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Jürgen Leonardo Locadia (born 7 November 1993) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Jürgen Locadia
PSV Eindhoven, Teamcamp Bad Erlach, July 2014 (082).jpg
Locadia with PSV in July 2014
Personal information
Full name Jürgen Leonardo Locadia[1]
Date of birth (1993-11-07) 7 November 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Emmen,[2] Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 9
Youth career
1998–2001 VV Bargeres
2001–2004 VV Emmen
2004–2008 FC Emmen
2009 RKSV Sarto
2009–2010 Willem II
2010–2012 PSV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– 2018 PSV 127 (45)
2018– Brighton & Hove Albion 32 (3)
National team
2009–2011 Netherlands U17 11 (8)
2010 Netherlands U18 1 (1)
2010–2012 Netherlands U19 13 (3)
2012 Netherlands U20 3 (0)
2013–2014 Netherlands U21 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:07, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:22, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Locadia, who is of Curaçaoan descent,[4] was born in Emmen, Netherlands, and began playing football with the club VV Bargeres, before being discovered by the youth team of FC Emmen.[5] When he was offered to play for Willem II, he and his whole family settled in Tilburg.[5] In 2010, he moved on to PSV Eindhoven, and in 2012 at the age of 18 he was offered a professional contract.

PSV EindhovenEdit

 
Locadia during his official debut match for PSV

On 21 September 2011, Locadia made his first appearance for PSV in a KNVB Cup match against VVSB. He entered as a substitute for Tim Matavž in the 72nd minute. In the 80th minute, he scored PSV's sixth goal in the 8–0 win.[6] Locadia made his first start for PSV in the following round against FC Lisse on 27 October 2011.[7]

At the beginning of the 2012–13 season, Locadia was handed the shirt number 19 for the first team. He made his first appearance of the season as a starter in a KNVB Cup match against Achilles '29 on 27 September 2012. He scored the second goal in the 3–0 win over the third-tier team.[8] On 30 September 2012, Locadia made his Eredivisie debut against VVV-Venlo. He entered the pitch in Venlo as a substitute in the 68th minute, and with only 22 minutes left in the game he managed to score three goals in the 6–0 win over VVV-Venlo.[9] He became the first player to score a hat-trick in his Eredivisie debut since Harald Berg scored three goals in his debut game on 10 August 1969.[10] A week after his debut hat-trick, Locadia was promoted to the first team and signed a new five-year contract with PSV which will keep him at the club until 2017.[11]

On 27 February 2013, he scored three goals in a 3–0 win over PEC Zwolle in the KNVB Cup semi-final.[12]

Locadia began the 2017–18 season for PSV in good form, scoring nine goals and assisting six in 15 league games, including four goals in a 7–1 victory against FC Utrecht. He played regularly until he sustained an injury on 11 December. [13][14].

Brighton & Hove AlbionEdit

On 18 January 2018, Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion agreed a reported £15 million total fee with PSV for the transfer of Locadia, with £10 million being paid upfront along with £5 million in add-ons.[14][15][16] He signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Seagulls the next day, and was giving the number 25 shirt. (He now wears the number 9 shirt).[17] He reunites with former PSV teammate Davy Pröpper, who joined Brighton in the 2017 summer transfer window.

On 17 February 2018, Locadia scored on his Brighton debut in a 3–1 FA Cup fifth round win against Coventry City.[18] He scored on his Premier League debut a week later on 24 February, netting from close range in the 90th minute of a 4–1 victory against Swansea City, after coming on as a second-half substitute.[19]

Locadia scored his first goal of the season in a 1–0 win over Everton in which he played the whole match.[20] On 17 March 2019, Locadia scored in the FA Cup quarter final away against Millwall. His goal gave Brighton a lifeline putting them just a goal behind at The Den. A few minutes later Solly March scored a last gasp free kick making it 2–2 and to take it to extra time. The game stayed level throughout extra time and Brighton went to win on penalties 5–4 (in which Locadia and March both scored in) to take them to Wembley.[21]

International careerEdit

Locadia received his first call-up to the senior Netherlands squad in November 2015.[22] He was called up again in March 2016 for friendlies against France and England,[23] however he had to pull out with an injury.[24]

Career statisticsEdit

As of end of 2018–2019 season[25][2]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
PSV Eindhoven 2011–12 Eredivisie 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
2012–13 Eredivisie 15 6 5 5 2[a] 0 0 0 22 11
2013–14 Eredivisie 31 13 2 3 8[b] 1 41 17
2014–15 Eredivisie 23 6 3 2 10[a] 1 36 9
2015–16 Eredivisie 29 8 4 3 8[c] 1 1[d] 0 42 12
2016–17 Eredivisie 14 3 0 0 0 0 1[d] 0 15 3
2017–18 Eredivisie 15 9 1 0 2[a] 0 0 0 18 9
Total 127 45 17 14 30 3 2 0 176 62
Brighton & Hove Albion 2017–18[26] Premier League 6 1 2 1 8 2
2018–19[27] Premier League 26 2 6 2 1 0 33 4
Total 32 3 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 41 6
Career total 159 48 25 17 1 0 30 3 2 0 217 68
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Three appearances one goal in UEFA Champions League, five appearances in Europa League
  3. ^ Appearances in Champions League
  4. ^ a b Appearances in Johan Cruijff Schaal

HonoursEdit

Musical careerEdit

Locadia is also known as a singer and has cited Diplo and Major Lazer as his influences.[28] In June 2017, he released his debut singles, "Take Off" and "Epok".

EPsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Details
Purple Art EP[29]

SinglesEdit

List of singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Take Off"[30] 2017 Non-album singles
"Epok"[30]
"Can't Let Go"[31]
(featuring Andrew Tejada)
"Eachoes"[32] 2018 Purple Art EP
"On My Mind"[33] Non-album single

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Jürgen Locadia". www.psv.nl.
  3. ^ "J. Locadia Profile". VI.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ Sky Sports Scout – Jurgen Locadia. SkySports. 21 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b van den Heivel, Gijs (16 July 2009). "Jurgen Locadia droomt van internationale voetbalcarrière". Radio Nederland Wereldomroep. Archived from the original on 12 August 2009.
  6. ^ "PSV reached third round with a 0–8 win". Archived from the original on 25 September 2011.
  7. ^ "PSV reach KNVB Cup round of 16 with 3–0 win over FC Lisse". Archived from the original on 22 December 2011.
  8. ^ "PSV progress after win over Achilles'29". Archived from the original on 29 September 2012.
  9. ^ "PSV hit ten-man VVV-Venlo for six". Archived from the original on 10 November 2012.
  10. ^ Debutant Locadia in de voetsporen van ADO-spits Berg, VI.nl, 30 september 2012
  11. ^ "Jürgen Locadia signs new contract". Archived from the original on 26 January 2013.
  12. ^ "PSV reach KNVB Beker final after 0–3 win over PEC Zwolle". Archived from the original on 3 July 2013.
  13. ^ "FC Utrecht 1–7 PSV Eindhoven". Sky Sports. 18 January 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Brighton closing on Locadia deal". Sky Sports. 18 January 2018.
  15. ^ Andy Naylor (18 January 2018). "Brighton and Hove Albion close in on Jurgen Locadia from PSV Eindhoven". The Argus.
  16. ^ Sami Mokbel (18 January 2018). "PSV Eindhoven forward Jurgen Locadia set for Brighton medical ahead of proposed £14million switch". Daily Mail.
  17. ^ "Albion break transfer record for striker". Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. 19 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Jürgen Locadia scores on debut in Brighton stroll against Coventry". The Guardian. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  19. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 4–1 Swansea City". BBC Sport. 24 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Everton: Locadia strike proves decisive for hosts - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 29 December 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Millwall 2–2 Brighton (pens 4-5): Brighton into FA Cup semi-finals on penalties - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 17 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Locadia called into Netherlands squad for first time". football-oranje.com. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  23. ^ "Arjen Robben pulls out of Holland squad to face France and England with a thigh injury". dailymail.co.uk. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  24. ^ "Karsdorp called up as four pull out of Netherlands squad". football-oranje.com. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  25. ^ a b "Netherlands – J. Locadia – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com.
  26. ^ "Games played by Jürgen Locadia in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  27. ^ "Games played by Jürgen Locadia in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  28. ^ "Brighton's record £14m signing Jurgen Locadia is a rapper - and has released three singles in past year". Daily Mirror. 19 February 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  29. ^ "Purple Art EP by Locadia". iTunes. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  30. ^ a b "Take Off / Epok - Single by Locadia". iTunes. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  31. ^ "Can't Let Go (feat. Andrew Tejada) - Single by Locadia". iTunes. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  32. ^ "Echoes - Single by Locadia". iTunes. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  33. ^ "On My Mind - Single by Locadia". iTunes. Retrieved 12 December 2018.

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