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Ruben Ewald Ligeon (born 24 May 1992) is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays as a right back for Slovak side, AS Trenčín.[3]

Ruben Ligeon
Personal information
Full name Ruben Ewald Ligeon[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-24) 24 May 1992 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
AS Trenčín
Number 29
Youth career
SV De Meteoor
OSV
2000–2011 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Ajax 12 (0)
2013–2015Jong Ajax 33 (0)
2015NAC Breda (loan) 14 (0)
2015Willem II (loan) 5 (0)
2016FC Utrecht (loan) 7 (0)
2016–2017 Slovan Bratislava 21 (1)
2018–2019 PEC Zwolle 5 (0)
2019De Graafschap (loan) 2 (0)
2019– AS Trenčín 12 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Netherlands U17 14 (1)
2010–2011 Netherlands U19 6 (0)
2012–2013 Netherlands U20 6 (0)
2013–2014 Netherlands U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:47, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

AjaxEdit

Ligeon played for SV De Meteoor and OSV in his early career before joining the youth ranks of Ajax. He made his debut for the first team in a home draw against AZ on 15 October 2011, replacing André Ooijer in the 45th minute. He scored his first goal in the 41st minute of an 8–0 pre-season friendly match win over VV Noordwijk on 16 July 2012. He scored his second goal in a pre-season friendly encounter the next season against RKC Waalwijk on 13 July 2013, scoring the fourth goal just before half-time in the 5–1 win.[4] On 18 August 2013, Ligeon started in hist first ever Klassieker match against arch-rivals Feyenoord, when he replaced the suspended Ricardo van Rhijn in the starting line-up. His cross in the 37th minute led to Kolbeinn Sigþórsson's header and his second goal in the 2–1 home win.[5]

NAC BredaEdit

On 27 January 2015, it was announced that Ligeon would spend the rest of the season on loan with NAC Breda.[6]

Willem IIEdit

On 22 June 2015, it was announced that Ligeon was sent on loan at Willem II, together with Lesly de Sa and Richairo Živković.[7]

Slovan BratislavaEdit

Ligeon left Slovan Bratislava on 31 August 2017. Ligeon trained afterwards with the Danish Superliga-club AGF in December 2017.[8]

PEC ZwolleEdit

On 16 January 2018, Ligeon signed a contract for 2.5 years with Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle.[9]

AS TrencinEdit

On 6 July 2019, Ligeon moved to Slovak side, AS Trenčín on a free transfer.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Born in the Netherlands, Ligeon is of Surinamese descent.[11]

StatisticsEdit

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe1 Other2 Total
2011–12 Ajax Eredivisie 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013–14 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2014–15 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
NAC Breda 14 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 18 0
2015-16 Willem II 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total Netherlands 31 0 9 0 0 0 5 0 45 0
Career total 31 0 9 0 0 0 5 0 45 0
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 30 December 2015.[12]

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Eredivisie Playoffs and Johan Cruijff Shield matches.

Reserves performance
Club performance League Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League Total
2013–14 Jong Ajax Eerste Divisie 19 0 19 0
2014–15 14 0 14 0
Total Netherlands 33 0 33 0
Career total 33 0 33 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Players — 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Ruben Ligeon Profile". ajaxinside.nl. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ Ruben Ligeon at WorldFootball.net
  4. ^ "Ajax door goede eerste helft ruim voorbij RKC". Goal.com. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Zeer matig Ajax wint wel van Feyenoord". Ajax Showtime. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  6. ^ 'Volgende aanwinst voor slagvaardig NAC komt regelrecht uit Amsterdam' (Dutch). 27 January 2015.
  7. ^ 'Twee andere Ajacieden volgen voorbeeld van Zivkovic en trekken naar Tilburg' (Dutch). Voetbalprimeur. 22 June 2015.
  8. ^ Tidligere Ajax-spiller træner med i AGF‚ bold.dk, 5 December 2017
  9. ^ Ruben Ligeon tekent bij PEC Zwolle (Dutch). PEC Zwolle. 16 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Stentor: AS Trencin helpt PEC Zwolle van overbodige rechtsback af". www.voetbalprimeur.nl. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  11. ^ Gayadien, Gepost door Rajesh. "Inventarisatie Suriprof verdedigers".
  12. ^ "Ruben Ligeon - Voetbal International profile". Voetbal International.

External linksEdit