Jerry de Jong

Jerry Murrien de Jong (born 29 August 1964) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a defender or defensive midfielder.

Jerry de Jong
Jerry de Jong 2010.jpg
De Jong in 2010
Personal information
Full name Jerry Murrien de Jong
Date of birth (1964-08-29) 29 August 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth Paramaribo, Suriname
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
AZ '67
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Telstar 95 (8)
1988–1989 Heerenveen 50 (3)
1989–1994 PSV 51 (2)
1993Groningen (loan) 12 (0)
1994–1995 Caen 15 (0)
1995–1997 FC Eindhoven 42 (3)
1997–2001 MVV 102 (10)
Total 367 (26)
National team
1990–1991 Netherlands 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played for seven clubs (one in France) during a 17-year professional career, including PSV Eindhoven.


Born in Paramaribo, Suriname, de Jong started off his career in the second division, where he played for Telstar and SC Heerenveen. He earned a reputation as a tough tackler, and his performances did not go unnoticed by Eredivisie clubs, as he joined PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 1989.

At Eindhoven, de Jong's career never really picked up due to the stiff competition for a starting line-up berth, and after having played only 51 games in five years, which included a short loan spell at FC Groningen, he was eventually released. However, during his time at PSV, he was capped three times for the Netherlands, making his debut on 21 November 1990 against Greece in a UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying match; his last international was on 17 April 1991 against Finland, for the same competition.

De Jong moved to France in 1994, signing with Ligue 1 side Stade Malherbe Caen. After an uneventful season (only 15 matches, relegation), he returned home, playing for lowly FC Eindhoven and MVV Maastricht; he retired at almost 37.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

De Jong's son, Nigel, was also a footballer who represented the Netherlands at international level.[1]


  1. ^ Taylor, Daniel (9 May 2009). "De Jong admits that City need to find a winning mentality". The Guardian.

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