Mitchell Donald

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Mitchell Donald
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Donald
Date of birth (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Red Star Belgrade
Number 20
Youth career
SV Bijlmer
0000–1998 A.V.V. Zeeburgia
1998–2007 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Ajax 8 (1)
2007–2009 Jong Ajax (loan) 56 (8)
2010 Willem II (loan) 14 (1)
2011–2014 Roda JC Kerkrade 91 (12)
2014–2015 Mordovia 14 (3)
2015 Red Star Belgrade (loan) 16 (1)
2016– Red Star Belgrade 33 (4)
National team
2009 Netherlands U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 April 2016

Mitchell Glenn Donald (born 10 December 1988 in Nieuw-Vennep) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for the Serbian SuperLiga club Red Star Belgrade. He previously played for AFC Ajax, where he went through the youth program.

Club career[edit]

Ajax[edit]

Donald joined Ajax following spells at amateur sides SV Bijlmer and A.V.V. Zeeburgia. He joined the first team of Ajax after the 2006–07 winter break in February 2007. Donald made his professional Ajax debut under manager Henk ten Cate on 14 February 2007 in the UEFA Cup clash against SV Werder Bremen.[1] In August 2007 he participated in the 1–0 win over PSV Eindhoven to clinch the Johan Cruijff-schaal, his first trophy. Donald made his Eredivisie debut on 23 September 2007 in a match against AZ, coming on as a substitute for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.[2] He went on to make two more substitutes appearances in the 2007–08 season, on 25 November 2007 against Vitesse Arnhem and on 13 January 2008 against AZ.[3][4]

Donald made no appearances in the Eredivisie in the 2008–09 season under manager Marco van Basten after being badly injured in pre-season at the Amsterdam Tournament in a challenge on Inter's Adriano, but he reestablished himself in the squad following the appointment of Martin Jol. [5] On 27 July 2009, almost exactly a year after injuring himself there, Donald appeared once again at the Amsterdam Tournament in a match against S.L. Benfica.[5] Jol stated that the game of Donald was "surprising" and that his game was "very good and beautiful for such a young player. It also gives confidence and that is important".[5] On 20 August 2009 he came on as a substitute in the UEFA Europa League match against Slovan Bratislava, and was in the starting lineup the following week in the away return match.[6][7] On 20 September 2009, Donald played his first Eredivisie match in 20 months, coming on as a substitute in an away match against VVV-Venlo.[8] On 11 December 2009 (one day after his 21st birthday), Donald scored his first Eredivisie goal for Ajax in a 3–0 victory over N.E.C..[9]

Willem II[edit]

On 29 January 2010, Willem II signed the midfielder on loan from AFC Ajax until June 2011, where he joined his Ajax team-mate Jan-Arie van der Heijden.[10] On 5 February 2010, Donald scored on his debut for the club from Tilburg in a 2–1 loss to NAC Breda.[11]

Roda JC[edit]

On 2 February 2011 Donald signed a contract for Roda JC, but he first joined on 1 July 2011 to his new team.[12]

Mordovia[edit]

In summer 2014 he signed with Russian Premier League side FC Mordovia Saransk.

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

On August 12, 2015, he signed a 6-months loan deal with Serbian side Red Star Belgrade, with option for permanent 2-year deal, under the condition that he appear in more than half the league games until the 2015-16 winter break.[13] On January 18, 2016, it was announced that Donald signed a 1.5-year contract with Red Star lasting until June 2017.[14]

International career[edit]

Mitchell Donald made 3 appearances for the Netherlands U-21 team in 2009.[15]

Personal[edit]

He is an older brother of Joël Donald.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 March 2017[16][17][15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ajax 2006–07 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0
2007–08 3 0 0 0 - - 3 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 5 1 0 0 3 0 - 8 1
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Total 8 1 0 0 4 0 - - 12 1
Willem II (loan) 2009–10 Eredivisie 14 1 0 0 - 4 0 18 1
Roda 2011–12 Eredivisie 31 4 2 2 - - 33 6
2012–13 30 2 1 0 - 4 2 35 4
2013–14 30 6 4 0 - - 30 6
Total 91 12 7 0 - - 4 2 102 14
Mordovia 2014–15 Russian Premier League 12 1 0 0 - - 12 1
2015–16 2 1 0 0 - - 2 1
Total 14 2 0 0 - - - - 14 2
Red Star 2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga 28 2 2 0 - - 30 2
2016–17 21 3 1 0 6 2 - 28 5
Total 49 5 3 0 6 2 - - 58 7
Career total 176 21 10 2 10 2 8 2 204 27

Honours[edit]

Ajax
Red Star Belgrade

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Werder Bremen 3 – 0 Ajax Amsterdam". ESPN Soccernet. 14 February 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "AZ Alkmaar 2 – 3 Ajax Amsterdam". ESPN Soccernet. 23 September 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ajax Amsterdam 4 – 1 Vitesse Arnhem". ESPN Soccernet. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ajax Amsterdam 6 – 1 AZ Alkmaar". ESPN Soccernet. 13 January 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c "Jol: 'We moeten echt veel beter gaan verdedigen'". Voetbalzone. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ajax Amsterdam 5 – 0 Slovan Bratislava". ESPN Soccernet. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Slovan Bratislava 1 – 2 Ajax Amsterdam". ESPN Soccernet. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "VVV Venlo 0 – 4 Ajax Amsterdam". ESPN Soccernet. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Ajax Amsterdam 3 – 0 NEC Nijmegen". ESPN Soccernet. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Donald op huurbasis naar Willem II". AFC Ajax. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "NAC bolster European hopes". Sky Sports. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  12. ^ Roda JC Kerkrade contracteert Mitchell Donald: Dolgelukkig met deze overstap
  13. ^ Donald i zvanično potpisao za Zvezdu at Sportski žurnal, 12-8-2015 (Serbian)
  14. ^ [1] Sport: DONALD ZVEZDIN do juna 2017. godine. (Serbian) January 18, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2016
  15. ^ a b c d e f Mitchell Donald profile at Soccerway
  16. ^ "Mitchell Donald Statistics". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  17. ^ "Mitchell Donald Statistics". Voetbal International. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 

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