Emran Barakzai

Afghanistan Jong Ajax DVS '33
Emran Barakzai
Personal information
Full name Emran Barakzai
Date of birth (1994-11-29) 29 November 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Kabul, Afghanistan
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
DTS Oudkarspel
Youth career
–2007 Omniworld
2007–2014 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Jong Ajax 1 (0)
2015 Hoogland ? (?)
2015–2016 DVS '33 ? (?)
2016–2017 Bennekom ? (?)
2017– DTS Oudkarspel ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:30, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Emran Barakzai (born 29 November 1994) is an Afghan-Dutch football player who plays for DTS Oudkarspel.

Club career

Barakzai joined the Ajax Youth Academy in 2007, after having been scouted from partner club FC Omniworld from nearby Almere. Moving up the ranks, Barakzai joined the reserves team Jong Ajax during the 2013/14 season. Sidelined by an injury for a majority of the season, he struggled to find his place back in the team under head coach Alfons Groenendijk, Barakzai made his professional debut in an Eerste Divisie match against FC Volendam on 11 April 2014. The North Holland derby match between the two sides, saw Barakzai come on in the 84'-minute for Sheraldo Becker. The match ended in a 1–0 loss for the reserves team.[1] In March 2014 it was announced that Ajax would not extend his contract leaving him to find a new club during the transfer window, with Heracles Almelo, Go Ahead Eagles and RKC Waalwijk mentioned amongst the possible new clubs.[2]

In 2015 Barakzai joined amateur club VV Hoogland, competing in the Eerste Klasse for the second half of the 2014/15 season, while pursuing his studies in Biomedical Science at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.[3]

On 9 June 2015 it was announced that Barakzai had signed with DVS '33 from Ermelo, competing in the Topklasse, the third tier of professional football in the Netherlands. He was assigned the number 24 shirt.[4] The following season, he joined VV Bennekom competing in the Dutch Eerste Klasse.

In July 2017, Barakzai joined DTS Oudkarspel.[5]

International career

Barakzai holds both Dutch and Afghan passports and is still eligible to represent either on International level.

Career statistics

Club performance

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
2013–14 Jong Ajax Eerste Divisie 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
2015–16 DVS '33 Topklasse ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
2016–17 Bennekom Eerste Klasse ? ? - - - - - - ? ?
Total Netherlands 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
Career total 1 0 - - - - - - 1 0
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 11 April 2014.[6]

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Johan Cruijff Shield matches.

References

  1. ^ "FC Volendam 1-0 Jong Ajax". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Jeugdspeler Barakzai(19) mag weg en kan naar Heracles Almelo, Go Ahead en RKC". AjaxFanzone.nl. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Emran Barakzai van Hoogland naar Topklasser DVS '33". Het Gelderse Voetbal. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Emran Barakzai naar DVS '33 Ermelo". dvs33.nl. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  5. ^ Profile on Footbl, footbl.com
  6. ^ "Emran Barakzai - Voetbal International profile". Voetbal International.