Lesly de Sa

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Lesly de Sa
Personal information
Full name Lesly Dumas de Sa
Date of birth (1993-04-02) 2 April 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Mijdrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Slovan Bratislava
Number 77
Youth career
–2002 SV Argon
2002–2011 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Ajax 13 (1)
2013–2015 Jong Ajax 17 (7)
2014–2015 Go Ahead Eagles (loan) 16 (1)
2015–2016 Willem II (loan) 18 (0)
2016– Slovan Bratislava 9 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U15 5 (1)
2008–2009 Netherlands U16 5 (1)
2009–2010 Netherlands U17 11 (1)
2010–2011 Netherlands U18 3 (0)
2011 Netherlands U19 9 (0)
2013– Netherlands U20 3 (0)
2013 Netherlands U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:21, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Lesly de Sa (born 2 April 1993) is a Dutch professional football player of Angolan descent,[1] who plays as a right winger for ŠK Slovan Bratislava in the Fortuna Liga. Previously, he played for Willem II, on loan from Ajax, in the Dutch Eredivisie.[2]

Club career[edit]


De Sa began his football career in the youth of SV Argon, from where he transferred to the youth squad of Ajax in 2002. He made his debut for the senior squad in a KNVB Cup match on 21 September 2011 against VV Noordwijk, replacing Aras Özbiliz and scoring his first goal in the 61st minute in a 3–1 away win for the Amsterdam side.[3] Although he was included on a few squad lineups for league matches in the 2011–12 Eredivisie season, he didn't make any appearances. Playing for Jong Ajax instead, it wasn't until the following season on 20 October 2012, that De Sa would come into action for the first team in a league match, making his Eredivisie debut in a game against Heracles Almelo, coming on in the 77th minute for Tobias Sana in the 3–3 away draw. His teammate Viktor Fischer made his league debut for the first team in the same match as well.[4]

Starting the 2013–14 season with the reserves team Jong Ajax who had recently been promoted to the Dutch Eerste Divisie, De Sa made his first appearance of the season on 5 August 2013, starting on the right wing in the home match against Telstar, before being substituted off in the 76th minute for Marvin Höner in the 2–0 win at home, marking the reserves teams debut in the second tier of professional football in the Netherlands.[5] He scored his first goal of the season for Jong Ajax on 26 August 2013 scoring the opener in the 1–1 draw at home against FC Emmen.[6]

On 28 August 2013 he was called up to play for the first team in the Eredivisie home match against Go Ahead Eagles where he made his first appearance in the starting line up for the first team. Ajax won the match 6–0, with De Sa scoring the second goal for Ajax only two minutes after the first goal was put in its own net by one of Go Ahead Eagles defenders. Within 5 minutes Ajax scored two more goals to increase the lead by four, with De Sa assisting Kolbeinn Sigþórsson on his first of the two scored with a cross from the right side of the box. De Sa was then substituted off in the 69th minute of the match for Lucas Andersen.[7] The following match saw De Sa starting on the right wing again in what would be his continental debut for the first team in the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage match against A.C. Milan on 1 October 2013. The match ended in a 1–1 draw, with Lesley playing the first 64 minutes before being substituted once more for Lucas Andersen in the home match.[8]

Go Ahead Eagles[edit]

De Sa spent the 2014–15 season on loan at Go Ahead Eagles,[9] playing 16 matches and scoring once.

Willem II[edit]

On 22 June 2015, it was announced that De Sa was being sent on loan to Willem II together with Ruben Ligeon and Richairo Živković.[10]

International career[edit]

On 27 November 2007, De Sa made his international debut for the Netherlands at youth level playing for the Netherlands U-15 squad in a friendly match against Slovakia U-15. He scored his first international goal for Netherlands U15 two days later in another friendly match against Slovakia U-15 on 29 November 2007. That season De Sa went on two appear in three more friendly fixtures for Netherlands U-15. One against Belgium U-15, and two matches against Switzerland U-15.[11] On 28 October 2008 he made his debut for the Netherlands U-16 in the 10th edition of the Tournoi de Val-de-Marne '08 in Paris, France against Italy U-16. After his second appearance, a 1–0 away victory over the host nation France U-16, he then scored his first goal for the under-16 team in a match against Uruguay U-16 in the same tournament. He later appeared in two more friendly matches for Netherlands U-16 against both Ukraine U-16 and ireland U-16.[12]

De Sa made his debut for the Netherlands U-17 on 22 September 2009 in a friendly match against France U-17. He played a significant role for the under-17 teams 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship campaign, making a total of six appearances, while also competing in the La Manga Cup in Murcia, Spain where he scored his first goal against Denmark U-17 in the 2–1 loss.[13][14]

On 27 November 2010, he made his debut for the under-18 team against Romania U-18, making two further appearances for the Netherlands U-18 that season. On 19 May 2011 he debuted for the Netherlands U-19 in a 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification match against Israel U-19, making a total of six appearances in the Dutch U-19 qualifying campaign, also appearing in three friendly matches for the under-19 team that season.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

As of 2015-12-30[16]
Club performance League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Other Total
2011–12 Ajax Eredivisie 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 12 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 18 1
2014–15 Go Ahead Eagles 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
2015-16 Willem II 15 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
Total Netherlands 44 2 7 2 3 0 0 0 54 4
Career total 44 2 7 2 3 0 0 0 54 4

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Johan Cruijff Shield and Play-off matches.

Reserves performance
Club performance League Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League Total
2013–14 Jong Ajax Eerste Divisie 17 7 17 7
Total Netherlands 17 7 17 7
Career total 17 7 17 7
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 27 April 2014.[17]


  1. ^ "De Sa wil historie schrijven met Ajax A1". Ajax.nl. 2011-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Lesley de Sa profile". UEFA.com. 2011-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Noordwijk vs. Ajax 1-3". Soccerway.com. 2011-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Heracles Vs. Ajax 3 - 3". Soccerway.com. 2012-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Historische zege debutant Jong Ajax". Ajax.nl. 2013-08-05. 
  6. ^ "Jong Ajax gelijk tegen Emmen". Ajax.nl. 2013-08-26. 
  7. ^ "Ajax 6–0 Go Ahead Eagles match report". Football Oranje. 2013-08-28. 
  8. ^ "Ajax 1–1 AC Milan match report". Soccerway. 2013-10-01. 
  9. ^ "Ajax loans out De Sa to Go Ahead". AFC Ajax. 2014-07-24. 
  10. ^ 'Twee andere Ajacieden volgen voorbeeld van Zivkovic en trekken naar Tilburg' (Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. 22 June 2015.
  11. ^ "onder 15: namen, cijfers & feiten". OnsOranje. 2013-10-01. 
  12. ^ "Tournoi du Val-de-Marne U-16 (France)". RSSSF. 2013-10-01. 
  13. ^ "Netherlands 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship profile". UEFA.com. 2013-10-01. 
  14. ^ "Feyenoorders in Ned O/17 verliezen van Denemarken". Feyenoordacademy.com. 2013-10-01. 
  15. ^ "Lesley de Sa - Under-19 Profile". UEFA.com. 2013-10-01. 
  16. ^ "Lesley de Sa Statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lesley de Sa - Voetbal International profile". Voetbal International. 

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