Sai van Wermeskerken

Sai van Wermeskerken (ファン ウェルメスケルケン 際, Fan Werumesukeruken Sai, born 28 June 1994) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a right back for PEC Zwolle.

Sai van Wermeskerken
Personal information
Full name Sai van Wermeskerken
Date of birth (1994-06-28) 28 June 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Maastricht, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
PEC Zwolle
Number 31
Youth career
2002–2008 Yatsugatake Hokuto
2008–2015 Ventforet Kofu
2013–2015 FC Dordrecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 FC Dordrecht 64 (1)
2017–2019 SC Cambuur 66 (1)
2019– PEC Zwolle 10 (0)
National team
2016 Japan U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 July 2016

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

van Wermeskerken was born in Maastricht, Netherlands, to a Dutch father and a Japanese mother. When Sai was only 2-years old, his family moved to Japan after his father had got a job there. The van Wermeskerken family settled down in Yamanashi Prefecture. van Wermeskerken started his career at Yatsugatake Hokuto at age eight, before joining Ventforet Kofu youth academy in 2008.

FC DordrechtEdit

After several years in the Kofu youth system, van Wermeskerken was rewarded with a contract by Dordrecht in July 2013. He made his first appearance for Dordrecht on 10 May 2015, in the Eredivisie match against Twente.[1]

SC CambuurEdit

On 21 August 2017, van Wermeskerken signed for SC Cambuur.[2]

PEC ZwolleEdit

On 9 July 2019, van Wermeskerken signed a two-year deal for Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle on a free transfer.[3]

International careerEdit

On 14 March 2016, Sai received his first call-up to the Japan national under-23 football team for the friendly match against Mexico.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New "Samurai" van Wermeskerken makes Eredivisie debut". FOOTBALL CHANNEL ASIA. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  2. ^ Bomgaars, Arco (21 August 2017). "Publiekslieveling FC Dordrecht vertrekt naar Cambuur". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  3. ^ "PEC Zwolle trekt rechtsback Sai van Wermeskerken aan". PEC Zwolle (in Dutch). 9 July 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  4. ^ "U-23 Japan National Team for Portugal trip". Japan Football Association. 15 March 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016.

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