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Ricardo Kishna

Ricardo Kishna
Full nameRicardo Kishna
Date of birth (1995-01-04) 4 January 1995 (age 21)
Place of birthThe Hague, Netherlands
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Playing positionLeft winger / Striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2001-2010ADO Den Haag
Senior career*
2014–Jong Ajax9(3)
National team
2009–2010Netherlands U155(0)
2010Netherlands U163(1)
2014–Netherlands U212(0)

Ricardo Kishna (born 4 January 1995 in The Hague) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward for Eredivisie side Ajax and for the Netherlands U21.[2][3]

Club career

AFC Ajax

Kishna joined Ajax in 2010 from ADO Den Haag at 15 years old, where he had been active in the youth ranks from the age of 9 laying the foundation for his professional career. On 13 May 2011, Kishna signed his first professional contract with Ajax, joining the club until June 2014.[4] He began the 2013/14 season playing for Ajax A1, the clubs under-19 team, competing in the Nike A-Juniors Eredivisie and the UEFA Youth League. On 3 January 2014 it was then announced that Kishna, Jaïro Riedewald and Riechedly Bazoer would join the first team on its training camp in Turkey during the Winter transfer window.[5] After making his debut with the first team in the Antalya Cup, a friendly tournament, on 11 January 2014 against Turkish side Trabzonspor, head coach Frank de Boer announced that Kishna would not be returning to the under-19 selection after the Winter break. But would join the reserves team Jong Ajax in the Dutch Eerste Divisie, while making appearances for the first team. On 15 January 2014 it was announced that Kishna had extended his contract with Ajax for an additional two seasons, now running until the Summer of 2016, with an option for an additional year.[6]

He made his professional debut on 17 January 2014 playing for Jong Ajax in the 4–0 away loss against FC Emmen. He was substituted off in the match for Abdel Malek El Hasnaoui in the 59th minute. He scored his first professional goal for Jong Ajax on 10 February 2014 in a 4–1 home win over VVV-Venlo scoring in the 52nd minute. He then scored again in the following match against first place in the league table FC Dordrecht, leveling the score 1–1, and helping the reserves team to secure a point. On 19 February 2014 Frank de Boer announced that Kishna was selected as a member of the 18-man squad ahead of the UEFA Europa League match at home against Red Bull Salzburg, marking the first time he would be selected for the first team in a professional match. He then made his professional debut on 20 February 2014 against Red Bull Salzburg, replacing Kolbeinn Sigþórsson in the 60th minute in the 0–3 home defeat.[7] He made his Eredivisie debut for the first team three days later in the 4–0 home victory over neighboring AZ, scoring on his league debut in the 61st minute, after being substituted on for Bojan Krkić in the 46th minute of the North Holland derby match.[8]

International career

Kishna made his debut for the Netherlands national team in the youth ranks, appearing for the under-15 selection in an International friendly match against Turkey U-15 on 8 December 2009.The match ended in a 2–1 victory at home for the Dutch.[9] He then went on to make four more appearances for the under-15 side. He made his debut for the Netherlands U-16 side on 26 October 2010 in the Tournoi du Val-de-Marne in Paris, France, playing against France U-16 in a 1–2 away win. Making two further appearances, while scoring once.[10]

Personal life

Kishna was born in The Hague. He is of Dutch-Surinamese descent, with his father being of Indian origin and his mother from the Netherlands.

Career statistics

Club performance

As of 2015-03-1[11]
Club performance League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Other Total
2013–14 Ajax Eredivisie 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
2014-15 26 5 3 1 8 0 1 0 38 6
Total Netherlands 34 6 4 1 9 0 1 0 48 7
Career total 34 6 4 1 9 0 1 0 48 7

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.
2 Includes Johan Cruijff Shield matches.

Reserves performance
Club performance League Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League Total
2013–14 Jong Ajax Eerste Divisie 6 2 6 2
2014–15 3 1 3 1
Total Netherlands 9 3 9 3
Career total 9 3 9 3





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