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Jordy Clasie Saints HistoryLast updated 27 Sep 2016
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Jordy Clasie BiographyLast updated 26 Sep 2016
Former clubs: Feyenoord, Excelsior (loan)
Born in Haarlem, Netherlands, on 27th June 1991, Clasie began his football career with HVV DSK as a youngster.
After a short spell with HFC EDO, Dutch giants Feyenoord came calling, signing the then nine year-old to be part of their academy in 2000.
After ten years progressing through the club’s academy, and representing the Netherlands at Under-18 and Under-19 level, Clasie was sent out on loan to Excelsior for the 2010/11 season.
The midfielder made his professional debut against his parent club, helping Excelsior win the Rotterdam derby 3-2 on 15th August 2010.
In the November of that year, Clasie won his first cap at Under-21 level for the Netherlands, coming on at half-time in a 3-1 win against Denmark.
Return to De Kuip
After helping Excelsior stay in the Eredivisie, Clasie returned to Feyenoord having made 35 appearances, and scored two goals, during his time out on loan.
Ronald Koeman’s arrival at Feyenoord in July 2011 presented Clasie with the opportunity to impress, and he did so, making his first appearance for the club in a friendly against Malaga four days after his 20th birthday.
He would make 33 appearances in all competitions under Koeman, contributing three goals, as Feyenoord finished second in the table behind Ajax.
Clasie would also feature six times for Netherlands’ Under-21s, scoring his first international goal in a 5-0 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying win against Luxembourg.
The midfielder made his Champions League debut in August 2012, but was unable to help Feyenoord see of Dynamo Kyiv in the third qualifying round. Further European disappointment followed for Clasie and Feyenoord as Sparta Prague knocked them out of the Europa League at the play-off stage.
Koeman handed Clasie the captain’s armband for the first time in a 1-1 draw with Heerenveen early in the season, before he led out the side in Europe for the second leg against Sparta Prague.
With the 2012/13 campaign just a month old, Clasie was handed his first cap at senior level. The midfielder played 49 minutes of a 2-0 win against Turkey in a 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Clasie, who made 39 appearances at club level, would finish the season at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Spain, playing twice as the Netherlands reached the semi-finals.
There was more European disappointment at the start of the following season, as Kuban Krasnodar knocked Feyenoord out of the Europa League at the play-off stage.
Playing alongside Graziano Pellè, Clasie helped Feyenoord finish second in the Eredivisie, missing out on the title to Ajax by four points. The midfielder made 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring once.
Tournament football followed in the summer of 2014, as Clasie was named in Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His first involvement was at the semi-final stage, but he was unable to prevent a penalty defeat to Argentina.
The midfielder started the third-versus-fourth play-off game, helping his nation beat Brazil 3-0 to seal a third-place finish after ending as runners-up four years previous.
Clasie began the 2014/15 campaign as Feyenoord’s captain, featuring in all but three league matches as they finished fourth in the Eredivisie.
There was more success in Europe for Clasie and Feyenoord as, despite being knocked out of the Champions League at the play-off stage, the Dutch club reached the last 32 of the Europa League before falling to Italian side Roma.
Clasie departed for St Mary’s having scored eight goals in 153 appearances for Feyenoord and won 11 caps for his country.
After picking up an injury on his Southampton debut, Clasie took a while to find his feet with the club. The tough-tackling midfielder did make his mark during the second half of a successful 2015/16 campaign, helping Saints to a record Premier League finish of sixth.