Stef Nijland

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Stef Nijland
Nijland Toivonen PSV 2011.jpg
Nijland (left) and then-teammate Ola Toivonen at PSV in 2011
Personal information
Full name Stefan Nijland
Date of birth (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Hoogezand, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre Forward
Club information
Current team
PEC Zwolle
Number 10
Youth career
1997–2007 Groningen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Groningen 23 (4)
2008–2013 PSV 18 (1)
2009–2010 Willem II (loan) 16 (4)
2011–2012 NEC (loan) 15 (1)
2013 Brisbane Roar (loan) 10 (0)
2013– PEC Zwolle 79 (19)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 July 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:43, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Stefan Nijland (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsteː.fɑn ˈnɛi̯.ˌlɑnt]) (born 10 August 1988) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward[1] for PEC Zwolle.


Born in Hoogezand, Nijland began his professional career during the 2007–08 season with Groningen. In 2008 he transferred to PSV..[2] On 24 December 2009, PSV loaned Nijland to Willem II.[3] On 25 May 2011, PSV loaned Nijland to NEC for the 2011/12 season.[4]

In January 2013, Nijland went to Australian club Brisbane Roar on a four-month loan deal.[5][6] Nijland made his debut for Brisbane in round 19 against Central Coast Mariners in a 2-2 draw.[7]

2014-15 season[edit]

Nijland was named in the starting eleven in the 2014 Dutch Supercup-game between PEC and Ajax, where he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 win, giving PEC its first ever Supercup win and himself his second major trophy at the club.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Hans Nijland, the Managing Director of FC Groningen.[9]


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