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Evander Sno (born 9 April 1987) is a Dutch footballer[1] who plays as a defensive midfielder for DHSC. He has also featured for the Dutch under-21 and under-23 international teams. Sno typically plays in a defensive midfield role, but was utilised in nine different field positions during a period on loan to NAC Breda. In addition, Sno was used as a striker for the Netherlands under 21s to cover for a lack of strikers in the squad at the time.

Evander Sno
Evander Sno.jpg
Sno training with the Netherlands U-21 in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-04-09) 9 April 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Dordrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
–2004 DWS
2004–2005 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Feyenoord 0 (0)
2005–2006NAC Breda (loan) 14 (0)
2006–2008 Celtic 30 (1)
2008–2011 Ajax 19 (4)
2009–2010Bristol City (loan) 24 (3)
2011–2012 RKC Waalwijk 25 (4)
2012–2013 NEC 7 (2)
2013–2014 RKC Waalwijk 23 (4)
2014 Westerlo 2 (0)
2015 ADO Den Haag 0 (0)
2017 RKC Waalwijk 18 (1)
2017– DHSC
National team
2007 Netherlands U21 15 (3)
2008 Netherlands U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2017

As well as playing in his native Netherlands, Sno also had spells in Scotland with Celtic and England on loan at Bristol City.


Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Dordrecht, Sno came through the youth system at AFC Ajax but left to join Feyenoord at the age of eighteen. He did not play any first-team games during his time at Feyenoord but he was loaned out to NAC Breda during the 2005–06 season, where he made his name.


Sno signed for Scottish Premier League side Celtic from Feyenoord of the Netherlands in 2006. At the time he was considered one of the most promising youth prospects in the world.[2] He made his full debut in a League Cup 3rd round victory over St Mirren, drawing praise from his manager for his performance[3] and made his Old Firm debut during Celtic's 2–0 defeat of Rangers on 23 September 2006, replacing Shunsuke Nakamura during the latter stages of the match.[4] In November 2006, Sno scored his only goal for Celtic against Hibernian in an SPL game.[5] Sno went on to play in both legs of Celtic's Champions League last 16 defeat against AC Milan and at the end of the season collected an SPL winners medal after Celtic retained their title, a feat repeated in the 2007–08 season.

On signing for Celtic, it was widely reported in the media that Sno was named after the former Boxing World Heavyweight Champion, Evander Holyfield.[6]


In August 2008 Sno re-joined Ajax, signing a three-year contract.[7] He was sent off in his debut match against Willem II Tilburg, although his red card was cleared by the KNVB.[8] After just one season he was demoted from the first team and would play for Jong Ajax.[9]

In August 2009, Sno had joined English club Bristol City on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season, making his debut as a substitute against Coventry City.[10] Sno scored his first goal for Bristol City in a 3–2 win over Barnsley at Oakwell,[11] and rejoined Ajax at the season's end.

When sent back to the reserves, Sno had to prove his self-worth as an Ajax first squad member. On 13 September 2010 while playing a match with Ajax' reserves against Vitesse/AGOVV reserves, Sno suffered a cardiac arrest.[12] He was resuscitated, it took the paramedics ten minutes to resuscitate Sno on the pitch and he was then taken to a hospital in Arnhem.[12] It was expected that a long period of recovery was going to lie ahead, and he marked his return by appearing in a reserve friendly on 11 November 2010. No direct cause for the cardiac arrest could be found and as a precaution he had an internal cardiac defibrillator placed inside his body.[13][14]

After his contract with Ajax expired, Sno found an agreement with Italian Serie A club Genoa; the move was however canceled at the last minute after the player failed his medical.[15]

Subsequent careerEdit

In August 2011, Sno signed a one-year contract with Eredivisie side RKC Waalwijk. Due to his good performances at RKC Waalwijk, several Dutch teams showed interest in Sno. Both Eredivisie teams Roda JC and NEC Nijmegen wanted to sign a contract with him. He signed a two-year contract with NEC at 6 June 2012. Once again, on 29 September 2012, Sno suffered another on-pitch cardiac arrest, however, due to having a defibrillator fitted previously, he was able to walk off the pitch. On 3 April 2013, Sno ended his contract with NEC because of a disagreement with the club.

On 28 October 2013, Sno signed a deal until the end of the season with his former club RKC. After they were relegated to the Dutch Eerste Divisie, Sno left as a free agent and signed with Belgian side Westerlo on 4 June 2014.[16] However, he only played two matches in half a season and dissolved his contract on 7 December 2014.[17]

On 31 January 2015, it was announced that Sno would sign a contract until the end of the season with Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag.[18] After another spell at RKC, he joined Dutch Eerste Klasse amateur club DHSC in July 2017.[19]

International careerEdit

Born in the Netherlands, Sno is of Surinamese descent.[20] Sno was a regular in the Dutch Under-21 team. In October 2006, Sno was included in the Dutch national team for the friendly against England.[21] On 16 July 2008, he was named in the Dutch squad for the Olympic Games in Beijing. In the opening game against Nigeria, Sno received a red card.



  1. ^ Evander Sno – Player Profile Archived 10 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 14 October 2006
  2. ^ Evander Sno Retrieved 14 October 2006
  3. ^ Strachan hails Sno for CIS show BBC Sport Online, 20 September 2006. Retrieved 14 October 2006
  4. ^ Gravesen piles pressure on Le Guen Patrick Glenn, Guardian Unlimited, 24 September 2006. Retrieved 14 October 2006
  5. ^ "Hibernian 2–2 Celtic". BBC. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  6. ^ Evander Sno Retrieved 14 October 2006
  7. ^ "Ajax contracteert Evander Sno". Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ "Rode kaart Sno geseponeerd". Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  9. ^ "Bari test Martina".
  10. ^ Evander Sno op huurbasis naar Bristol City FC Archived 4 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine Ajax
  11. ^ "Barnsley 2–3 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2009.
  12. ^ a b "Dutch midfielder Sno suffers heart attack during game". BBC Sport. 13 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  13. ^ AC Milan vs AFC Ajax UEFA Media Kit 8 December 2010
  14. ^ Evander Sno To Resume Training| 23 September 2010
  15. ^ "Sno komt niet door medische keuring van Genoa" (in Dutch). Voetbal International. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  16. ^ Evander Sno naar Westerlo (Dutch). NOS. 4 June 2014.
  17. ^ Samenwerking Sno en Westerlo per direct beëindigd (Dutch). Voetbal International. 7 December 2014.
  18. ^ Sno rond met ADO Den Haag (Dutch). NOS. 31 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Evander Sno wordt ploeggenoot Rodney Sneijder bij DHSC" (in Dutch). RTV Utrecht. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Suriname naar WK 2018: "Wordt een aardig team"". 5 December 2014.
  21. ^ "Van Persie out of Holland squad". BBC. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 24 February 2017.

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