4/25/2010: Dayton Dutch Lions Head Coach Sonny Silooy Is Ajax Legend, Star In Holland

Sunday, April 25, 2010 Ryan Kozlowski

Dayton Dutch Lions headman Sonny Silooy (in Dutch Lions practice on left, picture by Ron Alvey) was a legendary player at Ajax and also received 25 caps with Holland- always a tough international squad to break into.

The Head Coach of the Dutch Lions, Sonny Silooy, finally arrived in Dayton this past Wednesday and despite exhaustion from delays and the long flight, went straight to work. Silooy is quite the legendary player in Holland and this experience should help the Dayton Dutch Lion players- no matter whether they hail from Dayton or Rotterdam.

Overall, Silooy spent 13 years at Ajax during his playing career, gaining an astonishing 267 caps at the Amsterdam club (Ajax ws one of the top clubs in the World at the time, especially in the mid 90's). Overall, Silooy had 400 caps in the top flights of the Netherlands, Germany, and France while garnering 25 Dutch caps. Silooy looks to also build on his coaching experience with the Dayton Dutch Lions. Silooy started coaching soccer in 2006 with a two year stint as Ajax's youth coach.

For a full article by the Dayton Daily News on Silooy's arrival, click here.


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