Sergino Dest Profile
|Player’s Name||Sergino Gianni Dest|
|Citizenship||United States, Netherlands|
|Position of Play||Right Back|
|Other Position||Left Back|
|Net Worth||2 Million Dollars|
|Market Value||30 Million Euros|
|Age||20 years old|
|Place of Birth||Almere, Netherlands|
|Date of Birth||November 3, 2000|
|Agent||ICM Stellar Sports|
Sergino Gianni Dest a United States of America International playing his club football at Barcelona was born in Almere, Netherlands on November 3, 2000, to his parents the father being a Suriname-American and the mother a Dutch national as the only child. With his passion for football, he started playing soccer with his friends in the streets.
He was a great fan of Ajax football club, which he later joined. As days progressed, his parents saw how much he liked playing and they enrolled him to Almere City Academy in 2009 at the age of 9 years to concentrate on his career.
After three years at Almere City Academy, Dest joined the Ajax Youths in July 2012 a club he loved from childhood. Funny enough is that he started as a striker that never worked prompting him to change to the right back where he has developed as one of the best.
He first represented the club at the under 17 level in the U17 Eredivisie on January 21, 2017, at they won 3-0 against Groningen. He went on to play 13 games in his first season in which he registered two assists.
Thereafter, he played for the U19 in nine games in the UEFA Youth League scoring against AEK and assisted in a 3-0 win over Benfica both in the group stage. However, they lost to PSG at the intermediate stage. In 34 other games across all competitions, he scored four goals.
During the 2018-19 season, he featured for the U21 in 17 games and scored one goal against Twente FC on November 30, 2018. With his continued good form, he was called up to join the senior team.
He made his first-team debut in a 3-0 win over Lille on September 17, 2019, in the Champions League. In 35 games, he scored two goals being a brace against Telstar in the KNVB Cup.
The La Liga club acquired the services of the right-back for 21 million euros on October 1, 2020, and set a buyout clause of 400 million euros on him to put away anyone potential suitors of his signature.
The first American to represent Barcelona made his debut in a 1-1 draw with Sevilla on October 4, 2020, playing the last 15 minutes after coming on for Jordi Alba. Two weeks later, he played in the Champions League, and later in the month in the El Classico, they lost by 3-1.
His first goal for the club was in the Champions League 4-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv on November 24, 2020. In La Liga, his first goals were a Brace against Real Sociedad on March 21, 2021. In his first season, he made 41 appearances across all competitions.
United States of America.
The dual citizen of the United States and the Netherlands had the option to represent the Dutch National team but chose to play for the United States terming it a tough decision but he had no choice given he believed in their soccer and his feelings toward the USA team prevailed.
Aged 15 years, 11 months, and 19 days, Dest played for his country at the U17 in an international friendly with Turkey. After 10 appearances, he joined Tab Ramos under 21’s side on September 7, 2018.
In his 12 appearances for the U21, he scored a goal in a friendly 3-1 win over Venezuela on September 11, 2018. Finally, his breakthrough to the senior team came on September 7, 2019, in a 3-0 loss to Mexico at the age of 18 years, 10 months, and 4 days.
Dest Market value and Net worth
The right back’s value has risen over time; an analysis of his current value reveals that Dest has a market value of 30 million euros. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 150, 0000 euros as of January 2019 when he was 18 years old playing at Ajax. The right-back has an estimated net worth of between 2 million dollars. The main source of his worth is his successful football career where he gets his earnings.
When the transfer windows open, clubs get the chance to scout and sign players they feel will bring an impact on the strength of the squad. Dest has been one of the many that have had interclub transfers.
One of the clubs that most players dream to play for is Barcelona, Dest is lucky to have had the chance on October 1, 2020, to be signed by the Spanish giants for 21 million euros. Prior to joining the Camp Nou, he spent five seasons with Ajax, which he joined in 2012 from Almere City Academy.
Salary and contract
Sergino Dest joined Barcelona from Ajax on October 1, 2020, after the two clubs agreed on the transfer fee. Further, for the transfer to be complete, an agreement between the player and the club in terms of his contract and salary was of the essence.
To this effect, the right-back penned down a five-year contract that runs until June 30, 2025, when it will expire. With regard to his payment, Sergio Dest pockets a salary of 41,000 pounds a week totaling 2.1 million pounds per year at Barcelona.
Position and style of play
What is his best position of play? The main position of play for Dest is at the right back. However, the player has the potential of playing at the left-back and as a right-winger. Dest style of play involves receiving the ball at the back and then attempting to find midfielders and even a striker with a pass.
Globally Dest ranks at 205 among all players in the world. In his country United States, Dest is number three. Looking at how he sits at the club level and La Liga, he settles for position 7 at Barcelona and position 38 in La Liga respectively. At the right back, which is his main position of play, he ranks number 7. A quick look at his age mates that are players born in 2000, Dest stands at position 16.
FIFA 21 rating.
Dest has an overall rating of 76 with the potential of 85. He rates with four stars in skill moves and four stars for the weak foot. He has an international reputation of one. His work rate is high/low. In terms of traits, Dest is a technical dribbler.
In the attack, the score is 73 for crossing, finishing 58, heading 58, short pass 77, and volleys 44. For movement, the scorers are 89 for acceleration, sprint speed of 86, agility 88, reactions 76, and balance 76.
A look at skills the scores are dribbling 83, Curve 72, FK accuracy 38, long pass 67, and ball control 77. Power the scores are; shot power 65, jumping 56, stamina 80, strength 60, and long shots 62.
At defense, defense awareness is 67, standing tackle 70, and sliding tackle of 69. Mental scores are 68 for aggression, interceptions 68, attacking position 75, vision 72, penalties 39, and composure 73.
- Won the Copa del Rey in the 2020-21 with Barcelona.
- In 2019, he was a Johan Cruff Shield Champion with Ajax.
- 2019-2020 CONCACAF Nations League Winner with USA.
Achievements and individual awards
- 2020 Talent of the Year for Ajax.
- 2019 Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year.
- His Barcelona debut was in a 1-1 draw with Sevilla on October 4, 2020 in the La Liga.
- At Ajax, he made his senior team debut against PSV Eindhoven in a 2-0 win on July 27, 2019.
- The USA international debut came on September 6, 2019 in a 3-0 loss to Mexico in an international friendly.