Milano Koenders

Milano Koenders (Dutch pronunciation: [miˈlaːnoː ˈkundərs]) (born 31 July 1986) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a centre back or as a right-back for AFC DWS. Koenders also runs his own football school.

Milano Koenders
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Centre-back, right-back
Club information
Current team
DWS
Youth career
000?–1996 SDZ
1996–2006 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 RKC Waalwijk 30 (0)
2007–2012 AZ Alkmaar 21 (0)
2009N.E.C. (loan) 14 (2)
2010Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 13 (1)
2010–2012NAC Breda (loan) 24 (0)
2012–2015 Heracles Almelo 53 (0)
2016–2017 Concordia Chiajna 18 (1)
2019– DWS
National team
2005–2006 Netherlands U20 2 (0)
2006–2007 Netherlands U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:39, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Koenders is a defender who was born in Amsterdam. He began his career at SDZ before joining the Ajax youth department in 1996. He left Ajax after ten years, in 2006.

Koenders then joined to RKC Waalwijk and made his debut in the professional football in the 2006–07 season, playing 30 matches. After one year, he left the club in 2007, and moved to AZ Alkmaar. In January 2009, he was loaned out to N.E.C.[1] AZ went on to win the 2008–09 Eredivisie in his absence.

He was once again loaned out in early 2010, this time to Sparta Rotterdam. In the summer of 2010, he signed another loan contract, now at NAC Breda.[2] In 2016, he opened his own football school.[3]

In summer 2016, Koenders joined Romanian club Concordia Chiajna for the 2016–17 season.[4]

In May 2019 it was confirmed, that AFC DWS would collaborate with the football school of Koenders. One month later, in June, AFC DWS announced that Koenders also would be playing for the club.[5]

International careerEdit

Born in the Netherlands, Koenders is of Surinamese descent.[6] Koenders was member of the U-21 team (Jong-Oranje), he played his first game on 14 November 2006 against England.[7] He also represented Suriname in 2 unofficial matches against W Connection F.C. and Curaçao national football team. And was the captain both times.

Career statisticsEdit

Season Club League Games Goals
2006/07 RKC Waalwijk Eredivisie 30 0
2007/08 AZ Alkmaar Eredivisie 13 0
2008/09 AZ Alkmaar Eredivisie 8 0
2008/09 NEC Nijmegen Eredivisie 14 2
2009/10 Sparta Rotterdam Eredivisie 13 1
2010/11 NAC Breda Eredivisie 24 0
2011/12 NAC Breda Eredivisie 25 1
2012/13 Heracles Almelo Eredivisie 23 0
2013/14 Heracles Almelo Eredivisie 15 0
2014/15 Heracles Almelo Eredivisie 15 0
2016/17 Concordia Chiajna Liga I 18 1
Total 198 5

HonoursEdit

AZ Alkmaar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine KOENDERS MAKES NEC LOAN SWITCH
  2. ^ [2] Bij AZ overbodige Koenders maakt seizoen af bij NAC
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ ""Vulturii" au obținut semnătura fundașului Milano Koenders". C.S. Concordia Chiajna (in Romanian). Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  5. ^ DWS stunt met aantrekken van oud-prof Milano Koenders, hetamsterdamschevoetbal.nl, 13 June 2019
  6. ^ "Suriname naar WK 2018: "Wordt een aardig team"". 5 December 2014.
  7. ^ [4][permanent dead link]

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