Riechedly Bazoer

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Riechedly Bazoer
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Bazoer playing for Ajax in March 2015
Personal information
Full name Riechedly Bazoer
Date of birth (1996-10-12) 12 October 1996 (age 18)
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ajax
Number 6
Youth career
–2006 USV Elinkwijk
2006–2012 PSV
2012–2013 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Ajax 17 (1)
2013– Jong Ajax 34 (1)
National team
2011 Netherlands U15 2 (0)
2011–2012 Netherlands U16 4 (0)
2012 Netherlands U17 13 (1)
2013– Netherlands U19 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:00, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Riechedly Bazoer (born 12 October 1996) is a Dutch footballer of Curaçaoan descent, who plays as a defensive midfielder for Ajax in the Eredivisie.

Club career[edit]

Ajax[edit]

Bazoer was acquired by Ajax as a free transfer from rival Eredivisie club PSV on 16 November 2012.[1] He had been linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle United being mentioned, but opted to sign with Ajax instead.[2][3][4] No transfer fee was necessary, as the young defender was under age. However it was declared by the KNVB that Bazoer would not be eligible for the first team of Ajax until after his 16th birthday.[5] Unable to make his debut in the 2012–13 season for the first team due to the KNVB ruling, he played for Jong Ajax in the Beloften Eredivisie, as well as participating in the 2013 Copa Amsterdam with Ajax A1.[6]

On 29 June 2013, he made his debut for Ajax during a pre-season friendly against SDC Putten. Bazoer came on as a second-half substitute, with the match ending in a 4–1 win in favor of Ajax.[7] Bazoer made his professional debut in the Eerste Divisie for Jong Ajax, in the teams season opener against Telstar on 5 August 2013, a match they won 2–0 in the team's first ever match in the second division of Dutch football.[8] On 4 September 2013 it was announced that Bazoer was amongst the 22 players who were registered by Frank de Boer for Ajax's 2013–14 UEFA Champions League campaign.[9] On 15 February 2015, Bazoer scored his first goal for Ajax in a 4-2 win over FC Twente.[10] On 19 February 2015, Bazoer made his full European debut in a 1-0 win over Legia Warsaw in the Europa League.[11]

International career[edit]

Bazoer has represented the Netherlands at various youth levels. He participated in the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, helping to contribute to the Netherlands' second consecutive continental title in that age group by defeating Germany 5–4 on penalties in the final, after extra time following a 1–1 deadlock.[12]

On 4 January 2013, the Curaçao Football Federation expressed an interest in calling up Bazoer to represent the Curaçao U-20 team for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Mexico.[13] Bazoer was eligible due to his age and heritage, and this would not have conflicted with his decision to play for the Netherlands given the player's age but the offer was turned down by his agents, and Bazoer remained in Amsterdam.[14][15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

As of 2015-05-23[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
2014–15 Ajax Eredivisie 17 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 22 2
Total Netherlands 17 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 22 2
Career total 17 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 22 2

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.
2 Includes Johan Cruijff Shield matches.

Reserves performance
Club performance League Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League Total
2013–14 Jong Ajax Eerste Divisie 21 0 21 0
2014–15 13 1 13 1
Total Netherlands 34 1 34 1
Career total 34 1 34 1

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Netherlands under-17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bazoer kiest vol overtuiging voor Ajax". Ajax.nl. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "PSV wonderkid Bazoer weighs up offers from Arsenal, Chelsea & Manchester City". 8 November 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle want Arsenal and Man City target Bazoer". dailymail.co.uk (Daily Mail). 24 October 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ajax legt PSV talent Bazoer vast". AD.nl. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Weglokken Bazoer door Ajax treft PSV hard". AD.nl. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bazoer geniet Amsterdam". Copa-Amsterdam.nl. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ajax wint magertjes in Putten". Ajax Showtime. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Debutant Bazoer: 'De stap naar het eerste elftal wordt hierdoor kleiner'". Voetbalzone.nl. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "CL-selectie Ajax bekend: Bazoer ook speelgerechtigd". Soccernews.nl. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ajax beats Twente 4-2 to stay 12 points behind leader PSV". thestate. 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Cillessen ensures Ajax overcome Legia onslaught". UEFA. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Onder 17 Europees Kampioen". Onsoranje.nl. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "U-20 finals set for Mexico, U-17s to Panama". CONCACAF.com. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Voetbalbond hoopt op Riechedly Bazoer". Curaçao Sport. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Curaçao hoopt Bazoer te strikken voor kwalificatie-toernooi WK bij ontbreken dispensatie". Ajax F-Side.nl. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Riechedly Bazoer Statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 

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