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Luciano Narsingh

Luciano Narsingh

Narsingh training with PSV
Personal information
Full name Luciano Narsingh
Date of birth (1990-09-13) 13 September 1990
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
2006–2008 Heerenveen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Heerenveen 62 (13)
2012– PSV 45 (8)
National team
2008 Netherlands U18 2 (0)
2008–2009 Netherlands U19 10 (0)
2010 Netherlands U20 1 (0)
2010–2012 Netherlands U21 10 (1)
2012– Netherlands 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07 may 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07 November 2014 (UTC)

Luciano Narsingh (born 13 September 1990) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays for Dutch Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven. He is right-footed and usually plays as a right winger but can also play as a left winger, and both side of attacking midfield. He is also a part of the Netherlands National Football team.


  • Early football life 1
  • Club career 2
    • PSV 2.1
  • Career statistics 3
  • International career 4
    • International goals 4.1
  • Personal life 5
  • Honours 6
    • Club 6.1
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Early football life

Narsingh was born in Amsterdam. His grandparents were contract workers from India who were taken to work on plantations in Suriname.[1] His older brother, Furdjel Narsingh, also plays professional football. Together they played in the AFC Ajax youth academy for several years. But when Luciano was found to be too light for Ajax to go further he was picked up by sc Heerenveen and grown as one of the great talents. Furdjel moved to AZ Alkmaar but after being loaned out a couple times he transferred to FC Zwolle in the Eerste Divisie, the country's second level of professional club football.

Club career

In 2008 Narsingh signed a contract with SC Heerenveen till 2013. He made his official debut on 29 October 2008 in the Eredivisie under trainer Trond Sollied. He replaced the injured Danijel Pranjić in a 2–0 loss against Vitesse. A month later he was allowed to play in the away match against FC Twente (6–0 loss). In the 2009–2010 season Narsingh also came in action twice. The following year, however, he made his breakthrough under coach Ron Jans and Narsingh grew into a sensation in the Eredivisie because of his dribbling skills, speed and passing movements and drove Roy Beerens from the first eleven. In the 2011–12 Eredivisie, Narsingh set up 20 goals, meaning he gave most assists in the Eredivisie that year.On 15 July 2012, SC Heerenveen and Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven reached an agreement to transfer the young talent to Eindhoven for an amount of €4.1 million.[2]


The first half of Narsingh's first season started very well, with the forward six goals and five assist and PSV comfortably led the table with eleven wins out of thirteen games played. Latter in the season however Narsingh suffered a serious ligament injury against NAC Breda that would keep him out for the rest of the season. When Narsingh came back to playing form in October of 2013 Dick Advocaat had been replaced by Phillip Cocu as head coach who refused to gamble on Narsingh and didn't give him much playing time. In the 2014 against the defending champions Ajax Narsingh completed his recovery by first set up Memphis Depay for the equalizer and then scoring himself in a surprise 3-1 win. [3]

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Other Total
2008–09 SC Heerenveen Eredivisie 2 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2010–11 24 5 2 0 26 5
2011–12 34 8 5 4 39 12
2012–13 PSV 18 6 3 0 5 0 26 6
2013–14 20 0 1 0 3 0 24 0
2014–15 12 3 2 1 9 1 23 5
Total Netherlands 112 22 14 5 17 1 143 28
Career total 112 22 14 5 17 1 143 28
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 28 Nov 2014.

International career

In February 2012, Luciano Narsingh was called up for the first time by Bert van Marwijk to represent the senior Netherlands football team for the game against England at Wembley.[4] On 7 May 2012, he was named in the provisional list of 36 players for the Euro 2012 tournament, one of nine uncapped players to be chosen by Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk as part of the preliminary squad.[5] He was handed his unofficial international debut in a friendly match against Bayern Munich, during which he scored once. He made the final cut of 23 players to represent the Netherlands at UEFA Euro 2012.[6] He made his official debut in a friendly match against Slovakia on 30 May 2012. Narsingh scored his first international goal in a 4–2 defeat to Belgium on 15 August 2012. Narsingh was involved in the Netherlands qualification for the World Cup in Brazil, scoring once and giving three assists in 4 games, until his injury. Narsingh was not able to participate in the World Cup due to his injury and his spot was taken by Leroy Fer.

International goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 August 2012 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium  Belgium 1–1 4–2 Friendly
2. 7 September 2012 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Turkey 2–0 2–0 2014 World Cup qualification

Personal life

Narsingh is of Indian-Surinamese[7][8] descent and has an older brother called Furdjel.[9]





  1. ^ Brahme, Chinmay (19 June 2012). "There’s an India connection to Oranje".  
  2. ^ "Heerenveen levert topscorer en assist-koning Eredivisie" (in Dutch). 6 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Michael Yokhin (27 August 2014). "Luciano Narsingh: The great comeback".  
  4. ^ Jackson, Jamie (28 February 2012). "Holland rediscover their old sparkle after that bitter taste of orange". The Guardian (London). 
  5. ^ "Van Marwijk kiest 36 internationals" (in Dutch). 7 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Willems en Narsingh in definitieve EK-Selectie" (in Dutch). 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  7. ^ World Cup and Indonesia
  8. ^
  9. ^ Luciano Narsingh

External links

  • Voetbal International profile (Dutch)
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