Siem de Jong (34) has announced that he will end his football career this week. The home game of his club De Graafschap with FC Den Bosch next Friday will be his last appearance as a professional.
The midfielder himself announced this with a message on Twitter. “Tomorrow I will play my last match as a professional football player in this beautiful stadium. Thank you for that, it was an honor,” he addresses the fans of the Super farmers.
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This season, De Jong came to 25 matches in the shirt of the club, where he also completed part of the youth academy. He scored three times and provided an assist on a goal by a teammate. Last summer, the club brought him back from the United States, where he had his last foreign adventure as a professional at Cincinnati.
De Jong knew his heyday in the shirt of Ajax. Between 2011 and 2014 he seized the national title four times in a row with the Amsterdam club, for which he made his debut in the Eredivisie in 2007. In the decisive game for the first of his four championships in Amsterdam service against FC Twente, where brother Luuk de Jong was at the forefront, he scored twice.