Joël Piroe
Personal information
Full name Joël Mohammed Ramzan Piroe[1]
Date of birth (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth Wijchen, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 17
Youth career
SCE Nijmegen
Quick 1888
Woezik
0000–2013 NEC
2013–2014 Feyenoord
2014–2019 PSV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2021 Jong PSV 57 (16)
2019–2021 PSV 11 (1)
2019–2020Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 18 (2)
2021– Swansea City 47 (22)
National team
2013–2014 Netherlands U15 3 (0)
2015 Netherlands U16 2 (1)
2016 Netherlands U18 4 (0)
2017–2018 Netherlands U19 13 (8)
2018–2019 Netherlands U20 4 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:04, 6 August 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 02:55, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Joël Mohammed Ramzan Piroe (born 2 August 1999) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward for Swansea City.[1]

Club career

Early career

Piroe started playing football at the age of five for SCE Nijmegen and played youth football for Quick 1888 and SC Woezik, after which he was signed to the youth academy of NEC. He first played as a left-back and left midfielder. The coach of the under-12 team of NEC chose to play Piroe as a forward, due to the many goals he scored.[2] He then moved to the youth academy of Feyenoord, and a year later – in 2014 – joined the PSV academy. He signed his first professional contract with the Eindhoven-based club in November 2016.[3]

Piroe made his professional debut in the Eerste Divisie for Jong PSV on 2 December 2016 in a game against Achilles '29.[4]

PSV sent Piroe on a one-year loan to Sparta Rotterdam in August 2019.[5] He made his debut in the Eredivisie on 25 August 2019, coming on for Ragnar Ache in the 60th minute away against PEC Zwolle – a game which ended in a 2–2 draw.[6]

Swansea City

On 2 July 2021, Piroe moved to Wales to join Swansea City on a three-year deal, joining for an undisclosed fee,[7] reported to be in the region of £1 million with the potential to rise up to £2 million.[8] He scored on his Swansea debut in an EFL Cup tie against Reading on 10 August 2021.[9]

Personal life

Born in the Netherlands, Piroe is of Surinamese descent.[10]

Career statistics

As of 2 November 2021[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Jong PSV 2016–17 Eerste Divisie 12 2 12 2
2017–18 Eerste Divisie 6 0 6 0
2018–19 Eerste Divisie 29 11 29 11
2019–20 Eerste Divisie 2 1 2 1
2020–21 Eerste Divisie 5 0 5 0
Total 54 14 54 14
PSV Eindhoven 2018–19 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020–21 Eredivisie 11 1 2 0 1[a] 2 14 3
Total 11 1 2 0 1 2 14 3
Sparta Rotterdam (loan) 2019–20 Eredivisie 18 2 2 0 20 2
Swansea City 2021–22 Championship 45 22 1 1 1 1 47 24
Career total 128 39 5 1 1 1 1 2 130 41
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours

Individual

References

  1. ^ a b "Joël Piroe". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Alleen Joël Piroe kan Joël Piroe remmen". psv.nl (in Dutch). 30 December 2018.
  3. ^ "PSV contracteert Joël Piroe". psv.nl (in Dutch). 16 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Game Report by Weltfussball". Weltfussball. 2 December 2016.
  5. ^ "PSV send Piroe on loan to Sparta Rotterdam". Football Oranje. 22 August 2019.
  6. ^ "PEC Zwolle - Sparta Rotterdam 2:2 (Eredivisie 2019/2020, 4. Round)". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  7. ^ "SWANSEA CITY COMPLETE DEAL FOR PSV STRIKER JOEL PIROE". www.swanseacity.com. 2 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Joel Piroe: Swansea City sign PSV Eindhoven striker". BBC Sport. 2 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Reading 0-3 Swansea". BBC. 10 August 2021. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Profvoetballers van Surinaamse afkomst". Natio Suriname | Voetbal.
  11. ^ "Joël Piroe". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Four share Under-19 top scorers' prize". UEFA. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

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