Lerin Duarte

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Lerin Duarte
Personal information
Full name Lerin Duarte
Date of birth (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Aris
Number 8
Youth career
–2009 Sparta Rotterdam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Sparta Rotterdam 42 (6)
2011–2013 Heracles Almelo 66 (12)
2013–2016 Ajax 18 (3)
2013–2016 Jong Ajax 11 (0)
2015SC Heerenveen (loan) 12 (1)
2016NAC Breda (loan) 8 (0)
2016–2019 Heracles Almelo 61 (7)
2019– Aris 2 (0)
National team
2011–2013 Netherlands U21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2019

Lerin Duarte (born 11 August 1990) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for Aris in the Greek Superleague.

Having come through the youth department of Sparta Rotterdam, he started his senior career at the club, before transferring to Heracles Almelo. He spent two seasons there, before moving to Eredivisie champions Ajax in 2013. Following two loans to SC Heerenveen and NAC Breda, he returned to Heracles Almelo in summer 2016.

Club career[edit]

Sparta Rotterdam[edit]

Born in Rotterdam, Duarte started in the youth department of Sparta Rotterdam. He continued through the youth academy and made his first senior appearance for the club in the Eredivisie on 1 August 2009, in a 0–2 home defeat to FC Twente.[1] He continued to play in the first team in the 2009–2010 season and finished with 9 appearances. At the end of the season Sparta was relegated to the Eerste Divisie.[2] After playing the following 2010–11 season with the club he joined Heracles Almelo, thereby returning to the Eredivisie.

Heracles[edit]

Duarte agreed a three-year contract, with the option of an extra year, with Eredivisie club Heracles Almelo[3] after passing a medical on 15 June 2011. He made his league debut for the club on 6 August 2011 against RKC Waalwijk coming on as a substitute in the 60th minute.

Ajax[edit]

On 31 August 2013, at the end of the Eredivisie match between Heracles Almelo and ADO Den Haag, it was announced by Jan Smit that Ajax and Heracles Almelo had agreed to terms for the direct transfer of Duarte to the capital city.[4] Duarte joined the Amsterdammers for the sum of €2.5 million from Almelo, signing a four-year contract binding him to his new club until 2017.[5] He was given the number 8 shirt previously worn by Christian Eriksen upon his arrival.[6] Duarte made his debut for Ajax on 14 September 2013 in a 2–1 at home against PEC Zwolle. He made his continental debut at Camp Nou in a 4–0 loss against FC Barcelona, playing the full 90 minutes of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage match.[7] On 28 September Duarte scored his first goal for Ajax, in a 6–0 victory at home against Go Ahead Eagles, scoring the fifth goal in the 64th minute of the game.[8]

Heerenveen (loan)[edit]

After the move of Daley Sinkgraven to Ajax, Duarte was sent on loan to SC Heerenveen for the rest of the 2014–2015 season In January 2015.[9]

Return to Heracles[edit]

Following his release by Ajax, free agent Duarte returned to former club Heracles Almelo, agreeing a three-year contract with the club.[10]

Aris[edit]

On 2 June 2019, Duarte agreed to join Aris on a three-year contract.[11]

International career[edit]

Duarte was born in the Netherlands and has Cape Verdean origin,[12] therefore, he is eligible by the Netherlands and Cape Verde. He has represented the Netherlands at Under-21 level having been called up on 4 September 2011 for the game against Luxembourg in the UEFA Under 21 Championship. Duarte went on to start on the bench before being substituted on in the 76th minute to make his international debut, the game ended in a 4–0 win for the Netherlands.

In May 2013, Duarte was called up for the Dutch senior team for two friendlies, against China and Indonesia, however he stayed on the bench for both matches as an unused substitute.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 2 June 2019[13]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sparta Rotterdam 2009–10 Eredivisie 9 0 3 1 4 0 16 1
2010–11 Eerste Divisie 33 6 1 0 34 6
Total 42 6 4 1 0 0 4 0 50 7
Heracles Almelo 2011–12 Eredivisie 31 4 6 0 37 4
2012–13 30 6 4 0 34 6
2013–14 5 2 0 0 5 2
Total 66 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 76 12
Ajax 2013–14 Eredivisie 14 3 3 0 5 0 0 0 22 3
2014–15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 18 3 3 0 5 0 0 0 26 3
Jong Ajax 2013–14 Eerste Divisie 3 0 3 0
2014–15 8 0 8 0
Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
SC Heerenveen (loan) 2014–15 Eredivisie 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
NAC (loan) 2015–16 Eerste Divisie 8 0 0 0 4 0 12 0
Heracles 2016–17 Eredivisie 18 1 3 0 0 0 21 1
2017–18 14 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
2018–19 30 6 1 0 31 6
Total 62 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 67 7
Career total 219 23 22 1 5 0 8 0 254 30

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sparta Rotterdam – FC Twente (01-08-2009)". Voetbal International. Archived from the original on 10 September 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Sparta suffer relegation". Mirror Football. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Lerin Duarte and Leon van Dijk to Heracles".
  4. ^ "Jan Smit: 'Er is een deal met Ajax'". FOX Sports. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Official: Ajax brings Lerin Duarte for the sum of 2 500 000 euros". Soccerfame.com. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Ajax contracteert Lerin Duarte". RTL Nieuws. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Lerin Duarte verliest in Nou Camp". Regio Rijnmond Voetbal. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Ajax met ruime cijfers langs Go Ahead". Ajax.nl. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  9. ^ Heerenveen haalt Duarte als opvolger Sinkgraven (Dutch). Voetbal International. 31 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Transfervrije Duarte keert terug bij Heracles Almelo". NU Sport (in Dutch). 16 August 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Άρης: Δικός του ο Ντουάρτε για τρία χρόνια". www.sport24.gr. 2 June 2019.
  12. ^ [1] (in Dutch)
  13. ^ "Lerin Duarte Voetbal International profile". Voetbal International.
  14. ^ "Lerin Duarte - Career Honours". Soccerway.
  15. ^ "Ajax pakt Eusébio Cup dankzij solo Kishna en save Vermeer". Voetbal International. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.

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