Sherjill MacDonald

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Sherjill MacDonald
Sherjill MacDonald Chicago Fire 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sherjill MacDonald
Date of birth (1984-11-20) 20 November 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
KFC Lille
Youth career
2000–2001 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Anderlecht 26 (1)
2004–2005Heracles Almelo (loan) 17 (4)
2005–2006Hamburger SV II (loan) 22 (4)
2006–2008 AGOVV 24 (11)
2007–2008West Bromwich Albion (loan) 18 (0)
2008–2009 West Bromwich Albion 5 (0)
2008Hereford United (loan) 7 (6)
2009Roeselare (loan) 16 (6)
2009–2012 Germinal Beerschot 82 (15)
2012–2013 Chicago Fire 27 (4)
2013–2016 Westerlo 41 (15)
2015–2016Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 17 (2)
2016–2018 Almere City 55 (13)
2018 Busan IPark 2 (0)
2019– KFC Lille ? (?)
National team
2006–2007 Netherlands U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 July 2018

Sherjill MacDonald (born 20 November 1984) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a forward for KFC Lille in Belgium.

Club career[edit]

MacDonald started his career as a product of the Ajax youth system, and was loaned out to several clubs before being transferred to R.S.C. Anderlecht and then to AGOVV Apeldoorn.

He joined West Bromwich Albion on loan during the January 2007 transfer window, with the option of a permanent transfer at the end of his loan spell.[1] He made his club debut as a substitute in a 2–1 victory over Plymouth Argyle on 31 January. On 27 February 2007 he missed a penalty during sudden death in the 6th round of the FA cup against Middlesbrough, who won 5–4 on penalties.[2] After the end of the 2006–07 season it was announced that his loan period had been extended until January 2008.[3] He has been described by West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mowbray as "a special talent".[4] On 4 January 2008 he signed a two and a half-year permanent contract with Albion, after they paid a £200,000 fee.[5]

On 8 February 2008 MacDonald joined Hereford United on a month's emergency loan.[6] He scored twice on his debut the following day in a 4–1 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge, earning him a place in the League Two Team of the Week.[7][8] Three days later he scored a hat-trick against Rochdale in a 4–2 away win.[9] MacDonald returned to the Hawthorns having scored six goals in seven league games.

He joined K.S.V. Roeselare on loan during the January 2009 transfer window.[10]

During the 2009 close season he left West Bromwich Albion F.C. to sign a contract with K.F.C. Germinal Beerschot which will keep him at the club until the 30 June 2013.[11]

MacDonald joined Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire on 24 July 2012 under the league's designated player rule. His debut for the Chicago Fire was unsuccessful, as the Fire drew last second to the San Jose Earthquakes. He was released on 14 August 2013.[12]

In July 2018, MacDonald joined Busan IPark in South Korea, but after an unsuccessful half year, he left the club again and returned to Belgium.[13] He then started to train with KFC Lille. MacDonald signed with the club and scored one goal and made one assist in his first game.[14]

International career[edit]

MacDonald was capped for the Netherlands at U21 level, making his debut against an England U21 side who won 1–0 in November 2006. It was during this game that he came to the attention of West Bromwich Albion, as he played against Albion centre back Curtis Davies.

Personal life[edit]

MacDonald is of Surinamese descent. Sherjill is a Mormon.



Sparta Rotterdam


  1. ^ "MacDonald joins Baggies". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "WBA vs Middlesbrough". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Baggies extend MacDonald's loan". BBC Sport. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  4. ^ "MacDonald maturing says boss". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 27 October 2007. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Baggies seal MacDonald transfer". BBC Sport. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
  6. ^ "New Striker Joins on Emergency Loan". 8 February 2008. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Hereford 4–1 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. 9 February 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
  8. ^ "Coca-Cola League 2 Team of the Week (11/02/2008)" (PDF). The Football League. 11 February 2008. Archived from the original (pdf) on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
  9. ^ "Rochdale 2–4 Hereford". BBC Sport. 12 February 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
  10. ^ "MacDonald makes Roeselare move". Sky Sports. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  11. ^ Germinal Beerschot strikt Sherjill Mac Donald
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  13. ^ Spits die furore maakte bij Beerschot, Roeselare en Westerlo gaat op 34-jarige leeftijd voetballen in... eerste provinciale: "Op training gaan ze nog vlot binnen",, 24 January 2019
  14. ^ “Ik voelde me nu pas klaar om te spelen”,, 13 March 2019

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