Siem de Jong

Siem de Jong 2011

Siem de Jong ( born January 28, 1989 in Aigle, Switzerland ) is a Dutch football player. Since summer 2007, the midfielder is the pro squad of the Dutch first division club Ajax Amsterdam.


De Jong came on 28 January 1989 as a son of the Dutch volleyball players George de Jong and Loekie Raterink in Aigle in the southwest of Switzerland to the world. Together with his younger brother Luuk, who is also a professional footballer, playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach, the family moved in 1995 after Achterhoek in the Netherlands. He attended the Rietveld Lyceum, which was also attended by Guus Hiddink, Klaas -Jan Huntelaar and Paul Bosvelt.



De Jong played until 2001 in the youth club from Doetinchemer DZC'68 before he was discovered at the age of 12 years of VBV De Graafschap Doetinchem. After four years at de Graafschap lured him into his Ajax youth academy. Within a year he finally made ​​the jump to the senior squad, scoring from the 2007/ 08 season to Erstligamannschaft of the association. On 26 October 2007 de Jong made ​​his debut for the Amsterdam. In the game against Kozakken Boys he came on in the 80th minute for Jan Vertonghen. His first Eredivisie game he played against Sparta Rotterdam. With a goal in extra time, he secured his team the 2-2 draw. After his first year as a pro he came to about 20 league operations and thus was the only player under 20 years old who broke that mark for this season.


De Jong was national player of the U19 and U20 in the Netherlands. He currently wears the jersey of the Netherlands U21.

After the 2010 World Cup called Bond coach Bert van Marwijk de Jong for the match in Donetsk on 11 August 2010 against Ukraine for the first time in the squad of the national team. Since the game was promptly on the World Cup final, van Marwijk had waived the player used at the World Cup. De Jong was the 1-1 draw in the starting lineup of Orange and was 63 minutes against another debutant, Leroy Fer, replaced.


  • Dutch Cup winner: 2010
  • Dutch champion: 2011, 2012