Sidney Schmeltz

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Sidney Schmeltz
Personal information
Full name Sidney Schmeltz
Date of birth (1989-06-08) 8 June 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Al-Ahli Manama
Youth career
SV Geinoord
RKC Waalwijk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Willem II 5 (0)
2010–2011 Almere City 33 (4)
2011–2012 Sparta Rotterdam 22 (2)
2012–2013 SC Veendam 26 (2)
2013–2014 Oldham Athletic 17 (0)
2014 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Hartlepool United 5 (0)
2015 Petrojet 1 (1)
2015–2016 Magreb '90 8 (0)
2016– Al-Ahli Manama 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2016.

Sidney Schmeltz (born 8 June 1989) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Al-Ahli Manama.

Schmeltz started his career with SV Geinoord in Nieuwegein, but was scouted by RKC Waalwijk on early age. August 2008 he switched to Willem II Tilburg. Despite he was not allowed to play yet, he made his debut for the Willem II reserve squad in a cup-match against RKC Waalwijk. Therefore, the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) decided to play a rematch.

On April 19, 2009 Schmeltz made his first appearance in the Willem II First Squad in the home-match against ADO Den Haag (3–3), as a substitute for Sergio Zijler. Schmeltz appeared in the starting line-up for the first time two weeks later against Roda JC (0–1 win).[1]

In August 2010, Schmeltz was signed by Almere City in a one-year deal. He left City after one season to play for Sparta Rotterdam,[2] but was released despite of an ungoing contract in the summer after it. He signed with SC Veendam,[3] but became a free agent after the club's bankruptcy in March 2013.

In June 2013, Schmeltz signed a three-year deal with League One side Oldham Athletic.[4]

On 10 January 2014, Schmeltz joined Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season,[5] making his debut the following day against Milton Keynes Dons.[6] Schmeltz had his contract terminated with immediate effect in February 2014.[7]

Schmeltz joined Hartlepool United on 31 October 2014 on a short-term deal[8] and was released at the end of the year.[9]


  1. ^ "Sidney Schmeltz" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Sparta trekt ook Nieuwendaal en Schmeltz aan" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Sparta laat Schmeltz verkassen naar SC Veendam" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Schmeltz vervolgt loopbaan bij Oldham" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Schmeltz set to sign". Shrewsbury Town FC. 10 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 11 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Schmeltz Departs". Oldham Athletic AFC. 14 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Hartlepool United sign Nicky Featherstone and Sidney Schmeltz". BBC Sport. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Hartlepool United release Sidney Schmeltz and loan men Joe Ironside and Matteo Lanzoni". Hartlepool Mail. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 

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