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Lorenzo Burnet (born 11 January 1991) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for FC Emmen in the Eredivisie.

Lorenzo Burnet
Personal information
Full name Lorenzo Burnet
Date of birth (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
FC Emmen
Number 5
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 FC Groningen[2] 104 (4)
2016–2017 Slovan Bratislava 8 (0)
2017NEC (loan) 9 (0)
2017–2019 Excelsior 33 (0)
2019– FC Emmen 0 (0)
National team
Netherlands U17[3] 9 (0)
Netherlands U19[3] 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2019


Club careerEdit

After starting as a footballer at amateur East Amsterdam club AVV Zeeburgia, Burnet joined the top-ranked AFC Ajax youth system in 2004.[4] He spent seven years as a youth player for Ajax but was not offered a senior contract.

In April 2011, Burnet and his team-mate Johan Kappelhof reached a three-year agreement with fellow Eredivisie club FC Groningen, a club managed by former Ajax youth coach Pieter Huistra. Burnet made his debut in a league game against Roda JC Kerkrade on 7 August 2011.[2] He helped the Green-White Army win the KNVB Cup in 2014/15 against defending champions PEC Zwolle. It was their first major trophy and they qualified for the UEFA Europa League.[5][6]

In May 2016, he joined Slovak club Slovan Bratislava.[7] After making 8 appearances he was loaned out to NEC Nijmegen.

In June 2017, Burnet signed a two-year deal with Excelsior after his contract with Slovan Bratislava had been dissolved[8]

International careerEdit

Burnet was born in the Netherlands and is of Surinamese descent.[9] Burnet represented the Netherlands at various youth level, including under-17 and under-19.[3]





  1. ^ a b Seizoengids 2011/2012 (in Dutch). Voetbal International. p. 88.
  2. ^ a b "Lorenzo Burnet" (in Dutch). FCGSTATS.NL (FC Groningen Statistics). Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Lorenzo Burnet". Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Lorenzo Burnet" (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Groningen claim first trophy with KNVB Cup triumph". 4 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  6. ^ "PEC Zwolle vs. Groningen - 3 May 2015 - Soccerway".
  7. ^ "Do Slovana mieri ďalší odchovanec Ajaxu Amsterdam -".
  8. ^ Excelsior haalt transfervrije Burnet binnen (Dutch). Voetbal International. 23 June 2017.
  9. ^ Gayadien, Gepost door Rajesh. "Inventarisatie Suriprof verdedigers".

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