Deyovaisio Zeefuik (12/19)

Deyovaisio Zeefuik’s first team debut at the end of last season was a big reward for a lot of hard work. The right-back has come through the youth ranks to become a first team defender for Jong Ajax. Now a part of the senior squad to start the season, Zeefuik could be the main backup to Joël Veltman on the right side of Ajax’s defense. The Dutch youth international is an all-around fullback who understands his defensive duties but also gets forward often.

Zeefuik has played centre-back before, which exemplifies his defensive abilities. He’s very smart with his tackling and puts himself in good defensive positions. Zeefuik isn’t the quickest player on the pitch which sometimes lets him down when running back, but he’s very smart so it shouldn’t be too much of a concern. Deyovaiso’s technical abilities, especially his crossing and dribbling, are very good for a defender. This allows for Ajax to look to him for width on the right side to help spread the play.

With the sale of Kenny Tete and a lack of an immediate replacement at right-back, this could be the breakout season for Deyovaisio Zeefuik. With Marcel Keizer, former Jong Ajax head coach who worked with Zeefuik for most of last season, having been appointed as manager of the first team, Zeefuik might have confidence that the pair’s familiarity with each other may lead to a good amount of playing time.

Written by Alex Dieker

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Crossbar Post, as well as a writer for AjaxDaily and lover of all things Ajax!