Danzell Gravenberch

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Danzell Gravenberch
Personal information
Full name Danzell Orlando Marcelino Gravenberch[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
TOP Oss
Number 3
Youth career
2002 SV Bijlmer
2002–2013 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Ajax 0 (0)
2013–2014Jong Ajax 15 (1)
2014NEC (loan) 6 (0)
2014–2015 Universitatea Cluj 17 (1)
2015–2016 Dordrecht 28 (0)
2016–2019 Reading 2 (0)
2017–2019Roeselare (loan) 30 (0)
2019– TOP Oss 0 (0)
National team
2010 Netherlands U-16 4 (0)
2010–2011 Netherlands U-17 9 (1)
2011–2012 Netherlands U-18 2 (0)
2012–2013 Netherlands U-19 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Danzell Orlando Marcelino Gravenberch (born 13 February 1994) is a Dutch professional footballer, of Surinamese descent,[3] who currently plays as a centre back for Dutch Eerste Divisie club TOP Oss.

Club career[edit]

Ajax[edit]

Born in Amsterdam, Gravenberch began playing football in the youth ranks of local amateur side SV Bijlmer, from where he was recruited to join the Ajax Academy in 2002.[4] Gravenberch helped the Ajax A1 youth squad win the 2011–12 Nike Eredivisie league title.[5] The team finished as runners-up to Inter Milan in the NextGen Series (the Champions League equivalent for under-20 teams) after losing on penalties (5–3) following a 1–1 deadlock after extra time.[6]

On 7 June 2012, it was announced that Gravenberch had signed his first professional contract, a three-year deal binding him to the club until 30 June 2015.[7] Gravenberch began his career in the youth teams of Ajax as a striker, but was moved back to play as a defender while playing for Jong Ajax under manager Fred Grim in the 2012–13 Beloften Eredivisie.[8] Jong Ajax were promoted to the Eerste Divisie, the second tier of professional football in the Netherlands, for the 2013–14 season. Gravenberch made his professional debut in a 2–0 away loss to FC Oss in the Eerste Divisie on 8 August 2013. He was cautioned before being replaced by Sven Nieuwpoort on 46 minutes.[9]

NEC (loan)[edit]

On 17 January 2014, it was announced that Gravenberch had been sent on loan to NEC until the end of the season.[10]

Universitatea Cluj[edit]

On 4 September 2014, it was announced that Gravenberch had signed with Romanian club Universitatea Cluj.[11] The move came after an unsuccessful trial period with Scottish Premiership side Dundee.[12] Gravenberch signed a 2-year contract with U Cluj, reuniting him with his former coach and now technical director of the club Alfons Groenendijk, as well as newly appointed manager and former Ajax player George Ogăraru.[13] He made his Liga I debut on 14 September 2014 in an away match against FC Rapid București which ended in a 2–1 loss.[14]

FC Dordrecht[edit]

On 24 June 2015 it was announced that Gravenberch had returned to the Netherlands, signing with the recently relegated FC Dordrecht, competing in the Eerste Divisie.[15]

Reading[edit]

On 25 May 2016 Reading announced the signing of Gravenberch on a three-year contract, the deal was then officially completed when the transfer window opened on 1 July 2016.[16] On 23 August 2016 Gravenberch made his competitive debut vs MK Dons in the EFL Cup.[17] He made his league debut as a late substitute against Aston Villa on 18 October 2016.[18] In October 2016, Gravenberch was criticized by Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, for a challenge on Lucas Perez, which left the Arsenal striker out for at least 6 weeks.[19]

On 4 July 2017, Gravenberch moved to Belgian First Division B club Roeselare for two seasons on loan.[20]

He was released by Reading at the end of the 2018–19 season.[21]

International career[edit]

Gravenberch has played for the Netherlands at various youth levels. On 6 February 2010, he received his first U-16 cap in a match against Italy at the Albufeira 4 Nations Tournament in Portugal.[22]

On 17 September 2010, Gravenberch made his U-17 debut in another encounter with Italy during the Ursapharm-Vier-Nationen-Turnier in Germany.[23] The following year, he was selected by Albert Stuivenberg to play in the 2012 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where he helped the Netherlands to their second consecutive title, defeating Germany in the final 5–4 on penalties, after extra time following a 1–1 deadlock.[24] Gravenberch was also selected for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico where he scored his first goal in the second group stage match against North Korea.[25] He appeared in all three group stage matches, of which they managed one victory, a draw and a loss resulting in an early exit from the tournament for the Dutch.[26]

On 11 November 2011, Gravenberch made his U-18 debut in a friendly match against Romania. His U-19 debut came in a friendly match against Scotland on 10 September 2012.[27] He was selected by U-19 head coach Wim van Zwam for the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Lithuania,[28] appearing in all three group stage matches before being eliminated following one win and two losses.[29]

Personal life[edit]

Gravenberch's younger brother, Ryan Gravenberch, is also a professional footballer.[30]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 May 2019 [31]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ajax 2013–14 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0
N.E.C. (loan) 2013–14 Eredivisie 6 0 1 0 - - 2[a] 0 9 0
Universitatea Cluj 2014–15 Liga I 17 1 4 0 1 0 - - 22 1
Dordrecht 2015–16 Eerste Divisie 28 0 0 0 - - - 28 0
Reading 2016–17 Championship 2 0 0 0 3 0 - - 5 0
2017–18 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 5 0
Total 2 0 0 0 3 0 - - 0 0 5 0
Roeselare (loan) 2017–18 Belgian First Division B 6 0 1 0 - - - 7 0
Roeselare (loan) 2018–19 Belgian First Division B 24 0 0 0 - - - 24 0
Career total 82 1 6 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 93 1
  1. ^ Appearances in the Eredivisie relegation play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax A1 (under-19)[32]
Universitatea Cluj[32]

International[edit]

Netherlands U-17[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/07/2016 and 31/07/2016" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 33. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Danzell Gravenberch profile". Soccerway.com. 11 August 2013. Archived from the original on 11 October 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Inventarisatie Suriprof aanvallers". Natio Suriname. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Voetbalambassadeurs Zuidoost / Bijlmer Boys" (in Dutch). Punt.nl. 12 March 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Beste Spelers Nike A-junioren Eredivisie seizoen 2011/'12" (PDF) (in Dutch). Nikefootball.com. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Ajax A1 verliest finale van NextGen Series van Inter Milan" (in Dutch). Voetbal Centraal. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Ajax contracteert Danzell Gravenberch" (in Dutch). Ajax.nl. 7 June 2012. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Gravenberch: 'Het is even wennen'" (in Dutch). Ajax Showtime. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Oss vs. Jong Ajax 2-0". Soccerway.com. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Ajax-duo eerste versterkingen voor NEC" (in Dutch). Voetbalprimeur.nl. 17 January 2014. Archived from the original on 20 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Danzell Gravenberch naar Cluj". Ajaxtotaal.nl. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  12. ^ "SUPER transfer la "U" Cluj! Aduc un olandez de la Ajax!". Fanatik.ro. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Gravenberch voor twee jaar naar Cluj". Ajax Showtime. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Rapid Boekarest vs. Universitatea Cluj 2-1". Soccerway. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Gravenberch verruilt Roemenië na één jaar voor Dordrecht". Voetbal International. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Danzell Gravenberch set to join Royals". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  17. ^ "Reading 2-2 MK Dons". BBC. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  18. ^ "Reading 1-2 Aston Villa". BBC. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  19. ^ "Arsene Wenger - Challenge that injured Lucas Perez was 'stupid'". BBC Sport. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  20. ^ "Gravenberch seals loan switch to Belgium". readingfc.co.uk. Reading F.C. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Paul McShane: Reading defender released by the Championship club". BBC Sport. 10 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Dutch too powerful for Ireland U16s". FAI.ie. 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  23. ^ "Deutschland Turniersieger des URSAPHARM 4-Nationen-Turniers U17" (in German). Saar-FV.de. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  24. ^ "Onder 17 Europees Kampioen" (in Dutch). Onsoranje.nl. 16 May 2012. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  25. ^ "Ajacied Gravenberch bezorgt Onder 17 puntje op WK" (in Dutch). Volkskrant.nl. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  26. ^ "Oranje onder-17 uitgeschakeld op WK" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  27. ^ "Van Zwam maakt seletie bekend" (in Dutch). OnsOranje.nl. 30 May 2013. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  28. ^ "Drie Ajacieden geselecteerd voor EK-19" (in Dutch). Ajaxonline.org. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  29. ^ "O-19 uitgeschakeld op EK" (in Dutch). OnsOranje.nl. 26 July 2013. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  30. ^ "Ryan Gravenberch, een Raiola-diamant die wél bij Ajax blijft: "Wil eerste halen"". Elfvoetbal.nl.
  31. ^ Danzell Gravenberch at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  32. ^ a b c "Danzell Gravenberch - Career Honours". Soccerway.

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