Roland Alberg

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Roland Alberg
Roland Alberg (2015).jpg
Alberg with ADO Den Haag in 2015
Personal information
Full name Roland Romario Alberg[1]
Date of birth (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Hoorn, Netherlands[2]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
MVV
Number 10
Youth career
De Blokkers
Hollandia
AZ
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Excelsior 52 (11)
2013 Elazığspor 3 (0)
2013–2016 ADO Den Haag 71 (16)
2016–2017 Philadelphia Union 52 (16)
2018 CSKA Sofia 11 (4)
2018–2019 Panionios 3 (1)
2019–2021 Roda JC Kerkrade 39 (17)
2021Hyderabad FC (loan) 8 (1)
2021– MVV 12 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Netherlands U18 3 (1)
2011–2012 Netherlands U20 4 (1)
2021– Suriname 3 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:06, 8 January 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 05:49, 17 July 2021

Roland Romario Alberg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroːlɑnt ˈɑlbɛr(ə)x]; born 6 August 1990) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for MVV. Born in the Netherlands, he represents the Suriname national team.[3]

Club career[edit]

Netherland and Turkey[edit]

After coming through the AZ Alkmaar youth system,[4] Alberg made his professional debut with Eredivisie side Excelsior in the 2011/12 season and moved to Turkish outfit Elazığspor in January 2013 after falling out with the Rotterdam club who claimed he had spit at his own supporters.[5] ADO Den Haag however claimed Alberg had also signed a contract with them.[6]

He finally joined Den Haag in September 2013.[7] Between 2013 and 2016, he appeared in 71 league matches for ADO, scoring sixteen goals.

Philadelphia Union[edit]

Alberg with Philadelphia Union in 2017

Alberg was acquired by the Philadelphia Union in February 2016.[8] On 1 November 2017, after two years with the club, his 2018 option was declined by the Union.[9]

CSKA Sofia[edit]

It was announced on 31 October 2017 that Alberg signed a two-year contract with CSKA Sofia. He officially joined the club on 1 January 2018 at the conclusion of his MLS contract,[10] but was released at the end of the 2017–18 season.[11]

Panionios[edit]

On 13 June 2018, he joined Greek Superleague club Panionios.[12] He has appeared in three league matches, scoring one goal.

Roda JC Kerkrade[edit]

Alberg plied his trade with Roda JC in the second tier of the Dutch League system Eerste Divisie in 2019.[13] He appeared in 39 league matches for the side and scored seventeen goals before his loan transfer to Hyderabad.

Hyderabad FC[edit]

On December 28, 2020, it was announced that Alberg would join Indian Super League side Hyderabad on loan from Dutch team Roda JC Kerkrade as their 7th foreign recruit when the winter transfer window opened on January 1, 2021.[14]

“I have played in many teams, in different countries around the world. But Hyderabad FC will be the first club in Asia for me and I cannot wait to get started.”

Roland Alberg, after agreeing to switch to the Indian Super League.[15]

He made his debut for Hyderabad on 16 January 2021 against Mumbai City, coming on as a substitute in the 74th minute.[16]

On 22 February, he scored his first ever goal for Hyderabad against ATK Mohun Bagan in a 2–2 draw match.[17][18]

International career[edit]

Born in the Netherlands, Alberg currently holds the Surinamese citizenship. He has represented Nederlands U18 from 2007 to 2008. He has also represented U20 between 2011 and 2012.

He played an unofficial friendly match for the Suriname national team against Curaçao in May 2015.[19]

In October 2020, he has been called up to the national squad of Suriname by coach Dean Gorré after receiving the green light from FIFA to call-up eight Dutch origin players including several that currently play in the Netherlands.[20] In February 2021, he has been called up to the Suriname national team for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the CONCACAF (North and Central America) region, where Suriname were slated to play against Cayman Islands (March 24) and Aruba (March 27) in the first round of the qualifiers.[21]

Alberg made his official international debut for Suriname against Cayman Islands in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match on 24 March 2021. He scored his first goal against Aruba on 27 March in a 6–0 win.[22][23] In June 2021 Alberg was named to the Suriname squad for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[24]

Personal life[edit]

He is a younger brother of former player Ibad Muhamadu[25] and an uncle of Lorenzo Ebecilio.[26]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

CSKA Sofia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roland Alberg at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ Roland Alberg at Soccerway
  3. ^ "Suriname get green light to cap 8 players including Chery and Hasselbaink". Football Oranje. 16 October 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Attacking midfielder Roland Alberg joins Hyderabad FC!". Arunfoot.com (Arunavo about Football). 28 December 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  5. ^ Roland Alberg definitef naar Elazigspor - Rijnmond (in Dutch)
  6. ^ 'Alberg heeft contract bij Elazigspor én bij ADO' - AD (in Dutch)
  7. ^ Roland Alberg komt naar ADO Den Haag Archived 25 March 2014 at archive.today - ADO Den Haag (in Dutch)
  8. ^ Philadelphia Union Acquire Dutch Midfielder Roland Alberg philadelphiaunion.com. Retrieved 17 March 2021
  9. ^ "Philadelphia Union Exercise 2018 Options On 11 Players". PhiladelphiaUnion.com. Philadelphia Union Communications. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Официално: ЦСКА-София с първо ново попълнение (снимки)". sportal.bg. BG Football. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  11. ^ "ЦСКА се раздели с петима футболисти" (in Bulgarian). cska.bg. 7 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Επίσημο: Στον Πανιώνιο ο Άλμπεργκ". www.sport24.gr. 12 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Roland Alberg". indiansuperleague.com. 17 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Hyderabad FC sign attacking midfielder Roland Alberg on loan". Times Of India. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  15. ^ "Attacking midfielder Roland Alberg agrees to join Hyderabad FC". Hyderabad Football Club (official website). 28 December 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  16. ^ "ISL 2020-21 highlights: Mumbai City FC, Hyderabad FC play out 0-0 draw". Sportstar. 16 January 2021. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  17. ^ "ISL 2020-21 highlights: Hyderabad FC, ATK Mohun Bagan play out 2-2 draw". sportstar.thehindu.com. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  18. ^ Bureau, Sports (22 February 2021). "ATK Mohun Bagan dents HFC's chances". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  19. ^ "ADO-spelers oefenen tegen elkaar tijdens interland Suriname - Curaçao" (in Dutch). Omroep West. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Suriname get green light to cap 8 players including Chery and Hasselbaink". Football Oranje. 16 October 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  21. ^ "Roland Alberg called up for Suriname National Team". hyderabadfc.co.in. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  22. ^ "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 31 March 2021. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  23. ^ "2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF): ARUBA VS. SURINAME 0 - 6". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  24. ^ Surinamese Football Federation [@OfficialSVB1920] (25 June 2021). "The 23 That Will Represent Us At The CONCACAF Gold Cup" (Tweet). Retrieved 12 July 2021 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ Jeugdspeler aan het woord: Roland Alberg -AZ (in Dutch)
  26. ^ Ajax-talent Ebecilio overleefde hartaanval (in Dutch)
  27. ^ "Botev Plovdiv vs. CSKA Sofia 2–6". soccerway.com. 30 July 2017.

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