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Sonny Silooy

Sonny Silooy
Personal information
Full name Jan Jacobus Silooy
Date of birth (1963-08-31) August 31, 1963
Place of birth Rotterdam, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1987 Ajax 157 (2)
1987–1989 Matra Racing 55 (2)
1989–1996 Ajax 111 (0)
1996–1998 Arminia Bielefeld 37 (0)
1998–2000 De Graafschap 46 (0)
National team
1983–1993[1] Netherlands 25 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Jong Ajax
2010 Dayton Dutch Lions
2011– D.C. United (assistant)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Jan Jacobus "Sonny" Silooy (born 31 August 1963 in Rotterdam) is a former Dutch footballer who is now an assistant manager for Major League Soccer club D.C. United.


  • Career 1
    • Club 1.1
    • National team 1.2
  • Coaching career 2
  • Honours 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5



Silooy played as a right or central defender and is one of the legends of Ajax Amsterdam, where he made his debut on May 3, 1981, playing over 250 league games for the Amsterdam club in two separate periods. Silooy also played for Matra Racing, Arminia Bielefeld,[2] De Graafschap and the amateurs of GVV Unitas from Gorinchem. He played in the 1996 UEFA Champions League Final against Juventus, but missed a key penalty in the shootout which Ajax ultimately lost.[3]

National team

Silooy, a member of the Dutch squad at the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship, obtained 25 caps for the Netherlands national football team,[4] including 8 appearances in Euro 88 qualifying, but never played in a major international competition.

Coaching career

Silooy was also coach of the Jong Ajax youth academy and juniors team.[5] In 2010 he was appointed as headcoach of new branch Dayton Dutch Lions.

He left Dayton Dutch Lions to become an assistant coach with the Major League Soccer club D.C. United.[6]



  1. ^ "Sonny Silooy - International Appearances". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  2. ^ 11 FREUNDE – Bundesligen – Ik heb en twejaarig contract
  3. ^ Sonny Silooy at
  4. ^ Interlands Sonny Silooy
  5. ^ Sonny Silooy to leave Ajax
  6. ^ "Sonny Silooy named D.C. United Assistant Coach". D.C. United. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 

External links

  • (Dutch) Profile
  • (Dutch) International career
  • (English) – Sonny Silooy to leave Ajax, 7th Feb 2008
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