Facts of Sergino Dest
|Full Name||Sergino Dest|
|Birth Name||Sergino Gianni Dest|
|Date of Birth||November 3,2002|
Sergino Dest is a professional footballer who is currently playing for Serie A club AC Milan on loan from La Liga club Barcelona and also from the United States national team.
He plays as a full-back.
Who are his parents?
Dest was born to a Surinamese American father and a Dutch mother. His father worked with America's state service. He is close to his parents.
He is the first American player signed by Barcelona
Dest made history by becoming the first player from America at FC Barcelona after he signed a five-year contract with the club on the 1st of October, 2020.
His professional debut for the club on the 4th of October made him the first American to appear for Barcelona in La Liga.
Not only that, but he also became the first American to play in El Clasico and the first American to score a professional goal for the club after scoring his first goal for the club in a 4-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League group stage on 24 November 2020.
The reason he chose the U.S. over the Netherlands
Dest was eligible to play for either U.S. from his father's side or the Netherlands, his birth country.
He chose to play for the U.S. and has represented the U.S. at the youth level and full international level.
During an interview with ESPN, Dest revealed the reason behind his preference. He said,
“A lot of people only want you when it’s going well,”
According to him, it was USMNT that helped him when it didn’t go well and helped him get through the tough time, for which he is very thankful.
He wouldn’t have reached the level he is at today if they hadn’t given him an opportunity.
He recalled his father reminding him that he also had an American passport every time he felt bad not being selected for the Netherlands national team after reaching the last round of selection.
Though he was born and raised in the Netherlands and loved being in his birth country, he felt the U.S. was his best option, stating that sometimes difficult decisions have to be taken in life.
“I had played in their youth teams, and I feel at home here,”
Dest as a person, is very calm
Dest describes himself as a very calm person who always minds his business.
He says he is always relaxing with his family and friends with whoever he can do it with.
He is not the kind of person that wants to be involved with what everyone else does.
He does his own thing most of the time after the training because he does not want to bother other people and likes that space to unwind.
A piece of advice that will forever remain in his heart
Dest has been following a piece of advice given by one of the guys he played street soccer with.
He told him not to ever get stressed because stress can lead to doing weird things in soccer.
That piece of advice will forever remain in his heart, and that is what he will always think about.
Even these days, when someone is trying to press him or run in behind him, he just thinks about it and has it in the back of his head.
Sergino is currently single. He does not have a girlfriend as of now.
His net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.
- He was born on 3rd November 2000 in Almere, Netherlands. He is currently 22 years old.
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