[People Profile] All We Know About Owen Wijndal Biography, Career, Family, Networth
Owen Wijndal born 28 November 1999 is a Dutch professional footballer, who plays as a left-back with the Eredivisie club Ajax and for the Netherlands the national side.
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|Full Names||Owen Wijndal|
|Place of birth||Paramaribo, Suriname|
|Date Of Birth||28 November 1999|
|State of Origin||Paramaribo, Suriname|
|Current team||Ajax (on loan from Juventus)|
–2010 HFC Haarlem
2016–2019 Jong AZ
2013–2014 Netherlands U15
2014 Netherlands U16
2015–2016 Netherlands U17
2016 Netherlands U18
2017 Netherlands U19
2018–2019 Netherlands U20
2019 Netherlands U21
The family was born from Paramaribo, Wijndal joined the AZ youth academy at 10, and previously was a player for local teams ZVV Zaandijk and HFC Haarlem. He was elevated to second-team during the 2016-17 season and was playing in the third division of the Tweede Divisie. On February 4, 2017 Wijndal made his debut as a player for AZ and was a starter in a loss of 2-4 at home at PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie
because of injuries to regular starter Ridgeciano Halps and the backup Thomas Ouwejan. The 2017 season witnessed AZ finish in sixth position and therefore qualifying for the play-offs in the domestic league for the 3rd qualifying stage of the Europa League the following season. They ultimately were unable to play in European football, falling against FC Utrecht on penalties after two legs. The season before, Wijndal also made 24 matches for the reserve side of the 3rd division. He helped them to win the title of third division and then gaining promotion to the second division of Dutch football.
In the 2017-18 campaign, Wijndal featured in the first-team more often with seven appearances in the league. In the newly promoted reserve team He played in 16 games and scored two goals. After the season, he signed new five-year contract with AZ on the 22nd of June, 2018. After struggling to make it into first-team football in his 2018-19 campaign, Wijndal was able to begin playing in the regular starting lineup in the 2019-20 campaign. On July 25, 2019, Wijndal also made his debut in the Europa League in a 0-0 home draw against Swedish club BK Hacken. The striker scored his debut goal in professional football on the 7th of March in a 4-0 league victory against ADO Den Haag.
Prior to the 2021-22 season Wijndal was named captain of AZ after the resignation from Teun Koopmeiners.=
On the 12th of July in 2022, the player joined Eredivisie team Ajax from AZ with a five-year contract in exchange for EUR10 million.
Born in Suriname to an Dutch father and a Surinamese mother. Wijndal is eligible to represent both Suriname and the Netherlands. He has played for the Netherlands in every age group from the age of under-15 to. Between 2015 between 2015 and 2016, he made twelve appearances in the Netherlands under-17 team. He also took part in the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in Azerbaijan where he played five appearances. The Dutch team reached the semi-finals, but they were ended up stranded against Portugal.
Wijndal played a consistent player in the Netherlands under-19 team from 2016 until in 2018, playing 16 times with the club. In the same time the player also played in his Netherlands U-20 side. The 31st of May, 2019 Wijndal was the first player to make his debut with the Netherlands under-21 team in a friendly game with Mexico in Doetinchem which ended with winning 5-1 in favor of the Dutch.
Wijndal was selected in the national Netherlands group for UEFA Nations League matches against Poland and Italy in September 2020.
On October 7, 2020, He made his debut in Netherlands on the 7th of October, 2020. He made his debut for Netherlands during the friendlies game against Mexico that Mexico defeated Mexico 1-1.