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Top Facts about Sergino Dest, Barcelona's gifted right-back

Wed 02 December 2020 | 14:30

A look at the Top facts about Sergino Dest including his childhood story, love life history and his most interesting quotes.

The year 2020 has been an amazing year for Sergino Dest so far. The young American winger joined Barcelona in the summer of 2020 after impressing in his single season with

Ajax Amsterdam

.

Under new coach and former Barcelona legend, Ronald Koeman, the team has gone through many changes, the most obvious of them is the emergence of many young talents. Barcelona has suffered greatly from its aging squad in recent seasons and it was time they once again count on the youngsters for the future of the club.

The likes of Ansu Fati, Pedri Gonzalez was promoted from Barcelona's academy to the first team. Alongside the Portuguese talented winger, Francisco Trincao, Serino Dest is one of the newest Barcelona signings.

The 20 years old right-back was quick to establish himself in Barcelona's starting line-up, playing his first game for Barcelona only 3 days after signing the contract. Dest took his chance with both hands and quickly became a fan favorite after putting quality performances on the pitch.

Barcelona fans see Dest as a long-awaited replacement for Dani Alvez who had a very successful career at

Barcelona

. Dest is now considered by the manager as one of the team's best players and Sergino is keen to impress his coach every time he is on the pitch.

Guess we will have to wait and see how the rest of Sergino Dest's first season will go. For now let's have a look at the

top facts about Sergino Dest

, Barcelona's gifted right-back.

Top facts about Sergino Dest you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Sergino Dest. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Sergino Gianni Dest

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : November 3, 2000 / Almere, Netherlands

  • Height & Weight:

    1.73 m /62 kg

  • Marital Status:

    Single

  • Wife/Girlfriend:

    Not Known

  • Children

    : None

  • Current team:

    FC Barcelona

  • Jersey Number:

    2 at FC Barcelona and USA National team

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Scorpio

Sergino Dest Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

The first part our article on

top facts about Sergino Dest

is about his birthday. Sergino Dest Birthday is at November 3, 2000.

Sergino Dest nationality

is American although he has strong Dutch roots as well and could actually play for the

Netherlands

national team as his father is originally from Surinam. Sergino Dest was born in Almere, Netherlands.

Almere, Netherlands zodiac sign is Scorpio. He shares his birthday with many famous stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on the third day of November are:

Footballers

: Gerd Muller, Dwight Yorke, Ian Wright, Pablo Aimar and Guillermo Franco/

Actors and Actresses:

Charles Bronson, Dolph Lundgren, Wanda Hendrix and Eva Renzi /

Singers

: Jasmine Trias /

Models

: Kendel Jenner

Sergino Dest Childhood story

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Sergino Dest Childhood

story and the family and the background he grew up in. Sergino Dest was born into a middle-class family. His mother was Dutch and his father was a Surinamese-American.

Sergino is the only child of the family. His parents were both football fans and supported Sergino from an early age to pursue his dreams to become a footballer. When he was 9 years old, his parents enrolled him at Almere city academy, where he stayed for three years before making a move to Ajax Academy.

One cool fact about Sergino Dest childhood is that he started his amateur career as a forward, but later decided to change his position to a full-back.

Another interesting fact about Dest's childhood is that he first visited his father's country when he was 14 years old. He recalled the trip in an interview with ESPN years later.

"My dad is from New York, Brooklyn. My first time in U.S. was in 2014. I went to New York, to Queens -- that's where my uncle lives. That was when the 2014 World Cup was on, when

Germany

won it. But other than that time, I hadn't been to America a lot before. I have family in New York, family in other cities."

Dest's amateur career reached a breakthrough when he impressed at U17 FIFA World Cup. He was invited to Ajax B team, where he played for two more seasons before being promoted to the first team in 2019.

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Sergino Dest girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

There is no public information on

Sergino Dest girlfriend

, which is not surprising given the fact that he just turned 20 last month. However, we are sure

Sergino Dest

will find love very soon since he has been in the spotlight more and more since joining Barcelona. The more Sergino gets playing time at Barcelona the more he will get the attentions of girls.

Or maybe he even has a girlfriend and is just concentrating more on his career or is too shy to talk about it publicly. He is a Scorpio after all and Scorpio's are known for their strong sexuality. Whatever is the case you can be sure that any new information about Francisco Trincao love life will be published here at SportMob.

Sergino Dest Career

Known for his strong attacking prowess, solid defensive play and excellence in possession, Dest has wowed the fans by his ability to take players on and his pace is a virtue going forward and defending. He is an excellent dribbler, a characteristic which will come in handy at his current club, Barcelona.

Sergino Dest career

started in July 2019 as he made his debut for Ajax's first team against

PSV Eindhoven

in the Johan Cruyff Shield match, which Ajax won by two goals. Two weeks later Dest debuted in the Eredivisie as Ajax thrashed Emmen 5–0 at home.

Dest played 35 games in his first senior season and scored two goals – both in the KNVB Cup fixture against Telstar. His talent was so obvious that at the end of his first season at the professional level, Barcelona and

Bayern Munich

were desperate for his signature.

After much speculations, Dest decided to join Barcelona for an initial €21 million fee plus a further €5 million in variables. He made his debut for Barcelona on October 4, only three days after his arrival at the club, in a 1–1 draw against Sevilla. With the appearance, he became the first American to play for Barcelona in La Liga.

Dest continued to impress at Barcelona and soon became the only American to play for Barcelona in the

Champions League

. In his second game for the Catalans in the competition, an away game against Dynamo Kyiv, Dest became the first American to score a goal for Barcelona as he netted his team's first goal in a comfortable 4-0 away win.

 As of the first day of December 2020, Dest has played 9 games for Barcelona across all competitons.

On the international level, Sergino Dest represented the United States U-17s at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and the United States U-20s at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he played four matches.

Dest made his debut for the United States senior side on September 6, 2019, in a 3–0 loss against

Mexico

. He has played 5 games for USA since then and has not scored a goal yet.

Sergino Dest Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Sergino Dest net worth

is estimated to be 2 million Euros in 2020.

Sergino Dest market value

is at 20 million Euros. He is ranked number 14 among all Barcelona players and number 65 among all

La Liga

players.

Sergino Dest salary

in 2020 is reportedly 2.5 million Euro annually.

Sergino Dest Transfermarket stats

According to

Sergino Dest Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 47 games for two clubs (Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona). He has scored 3 goals and has provided 6 assists for his team mates.

Sergino Dest Transfermarket stats is somehow misleading since the youngster is considered among the best wingers in the world. He is often praised for his Trickery on the ball and his deadly crosses. On the international Sergino Dest Transfermarket stats shows that he has played 5 games for USA national team and is yet to score his first goal.

Some Short top facts about Sergino Dest

The most interesting fact about

Sergino Dest tattoos

is that he still has no tattoos on his body.

Sergino Dest religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.

Sergino Dest is active in social media. In fact 

Sergino Dest Instagram

account has around 1 million followers. The fact that he only had 200k followers when he signed for Barcelona clearly shows what a big step it has been for the talented American winger. Dest is also active in Facebook and Twitter. His facebook account has around 100k followers.

Sergino Dest Height is 1.73 meters. Sergino Dest weight is 62 kg. Sergino Dest position is right-wing although he has played in the left-wing position as well. Sergino Dest age is 20.

Like many other football stars, Sergino Dest is crazy about playing the FIFA game.

Sergino Dest FIFA 21 rating

is 75 (his overall rating) with a potential of 86.

Sergino Dest is passionate about cars. He has an A class Merc car which was remodeled.

Sergino Dest Quote

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on

top facts about Sergino Dest

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On being a part of Barcelona's new project:

"It's really nice to be part of that generation, I think it's also good to play with a couple of young players so that they can adjust to the level. I think it's really smart that Barca does that right now and gives us the chance to improve quicker."

On playing alongside

Lionel Messi

and other Barcelona stars:

Sometimes, when I look at my teammates on the pitch, I'm like, "Wow, a couple of years ago I watched you guys on TV." Now I play with the best player in the world (Lionel Messi). That's amazing!

On his first goal for Barcelona:

"It's a perfect day, I'm very happy to score my first goal, the team has played very well and I think we have done a great job. I am the first American to score in the Champions League with Barca, it is a source of pride and even more so doing so with a club as important as Barca." (From his interview with Goal.com)

On learning new languages in Spain:

I'm taking Spanish lessons, that's important for me, and also Catalan. I ask them questions. If I don't understand it in Spanish, I ask them: What does this mean? What does that mean? They help me, and I'm learning everything quickly and getting used to everything in Barcelona. (From his interview with ESPN)

On the differences between his role at Ajax and at Barcelona:

Before, at Ajax, maybe I went a little too much forward and forgot my defensive duties, but now I am not forgetting that. I am looking to pick my moment to go forward.

Sergino Dest records and achievements

We round up our article on the

top facts about Sergino Dest

with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

Johan Cruyff Shield: 2019/ AFC Ajax Talent of the Year: 2020

With USA national teams:

U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year: 2019

Individual Records:

The first United States international to play and score a professional goal for FC Barcelona

So here it was! Our article on top facts about Sergino Dest, Barcelona's gifted winger. Which part did you like the most? Any facts you want to add to the list? Let us know in the comment section.

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