Marcel Sergio Orpheo Zijler
Date of birth
(1987-07-08) 8 July 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth
1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 March 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 July 2012
Sergio Zijler (born 8 July 1987) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a winger. He is currently without a club.
1.1 FC Twente
1.2 Willem II
1.3 HNK Rijeka
2 National team
Born in Rotterdam, Sergio Zijler played in the youth team of AFC Ajax until 2006.
Zijler is a striker who made his debut in professional football squad of FC Twente in the 2006–07 season playing twelve matches and scoring two goals. Both goals were scored in his debut match (7–1 win) against FC Groningen.
In January he made the switch to Willem II from Tilburg for an undisclosed fee.
During the winter break of the 2010-11 season, Sergio Zijler decided to accept a move out of Netherlands and join Croatian side HNK Rijeka. He played with Rijeka until the end of the 2010–11 Prva HNL season.
On July 28, 2011, Zijler signed with Turkish club Orduspor Free Transfer.
Sergio Zijler was part of the Netherlands U-17 team in 2003.
In 2009 he played for the combination team of the Suriname national football team and the ‘Suriprofs’ (Surinamese professional players in the Netherlands) at the Parbo Bier Cup tournament.
^ “Official Profile at Willem II official website”.
^ “Sergio Zijler” (in Dutch). Voetbal International. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
^ Sergio Zijler at Soccerway
^ Sergio Zijler at UEFA.com