I was born on February 21st 1993 in Hilversum. At the age of 6 I joined my local club HVV the Zebras. In 2003 I switched clubs to HSV Wasmeer before joining the world-famous Ajax academy.
I made my debut against Olympic Lyonnais in the UEFA Champions League on November 22, 2011. A few days later I made a dream debut in the Eredivisie. As I was still a youth player I got number 39. As if it was written in the stars I scored my first goal with just 39 seconds on the clock, goosebumps.
After 13 years and having played 181 games for Ajax, I left for Everton in England in the summer of 2017.
On July 27, 2018 I made a transfer to Werder Bremen in Germany. I scored in the first (test) match I played in, on that same day. I am happy to play in the Bundesliga for a club with such a long history.
My boyhood dream to represent my country came true on March 5, 2014 in the friendly international match against France. So far I have played 16 international matches and scored four times.
Champion with Ajax, 2012
Champion with Ajax and winner Johan Cruijff Trophy, 2013
Champion with Ajax and Ajax Talent of the year, 2014
Winner golden shoe, best player in the Eredivisie, 2016
Going out to play football like I did when I was younger is gettting harder with densely builty neighborhoods and traffic on the street. By partnering with and having my own Cruyff Court I get to give the children of HSV Wasmeer the opportunity to play outside the way I used to.