Daley Sinkgraven

Daley Sinkgraven



Netherlands-32 (1)

Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 04/07/1995 (19 years old)

Place of birth: Assen (Netherlands)

Height: 1,79m

Youth career: MVV Alcides, SC Heerenveen

Senior career: SC Heerenveen

Squad number: 16

Current national team: Netherlands U-21

Position: centre midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 400,000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification (1/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Lewis Holtby & Antoine Griezmann



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– acceleration Untitled1

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Style of play:

– modern attacking midfielder

– likes to dribble

– often creates shooting opportunities 

– likes to swap positions

– all-action and energetic

– counter attack threat

– gets fouled often

– plays the ball off the ground often


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

Eredivisie 2013/2014: 17 matches/0 goals (Heerenveen)

Eredivisie 2014/2015 (ongoing): 7 matches/2 goals (Heerenveen)



Following the sale of their biggest star Hakim Ziyech, it was expected that Heerenveen were going to start a long journey down a slippery slope this season. However, Ziyech has been very well replaced by new “De Superfriezen” fans favourite – Daley Sinkgraven. He is a product of the youth system of Heerenveen and also the son of Harry Sinkgraven, the former Groningen and Zwolle player. Daley had a breakthrough season in 2013/14 playing 17 games while starting five of them. His performances in this season were enough to attract the interest of some big clubs including Ajax, which wanted to snap him up during last summer after the departure of Daley Blind to Manchester United. However he has remained at Abe Lenstra and it seems that it was a good choice – he quickly became a central figure of Dwight Lodeweges side, he gets better every single match and soon will be ready for the next big step in his career. He represented the Netherlands national youth football team on U-17, U-18 and U-19 level. Currently he is a member of “Oranje” U-21 set-up.



“The 19-year-old has proven to be a very talented, versatile and bright player, having already been utilised in the centre of midfield, attacking midfield and on the left wing in the first-team – looking bright in each position. His mobility and growing importance to the side has helped Heerenveen immensely in remaining a strong, competitive team.”



Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.



Transfermarkt: http://www.transfermarkt.com/daley-sinkgraven/profil/spieler/215099

Soccerway: http://int.soccerway.com/players/daley-sinkgraven/300873/

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