• Position Defender
  • Number 2
  • Date of Birth Nov 03 2000
  • Hometown Almere-Stad, Netherlands
  • Height 5' 8"
  • Club Ajax U21 (NED)

Player Bio - Sergiño Dest

U.S. National Teams: A member of the U-20 cycle since March 2018, has made eight appearances for the team this cycle … Joined the USA at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship following the group stage as one of three roster changes … Played in all three games after coming in, starting in Qualification Round games against Costa Rica and Honduras as well as the final against Mexico … Named to the tournament Best XI … Scored his first goal for the U.S. with the U-20s against Venezuela at the 2018 U.S. Soccer U-20 Men’s Invitational … Made his U-20 debut against France in March 2018 … Prior to joining the U-20s, played with the U-19 MNT at the Youth National Team summit camp in January 2018 … A member of the USA’s 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup team in India, appearing in four games for the team … Played in nine games for the U-17s during the course of the 2016-17 cycle … Earned his first YNT call-up with the U-17s in October 2016, for a set of friendlies against Costa Rica.

Professional: Signed his first pro contract with Ajax on Dec. 10, 2018 … On the books at the legendary Dutch club until 2021 … Worked his way into regular minutes this year with Jong Ajax, logging 1356 minutes in 17 appearances … Scored his first professional goal for Jong Ajax on Nov. 30, 2018 against Twente.

Youth: Spent time this season with Ajax’s U-19 squad, helping the team to UEFA Youth League quarterfinals … Made eight league appearances with the Ajax U-19s this season, scoring two goals … With Ajax since the U-12 level … Spent U-10 to U-12 with Almere City … Started playing soccer at age seven and kicked off his youth career with Omniworld from U-7 to U-9.

Personal: Full name is Sergiño Gianni Dest … Also goes by Ser, Serg and Serra … Father is Surinamese-American, mother is Dutch … In his free time, enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and listening to music … Loves to chill with friends, talk and enjoy life … Lists the U-17 World Cup and scoring his first professional goal as his greatest soccer moments thus far … Favorite soccer player and biggest athletic inspiration is Ronaldinho … Favorite movie is Creed, favorite TV shows are The 100 and Prison Break … Favorite video game is FIFA 19 … Loves listening to Drake … Big fan of french fries.