Site menu:

On this day:

Samir El Gaaouiri was born in 1984.


Ryan Donk

Ryan  Donk
Birthdate:March 30, 1986 in Amsterdam
Current club:Galatasaray (Turkey)
Contract until:2020
Former club(s):Real Betis (Spa), Galatasaray (Tur), Kasımpaşa (Tur), Club Brugge KV (Bel), West Bromwich Albion (Eng), AZ, RKC Waalwijk, Zeeburgia
Holland U21 international Ryan Donk played impressive football at RKC Waalwijk. A 2,5 million euro move to AZ was the result. He signed a contract until 2011. However his talent was not enough to convince his coach Louis van Gaal. In summer 2008, Donk moved abroad and signed a 1-year loan deal at the Baggies until June 2009. In May 2009 WBA confirmed that the option to buy was not used and he returned home to AZ. He has not made a big impact and played around half of the matches.

In June 2009 he signed a 4-year contract at Belgian giants Club Brugge. His new coach Adrie Koster was also his coach at RKC Waalwijk and he was hoping to get new opportunities to continue his career.

During his Belgian seasons, he was a regular player in the selection playing almost all the matches. He extended his contract with another season until 2014, but agreed to leave the club in 2013 for Turkey. Kasımpaşa was his new club that he joined with fellow Dutchman Babel until 2016.

In January 2016 he signed a 2,5 year contract at Turkish giants Galatasaray. Donk moved for a 2,5ME fee to the Istanbul-based club. Without many playing opportunities he was send on loan to Spain to join Betis Sevilla on a season deal. After his return he got new chances in Turkey. During his stay his contract was extended after good performances and currently last until 2020.

Last update: March 08, 2020