Mark Sifneos Biography
Mark Sifneos is a professional Dutch footballer who plays as a centre-forward in the club football. He was born on 24th November 1996 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The right-footed player often plays in the left and right wings.
The upfront player knows the goals well and scores vital goals along with providing assistants for his fellow team-mates.
Sifneos started football career playing for WV-HEDW, SV Rap, Roda’ 23, SV Argon Under-19 in his early days.
In July 2015, he joined Brabant United Under-19 from SV Argon.
Since his maiden appearance for Brabant United in October 2014 against FC Groningen Under-19 in Preliminary Round Under-19 Eredivide, Sifneos played one more match before getting promoted to the Under-21 side in July 2015.
He joined Dutch second-tier side RKC Waalwijk.
Sifneos came as a 77th-minute substitution in his professional debut against PSV Eindhoven Under-21 in Juplier League, the second-tier Dutch championship in February 2016.
Rise to Glory
Sifneos’s fluidity in the upfront was clearly evident in his debut ISL season in 2017. He remained the only silver-lining in the debacle-hit Kerala Blasters. His netted four goals and assisted once in his twelve appearances for the Kerala side.
Although, Sifneos played handful number of games at different levels in Netherlands, he could not establish himself as a top-level player.
Sifneos played in Brabant United Under-19 and RKC Waalwijk back in Netherlands.
Due to limited opportunities in RKC Waalwijk, the Dutchman signed a-year contract with Indian Super League (ISL), Kerala Blasters, trying to resurrect his career.
Although he made his mark in the yellow jersey, the Kerala-side failed to get a move on and new coach was appointed sacking Rene Meulensteen.
Sifneos’s fall-out in the new regime did not help his ISL stint and he was released by Kerala Blasters after 12 games in January 2018.
He was quickly picked up by another ISL side FC Goa, two days after parting way with his former ISL side. He even played two matches for Goa side before Kerala Blasters management accused Sifneos of breaching the rule as he was staying in India as a Kerala Blasters player even after leaving the club.
Fearing a deportation by Foreigner Regional Registration Office(FRRO), Sifneos was bound to leave India, playing only two games for Goa.