Luigi Bruins 2008
|Full name||Luigi Bruins|
|Date of birth||9 March 1987|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Right midfielder, Attacking midfielder|
|FC Red Bull Salzburg|
|2011-||FC Red Bull Salzburg||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 2, 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 5, 2007
Career[change | change source]
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He started playing football at the age of six with Excelsior Rotterdam. He ran through all youth teams of this club. Bruins made his professional debut for Excelsior in the season 2004–05. On January 28, 2005, Bruins came in for Santi Kolk in the 78th minute of the Eerste Divisie away match against FC Eindhoven (3-0). This was the only match in his first season. The next season he had his breakthrough. Bruins scored his first professional goal in the season opening away match against Cambuur Leeuwarden (0-1) on August 12, 2005. With Excelsior he became champion in the Dutch Eerste Divisie in the 2005/06 season.
After the promotion the team stayed in the Eere Divisie. Bruins made his Eredivisie debut on August 19, 2006, in the home match against Roda JC (0-1)and scored his first Eredivisie goals on September 9, 2006 against SC Heerenveen(3-1). In 2007 he signed with Feyenoord Rotterdam. In his first season he played 27 matches and scored six goals
In the next season he was often injured so he lost his place in the first squad. After the end of his contract he signed in October 2011 with FC Red Bull Salzburg. He played his first match for his new team on 15 October 2011 versus Wacker Innsbruck, where he came on in the second half.
International[change | change source]
Statistics[change | change source]
|2004/2005||SBV Excelsior||Eerste Divisie||1||0|
|2005/2006||SBV Excelsior||Eerste Divisie||35||4|
|2011/2012||FC Red Bull Salzburg||Austrian Bundesliga||0||0|