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Mateo Cassierra
Mateo Cassierra

Zander Mateo Cassierra Cabezas (born 13 April 1997) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Belenenses SAD.[1]

Career


Cassierra made his debut for Deportivo Cali in 2015. Despite having played at Deportivo Cali with a jersey displaying "Casierra", his official name is spelled "Cassierra" (with two s's).[2]

On 17 June 2016, Cassierra signed a five-year contract with Dutch club Ajax, lasting until 2021.[3] The club paid Deportivo Cali €5.5 million to complete the transfer.[4] Cassierra is the second Colombian player after Daniel Cruz (2000–2003) to play for Ajax and also Davinson Sánchez.[5] He scored a goal in his Eredivisie debut against Sparta Rotterdam in a 1–3 win.

Cassierra spent the majority of the 2017–18 season playing for the reserves' team Jong Ajax, in the Eerste Divisie. He finished as top scorer of the reserves team with 18 goals scored, helping his side to clinch their first championship since joining the professional ranks and competing in the second tier of Dutch football.[6]

On 2 June 2018, Ajax announced its loan, for one season, to FC Groningen. However, he returned after only half a season.[7]

In January 2019, he joined Racing on loan until July 2020.[8]

Career statistics


1 Includes cup competitions such as Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana,and Recopa Sudamericana.

2 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

3 Includes the Johan Cruijff Shield and Eredivisie playoffs matches.

Honours


Ajax

Jong Ajax[10]

Racing Club[10]

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