Mitchell Donald

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Mitchell Donald
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Donald with Ajax in 2009
Personal information
Full name Mitchell Donald
Date of birth (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Red Star Belgrade
Number 20
Youth career
SV Bijlmer
0000–1998 A.V.V. Zeeburgia
1998–2007 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Ajax 8 (1)
2007–2009 Jong Ajax (loan) 56 (8)
2010 Willem II (loan) 14 (1)
2011–2014 Roda JC Kerkrade 91 (12)
2014–2015 FC Mordovia Saransk 14 (3)
2015– Red Star Belgrade 16 (1)
National team
2009 Netherlands U-21 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 August 2015

Mitchell Donald (born 10 December 1988 in Nieuw-Vennep) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for the Serbian SuperLiga club Red Star Belgrade. He previously played for AFC Ajax, where he went through the youth program.

Club career

Ajax

Donald joined Ajax following spells at amateur sides SV Bijlmer and A.V.V. Zeeburgia. He joined the first team of Ajax after the 2006–07 winter break in February 2007. Donald made his professional Ajax debut under manager Henk ten Cate on 14 February 2007 in the UEFA Cup clash against SV Werder Bremen.[1] In August 2007 he participated in the 1–0 win over PSV Eindhoven to clinch the Johan Cruijff-schaal, his first trophy. Donald made his Eredivisie debut on 23 September 2007 in a match against AZ, coming on as a substitute for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.[2] He went on to make two more substitutes appearances in the 2007–08 season, on 25 November 2007 against Vitesse Arnhem and on 13 January 2008 against AZ.[3][4]

Donald made no appearances in the Eredivisie in the 2008–09 season under manager Marco van Basten after being badly injured in pre-season at the Amsterdam Tournament in a challenge on Inter's Adriano, but he reestablished himself in the squad following the appointment of Martin Jol. [5] On 27 July 2009, almost exactly a year after injuring himself there, Donald appeared once again at the Amsterdam Tournament in a match against S.L. Benfica.[5] Jol stated that the game of Donald was "surprising" and that his game was "very good and beautiful for such a young player. It also gives confidence and that is important".[5] On 20 August 2009 he came on as a substitute in the UEFA Europa League match against Slovan Bratislava, and was in the starting lineup the following week in the away return match.[6][7] On 20 September 2009, Donald played his first Eredivisie match in 20 months, coming on as a substitute in an away match against VVV-Venlo.[8] On 11 December 2009 (one day after his 21st birthday), Donald scored his first Eredivisie goal for Ajax in a 3–0 victory over N.E.C..[9]

Willem II

On 29 January 2010, Willem II signed the midfielder on loan from AFC Ajax until June 2011, where he joined his Ajax team-mate Jan-Arie van der Heijden.[10] On 5 February 2010, Donald scored on his debut for the club from Tilburg in a 2–1 loss to NAC Breda.[11]

Roda JC

On 2 February 2011 Donald signed a contract for Roda JC, but he first joined on 1 July 2011 to his new team.[12]

Mordovia

In summer 2014 he signed with Russian Premier League side FC Mordovia Saransk.

Red Star Belgrade

On August 12, 2015, he signed a 6-months loan deal with Serbian side Red Star Belgrade, with option for permanent 2-year deal, if he plays in more than 60% of games until New Year.[13]

International career

Mitchell Donald made 3 appearances for the Netherlands U-21 team in 2009.[14]

Career statistics

As of 5 April 2010[15][16]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Total
2006–07 AFC Ajax Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2007–08 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 5 1 0 0 3 0 8 1
2009–10 Willem II 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
2010–11 AFC Ajax 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 17 2 0 0 4 0 21 2

References

  1. "Werder Bremen 3 – 0 Ajax Amsterdam". ESPN Soccernet. 14 February 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "AZ Alkmaar 2 – 3 Ajax Amsterdam". ESPN Soccernet. 23 September 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Ajax Amsterdam 4 – 1 Vitesse Arnhem". ESPN Soccernet. 25 November 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Ajax Amsterdam 6 – 1 AZ Alkmaar". ESPN Soccernet. 13 January 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Jol: 'We moeten echt veel beter gaan verdedigen'". Voetbalzone. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Ajax Amsterdam 5 – 0 Slovan Bratislava". ESPN Soccernet. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Slovan Bratislava 1 – 2 Ajax Amsterdam". ESPN Soccernet. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "VVV Venlo 0 – 4 Ajax Amsterdam". ESPN Soccernet. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Ajax Amsterdam 3 – 0 NEC Nijmegen". ESPN Soccernet. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Donald op huurbasis naar Willem II". AFC Ajax. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "NAC bolster European hopes". Sky Sports. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Roda JC Kerkrade contracteert Mitchell Donald: Dolgelukkig met deze overstap
  13. Donald i zvanično potpisao za Zvezdu at Sportski žurnal, 12-8-2015 (Serbian)
  14. Mtchell Donald at Soccerway
  15. "Mitchell Donald Statistics". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 6 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Mitchell Donald Statistics". Voetbal International. Retrieved 6 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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