Date of birth
(1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 23)
Ross County F.C. (Forward)
Joost Schalk, Loek Schalk
Place of birth
Alex Schalk ( [ˈaːlɛks ˈsxɑlk]; born August 7, 1992) is a Dutch footballer who plays as forward for Ross County. He scored the winning goal for Ross County in the 2015–16 Scottish League Cup final.
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Alex Schalk gets hero's reception after brilliant hat-trick
Schalk came through the youth ranks of NAC Breda, earning the nickname of "Der Bomber van Breda" because of his reputation as a footballer with remarkable goalscoring instincts, comparable to legendary German striker Gerd Müller. On 1 May 2011, he made his senior debut for NAC against Heracles Almelo in the 33rd round of the 2010–11 Eredivisie season, replacing Ömer Bayram in the 85th minute. The match ended in a 1–2 home loss. On 9 August 2011, Schalk agreed a new two-year contract at NAC until June 2013.
After losing perspective on playing matches for NAC Breda, Schalk was sent on loan to PSV, where he played for Eerste Divisie side Jong PSV. He scored 6 times in 16 matches for the Eerste Divisie side. On 28 June 2014, Schalk signed a one-year deal with Eredivisie side Go Ahead Eagles on a free transfer.
Schalk moved to Scottish Premiership club Ross County in October 2015. On 13 March 2016, he scored a late winner as Ross County won their first major silverware with a 2–1 victory over Hibernian in the Scottish League Cup final. On 16 April 2017, in the 88th minute of a Premiership match at home to Celtic, he won a penalty which was converted to earn Ross County a 2–2 draw. The act was described as a "clear dive" while Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers accused Schalk of "blatant cheating". Days later, he was charged with committing an "act of simulation" and handed a two-game suspension by the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer which both he and his club accepted.