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Daley Sinkgraven
Daley Sinkgraven
Personal information
Full name Daley Sinkgraven
Date of birth 4 July 1995 (1995-07-04) (age 25)
Place of birth    Assen, Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Playing position Left-back, Midfielder
Club information
Current club Germany Bayer Leverkusen
Number 22
Youth clubs
2002–2008
2008–2013
Netherlands MVV Alcides
Netherlands Heerenveen
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2013–2015
2015–2019
2015–2019
2019–
Netherlands Heerenveen
Netherlands Ajax
Netherlands Jong Ajax
Germany Bayer Leverkusen
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063 00(1)
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National team
2012
2012
2014
2014–2015
Netherlands Netherlands U17
Netherlands Netherlands U18
Netherlands Netherlands U19
Netherlands Netherlands U21
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Daley Sinkgraven (born 4 July 1995) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left-back and midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.

Career

SC Heerenveen

Sinkgraven started playing football with MVV Alcides from his hometown Meppel. He ended up in the youth academy of SC Heerenveen. Sinkgraven had a breakthrough season in 2013/14 playing 17 games while starting five of them. He made his debut in the 2-2 draw against Roda JC Kerkrade on 18 January 2014 by replacing Hakim Ziyech. On 28 March 2014, he extended his contract until the summer of 2017.

Ajax

On 30 January 2015, it was announced that Sinkgraven was transferred to Ajax for a fee of 7 million euros, making him the clubs most expensive acquisition since Miralem Sulejmani, who had also made the transfer to Ajax from Heerenveen. Sinkgraven signed a five and a half year-contract with the club and was given the number 8 shirt previously worn by Lerin Duarte, who was sent on a 6-month loan spell to Heerenveen in return. Sinkgraven's first goal for Ajax during the 2014–15 season was actually an own goal converted in the 4–1 loss on 22 November 2014 in Amsterdam while still playing for Heerenveen. He made his debut for the first team of Ajax in the starting lineup on 5 February 2015 in the 1–0 home loss to AZ.

Sinkgraven helped guide Ajax to the final of the 2016–17 Europa League where they lost to Manchester United. Sinkgraven was also a part of the Ajax team that won the Dutch Eredivisie title and the Dutch KNVB Cup during the 2018–19 season. In that same season, Sinkgraven also helped Ajax reach the semi finals of the Champions League where they lost to Tottenham Hotspur, after knocking out Juventus and Real Madrid in the previous rounds. Sinkgraven was hampered by injuries for a lot of the time, while at Ajax. In his four and a half years at Ajax, he missed 101 games through injury and he was out injured for a total of 738 days.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

On 17 June 2019, Sinkgraven signed for Bayer Leverkusen on a four-year contract, to rejoin his former Ajax coach Peter Bosz.

Personal

Sinkgraven is the son of Dutch football coach Harry Sinkgraven.

Career statistics

Club performance

Club Season League Cup Continental1 Other1 Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
SC Heerenveen2013–14Eredivisie1500020170
2014–1520410214
Total 354100020384
AFC Ajax2014–15Eredivisie1000040140
2015–161602060240
2016–172411070321
2017–1840100050
2018–19900020110
Total 6314019000861
Jong Ajax2015–16Eerste Divisie5151
2017–184040
Total 9100000091
Bayer Leverkusen2019–20Bundesliga50002070
Career total 112650210201406
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 19 January 2020.

Honours

Club

Ajax

External links

Bayer
Bayer 04 Leverkusen squad - 2020–21

1 Hrádecký · 4 Tah · 5 S. Bender · 6 Dragović · 7 Paulinho · 8 L. Bender (c) · 9 Bailey · 10 Demirbay · 11 Amiri · 12 Tapsoba · 13 Alario · 15 Baumgartlinger · 18 Wendell · 19 Diaby · 20 Aránguiz · 22 Sinkgraven · 23 Weiser · 25 Palacios · 27 Wirtz · 28 Özcan · 29 Havertz · 31 Volland · 35 Stanilewicz · 36 Lomb · 38 Bellarabi ·

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