Sergio Hellings

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Sergio Hellings
Personal information
Full name Sergio Hellings
Date of birth (1984-10-11) 11 October 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Anderlecht 0 (0)
2005–2006 Heracles Almelo 43 (4)
2006–2007 AGOVV Apeldoorn 25 (6)
2007–2008 Leicester City 0 (0)
2008–2009 Westerlo 0 (0)
2009–2010 Roeselare 0 (4)
National team
Netherlands U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 August 2009.

Sergio Hellings (born 11 October 1984 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer Who is without a club having last played for Roeselare.

Career[edit]

A natural defender, Hellings was snapped up by Ajax at an early age, and was nurtured through the Dutch side's world-famous youth system as one of the biggest talents. He has represented his country at all youth levels up to Under-21 next to now top players, Nigel de Jong, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben and John Heitinga. Hellings didn't wait to play for the first team, so he joined Belgian side Anderlecht for €2 million on 11 October 2002, signing a five-year contract.[1] He only made it to 7 pre-season friendlies for Anderlecht. Middlesbrough originally wanted to sign Hellings, but the clubs could agree on the transfer fee.[2] Leeds United were also interested in signing Hellings, but the club took too long in deciding to pursue a deal.[3]

In the 2004–05 winter break he returned to The Netherlands and joined Heracles Almelo in the Eerste Divisie, with whom he won promotion to the Eredivisie. The next season, he helped Heracles Almelo to remain in the Eredivisie, and made it to the Netherlands national under-21 football team. He moved back to the Eerste Divisie himself when he joined AGOVV Apeldoorn, making 25 appearances.

Hellings was signed by Leicester City on 19 June 2007 under manager Martin Allen,[4] Manager Martin Allen that signed Hellings lasted for only 4 months, so he was transfer listed by Ian Holloway on 23 December.[5] He came close to making his senior debut against Chelsea in a League Cup match on 31 October, but was left on the substitute bench as Leicester lost 4–3.[6] He has recently been on trial at Luton town and scored twice for their reserves.[1] Hellings didn't got a chance due to manager switches on short terms and on 30 July 2008 he parted company with Leicester City by mutual consent,[7] having secured a two-year deal (with an option of a third year) at Belgian Jupiler League side Westerlo two days earlier.

Coaching[edit]

Since leaving Westerlo, unable to find another club Hellings has been volunteering in a coaching capactity at Ajax Amsterdam and Leicester City.

Honours[edit]

Heracles Almelo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajax let Hellings go". Sky Sports. 15 March 2002. Retrieved 28 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "Leeds eye Boro cast off". Sky Sports. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 28 September 2007. 
  3. ^ Leeds missed Dutch deal "Leeds missed Dutch deal" Check |url= value (help). Sky Sports. 4 September 2004. Retrieved 28 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Leicester sign Dutchman Hellings". BBC Sport. 19 June 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2007. 
  5. ^ "Holloway begins clear-out". Sky Sports. 23 December 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "Chelsea 4–3 Leicester". BBC Sport. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2007. 
  7. ^ "Hellings Moves On". LCFC.co.uk. 30 July 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2008. 

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