Sieb Dijkstra Player Profile


  • Full Name: Sybrandus Johannes Andreas Dijkstra
  • Born: October 20th, 1966 (Kerkrade, Netherlands)
  • Height: 6' 3
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Signed: December 4th, 1996 (£100,000)
  • First Manager: Tommy McLean
  • Career Totals: 113 appearances
  • Also Played For: AZ Alkmaar, Bristol City, Ipswich Town, Motherwell, Queen's Park Rangers, RBC Roosendaal, Roda JC, Wycombe Wanderers


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1998-99 35 (1) 36 0 1 0 26 (1) 0 9 0
1997-98 49 49 0 3 0 36 0 13 0
1996-97 28 28 0 2 0 22 0 6 0
Totals: 112 (1) 0 84 (1) 0 28 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 1st, 1999 01/05/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 2
Apr 24th, 1999 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Apr 20th, 1999 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0
Apr 10th, 1999 10/04/99 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 23rd, 1999 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
May 1st, 1999 01/05/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 2
Apr 24th, 1999 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Apr 20th, 1999 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0
Apr 10th, 1999 10/04/99 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2
Apr 6th, 1999 06/04/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 3
Apr 3rd, 1999 03/04/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 3
Mar 20th, 1999 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1999 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Mar 13th, 1999 13/03/99 5th Round vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
Mar 6th, 1999 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2
Feb 27th, 1999 27/02/99 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Feb 20th, 1999 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0
Feb 9th, 1999 09/02/99 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H) 1 - 0
Feb 6th, 1999 06/02/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Feb 2nd, 1999 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 0
Jan 30th, 1999 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Jan 2nd, 1999 02/01/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1
Nov 15th, 1998 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 2
Nov 7th, 1998 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Oct 31st, 1998 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Oct 24th, 1998 24/10/98 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 0
Oct 17th, 1998 17/10/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 2
Oct 4th, 1998 04/10/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Sep 23rd, 1998 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Sep 19th, 1998 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
Sep 12th, 1998 12/09/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Aug 30th, 1998 30/08/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Aug 22nd, 1998 22/08/98 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Aug 19th, 1998 19/08/98 3rd Round vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 2
Aug 16th, 1998 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Aug 8th, 1998 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 2
Aug 1st, 1998 01/08/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
May 9th, 1998 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Apr 25th, 1998 25/04/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2
Apr 18th, 1998 18/04/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 11th, 1998 11/04/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Apr 7th, 1998 07/04/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 2
Mar 28th, 1998 28/03/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Mar 21st, 1998 21/03/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Mar 15th, 1998 15/03/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Mar 8th, 1998 08/03/98 5th Round vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Feb 28th, 1998 28/02/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Feb 24th, 1998 24/02/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Feb 21st, 1998 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
Feb 14th, 1998 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Feb 7th, 1998 07/02/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Jan 31st, 1998 31/01/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Jan 27th, 1998 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Jan 24th, 1998 24/01/98 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Jan 10th, 1998 10/01/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1998 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Dec 27th, 1997 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Dec 20th, 1997 20/12/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Dec 13th, 1997 13/12/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Dec 9th, 1997 09/12/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Dec 6th, 1997 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 0
Nov 30th, 1997 30/11/97 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Nov 22nd, 1997 22/11/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
Nov 15th, 1997 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 1
Nov 9th, 1997 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0
Nov 1st, 1997 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1
Oct 25th, 1997 25/10/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Oct 18th, 1997 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0
Oct 15th, 1997 15/10/97 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 3 - 1
Oct 4th, 1997 04/10/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3
Sep 27th, 1997 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Sep 20th, 1997 20/09/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Sep 13th, 1997 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Sep 9th, 1997 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Aug 30th, 1997 30/08/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Aug 26th, 1997 26/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Trabzonspor (H) 1 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1997 23/08/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 5
Aug 20th, 1997 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Aug 17th, 1997 17/08/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Aug 12th, 1997 12/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Trabzonspor (A) 0 - 1
Aug 9th, 1997 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A) 4 - 2
Aug 2nd, 1997 02/08/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Jul 30th, 1997 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H) 9 - 0
Jul 23rd, 1997 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A) 8 - 0
May 10th, 1997 10/05/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
May 7th, 1997 07/05/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
May 3rd, 1997 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Apr 22nd, 1997 22/04/97 Semi Final Replay vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 1
Apr 19th, 1997 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Apr 14th, 1997 14/04/97 Semi Final vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 0
Apr 5th, 1997 05/04/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2
Mar 22nd, 1997 22/03/97 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 1
Mar 15th, 1997 15/03/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Mar 12th, 1997 12/03/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 0
Mar 8th, 1997 08/03/97 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 1
Mar 1st, 1997 01/03/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
Feb 25th, 1997 25/02/97 4th Round Replay vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
Feb 16th, 1997 16/02/97 4th Round vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Feb 8th, 1997 08/02/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Feb 1st, 1997 01/02/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
Jan 25th, 1997 25/01/97 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 0
Jan 18th, 1997 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Jan 11th, 1997 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1
Jan 4th, 1997 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Dec 28th, 1996 28/12/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0
Dec 26th, 1996 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Dec 21st, 1996 21/12/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Dec 14th, 1996 14/12/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Dec 10th, 1996 10/12/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Dec 7th, 1996 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 84 (1) 0 6 0
SC 17 0 0 0
LC 7 0 0 0
UEFA 4 0 0 0
Totals: 112 (1) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Sieb's career began with Dutch side Roda JC, but after struggling to break into the first team, he went out on loan to AZ Alkmaar and Hasselt KSC. Tommy McLean, then manager of Motherwell, brought the keeper to Scotland in August 1991 as a replacement for Ally Maxwell, who was involved in a contract dispute with the club. Originally second choice behind former United keeper Billy Thomson, he made the No.1 jersey his own a year later and remained first choice until his move to Queens Park Rangers for £350,000 in June 1994.

Appearances were limited during his two years at Loftus Road, and he was farmed out on loan to both Bristol City then Wycombe Wanderers. When Tommy McLean took over as manager at United, Sieb became his fourth signing in December 1996 in a deal reported to be worth £100,000, ironically replacing Ally Maxwell once more as first choice keeper. The Dutchman made his debut three days later against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. and played in every match throughout the rest of the season, helping United finish in third place in the Premier Division and qualify for Europe.

A big keeper who commanded his penalty box, he became a cult hero at Tannadice, and collected a runners-up medal after the defeat to Celtic in the 1997 League Cup final at Ibrox. He was an ever-present throughout the 1997-98 season and started off the 1998-99 season as first choice keeper, before being displaced by Alan Combe for a spell late in 1998. Back into the first team in January, he played in most games through until the last game of the season, where manager Paul Sturrock gave him a cameo as a substitute for his final appearance to say goodbye to the fans.

Leaving United when his contract expired, he had a trial with Ipswich Town before returning to the Netherlands to play for VV Sittard and RBC Roosendaal. He finished his career with German side Germania Teveren in 2002, later becoming a goalkeeping coach in Holland.

Last updated on Monday, February 1st, 2021 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


1

Season:
1998-99





Debut

December 7th, 1996
Kilmarnock 0 - 2 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Sieb was born on this date in Kerkrade, Netherlands.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    Midway through the 1996-97 season, Sieb joined United from Queen's Park Rangers in a deal reported to be worth £100,000.


  • First Team Debut

    Kilmarnock 0 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Normally, the last thing you want to be facing is a side which has just parted company with their manager,but that was the task in prospect at Rugby Park where Alex Totten had been toppled as Bobby Wi


  • 50th Appearance

    Celtic 4 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Hardly the ideal preparation for the imminent cup meeting as six consecutive wins came to an abrupt halt at Parkhead. Not that there was much between the sides in the first half with Celtic going ahea


  • 50th League Appearance

    Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Meeting number six and at last a return of some description from the long running saga of games with Celtic. Not that the prospects looked particularly bright at the interval. The home side had taken


  • 100th Appearance

    Celtic 2 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    Very much a case of deja vu as Celtic repeated their smash and grab victory of earlier in the season. Billy Dodds steered us in front after Gould dropped the ball, but stormed back with two goals in t


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Celtic
    League (SPL)

    The final game of the season brought an improved performance, but still no joy on the home front. Celtic won this nothing at stake encounter thanks to a couple of opportunist first half goals by Mark


  • Left the Club


    Sieb left United at the end of his contract, and a few months later he was cleared to return to the Netherlands.