At the age of 8, Joris Rijnja (full name Joris Isidore Pascal Rijnja) was watching the Soccer World Championship in 2010. The Netherlands played the finals but didn't win. 'That should be done better', was a thought that didn't leave his mind. The Netherlands should be World Champion and like many boys, he imagined himself being part of that achievement. Young as he was, Joris just found his goal in life and his ambition is growing each year.
2016 - 2017 season 7 : Feyenoord U14 (C2 / FEY Academy)
2015 - 2016 season 6 : Feyenoord U13 (D1 / FEY Academy)
2014 - 2015 season 5 : Feyenoord U12 (D2 / FEY Academy)
2013 - 2014 season 4 : Sparta in Rotterdam (E-top)
2012 - 2013 season 3 : Sparta in Rotterdam (E5, E3, E1)
2011 - 2012 season 2 : Xerxes DZB (F1 Junior League)
2010 - 2011 season 1 : vv Hillegersberg (F8, F1)
Joris is a defender at heart, you find him alternately as leftback and as left-central defender.
In season 2017-2018 Joris will continue playing at the highest level at the greatest club in the Netherlands. That means lots of enjoying and above all lots of hard work and training to develop further in progress and play, technics and tactics.
So who knows, maybe in a couple of years, he will inspire other boys and girls in the same way as he was inspired in 2010. And still is by so many players today.
Do you have a question for Joris? Then send him a message using the contactform.
Born Mai 1st, 2003 / Left footed / Fieldposition Leftback - Centre back / 2017-2018 playing in U15 KNVB BVO/RJO Closed competition / Club : Feyenoord Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Team 2017-2018: U15 (C1 - Under 15)