Mitchell Burgzorg

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Mitchell Burgzorg
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Burgzorg
Date of birth (1987-07-25) 25 July 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Zaandam, Netherlands
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1991–1994 Hellas Sport
1994–2006 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Haarlem 38 (2)
2008–2010 NEC 23 (0)
2010–2012 Almere City 37 (7)
2012–2014 Ludogorets 24 (2)
2014–2015 Slavia Sofia 15 (1)
2015–2016 Almere City 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 June 2016
(Mitchell Burgzorg)
Born (1987-07-25) July 25, 1987 (age 31)
Zaandam, Netherlands
GenresRap, hip hop
Occupation(s)rapper, songwriter
Years active2005 – present
LabelsBlack Label Music
Associated actsAli B

Mitchell Burgzorg (born 25 July 1987 in Zaandam) is a Dutch footballer of Surinamese descent and a known rapper under the name Priester.

Sports career[edit]

Burgzorg is a defender who made his debut in professional football, being part of the HFC Haarlem squad in the 2006–07 season. In 2008, he moved to N.E.C. Nijmegen.[1]

In June 2014, Burgzorg moved from Ludogorets Razgrad to fellow Bulgarian A Group side Slavia Sofia,[2] only to return to Almere City in summer 2015.[3]




Music career[edit]

Mitchell Burgzorg has also developed a music career as a rapper under the stage name Priester.[4] He is signed to Black Label Music. In collaboration with Nino, he appeared on 24 uur Volume 1 and 24 uur Volume 2 released by Black Label Music.

He is a rapper who was part of the rap formation LSD (full name Lyricale Straat Dichters) based in Zaandam. He left them in 2011 for a solo career.

Known for his collaborations with other artists, he was featured in June 2010 in "Baas in mij" with Ali B and football player / rapper Soufiane Touzani, quickly followed in August the same year in "Een dagje @ spec" with Ali B, Keizer and Gio.

In February 2011, Priester prepared his own mixtape Baas Boven Baas, but it was never officially released. However, he released "Geen 1" as a single and a music video.[5] In 2011, he appeared on Swagg On Remix, a collaboration with well-known names like Ali B, Brainpower and Excellent.

On 25 January 2012, Priester took part in the popular Dutch television series Ali B op volle toeren hosted by Moroccan-Dutch rapper Ali B. He was paired with artist Ronnie Tober to perform each other's works. Priester interpreted Tober's "Rozen voor Sandra" in a new version, whereas Tober took Priester's "Geen 1" and interpreted it as "Er is niemand zoals jij". In 2012, he signed to the Nindo music label. The manager of Nindo (Negative) has been unofficially announced that the 'Baas Boven Baas mixtape' is done, but when the mixtape comes out is not yet known.


  1. ^ "Stats Centre: Mitchell Burgzorg Facts". Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  2. ^ "Burgzorg tekent contract bij Slavia Sofia". (in Dutch). Elfvoetbal. Retrieved 28 July 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ Mitchell Burgzorg keert terug bij Almere City FC - Omroep Flevoland (in Dutch)
  4. ^ Priester Burgzorg via een omweg in de Eredivisie - Voetbal International (in Dutch)
  5. ^ Music video for "Geen 1" by Priester