First Team

Getting to know: Gervane Kastaneer

1st February 2021

Gervane Kastaneer follows in the footsteps of Mark de Vries and Genero Zeefuik in becoming the latest Dutchman to pull on the maroon jersey.

A product of Dutch second tier outfit FC Dodrecht’s youth system, he made the breakthrough into their first team in 2013.

Immediately snapped up by ADO Den Haag in the Dutch top flight, Gervane spent four years playing in The Hague, and enjoyed a loan spell at FC Eindhoven during the second half of the 2015/16 campaign, where he scored five goals in 16 appearances.

He spent a season at German side Kaiserslautern before returning to the Netherlands with NAC Breda in 2018. It was during this time that Gervane gained full international recognition. Capped for Holland’s U19s, U20s and U21s, he changed allegiance to Curacao and made his international debut in a 5-0 CONCACAF Nations League win over US Virgin Islands in October 2018.

Summer 2019 brought a switch to the UK and he signed a three-year deal with Coventry City, who finished the season as League One champions.

The 6ft 2” tall wide-man now links up with the Jambos, who sit 12 points clear at the top of the Championship.