Luuk de Jong

Luuk de Jong ( 2010)

Luuk de Jong ( born August 27, 1990 in Aigle, Canton Vaud, Switzerland ) is a Dutch football player. Since 2012, the striker for Borussia Mönchengladbach under contract. Currently, de Jong plays but on loan at Newcastle United. He is regarded as an excellent header of a ball.



Luuk de Jong was like his older brother Siem Aigle in Switzerland to the world, where his parents George de Jong and Loekie Raterink played volleyball. At age four he came to the Dutch home of his parents, grew up in the Achterhoek and played as a child when Doetinchemer club DZC'68. At age ten, he moved to De Graafschap, where he held the other youth teams and in April 2008 signed his first professional contract. On 7 November 2008 he made his debut in the Eredivisie; in the 79th minute he was substituted against NAC Breda for Peter Jung bat. His first match in the starting lineup was the home match against Willem II on 17 January 2009; He scored his first goal in a 2-2 draw against FC Twente 8 February 2009, with a header. Overall, he came into the season on 14 missions and two goals in the Eredivisie.

De Jong signed with FC Twente in June 2009 a three-year contract until 30 June 2012 with the option of a further year, which was extended in November 2010 to 2014. Here he was first used on 17 January 2010, in the 90th minute he came for Kenneth Perez into play. The short-term use followed by the end of the season eleven league games in which he contributed with two goals to the first championship of FC Twente. In the KNVB Cup in 2009/10 he was successfully four times for his team in five games in the UEFA Europa League 2009/10 he scored for four inserts a hit, the gate at the 1:4 defeat at Werder Bremen. In the 2011/12 season he scored in the league 25 goals in 31 games for the Enschede. Overall, he came in three years for Twente to 59 goals in 119 official matches.

For the 2012/13 season changed de Jong in the German Bundesliga to Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he signed a contract with a term until 30 June 2017. His debut for the club from the Lower Rhine, he was on 18 August 2012, when he stood in the 2-0 victory in the first round of the DFB Cup, against Alemannia Aachen in the starting eleven. Here he gave the assist of to 1:0 by Juan Arango. His first game in the Bundesliga he made on 25 August 2012 on the opening day against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the starting eleven. On the 3rd Round, he then scored his first goal in the Bundesliga for interim 1:2 against 1.FC Nuremberg. On October 4, 2012 Luuk de Jong scored in the Europa League group match against Fenerbahce Gladbachs the interim 1-0 lead for his team, which was also synonymous with the first goal of Gladbach in the European Cup for 16 years. He was missing in the aftermath due to a capsule injury and his comeback until 6 December 2012, when he was in the final group game in the Europa League, again against Fenerbahce, on as a substitute and this met again, this time in a 3-0 final score.

On January 29, 2014 de Jong on loan until the end of the season including the option to buy at Newcastle United.


De Jong is part of the cadres of the U-19 and U-21 national teams, in whom he played with Kevin Strootman, Leroy Fer and Georginio Wijnaldum. On 9 February 2011, he made ​​his debut in the senior team when he came on in the friendly against Austria in the 75th minute for Dirk Kuijt. He scored his first goal on September 6, 2011 for the 2-0 win in the European Championship qualifier against Finland in Helsinki. He belonged to the Netherlands squad for the Euro 2012, but was not in any of the three lost Preliminaries used.


  • Dutch master: 2010
  • Dutch Cup winner: 2011
  • Dutch Super Cup winner: 2010