Sergiño Dest

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Sergiño Dest
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Dest with the United States U20 in 2019
Personal information
Full name Sergiño Gianni Dest
Date of birth (2000-11-03) November 3, 2000 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth Almere, Netherlands[1]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position(s) Right-back
Club information
Current team
Number 28
Youth career
2012 Almere City
2012–2018 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Jong Ajax 17 (1)
2018– Ajax 20 (0)
National team
2016–2017 United States U17 5 (0)
2018–2019 United States U20 10 (0)
2019– United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:25, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:44, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Sergiño Gianni Dest (born November 3, 2000) is a Dutch-born American professional soccer player who plays as a right-back for Dutch club Ajax and the United States national team.

Born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and American father, Dest has represented the United States internationally at senior level since 2019.

Club career[edit]

Dest played for the youth academy of Almere City FC until 2012, when he made the switch to the youth teams of Ajax. After progressing through the ranks of the club, he made his debut for Jong Ajax on October 15, 2018, Jong Ajax, in a 2–1 loss against Jong PSV. Dest impressed over the course of the 2018–19 season, making 17 appearances in the Dutch Eerste Divisie and tallying one goal and two assists.[2] He also scored one goal and provided one assist in seven appearances in the prestigious UEFA Youth League.[2]

On July 27, 2019, Dest made his debut for the Ajax first team in an official game, when he started the 2019 Johan Cruyff Shield match, a derby against PSV Eindhoven.[2] Ajax won the match, 2–0, and in consequence, the title.[3] On August 10, 2019, Dest debuted in the Eredivisie, replacing Noussair Mazraoui in the 54th minute of the Ajax 5–0 home win against FC Emmen.[4]

International career[edit]

Dest was born in the Netherlands to a Surinamese-American father and a Dutch mother, but has represented only the United States at youth and full international level. He represented the United States U-17s at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and the United States U-20s at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he played four matches.[5][6]

Dest debuted for the U.S. men's senior team on September 6, 2019, starting and playing 68 minutes in a 3–0 friendly loss against Mexico.[7] Dest chose to commit his international future to the United States at the senior level on October 28, 2019.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played March 7, 2019[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Jong Ajax 2018–19 Eerste Divisie 17 1 17 1
Ajax 2019–20 Eredivisie 20 0 3 2 8 0 1 0 32 2
Career total 37 1 3 2 8 0 2 0 49 3

Honors and achievements[edit]






  1. ^ a b c "Sergiño Dest". US Soccer. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "18-Year-Old American Sergiño Dest Goes Full 90 In Ajax Senior Debut". The 18. July 28, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ajax vs. PSV 2 - 0". Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ajax 5 - 0 Emmen". Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "United States U20 Scoring Squad". ESPN.
  6. ^ "ASN: Sergino Dest, 16, Is Opening Eyes at the U-17 World Cup".
  7. ^ "Dest debuts against Mexico as US makes 6 changes".
  8. ^ "Sergino Dest chooses United States over Netherlands |".
  9. ^ "Sergiño Dest". Soccerway. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Sergiño Dest, Brianna Pinto and Nick Mayhugh Win 2019 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year Honors for Young Male, Young Female and Player With a Disability". USSF. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ajax roept Ziyech uit tot Speler van het Jaar; Dest talent van het jaar". May 15, 2020.

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