Georginio Wijnaldum

  • Date of birth : 11/11/1990
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Netherlands Netherlands
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Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum

A goalscoring debutant in the Netherlands' 11-0 win against San Marino during UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, Georginio Wijnaldum is a rising star of the Dutch game. The diminutive Rotterdammer made his name with Feyenoord before moving to PSV Eindhoven last summer.

• Joined Feyenoord after a spell at Sparta Rotterdam's academy and made his Eredivisie debut on 8 April 2007, aged 16, in a 4-0 home defeat by FC Groningen.

• Scored his first Eredivisie goal, against Heracles Almelo, in December 2007 and became a first choice in the Feyenoord forward line in 2008/09, during which he also scored his first European goal, in a UEFA Cup qualifier against Kalmar FF.

• Registered just four goals in each of his first two full Eredivisie campaigns but lifted his tally to 14 in 2010/11, including four in one game against Groningen, having started all 34 matches for Mario Been's side.

• Joined PSV for €5m and made an excellent start to life in Eindhoven, scoring 11 goals in all competitions for his new club during first half of 2011/12 season.

• Came off the bench for his international debut in the 86th minute of the Netherlands' UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against San Marino in Eindhoven and struck his first goal − and his team's 11th of the evening − less than five minutes later.

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General info

  • Name: Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 11/11/1990 (24)
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Newcastle ( ENG)

  • Height: 173cm

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    18/09/08: Feyenoord 0-1 Kalmar
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Elite round)
    24/03/06: Finland 0-1 Netherlands

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Netherlands U-21166
Netherlands U-19114
Netherlands U-17123

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 07/09/2015 01:09 CET