Sjoerd Ars

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Sjoerd Ars
Personal information
Full name Sjoerd Adrianus Theodorus Ars
Date of birth (1984-04-15) 15 April 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Terborg, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Fortuna Sittard
Number 24
Youth career
DVC'26
Feyenoord
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 De Graafschap 13 (2)
2005–2006 Omniworld 36 (17)
2006–2008 Go Ahead Eagles 74 (33)
2008–2010 RBC Roosendaal 74 (33)
2010–2011 Zwolle 33 (28)
2011–2013 Levski Sofia 14 (6)
2012 Tianjin Teda (loan) 29 (13)
2013 Konyaspor (loan) 17 (8)
2013–2014 Karşıyaka 35 (9)
2014–2015 NEC 37 (28)
2015–2016 NAC Breda 33 (21)
2016 Szombathelyi Haladás 14 (1)
2017– Fortuna Sittard 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 June 2016.

Sjoerd Ars (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʃuːrt ˈɑrs]; born 15 April 1984 in Terborg) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a striker for Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.

Career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Ars played in the youth of DVC'26 from the town of Didam, and was later picked up by Dutch giants, Feyenoord. He never broke through to the first team, and chose to play professionally for De Graafschap.

Dutch second division[edit]

After one season in Doetinchem, he decided to sign with FC Omniworld, a club that became a licensed pro-club that year. In his first season in Almere, Ars scored 17 goals.

He later played 4 successful seasons for Go Ahead Eagles and RBC Roosendaal.

FC Zwolle[edit]

In 2010, Ars signed a contract at FC Zwolle.[1][2] He started the season well by scoring 11 goals in his first 10 league matches. He finished the season with 28 goals, scored in 33 matches.

PFC Levski Sofia[edit]

His great season with FC Zwolle was enough to be signed by Bulgarian side PFC Levski Sofia. Ars arrived in Sofia on 23 June 2011 and signed a three-year contract the next day. On 28 July 2011, in his official debut for Levski, he came on as a substitute and scored the winning goal for the 2:1 win over FC Spartak Trnava. Ars also netted a goal to open the scoring in the return leg, but Levski were eventually eliminated after losing the penalty shootout to decide the match (the aggregate score at the end of extra time was 3:3). On 6 November 2011, he scored a brace in the 3:2 home win over Loko Plovdiv in an A Group match.

Tianjin Teda[edit]

In February 2012, Ars went to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda on loan. Tianjin Teda also had an option to make the move permanent in the end of the 2012 league season. He made his official debut for Tianjin on 25 February, in a 2–1 CFA Super Cup defeat against Guangzhou Evergrande.

After spells in Turkey, Ars returned to Holland to join NEC Nijmegen. He topped the Eerste Divisie top goalscorers charts at the end of the club's title winning 2014/15 season[3] and moved on to NAC.[4] In summer 2016, Ars left NAC Breda for Hungarian side Szombathelyi Haladás.[5]

Career Stats[edit]

As of 1 June 2013.[6]
Club Season League Dom. Cup Int. Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
De Graafschap 2003–04 13 2 0 0 0 0 13 2
2004–05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC Omniworld 2005–06 36 17 0 0 0 0 36 17
Go Ahead Eagles 2006–07 38 18 0 0 0 0 38 18
2007–08 36 15 0 0 0 0 36 15
RBC Roosendaal 2008–09 37 17 0 0 0 0 37 17
2009–10 37 16 0 0 0 0 37 16
FC Zwolle 2010–11 33 28 0 0 0 0 33 28
Levski Sofia 2011–12 14 6 0 0 2 2 16 8
Tianjin Teda 2012 21 12 1 0 3 0 25 12
Konyaspor 2012–13 17 8 0 0 0 0 17 8
Karsiyaka 2013–14 35 9 0 0 0 0 35 9
NEC 2014–15 35 28 0 0 0 0 35 28
NAC Breda 2015–16 33 21 0 0 0 0 33 21

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

NEC

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