Quincy Anton Promes is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays for the Spanish club Sevilla. He was born on 4 January 1992 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Promes plays as a winger, but has also been used in central midfield. Promes combines pace and technique to beat his opponents thus giving the fans an extra thing to cheer for. Promes is stated as a serious player by club owner Leonid Fedun doesn’t shout at his teammates and regularly give them instructions.
Promes started playing football at RKSV DCG, and then joined Ajax’s youth system. He contract was terminated from Ajax when he was 16 due to bad behaviour. This made Promes consider quitting, but his mom’s persuasion led him to join FC Twente where he revived his career.
Promes has represented the following teams - RKSV DCG, Ajax, Haarlem, Twente, Go Ahead Eagles, Spartak Moscow, Netherlands U19,U20,U21, and the senior side.
Promes’s professional debut came for FC Twente on 11 April 2012, coming on as a substitute in the 81st minute in a 2-2 draw against AZ Alkmaar.
On 5 March 2014, Promes made his international debut for Netherlands in a friendly against France which ended as a 2-0 loss for him.
Rise to Glory
In March 2011, Promes showed pace and technique which earned him a call up to the U19 side of Netherlands. He made three appearances in friendlies before moving on to the U20 side. There, he played much better and appeared in 4 games, scoring one against Serbia U21.
Promes made it to the U21 side as well, appearing in a 10 games which included 3 friendlies and 7 Euro Qualification matches. He impressed by scoring 7 goals which included a hattrick against Scotland and also providing an assist. A year later, Promes was delighted to learn about his call up to the senior squad. He made his debut against France just before the 2014 World Cup.
So far, Promes has played 26 games for Netherlands, scoring 4 goals and providing 4 assists. Having made his debut under Louis van Gaal, Promes has improved for both club and country and looks to reach his career prime at 26.
Having joined Ajax’s youth system, Promes was considered to be a skilful player with lots of potential. But his bad behaviour both on and off the field was a disaster and he was ousted from Ajax at 16. After much persuasion by his mother, Promes returned to playing football by joining Haarlem. From there, he joined FC Twente which gave him his professional debut in the Eredivisie.
Promes played a total of 35 games for the side as a central attacking midfielder. He scored 11 goals and provided 8 assists. At his time at the club, Promes was loaned to Go Ahead Eagles where he impressed by becoming a regular starter. He scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists in a fantastic season which earned the club a promotion to the Eredivisie for the first time in 18 years.
In August 2014, Promes joined Russian Club Spartak Moscow for a reported fee of €15 million. He was given the number 24 as part of the squad. Promes flourished in Russia, winning the league in the 2016-17 season and the Russian Super Cup in 2017. Due to his amazing performances in the Russian Premier League, Promes was awarded the Footballer of the Year award in 2017.
So far, Promes has 58 goals and 32 assists from 120 games for Spartak Moscow.