Justin Kluivert (16) tekent contract bij Ajax". nos.nl (in Dutch). 29 April 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Ajax signs contract with Justin Kluivert". ajax.nl. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  9. ^ "MVV Maastricht vs. Jong Ajax - 16 September 2016". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Ajax A1 boekt overtuigende Youth League-zege bij PAOK". FC Update. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  11. ^ PEC Zwolle vs. Ajax - 15 January 2017, Soccerway. Retrieved 16 January 2017
  12. ^ Kluivert jr maakt eerste goal tien jaar en één dag na vaders laatste - 19 March 2017 - AD.nl, Algemeen Dagblad. Retrieved 21 February 2017
  13. ^ McNulty, Phil (24 May 2017). "Ajax 0–2 Manchester United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Justin Kluivert scores hat trick as Ajax thrash Roda JC". ESPN FC. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ "Serie A - Calcio: Roma sign Ajax winger Justin Kluivert". MARCA in English. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Kluivert honours Nouri with Roma shirt number choice". Goal.com.
  18. ^ Ciaran Varley (8 January 2019). "The touching reason players are wearing the number 34". BBC. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  19. ^ "KLUIVERT AIMING FOR MORE AFTER BECOMING ROMA'S YOUNGEST UCL GOALSCORER". www.asroma.com.
  20. ^ "Football news - Justin Kluivert dedicates first Roma goal to former team-mate Abdelhak Nouri". Eurosport.
  21. ^ "Soccer-Relief for Di Francesco as Roma fight back to beat Genoa". Reuters. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Netherlands U17's defeated in Euro semi-final". Football Oranje.com.
  23. ^ "Chong to the fore as Netherlands edge Sweden". UEFA.
  24. ^ "Ajax's Kluivert Jr relishing career challenge". UEFA.
  25. ^ "Justin Kluivert: Leuk om met mijn vader vergeleken te worden". Het Parool (in Dutch).
  26. ^ Labellarte, Giuseppe (22 March 2018). "Ronald Koeman urges Justin Kluivert to remain in Dutch Eredivisie". Sports Mole. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  27. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal suffer heavy defeat by Netherlands". The Guardian. Reuters. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  28. ^ "Kluivert Jr. geniet van debuut: 'Echt een topgevoel'". VI (in Dutch). 16 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  29. ^ "Ajax's Justin Kluivert wants to be the best and not just famous for his dad". The Guardian.
  30. ^ Smith, Chad (19 August 2017). "THE RISE OF FOOTBALL IN CURAÇAO AND THE INFLUENCE OF PATRICK KLUIVERT". These Football Times. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  31. ^ "2016/17: United win it for Manchester". UEFA. 30 May 2017.
  32. ^ "Justin Kluivert is uitgeroepen tot Talent van de Toekomst!" (in Dutch). AFC Ajax – via Twitter.[non-primary source needed]