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Marcel de Jong
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Personal information
Full name Marcel de Jong
Date of birth October 15, 1986 (1986-10-15) (age 23)
Place of birth    Newmarket, Canada
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current club Roda JC
Number 17
Youth career

2003–2004
De Valk
PSV
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2004–2006
2006–present
Helmond Sport
Roda JC
050 (6)
101 (1)   
National team2
2002–2003
2003
2004–2005
2007–
Canada U-17
Canada U-18
Canada U-20
Canada
004 (3)
005 (0)
014 (1)
013 (1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 30 December 2009.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 30 December 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Marcel de Jong (born 15 October 1986) is a Canadian soccer player of Dutch descent who currently plays for Roda JC of the Dutch Eredivisie.

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Club career

De Jong played for amateur side VV De Valk and joined the PSV Eindhoven youth team. He started his professional career with Dutch Eerste Divisie side Helmond Sport and joined Roda JC in the summer of 2006.

International career

In the summer of 2005, De Jong played for the U-20 Canadian national team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands. On 26 September 2007, just before his 21st birthday, de Jong decided to play for the Canadian national team instead of the Dutch national team, reasoning that he would be more likely to earn a regular place in the Canada team than with the Netherlands.

He made his senior debut for Canada in a November 2007 friendly match against South Africa. By December 2009, he had earned a total of 13 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has so far represented Canada in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[1].

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International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 July 2009 FIU Stadium, Miami, USA  Costa Rica 2-1 2-2 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Personal life

De Jong currently lives in Eindhoven, Netherlands. His brother Ben has been a European champion Taekwondo.

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