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Get to Know Florian Jozefzoon

27 January 2017

Ten facts you might not know about our new man

  • Florian was born in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana on 9 February 1991.
  • He has six brothers and two sisters, two of his younger brothers are also on the books of professional clubs in Holland.
  • He moved to Holland from French Guiana when he was two and joined the Academy at Ajax aged 14, spending six years with de Godenzonen.
  • His Dutch Under-19 debut came in a 1-1 draw against Italy in October 2009, the first of five Under-19 caps. He also played five times for the Holland Under-21s and featured in the 2013 European Under-21 Championships.
  • He marked his professional debut for Ajax against MW Maastricht with a goal and an assist in a 5-0 win.
  • After leaving Ajax in 2012, he enjoyed a successful season with RKC Waalwijk, scoring seven goals, before joining PSV the following summer.
  • In his debut season for PSV, Florian played in the League, Cup, Champions League, and Europa League, making 25 appearances in total, scoring four goals.
  • His most memorable goal for PSV came as he wrapped up a 3-1 win away at Ajax in August 2014, PSV would go on to win their first league title in seven years the following April.  
  • In his time with PSV, Florian made a total of 64 appearances, winning two Dutch titles and a Dutch Super Cup, to add his Dutch title from his time with Ajax.
  • Florian will wear the number 7 shirt at Griffin Park.

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